2020 Industry Roundtable Schedule

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Industry Roundtable Discussions are informal conference call chats that allow industry members to network, discuss and brainstorm on a variety of topics. They are usually held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12-1pm Eastern time. Industry calls are facilitated by Angelique Geehan, an expert consultant and educator in a number of fields of expertise. Please call in and join us! Open to all.   Upcoming dates: May 12, June 16, July 21, 2020. Call in details are … Read More

How to: Counterfeit/trademark Infringement

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Counterfeit and trademark infringement issues are a legitimate concern in our industry. Unfortunately there is no easy way to counteract this- protecting all of your information and images is expensive and time consuming, and going after 3rd party marketplace sellers that pop up and disappear constantly can feel like a futile whack-a-mole exercise (and truly- there really is no time and cost-effective way to combat this type of infringement). There are solutions to larger counterfeit issues though. We sat down … Read More

Member Roundtable Discussions

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The BCIA Educator Committee will be hosting monthly informal member roundtable discussion calls open to any BCIA member who would like to participate. The aim is to discuss relevant industry topics and connect with fellow industry members in an educational and cooperative capacity. The 6th call is scheduled for Tues June 19th at 11pm-12am eastern (10pm-11pm central) Facilitated by Angelique Geehan (BCIA Educator Committee) Call in details: Industry Roundtable Discussion #6 Tue, Jun 19, 2018 11:00 PM – 12:00 AM … Read More

In Memoriam: Vesta Garcia

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Vesta Garcia (Hartman) It is with the deepest sadness that we mourn the passing of Vesta Garcia who died after living with ALS for four years on March 16, 2018. Vesta was a mother, wife, friend. Entrepreneur, creator, advisor. Vesta was the founding Executive Director of the BCIA and in many ways, one of the mothers of our industry as we recognize it now. Before she led the BCIA, Vesta ran Peppermint.com, one of the first online retail options for … Read More

How To: Product Registration Cards

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The first post in our “How To: Compliance” series- Product Registration Cards. Both the labs and our card processing partner have identified a number of areas where manufacturers and distributors sometimes overlook key details when preparing these cards. Follow through our straightforward (with pictures!) tutorial to make sure you are meeting this regulatory requirement correctly. Product registration is a legal requirement for all carriers sold into the US. It is not required in other countries though you can certainly attach … Read More

2018 BCIA Virtual Annual General Meeting

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Please join us for our 2018 BCIA Annual General Meeting Wed, Nov 28, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST For the first time, we will be doing this meeting virtually so that a broader audience can attend. We hope you’ll join us! You’ll be able to join via computer (video optional), smart device or by phone. Agenda 1. Introduction of new and returning board members 2. Brief speech from our Executive Director: what we’ve done in 2018, where we’re … Read More

AGM Recap

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A recap for those who couldn’t attend the BCIA 2018 AGM on Wednesday, Nov 28. Apologies for the lack of recording, technology thwarted us. Welcome Board of Directors Introduction new members: Alisa DeMarco of Tekhni (USA), Tina Hoffmann of DIDYMOS (Germany), Kristi Hayes-Devlin, Columbus Trading Partners (USA)- Kristi is taking on the role of BCIA secretary (Kristi is also the BCIA founder and is returning to the BoD after a few years away). returning member: Beth Warrell-Leistensider of Catbird Baby … Read More

Seasonal Shut Down

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From the BCIA team to you and yours, a heartfelt thank you and seasonal good wishes as we near the end of 2018! The BCIA will shut down for ordering and shipping (brochures, labels etc) from December 21, 2018 to January 7, 2019. Please have your orders in to Nadine at admin@babycarrierindustryalliance.org well before this date to ensure timely shipping before the new year. We will be monitoring emails over the holidays however response time may be delayed while staff … Read More