Meet the New Board!

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July is a month of change in the Guild.  A new board took office in July: some new, some continuing their 2 year terms, and some taking on new roles.  We caught up with the board members to find out a little bit more about the women serving the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild this year. President Sr. Cathleen Timberlake has served … Read More

Why attend the 2011 Conference? A Personal Perspective

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I’ve attended the HSMG Annual Conference for the past 5 years. Each year I am amazed at the depth of talent that we have access to as HSMG members (and guests to the conference). Over the years, I have learned so much about soapmaking, the business of soapmaking, ingredients, tradeshow marketing, etc… etc… The list just goes on. Each year … Read More

2011 Conference Location Announced!

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Pop culture images flashed onto the screen, and then were gone. That is what attendees saw at the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild’s awards night dinner: Clues for a contest to guess where the next conference will be held. Many of the attendees needed only a single clue to guess that the next annual meeting will be held in… MIAMI! Denver was our … Read More