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Industry veteran Patti Geolat names DCA’s Terry Chandler to Board of Something for Kelly Foundation

(DALLAS) - Patti Geolat of Geolat Companies announced the appointment of Terry Chandler, president of Diamond Council of America (DCA), to the board of the Something for Kelly Foundation.   

Motivated by the untimely death of her niece, Kelly Burk Nobbe, in 2009, Patti Geolat created a national foundation to prevent eating disorders in children ages 6 to 12.  Something for Kelly was launched this year during the National Eating Disorders Week, February 23 to March 1. Its mission is to empower children ages 6 to 12 to fight their predisposition to eating disorders. Through its programs and services, the foundation aspires to create a mind-set shift in children with a predisposition to eating disorders, assist them in recalibrating their relationship with food, and motivate them to voluntarily choose a healthier direction.

North American Jewelers announces staff expansion

(CHICAGO) - North American Jewelers is pleased to announce the addition of Dennis Williams and Sammy Smith to its sales force. Kurt Steckbeck, CEO, credits the company growth and the ability to expand its sales force to quick turnaround for labor intensive special orders, high quality, competitive pricing and commitment to customer service.

Virginia jeweler wins IJO Custom Design Award

(OCCOQUAN, Vir.) - Congratulations to Mr. Terence Quinn, owner and president of Occoquan, VA-based Quinn’s Goldsmith, for his receipt of a custom design award at the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Jeff Roberts, IJO president and CEO, presented Mr. Quinn with the prestigious award at the awards banquet.

Jewelers of America announces winners of National Retailer Design Competition

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace, held its annual National Retailer Design Competition at the JA New York Winter Show in March. The CASE Awards recognize JA Retail Members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design. Many of the winning pieces of the 2014 CASE Awards featured handmade elements, bead settings and high quality stones that reflect the vintage style that has become very popular in current jewelry and fashion trends.