With so many labeling services providers in New Jersey, you may have difficulty finding the best fit for your health and beauty products. Fortunately, our two-part blog series offers two ways to ensure that you partner with a reliable labeling supplier. In the first part, we recommended attending trade shows where you can meet many well-established suppliers in a single venue.
In this second part, we’ll discuss another way: checking the labeling supplier’s affiliations and accreditations.
Cosmetics Industry Buyers and Suppliers
Established in 1948, Cosmetics Industry Buyers and Suppliers (CIBS) is a nonprofit organization of professionals from leading companies in the skincare, cosmetics, hair, fragrance, ingredients, componentry, manufacturing, packaging, and retail industries. By bringing together suppliers, buyers, manufacturers, and retailers together in one organization, CIBS aims to drive growth in all of these industries.
The organization provides its members with unique networking opportunities through monthly luncheons and other special events throughout the year, such as:
- CIBS Spring Cocktail Party
- CIBS Spring Ladies Day Luncheon
- CIBS Annual Golf Outing
- CIBS Central Park Boathouse Luncheon
- CIBS Fall Cocktail Party
- CIBS “Members Only” Luncheon
- Black Tie Holiday Ball
CIBS also hosts educational events featuring prominent guest speakers who discuss industry trends, networking tips, and other relevant topics. Held in the most exclusive venues in New York City, these networking and educational events grant members the opportunity to take their careers and businesses to the next level.
To encourage young people to join the cosmetics industry, CIBS provides outstanding students with scholarships at the Rutgers University School of Engineering and the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing or Package Design programs at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
New Jersey Packaging Executive Club
Founded in 1962, the New Jersey Packaging Executive Club (NJPEC) is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization of packaging professionals across the state of New Jersey.
Throughout the year, the NJPEC hosts multiple occasions to bring members together. During their annual Hall of Fame Dinner, the organization recognizes packaging professionals who have made a significant contribution to the industry. Every November, the NJPEC holds the Package of the Year Awards Gala to celebrate the winners of in the organization’s yearly packaging competition. Other NJPEC social events include:
- Fishing Extravaganza
- Golf Outing and Luncheon
- Fall Wine Fest
Moreover, the NJPEC holds educational events where members can share their best practices, learn about industry trends and innovations, and develop their professional skills.
Aside from hosting events, the NJPEC also offers numerous mentoring opportunities, hands-on business experience, and scholarships to support the students in the industry. Since its inception, the organization has awarded over $500,000 worth of scholarships to deserving college students nationwide.
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) is a nonprofit organization that supports women-owned businesses in the United States through its certification program.
Once certified, companies are connected to purchasing decision-makers from over 350 major corporations (e.g., Pfizer, Kellogg’s, Sony Pictures, UPS, and Macy’s, Inc.) and government entities dedicated to advancing women-owned businesses. Certified companies also get to enjoy targeted business opportunities, networking and educational events, increased visibility, and tools to help them succeed. Finally, they can join WBENC’s programs and opportunities designed to support business development and growth:
- Chemical Industry Accelerator – a program aimed at growing women-owned startups in the chemical industry
- Collegiate Accelerator – a program that fosters the growth of startups founded by millennial and Gen Z women students
- Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship – a tuition grant that enables WBENC-certified companies to enroll in top executive education programs
Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is a nonprofit organization that protects consumers from scams and fly-by-night outfits through its business accreditation program.
To display the BBB seal, companies must undergo a stringent accreditation process to prove their credibility. After going through this process, organizations receive a letter grade rating from A+ to F. Those that successfully get accredited must renew and pay a fee annually as a pledge that they will continue adhering to the BBB Code of Business Practices.
Not only is Pro-Motion industries a proud member of CIBS and NJPEC, but we are also a WBENC- and BBB-certified business. So if you need a trusted labeling supplier for your health and beauty product, you can rely on us. We provide label application services that meet both your functional and budgetary requirements. Contact us today at 856-809-0040.