Conference Coverage: Again, from the top!

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Today, we are exciting to announce the release of our official 2013 HSCG conference video. Produced by videographer Adam Grogin of Monster Productions, this video will give you a flavor of what our annual conferences are all about. (If you’re reading this from a reader, you can check out this video and past conference videos here.) Hungry for more? We’ve … Read More

2014: Don’t get left in the dust!

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled broadcast to bring you this announcement. We may  be, oh, 335 days away from the 2014 Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild’s Annual Conference, but we are already approaching a deadline and we don’t want you to miss out on the savings! Through June 30, we have a discounted registration rate available especially for HSCG members … Read More

Conference Highlights: 2013 Longevity Awards

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Every year at the Annual Conference, we celebrate members who have been with us for half a decade or more. (If you’re in the handcrafted cosmetic industry and you’re not a member, hello, why not?! Check out more about membership here.) This year, at our 2013 conference in Raleigh, we sent a great, big cheer to the following members celebrating … Read More

Welcome to Raleigh, it’s #soapconf13 time!

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The Welcome banner has been hung with care, conference crew is here and we can’t wait to see you at the 2013 Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild Conference, starting Friday (officially, that is, with pre-conference half-day sessions and a welcome reception Thursday). Conference crew members have been landing over the past several days and are deep into preparations for the … Read More

Tips for HSCG Conference Attendees

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If this year’s conference is your first, have no fear. Here are some tips and tricks to make sure your first experience is a good one: Rest up prior to the conference. Trust us – you’ll thank us for this Sunday morning. We will keep your brain and body busy from sunup to sundown. You’ll want extra energy to enjoy … Read More

Come on down to the Soapers Showcase!

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When you hear “soapers showcase”, you may think, “sounds a bit like a category that didn’t make the cut for The Price Is Right”, but don’t be fooled. This is one opportunity you don’t want to miss. The Soapers Showcase is your annual chance to have a friendly competition with soapmakers worldwide. At this year’s Annual Conference in Raleigh, enter … Read More

Join the Certified Crowd

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Join the crowd and be certifiably awesome. At the 2012 HSCG conference in Portland, we awarded certifications to 35 soapmakers – some of whom achieved certification in more than one testing track and more than one level! The 2013 HSCG annual conference in Raleigh is fast approaching and once again, we will be offering certification exams. Currently, we have two … Read More

Last Call, Early Birds: Party Like It’s 2013

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How many professional development seminars do you go to where participants are turning cartwheels in the aisles while networking in a fun, energy-filled evening? How many conferences have you attended with festivities capping off each day of classes? We are incredibly fortunate to run just such a conference and will have sponsored evening festivities every night of this year’s HSMG … Read More

Invest in Yourself

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If you’re a soapmaker looking to invest in yourself and your business, you need to attend the 16th annual HSMG conference in Raleigh,NC, May 17-19. Why? We think member Janey Davies of Scrubology Soap, sums it up nicely: “This group is the best! The annual conferences are packed full of practical information, enabling us to be the best soapmakers we … Read More

Introducing 2013 Conference Keynote….

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We can’t think of a better way to kick off three days of total immersion into the art, craft, and business of the handcrafted soap and cosmetic world than with a keynote by a fellow small business owner with a fiery passion for moving your business from “blah, blah, blah” to “BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!”. The HSMG is proud to announce … Read More