The Handbell Industry Council (HIC) was organized in 1984 as a result of a resolution passed by the National Board of The American Guild of English Handbell Ringers (now doing business as Handbell Musicians of America). HIC is the official liaison between the members of Handbell Musicians of American (HMA) and those who have a business interest in the manufacturing of handbells/handchimes, music publishers, distributors, community and professional handbell ensembles, and businesses supplying materials and services related to handbells/handchimes.

The mission of HIC is to serve as the communications vehicle between HMA and the business community; develop, promote, and manage displays at National HMA events; develop ways for HMA and HIC to effectively serve handbell ringers and directors; and to serve in an advisory capacity to HMA.

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