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Initial Business Strategies & Solutions Conference held in Atlanta

Did you ever feel like you’re riding a unicycle while juggling three oranges? It’s the way business is…and the term multi-tasking has become synonymous with juggling, hasn’t it? 

Bryan Dodge, nationally known motivational speaker, Brad Huisken of IAS Training, John Thedford, David Johns and Jennifer Konistras from Premier Jewelry, and Philip Nulman, marketing expert and news commentator have joined forces to produce the Business Strategies & Solutions Conference to share key strategies and solutions for growing your business and increasing profits in today’s turbulent economy.

Atlanta Jewelry Show to offer GIA Color Stone Grading class at August Show

(ATLANTA) - Responding to continued demand from its regional retail audience, the Atlanta Jewelry Show will once again offer two GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Lab classes  in conjunction with the August 3-5, 2013 Atlanta Jewelry Show.  Providing a mix of lecture and hands-on training in an action-oriented environment, the GIA Colored Stone Grading Labs will run from Wednesday, July 31 to Friday, August 2  and Saturday, August 3 to Monday, August 5, 2013  at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

2013 JCK Las Vegas Show important information

Dates: Friday, May 31 – Monday, June 3, 2013

Venue: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Las Vegas, Nevada

Opening Hours

JCK Las Vegas: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm May 31 to June 2, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm June 3

Equipment, Technology & Supplies (ETS): 9:30 am - 6:00 pm May 31 to June 2, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm June 3

American Gem Trade Association (AGTA Gem Fair™): Open one day earlier than JCK. 9:30 am - 6:00 pm May 30 to June 2, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm June 3

Organizers: JCK/Reed Exhibitions, 383 Main Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06851. Tel: 800-257-3626 or 203-840-5684, Fax: 203-840-5830, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., website: www.jckonline.com/lasvegas

Contact: Contact JCK at 800-257-3626 or visit www.jckonline.com/lasvegas

Exhibits: JCK Las Vegas presents brands, designers and manufacturers from the United States and around the globe who showcase the broadest array of gold, silver, diamonds, gemstones, platinum, pearls, palladium, timepieces, diamond jewelry, equipment, technology services and supplies.

Exhibitors: 2,500 exhibitors from 22 countries

Visitors: JCK is North America’s leading jewelry event with 22,000 visitors from around the globe. Countries include: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Russia and more.

Who may attend? JCK Las Vegas is the event that unites the global industry. Qualified buyers including independent retailers, high-volume and major retailers, boutiques, department stores, online retailers and wholesalers.

For international visitors, JCK offers invitation letters and visa assistance. International buyer programs include: translation services, VIP lounge access, networking events and more. Please inquire about JCK’s First Time Buyer Program for first-time international buyers. Visit www.jckonline/lasvegas for more information.

About The Show: JCK Las Vegas is North America’s essential buying destination, offering an unmatched experience for both business and networking. The annual event brings you a comprehensive combination of luxury, designer, and international products.

Showcase your passion for jewelry as you enhance your inventory with the latest awe-inspiring designs and most sought after trends while networking alongside the world’s most successful jewelers through JCK’s plethora of networking events.


New exhibit series “Aluminati” spotlights gem and jewelry stars


GIA Museum to feature designer Kara Ross as first Aluminati

(CARLSBAD, Calif) – The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Museum has announced the launch of a new exhibit series, “Aluminati: From Student to Star,” which will highlight the talents of Institute alumni who have made waves in the gem and jewelry industry. The first exhibit in the series, featuring designer Kara Ross, opened in April at GIA’s world headquarters in Carlsbad, CA.

Antique Jewelry & Art Conference to run in conjunction with August Atlanta Show

(ATLANTA) - To help independent jewelers tap into the emerging estate jewelry market’s tremendous profit potential, the Southern Jewelry Travelers Association (SJTA) has invited the 36th Annual Antique Jewelry & Art Conference to run in conjunction with its August 3-5, 2013 Atlanta Jewelry Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Scheduled for August 1-3, 2013, “Jewelry Camp,” as the Conference is affectionately known in the industry, gives retailers the chance to come to Atlanta earlier and extend their stay to take full advantage of the extensive educational offerings both events deliver.

Speaker line up for Alabama/Georgia Convention

The boards of Alabama and Georgia Jewelers Association are delighted to announce the educational line up for their two state convention, April 26-28.

For the fifth consecutive year, the states will co-host their annual convention.  The groups return to Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, the site of the first joint convention five years ago. The Lodge & Spa at Callaway Gardens is a luxury property managed by Marriott.

Series of 3-Day Retail Strategies & Solutions seminars announced

The current economic and political climate in the United States is more challenging than most who read this can recall over the past several decades.  This fact demands new ideas and strategies as well as creative and innovative solutions that will help business owners build and maintain financial security for their business.  While there is no silver bullet available to any of us, there are actionable activities and procedures we can all put in place to help us through these very difficult economic times.