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Jewelers Educational Conference & Show introduces new faces, new topics and renewed enthusiasm for being a jeweler

For more than a decade the Jewelers Educational Conference & Show (JEC) has introduced Mid-America jewelers to an outstanding keynote speaker who was new to the industry, but well known in other areas of the business world.  The 2012 Conference, which is being held in Overland Park, KS on March 16-18, continues that tradition by inviting Louie Gravance to open the conference and also present one of the three featured seminars.  Gravance, a founding facilitator and program designer for the Walt Disney University’s Professional Development Program, will open the conference by sharing many of the “secrets” that he has introduced to management teams at Disney, Bank of America, Mutual of Omaha, ING Financial and BMW.  His topic is, “It’s Not What You Are Willing to Do – It Is What You Are Willing to Be!”

AGS announces featured speakers for 2012 Conclave

Turn up the heat on communication, customer service and marketing

(LAS VEGAS) - Zap the generation gap, create the ultimate customer experience, and learn how to create a marketing program from tips as handy and trusted as a roll of duct tape. These are three of the techniques that AGS Conclave attendees will learn at the 2012 Conclave in Miami, Florida.

2012 AJA/GJA Convention dates announced

The Alabama Jewelers Association and Georgia Jewelers Association are joining forces for the fourth year in a row to host a joint convention. Store owners, staff, sales reps and their families are invited to attend March 16-18, 2012.  The weekend event is to be held at Callaway Gardens Resort & Spa in Pine Mountain, Ga.

JIS October Show reports record attendance, strong buying, expanding markets

(MIAMI BEACH, Fla.) - Record attendance, solid buying, jewelers from around the world and an all new upgraded look to the Jewelers International Showcase (JIS) October Miami Beach Show are just a few of the many exciting events that took place October 15-18 at JIS’ 69th Show in Miami Beach.

GIA hosts annual Career Fair & Open House in Carlsbad

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA (Gemological Institute of America) hosted its annual GIA Career Fair & Open House on Friday, Oct. 21 at its Carlsbad world headquarters, with more than 600 people in attendance. Now in its 20th year, Career Fair is recognized as the gem and jewelry industry’s preeminent recruiting event.

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