Thank Yous in Spades

Executive DirectorHSCG Annual Conference5 Comments

The 16th Annual HSCG Conference has just wrapped up in Raleigh, North Carolina and we are fit to bursting to share all the details with you. While we catch our breath from the excitement of last week and recover from the travel back home, we would like to heartily thank the many individuals and companies that contributed to this year’s conference.

post conference clean up

From early mornings and late nights to complete loopyness by the last day (though to be fair, we were not the ones throwing flying monkeys during class), volunteers run the show (which also makes them hard to photograph – that constant movement leads to some blurry photos). We hope the volunteer force helped make your conference experience awesome this year! Here’s who you may have seen announcing speakers, ferrying supplies, giving directions, selling raffle tickets, tweeting madly and wearing tiaras:

Leigh O’Donnell Executive Director/Conference Coordinator
Al Gerhold Conference Coordinator Assistant
Tom Koenig Conference Coordinator Assistant
Teri Kalgren Conference Coordinator Assistant
Lauri Isle Speaker Coordinator
Tricia Samundsen Vendor Coordinator
Cheryl Peterson Sponsor/Donations Coordinator
Robin Schmidt Attendee Coordinator
Rosemarie Cunfer Soapers’ Showcase Coordinator
Wanda Gillen Conference ground crew
Jessie Hoffmeier Conference ground crew
Camryn O’Donnell Conference ground crew
Donna Pixton-Hacker Conference ground crew
Janette Mitchell Bookkeeper
Adam Grogin Videographer
Sebastian Vasquez Photographer
Cathleen Timberlake Board, President
Feleciai Favroth Board Vice President, Programs & Services chair
Julie Koenig Board Treasurer, Membership chair
Barb DeLosSantos Board Secretary, Certification chair
Beth Byrne Board, Public Relations chair
Jen Grimes Board, Social Media chair
Tami Thornton Board, Membership co-chair

Vendor Collaboration at the 2013 Conference

Did you love the goodie bags?? How about the prizes in the raffles? These companies are the reason why:

A+ Soapmaking Studio

Nature’s Garden Soap and Candle Supplies

Ace Soap Molds

Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild

The Nova Studio

Action Bag Company

Handmade Soap Coach

Nuscents Wholesale LLC

Aloha Molds

Jedwards Int. Bulk Natural Oils

Online Labels


The Lebermuth Company, Inc.

Pallas Athene Soap

Back Porch Soap Company

Lil’ Bud and Becky Pet Care Products

Pendergrass Inc


Lotion Bar Cafe

PGS Soap Holders

Boyer Corporation

Lucky Break Consulting

Printable Boxes

Bramble Berry

Making Cosmetics, Inc

Pure Essential Supply, Inc

Bulk Apothecary

Marie Gale

Sagescript Institute, LLC

Catania USA

Milky Way Molds

San Francisco Herb Co.

Certified Lye

Mission Peak Soap Products

Save On Scents

The Chemistry Store

Scientific Soap Making

Columbus Vegetable Oils / Soapers Choice

Monastery Scents

Shay & Company, Inc.

ECOM Cocoa

Monterey Bay Spice Company

Shepard Publications

Essential Depot

Soap Impressions

The Essential Oil Company

Mountain Rose Herbs

Essential Wholesale

Stephenson Group

For Crafts Sake

Nashville Wraps

Texas Beauty Labs

From Nature With Love

National Shrinkwrap

Veracity Insurance Solutions

Glorybee Foods

Natural Soap Registry

Wholesale Supplies Plus

Stay tuned – We’ll be back next week with more coverage from your 2013 Annual Conference.

5 Comments on “Thank Yous in Spades”

  1. As a newbie to the conference I can’t thank EVERYBODY enough. The conference was amazing, the speakers were topnotch, vendors and sponsors were very generous and the participants were so willing to share their expertise. I am privileged to belong to this group and am looking forward to many more conferences. Many thanks to all.

  2. Looking forward to seeing more pictures, it seems like a fantastic event. I would also like to see the winners of the soap contest you run.

  3. Thank you all so very much! It was such a successful conference and your hard work was definitely appreciated. It’s not easy putting on a convention but you did it hands down the best yet!

    From sponsors to presentations wow and thanks!

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