The Texas Jewelers Association (TJA) and the Jewelers of Louisiana (JLA) will co-host the first annual “2014: Focus on Success” conference January 18 and 19, 2014, at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Tyler, TX. If you’re looking for the tools, tips, technology and team-building skills to make 2014 your best year yet, you won’t want to miss this event!
Centrally located, the hotel is the perfect location for a weekend of education, networking and socializing, surrounded by tastefully appointed accommodations and unsurpassed hospitality services. In addition to the on-location Bistro and Starbucks espresso bar, conference attendees can enjoy a wide variety of nearby, exquisite dining experiences.
The educational line-up starts on Saturday, January 18, with two Jewelers of America (JA) certification testing sessions. The morning session runs from 9:30 am - 11:30 am, and the afternoon session runs from 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm. JA’s certification programs have validated the talent and proficiency of jewelry industry professionals to national standards. Certification can advance your career, differentiate your store and improve your reputation with fine jewelry customers.
Saturday afternoon will conclude with a presentation from TJA and JLA representatives, and be followed by an evening dinner.
The Sunday program line-up includes presentations by internationally known retail trainer, speaker and consultant Brad Huisken of IAS Training; AGTA’s CEO Douglas Hucker; and Susan Desmond, shareholder in the New Orleans office of Jackson, Lewis, LLP. In addition, attendees will enjoy a TJA/JLA personalized presentation from Stuller, Inc.
Robert Harrison, President of the TJA and owner of Harrison Jewelers Lakeway, extends an invitation to all Texas jewelers and says: “I’m thrilled to be working with the Jewelers of Louisiana to provide such a wonderful lineup of information, opportunities and education. This is an exciting time for the Texas Jewelers Association, and this conference provides the springboard to many other events to come.”
Kevin Bennett, President of the Jewelers of Louisiana, said: “The convention we held in August of 2013 was one of our highest-attended in the history of the JLA. It is obvious that our members are seeking opportunities such as this conference to network and learn. This conference gives us the ability to connect with jewelers in parts of Louisiana who we might not otherwise be able to connect with.”
For more information on the TJA/JLA “2014: Focus on Success” conference, or to register to attend the conference, or book your hotel room online, please visit the Texas Jewelers Association website at www.TexasJewelers.org. To register for the Jewelers of America on site certification testing and save $10 on early registration, visit the Jewelers of America website at: www.jewelers.org/benefits/education/certification/