North and South Carolina jewelers will join together May 2 - 4, 2014 at the oceanfront Marriott Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach South Carolina for the 140th Run for the Roses at their 2014 annual Conference. While the Kentucky Derby horse race will only last two minutes, the camaraderie and fun in the sun will last the weekend long.
This year’s charitable beneficiary is Victory Junction, a camp for chronically or seriously ill children. Victory Junction is located in Randleman, North Carolina and is part of the Serious Fun Children’s Network. It serves children from across the country.
The North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) and South Carolina Jewelers Association (SCJA) will be hosting a Kentucky Derby party. Sport your finest hat for the viewing of the 140th Run for the Roses. Prizes will be awarded to the man and woman with the finest chapeau! Following the race, meet and greet old and new industry reps at the Sponsor Exhibit and Reception.
Saturday morning Owner Roundtables will be followed by the Bulova Golf Tournament at Myrtlewood Pinehills Golf Course. Sunday morning’s seminars include Brad Huisken of IAS Training. A popular Southern Jewelry News columnist, Huisken has a proven history in successful sales training. Additionally, Constant Contact will host an E-mail Marketing presentation and AVA Diamonds will share timely information on Synthetics Entering the Marketplace.
If you have been contemplating a design piece, don’t delay. Each state will host a Design Competition on Sunday morning. Best of Show advances to the Jewelers of America CASE Awards competition. More information can be found on the websites listed below.
The NCJA and SCJA would like to thank their generous sponsors, including: Platinum Sponsors - Bulova Watch, Federated Insurance, JCK, Jewelers of America; Gold Sponsors - Simon Golub and Carolyn Woltz Lennon, SJTA Atlanta; Silver Sponsors - AVA Diamonds, D. Poynter & Co., Frederic Duclos, Gunther Mele, Jewelers Mutual, Pease & Curren, Simply Diamonds, Southeastern Findings, Star Gems and The Cargo Hold.