Starting an HSCG Local Chapter

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We’ve been shining a spotlight on our current Local Chapters this week – California, Great Lakes, New York, New England, New Jersey, and Kentucky – So. Ohio. All of these chapters are maintained through the hard work, dedication and collaboration of volunteer board members and HSCG Headquarters staff. Although the current chapters operate separately of each other, they all work … Read More

Local Chapter Spotlight: Kentucky – So. Ohio

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The HSCG Kentucky – So. Ohio Local Chapter is helmed by President Margaret Neff, Vice President Catherine McGinnis, Secretary Tracy Heppes, and Treasurer Lynne Akalin. Recently, we asked the Kentucky – So. Ohio Local Chapter leaders to share a collaborative view of their experiences and inspiration in forming and running their chapter. What inspired you to form a Local Chapter? … Read More

Local Chapter Spotlight: New Jersey

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The HSCG New Jersey Local Chapter is helmed by President Donna Pixton-Hacker, Vice President Thomas Naso, Secretary Maureen Morgan Sapnar, and Treasurer Carol Steinhauser. Recently, we asked the New Jersey Local Chapter leaders to share a collaborative view of their experiences and inspiration in forming and running their chapter. What inspired you to form a Local Chapter? We have always … Read More

Local Chapter Spotlight: New England

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The HSCG New England Local Chapter is helmed by President Marilyn Plummer, Vice President Barbara Baldinelli, Secretary Jennifer Hofmann, and Treasurer Deborah Miller. Recently, we asked the New England Local Chapter leaders to share a collaborative view of their experiences and inspiration in forming and running their chapter. What inspired you to form a Local Chapter? Community. We wanted to … Read More

Local Chapter Spotlight: New York

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The HSCG New York Local Chapter is helmed by President Stephanie Falsetta and Vice President Beth Byrne. Recently, we asked the New York Local Chapter leaders to share a collaborative view of their experiences and inspiration in forming and running their chapter. What inspired you to form a Local Chapter? Beth and I attended the HSCG Annual Conference for years. … Read More

Local Chapter Spotlight: Great Lakes

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The HSCG Great Lakes Local Chapter is helmed by President Suzanne Finley, Vice President Steven Meka, Secretary Mary Ellen Quaine, and Treasurer Michelle Neathery. Recently, we asked the Great Lakes Local Chapter leaders to share a collaborative view of their experiences and inspiration in forming and running their chapter. What inspired you to form a local chapter? We looked at … Read More

Local Chapter Spotlight: California

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The HSCG California Local Chapter is helmed by President Cindy Christ, Vice President John Mikrut, Treasurer Heidi Jaynes, and Secretary Mandy Gough. Recently, we asked the California Local Chapter leaders to share a collaborative view of their experiences and inspiration in forming and running their chapter. What inspired you to form a Local Chapter? The founding board of the HSCG … Read More

5 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Customer Service

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Not every person is a natural-born salesperson. Some people have a special talent for conveying value, and reading a customer that makes them great at selling! Even if you weren’t born with this natural gift, there are some ways you can easily upgrade your customer service skills to grab those sales and some things you can avoid to keep them … Read More

Member Profiled in Magazine!

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HSMG Member, Betty Lou Cauffman was profiled in the July/August 2008 issue of Emu Today & Tomorrow, a magazine for Emu Farmers. The two-page article, titled “Soap Making: A Good Clean Fit for Emu Farms”, details how soapmaking is an integral part of Valley View Emus, LLC, in Fennimore WI. Betty Lou attended the 2008 HSMG Conference in Burlington, VT … 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