Midwest Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists

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Premier Exhibition

New colleagues are waiting, new concepts abound and innovations are within reach — discover them in Chicago. The Midwest Chapter Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) will host TEAMWORKS 2014, the premier exhibition for formulators among the specialty chemical allied trades, on April 9, 2014, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois—conveniently located near O’Hare International Airport.

Chemists, chemical buyers, engineers and technologists in the cosmetic, personal care, home care, pharmaceutical and other allied industries will mingle among 100+ booths representing prime technology suppliers in the industry. TEAMWORKS 2014 is an opportunity to gather for an exciting learning experience, and to foster friendships in a bond of cooperation and success.

Education, Innovation & Networking are key focal points during this event. The 2014 Technical Symposium is a  half-day educational session that will highlight the latest product launches to give formulations an added edge, and technology exchanges will occur throughout the exhibition.

Networking opportunities will also abound—grab a colleague during the buffet luncheon, sit down together and debate product development strategies.  Arrive a day early to network during the Social Night with some of the great minds in the industry. For more information about TeamWorks, contact the Teamworks Business Office toll free at 1–888–411–4264, or e-mail: teamworks@midwestscc.org.  To register as an attendee click here


Meeting Market Demand: New Advances in Skin and Hair Care”

Teamworks 2014 Technical Symposium Keynote Speaker:  Ethan G. Foster

Ethan G. Foster, founder & President of E.G. Foster Group, Inc., is a tour de force in the beauty product industry.  With over 30 years of experience in driving global & domestic sales and marketing operations, he has become a much respected figure for his ability to lead and transform companies.

Foster is a pioneer and expert in sales force automation and applied technology. He has gained notable recognition as for generating the highest revenues in the Ethnic/Multicultural HBC industry with $3 billion in sales. Fosters unique ability to build businesses from a concept to a success has made him sought-after figure in the industry.  Read More

Schedule: Technical Symposium

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8:30-9:00 am      Coffee/Tea, Light Breakfast and “Advances in Hair Care” Poster SessionPosters by Indena, Solvay, & BASF

8:55-9:00 am       Opening Remarks 

9:00-9:30 am       KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:Meeting Market Demand”  Ethan G. Foster, Founder & President of E.G. Foster Group, Inc

9:35-9:55 am      “Bio-renewable energy to reactivate collagen I & III and elastin synthesis in skin”  Melanie Maik (Induchem) Read More

10:00-10:20 am    “Plant Stem Cells – Truth, Fiction and a Path to Functionality”  Kathleen Norris (Active Concepts, LLC) Read More

10:25-10:45 am   “A Novel Approach for the Treatment and Care of Sensitive Skin”  Domenico Palella (Lipotec, LLC) Read More

10:50-11:00 am      Refreshment Break

11:00-11:20 am     “Photoprotection by Stabilization” Gary Neudahl (The Hallstar Company) Read More

11:25-11:45 am     “Development and evaluation of Non-nano composite powder for optimal UV attenuation and skin feel”  Daniel Greenberg (Kobo Products, Inc) Read More

11:45 am-12:00 pm  Round Table Discussion



Hofbrauhaus Chicago – Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 6:00-10:00 PM

Join us at Hofbrauhaus Chicago, the first and only German micro-brewery and beer hall to call Chicago home.  We’ll enjoy a rowdy Oom-Pah band, have a special Keg-Tapping Procession, and host a Beer Stein Holding Contest.  Oh, and there will be plenty to eat and drink, too!   So, pull on your lederhosen and lace up your dirndl.   You won’t want to miss it!
Schedule of Events:
6:00-7:00 PM        Cocktails & Hors D’Oeuvres
6:45  PM              Key Tapping Procession

7:00-9:00 PM        Dinner Buffet

7:45  PM              Beer Stein Holding Contest Begins
9:00-10:00 PM      Desserts & Coffee 

  Early Bird Ticket Price:  $115 per person (thru March 14, 2014)

 Regular Ticket Price:  $130 per person (March 15 – 31, 2014)

Registration is closed

Pay online via PayPal, or send check (payable to Midwest SCC) to: Midwest SCC Treasurer, 321 N. Walnut Street, Itasca, IL 60143


Special Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Keg Tapping Procession Sponsor – $1,000.00
Beer Stein Holding Contest Sponsor – $1,000.00
Cocktail Hour Sponsor – $750.00
Dessert Hour Sponsor – $750.00
Gold Sponsor -$500.00
Silver Sponsor – $250.00
Bronze Sponsor –

Company Name

Questions:  Margie Best at TH Hilson Co.

773-294-5219 or Margie@thhilson.com


Exhibit Hall is sold out.  To be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations contact teamworks@midwestscc.org or 630-268-0656.


Teamworks 2014 is pleased to announce sponsorship opportunities. Donate today online by visiting the Teamworks Sponsorship Page.


Attending Teamworks 2014 is FREE!  Online registration is closed.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Bring a business card.


  • 8:30-noon Technical Symposium
  • noon-6:30 PM Teamworks Exposition

Social Night on April 8 is a separate event with a separate registration.  The fee is $130.00 per person.  See Social Night for more information.

We hope to see you there!

Online attendee registration is now closed.  Onsite / Walk-in registration is available.  Bring a business card.


HOTEL reservations for Teamworks 2014 Tradeshow may be made directly with the HYATT REGENCY O’HARE

Hyatt Regency
9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemont, IL 60018

Book your hotel online here or by calling + 1 847.663.4445.  Please mention the Midwest SCC Teamworks 2014 Tradeshow.

T: + 1 847.663.4445   F: +1 847.663.4459  E: christopher.connelly@hyatt.com

The Teamworks Room Block and Rate at the HYATT REGENCY O’HARE is on a first-come-first-served basis by March 18, 2014.  If the initial room block fills up prior to March 18, 2014, a list of names will be collected and the room block size will be increased pending availability at the HYATT REGENCY O’HARE. Neither the Midwest SCC Chapter nor the HYATT REGENCY O’HARE are responsible for the availability of rooms for reservations received after March 18, 2014.

Due to the high demand for hotel reservations, we recommend you make “back up” arrangements in the event that the Teamworks 2014 block becomes sold out.


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