HSMG Forum Moderator – Pat Allen

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It is with great pleasure that I announce that the HSMG Forum now has an additional new Forum Moderator, Pat Allen of www.GranNannysGoatMilkSoaps.net Pat also volunteers on the Certification Committee. Thank you, Pat from all of us at HSMG. Please take a moment to say hello and welcome her to her new role here. Here’s a note from Pat: Hello … Read More

HSMG Photo Gallery

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http://www.soapguild.org/public/soap-gallery.php Have you checked out the impressive soap photo gallery on the HSMG website lately?  Lately there are a lot of new photos uploaded to the members’ information page.  All I can say is “How do they do that?”  We have quite an upscale artisan membership! Maria Gelnett – Chair, Programs and Services

Spotlight – Leigh O’Donnell, Vice-President, HSMG

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With all of us living so far away from one another, and in a day and age when it’s difficult for everyone to make it out to the Annual Conference, this blog is a great way to learn more about the Guild, its leadership team, and members. Speaking of the Annual Conference, today’s spotlight focuses on Leigh O’Donnell, HSMG Vice … Read More

DC News Coverage of FDA Globalization Act

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On September 19th, CBS Affiliate WUSA Channel 9 News in Washington DC aired this segment featuring the FDA Globalization Act and the far-reaching effects it might have. The initial contact was made by Jamila White of j blossom, member of the Indie Beauty Network and speaker at the HSMG 2008 and 2009 Conferences. Both Jamilla and Donna Maria Coles Johnson … Read More

Additional Insurance Available

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As most know, product and general liability insurance is included as a member benefit for soapmaker members located in the United States. The basic insurance includes $1M in liability insurance and $5,000 in property insurance. For those who needed more liability insurance to satisfy wholesale accounts or craft shows and fairs, an optional increase to $2M is available during the … Read More

Calendar of Events

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Available on the HSMG website are the following calendar of events tailored to soapmakers. These events have been submitted by various groups and businesses; they are not sponsored or endorsed by the HSMG. September 2008 September 27 – September 28 (Saturday – Sunday) the ORIGINAL SOAP MAKING BOOTCAMP This popular weekend workshop taught by Lori Nova & David Critchfield covers 4 … Read More

Spotlight – Marie Gale, President, HSMG

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So we can get to know more about the Guild, its Directors, Committees and Members, we will be posting a Spotlight piece on the Blog often.  First, our leader, Marie Gale. She started out like the rest of us happening upon soapmaking through circumstance somehow, someway.  But who is Marie Gale, certified soapmaker and President of the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild.  Marie … Read More

Choosing a 2010 Conference Venue

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I just returned from a trip to pick the property for the HSMG 2010 Conference. After looking at 11 hotels over 3 days my mind is swimming with possibilities and questions. It is always interesting to try to see our attendees in a particular property, networking and being a part of our growing conference… Over the last few years we … Read More

Public Info Requests

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The Public Info Requests area has been updated in the HSMG website member area.  These were received from public visitors who filled in the form on our Find a Soapmaker and Find a Vendor pages. Any member can respond to each inquiry one time, by clicking on the “Respond” link on the form. Please only respond if you have information specifically answering the person’s … Read More

HSMG Sales Leads

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For HSMG members only – Herb Companion and Natural Home past magazine ads updated sales leads are now posted for your use on the site www.soapguild.org in the Member Area. Maria Gelnett BoD Programs & Services Chair