Member Spotlight: Beach Bird Botanicals

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Perusing the Beach Bird Botanicals line, you can almost hear ocean waves lapping at your feet. The soaps have a seaside palette and a seriously soothing vibe. Best of all, the company aims to make sure your skin feels as good as the soap looks. Born out of a frustration with existing commercial products, owner Robin Greene’s imagination took flight … Read More

Insurance Changes at Your Fingertips!

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We are very pleased to announce the HSCG Insurance Portal. Need an additional insured? Looking for a copy of your policy? Moved locations and need to update the insurance? Have new contact info? Now, you can do all of these things from the Insurance Portal. (How cool is that?!) That’s right. No longer do you need to plan a time … Read More

Member Spotlight: Cozy Clover Natural Skin Care

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Many people enjoy the famous whiskies and beers of Ireland, but not so many take skincare inspiration from it. Enter travel-inspired, North Carolina-based Cozy Clover. Owner/Artisan Christy Osborne relates, “I have been soaping for a number of years but on a trip to Ireland I was inspired to turn it into a business. The natural beauty of Ireland shows through … Read More

We moved!

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In 2011, the HSCG signed a lease on a suite of offices at 178 Elm Street in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY.  We had 3 offices, a foyer space and a few storage closets.  We anticipated that we would be able to grow into this space and we certainly have! In August of this year we hired our second full time … Read More

Member Spotlight: Naturals by Claudia

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Naturals by Claudia started with a simple bar of soap made by soapmaker Claudia Aurandt 16 years ago, after learning that what was in her commercial products could be related to her diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Disorder Syndrome. “I loved it! I was hooked after my first batch of soap! And I have loved it ever since! Now … Read More

Scholarship Applications Open

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We are excited to announce that once again, Veracity Insurance Solutions is offering two full scholarships to the 2014 conference! Really want to join in Tucson at the 2014 conference but can’t afford it? Already a member? If so, you need to check out the scholarship. Veracity is generously offering a “full ride” to 2 members, each worth over $1500. … Read More

Member Spotlight: The Painted Soapery

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In search of a salve for her rosacea, Axia Renta-DeLuca’s desire for total control of her ingredients led her to cold processed soapmaking. “It was very empowering to take matters into my own hands and it was pretty amazing as this worked for me; I haven’t had any flare ups in years – and the bumps are also gone. I … Read More

Get With the Program

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Have you gotten with the program? The teacher program, that is. Ever wonder what that apple is next to a member’s name in the ‘Find a Soapmaker’ listings? Nope, it’s not a signifier that a member has an especially voracious appetite or that they’re the apple of our eyes (couldn’t resist the pun). It’s actually a signifier that the member … Read More