NYSCC Event Raises $10,000
For Look Good Feel Better
• Bill Woods, 2010 chairman of the New
York New York Chapter of the Society of
Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC), recently
welcomed more than 160 members and
their guests to the first annual NYSCC
Chairman’s Charity Event. Held at the
newly restored historic Central Railroad of
New Jersey Terminal located in Liberty
State Park in Jersey City, NJ, the highlight
of the evening was the official presentation
of a check for $10,000 to the Personal Care
Products Council Foundation in support of
its Look Good…Feel Better program.
Cosmetic Chemistry in
The Internet Age
• The world is changing rapidly and
companies that don’t adapt and incorporate
new technologies will be left behind by the
ones that do. As such, the SCC will hold a
one-day course on“Cosmetic Chemistry in
the Internet Age,”April 27 at the Sheraton
Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, NJ.
According to SCC, the day-to-day job
function of a cosmetic scientist is moving
more and more out of the lab and onto a
computer. While one can waste many
hours on minimally productive activities
like email, presentation creation and web
surfing, when used properly, the
internet can be a lucrative source
of innovation, new product ideas,
research, networking and problem solving. It can even be a place
to inexpensively test products before deciding to invest heavily in a
launch. This course explores the
five key areas for most productive
use of the internet, including a review of open innovation resources; specialized search
engines to go beyond Google; social media for finding solutions;
using blogs and forums to figure
out what consumers want, and
how to test products before inventing them. This talk will jet
propel your approach to your job, whether
it be in technology, marketing or the business end of our industry.
Perry Romanowski, vice president of
Brains Publishing, which specializes in the
creation of information products including
websites, traditional books, ebooks, audio
and video focusing on science and its application to the real world, is the instructor.
He has numerous publications to his credit,
including“Beginning Cosmetic Chemistry.”
He has a Masters degree in Biochemistry
from DePaul University.
The fees are $300 for SCC members,
$150 for SCC student members and $425
for non-members before April 14. After
that date, fees are $350, $175 and $475,
More info: www.scconline.org
Joseph Albanese, 2009 chair of the NYSCC, presents the
$10,000 check to Lisa D. Burris, director of Personal Care
Product Council’s Look Good Feel Better program.
Marie Thadal of NYSCC provided personal insight
into how the earthquake has affected Haiti.
NYSCC Donates to Haiti Relief
• At its February monthly meeting, the
New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists
announced plans to donate $1,400 to the
American Red Cross Haitian Earthquake
Relief Fund. Helping Bill Woods, Chair
2010, make the announcement was Marie
Thadal, NYSCC public relations chair, who
provided some personal and heartfelt in-
sights into how this catastrophic earth-
quake affected Haitians here and in Haiti.
Thadal presented her own pictures of Haiti
before and after the earthquake and asked
members and the general public to re-
member the Haitian people in their chari-
table donations. •
The rail terminal, which was built in
1889, operated from 1890–1967. Between
1892-1954 approximately two-thirds of
the 12-17 million immigrants who passed
through Ellis Island started their new lives
in America with a train ride from the ter-
minal—including some of the people who
were founders of the cosmetics industry
in the U.S., such as Max Factor, Helena
Rubinstein and Gerhard Mennen.
April 21: New York Chapter monthly
meeting, Season’s, Washington Township, NJ.
More info: www.nyscc.org
April 26: 2nd Annual Connecticut Chapter golf outing, Great River Golf Club,
More info: More info: www.ctscc.org
May 11-12: NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2010,
New Jersey Convention and Exposition
Center Raritan Center, Edison, NJ.
More info: www.nyscc.org
June 3-4: 2010 Annual Scientific Seminar, Hosted by Area 1, Long Island Marriott, Uniondale, NY.