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AZ jeweler leverages design awards to attract customers

There’s a saying in Hollywood that getting nominated for an Oscar is just as good as earning one. Tell that to Scott and Danielle Bohall, owners of Treasures Custom Jewelers. Back in the late 1990s the couple, along with their daughter Jessica Kelly, first entered a jewelry design contest that didn’t go as well as they’d hoped.

Retailer Roundtable: What are your favorite charities?

“My local church gets a lot of our charity budget and time. Second to that would be Life School International, a group that trains pastors to work in developing nations. In addition to contributing funds, we also donate our time by helping with charitable events such as dinner and golf outings. For me and my business, my faith is important. The Bible says to take care of the orphans and the widows.

Fast-Fix CEO pours moneymaking prowess into his other passion - helping animals

FF GerryGerry Weber, President and CEO of Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch RepairGerry Weber does not do things in a small way. When he builds a business, it’s the top in its field - Florida-based Fast-Fix Jewelry and Watch Repairs has 159 locations in the United States and Ireland. And when he turns his passion to a local fundraiser, it’s doggone amazing. The cat’s meow. A lucrative tail-wagger for all involved.

Virginia jeweler takes top global prize

Owner of Simply Unique Jewelry Designs earns highest honor in the “Oscars of the jewelry industry”

(HONG KONG) - A custom jewelry store in York County, Virginia has achieved one of the highest honors in the industry - winning “Champion of the Champions” in the 2019 International Jewellery Design Excellence (IJDE) Awards. The IJDE Awards is a biennial competition held at the Hong Kong International Jewelry Show that attracts champions of the world’s leading jewelry design competitions, providing a platform for international award winning jewelry designers to exchange experience and compete for the highest honor - “Champion of the Champions”. 

Gunderson’s to open a fourth store in April

Under the management of third-generation jeweler Brian Gunderson (company president), his family business will expand once again next month when Gunderson’s opens its fourth high-end fine jewelry store in Fargo, North Dakota. With three other stores in prominent Midwest towns and cities, and the opening of their new store, Gunderson’s further positions itself as a premier luxury retailer in the region.

Gund extRendering of the new Gunderson’s store scheduled to open in April.

Retailer Roundtable: Are B2B social media-based groups helpful to you as a business owner?

"I’m very involved with such groups. I have been for five years and really increased my activity on the Flourish and Thrive Academy over the last two years. There’s a tremendous amount of information between the group’s Facebook page and their website. With downloads, podcasts, videos to watch and tons of other resources, it’s been very helpful to me and my business.

States adopting hiring laws prohibiting criminal and salary history application questions

Hiring PetersonKate Peterson, president and CEO of Performance Concepts.Jewelry store owners have to stay current on a lot of information for a wide range of sound business practices reasons, from the latest gemological chicanery to breaking technology for digital marketing. Be sure to add state employment regulations to the mix, if you haven’t already.