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Austik presents BarTender Pro

“You have been running your business using a point of sale system, a data base, or a simple spreadsheet. But you have also been slowly printing your price tags one at a time. Now is the time to change that,” says Austik’s Willy Presburger.

JVC appoints Sarah Yood Assistant General Counsel

Suzan Flamm promoted to Senior Counsel

(NEW YORK) - JVC (Jewelers Vigilance Committee) has announced that Sara E. Yood has joined the association as Assistant General Counsel, where she will focus on trademark monitoring, Federal Trade Commission review of the jewelry industry Guides and general legal support. Yood has held several positions in the private sector, including the digital music, intellectual property and publishing industries. She graduated Fordham University School of Law with honors. At Fordham, she provided legal services for the Fashion Law Institute, the world’s first fashion law center. Yood is awaiting admission to the New York State and New Jersey Bars.

MJSA launches digital Guide to Subcontractors

(ATTLEBORO FALLS, Mass.) - MJSA, the association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has launched the MJSA Guide to Subcontractors. Available both online (at mjsa.org) and as a PDF handbook, the Guide lists MJSA members providing commonly requested contract services, such as stone setting, casting, and CAD/CAM. It also includes detailed information about each company - from minimum order requirements to whether it provides melee - to help buyers in their decision making. In addition, the Guide offers MJSA members free access to articles about how to best choose and work with a subcontractor.

New, 2nd edition CD set reveals key marketing secrets of top jewelers

Why do some jewelry stores seem to have an unusual amount of buying traffic in their store?

Why can some brand new jewelers generate multi-million dollar enterprises, sometimes in as little as a couple of years, while other jewelers struggle for decades – generations in some cases – and never seem to be able to crack the million-dollar store level?