(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) - The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) will host its fifth annual WJA Jewelry Night Out on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. The festivities will kick off in the early evening in 25 cities throughout the United States: Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Birmingham, AL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Boca Raton, FL; Covington, KY; Maui, HI; Houston, TX; Lafayette, LA; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Madison, WI; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Providence, RI; Rockville, MD; Salt Lake City, UT; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; and St. Paul, MN.
WJA Jewelry Night Out welcomes designers, retailers, marketers, appraisers, salespeople, manufacturers, and members of the media and jewelry and watch industry organizations to its annual get-together.
“WJA Jewelry Night Out has become so much more than a networking and membership event,” says Brandee Dallow, WJA president. “It brings together women and men from all over the country in a way that inspires camaraderie and singularity of purpose. On this special night, 25 distinct chapters celebrate as one.”
Attendees at all events can apply for, or renew, membership in WJA, for a one-time price of $99 (reduced from $160 for new members; $135 for renewing members). The one-time $99 price for new and renewing members is only valid for people attending the events that evening.
“WJA Membership is one of the most important gifts you can give your jewelry industry career,” says Clare Ullman, Membership Chair. “From the networking at Jewelry Night Out, access to our scholarship and grant opportunities, and educational programs, as well as the countless discounts on events all year round, it’s worth the price of admission.”
A special feature of the evening at all locations is a #WJABlingCam - a miniature photo set where attendees can display their hands to show off rings and bracelets via social media.
WJA also encourages attendees to use the hashtag #WJAJewelryNightOut during the evening to connect events nationwide on social sites.
Jewelry Night Out’s lead sponsors are Kay Jewelers and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, retail brands of Signet Jewelers. INSTORE magazine has provided in-kind sponsorship. Events are sponsored locally by companies in each chapter area - see individual events for local sponsor details.
About the Women’s Jewelry Association
WJA’s mission is to help women in the jewelry and watch industries advance and develop professionally through networking, education, leadership development, and the provision of member services. For more information, visit www.womensjewelryassociation.com.