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Becka Johnson Kibby joins the Edge Retail Academy

Becka Johnson Kibby has joined the Edge Retail Academy team of professionals as Sales and Training Manager. 

Previously Becka was the General Manager of US Operations for The Q Report.  Other past positions include Trainer Manager for Robbins Brothers World’s Biggest Engagement Ring Store, and Training Manager for Borsheims.

Danish Design recognized as international leader in watch design

Danish Design, an internationally recognized watch manufacturer producing contemporary style watches since 1988, received international recognition for their Scandinavian styled watches, characteristic of simple, elegant, unobstructed lines. Most recently their model IQ12Q723 won the Red Dot Award in 2008, making them a leader in forward, modern watch design.

26th consecutive ‘A+ Superior’ rating from A.M. Best propels Jewelers Mutual into its centennial year

(NEENAH, Wis.) - A.M. Best Company recently announced that it has assigned a 26th consecutive financial strength rating (FSR) of “A+ Superior” to Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, which in 2013 is celebrating its 100th year in business. The insurer specializes exclusively in providing protection to jewelry businesses and jewelry consumers. It has upheld its “A+ Superior” designation throughout a period spanning the past quarter of a century.

JSA celebrates 130th anniversary and honors two industry leaders

(NEW YORK CITY) - On Saturday, January 12, 2013, the Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) celebrated its 130th anniversary at a luncheon at the Pierre Hotel in New York attended by 150 jewelry industry and law enforcement leaders.

Adam Heyman of Oscar Heyman & Brothers, the newly elected Chairperson of JSA, described some of the recent evidence of JSA’s success. He pointed out the large decline in dollar losses in 2012 resulting from crimes against U.S. jewelry firms; a decline in homicides of jewelers; the arrests of large numbers of criminals attacking the jewelry industry; and the very large JSA membership of over 23,000 locations.

Fetters named Chairman of Federated Insurance Companies

Jeffrey E. Fetters was named Chairman of the Federated Insurance Companies at the 2012, meeting of the Companies’ Board of Directors, effective December 1, 2012. Fetters will assume the duties of Chairman in addition to his current responsibilities as President and Chief Executive Officer. He replaces Albert T. Annexstad, who served as Chairman for 12 years before retiring and being named Chairman Emeritus.

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