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

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

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

HSMG Member Call for Photos

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It’s nearing Holiday issue deadline time for submission of print ads to national magazines.  We’d like to feature a member’s soap photo in our new ad.  If you have a camera ready high resolution color photo you can get to me at mgelnett@soapguild.org, before Saturday, 9/20/08, it will be considered for our new HSMG ad.  Only one can be chosen, so send … Read More

Accepting Bids for Bookkeeper

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We are accepting bids for an independently contracted (paid) bookkeeper for the HSMG. Prior experience with bookkeeping and/or accounting, an aptitude for problem solving, the ability to concentrate on detail and prior experience with QuickBooks are required. Not-for-profit accounting experience is a plus. Estimated time needed is about 40 hours per month. If you are interested, please contact me at … Read More

We Can Use Some Able-Bodied Volunteers

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As you’ve probably noticed, there is lots going on at the moment in the HSMG. We have over 900 members (highest ever) and that’s increasing steadily. Our committees are all working hard to fulfill their duties and increase the stability, benefits and out-reach of the HSMG. Now some able-bodied help is needed! Most of our standing committees are looking for … Read More

HSMG Membership

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We are well on our way to reaching that 1000 member mark in the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild!  Sign up today…it is a decision you won’t regret and one that you will continually benefit from.   If you have some questions or suggestions that we can help with…bring them on! Sister Cathleen Timberlake Membership Committee Chair