Going Way Back: The Journal

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Bummed that you’re missing out on conference (just about 19 days and counting, you guys!!)? Looking for some best known methods? Wish you had some soapmaking tips and tricks up your sleeves? Just looking for a way to kill some extra time (try not to snort when you read that one)? Have a look at the archived Journals. From 2000 … Read More

Meet the 2014 Board Candidates!

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We have just over a month until we all gather at the sold out 2014 Annual HSCG Conference – held this year at the Loews Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Arizona. At every conference, we hold an Annual Meeting that is open to all members, whether attending conference or not and every year, we have a few board member seats that … Read More

New Member Bonus Starting NOW

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Have you heard the news? Join the HSCG in April, May, or June and we’ll pay for your certification! If you’ve been thinking about joining the HSCG, we have a first-time ever deal to sweeten the pot. As an organization, we have exceeded 2,400 members and want to keep headquarters busy right up to 2,500 members and beyond. Join us … Read More

Put Yourself on the Map

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You’ve seen this before. Usually when you are searching for a store. Well, what about all the rabid fans of handcrafted soap? How are they supposed to get their fix? Where do they go to find handcrafted soap? Enter the (wait for it) Store Locator (yeah, baby, yeah). This handy, dandy locator works just like you’d think a store locator … Read More

Get Certified at Conference!

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See that? That’s the fist pump of glory, which you may be doing upon gaining one certification (or several, because you got it like that) at this year’s conference. That’s right, this year is the year you’re going to throw down and show off your soapmaking virtuosity, all while communing with 400 of us for 3 days in the sun … Read More

There’s a New Store in Town!

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Did you catch the news earlier this month? We are excited to announce a new discount, exclusively for members, on your very own website (yup, no more sharing your ecommerce site with someone else or lots of someone elses. You can hog, I mean, have this one all to yourself, bwa ha ha haaaa). HSCG has partnered with Volusion to … Read More

Rates are going down; we’re yelling TIMBER!

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The HSCG is excited to announce that our rates for general and product liability insurance have been reduced by $20 per year! This is big, fat, honking news! Alright, so insurance doesn’t sound sexy, but trust us, it is. Imagine this: You make products. You sell products. Everything’s going great, until that day that someone’s dog reacts negatively to their … Read More

Happy New Year!

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Just like that, 2013 is gone. Happy 2014 from HSCG headquarters! Gosh, it seems like just yesterday that is was March or July or October. Are you reflecting on 2013? Did you have a favorite moment, something that went unreservedly right for your business? Are you already looking forward into 2014, planning what will be a transformative moment for yourself … 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

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