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(PRESS RELEASE) DALLAS, TX – The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced today the results of its annual AGTA Board of Directors’ Election. Mr. Ruben Bindra, of B & B Fine Gems was elected President. Mr. Jeff Mason, of Mason-Kay, Inc. was re-elected as a Director to the Board. Mr. Robert Bentley, of Robert Bentley Company, Inc. and Mr. Jaimeen Shah, of Prima Gems USA, LLC, were newly-elected. The President and the Directors’-elect will take office in February 2019, and will serve three-year terms.

The following Members will continue with their positions on the Board: 

  • Pramod Agrawal
  • Bruce Bridges                                
  • Charles Carmona                              
  • Kimberly Collins                               
  • Jonathan Gad
  • Bill Heher  
  • Gina Latendresse   
  • David Nassi
  • Hemant Phophaliya
  • Shekhar Shah
  • Simon Watt

AGTA would like to recognize Mr. Jeffrey Bilgore for his excellent leadership as President, and Mr. Avi Raz and Ms. Kusam Malhotra for their commitment as Directors. AGTA would like to express appreciation for their years of service and dedication to AGTA and the Board of Directors. Their terms as President and Directors will end in February 2019.

The Nominating Committee was chaired by Past President Ruben Bindra. The Committee Members were John Bachman, Benjamin Hackman, Hemant Phophaliya and Ray Zajicek. The AGTA Board of Directors holds elections on a rotating cycle in order to guarantee coherence of the Board’s long-term plans. The new Board Members will be introduced at the AGTA Membership Meeting, which is open to all AGTA Members and will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at AGTA GemFair™ Tucson. For more information, please contact [email protected]or 800-972-1162. 

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(PRESS RELEASE) DALLAS, TX – The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) announced today the results of its annual AGTA Board of Directors’ Election. Mr. Ruben Bindra, of B & B Fine Gems was elected President. Mr. Jeff Mason, of Mason-Kay, Inc. was re-elected as a Director to the Board. Mr. Robert Bentley, of Robert Bentley Company, Inc. and Mr. Jaimeen Shah, of Prima Gems USA, LLC, were newly-elected. The President and the Directors’-elect will take office in February 2019, and will serve three-year terms.

The following Members will continue with their positions on the Board: 

  • Pramod Agrawal
  • Bruce Bridges                                
  • Charles Carmona                              
  • Kimberly Collins                               
  • Jonathan Gad
  • Bill Heher  
  • Gina Latendresse   
  • David Nassi
  • Hemant Phophaliya
  • Shekhar Shah
  • Simon Watt

AGTA would like to recognize Mr. Jeffrey Bilgore for his excellent leadership as President, and Mr. Avi Raz and Ms. Kusam Malhotra for their commitment as Directors. AGTA would like to express appreciation for their years of service and dedication to AGTA and the Board of Directors. Their terms as President and Directors will end in February 2019.

The Nominating Committee was chaired by Past President Ruben Bindra. The Committee Members were John Bachman, Benjamin Hackman, Hemant Phophaliya and Ray Zajicek. The AGTA Board of Directors holds elections on a rotating cycle in order to guarantee coherence of the Board’s long-term plans. The new Board Members will be introduced at the AGTA Membership Meeting, which is open to all AGTA Members and will be held Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at AGTA GemFair™ Tucson. For more information, please contact [email protected]or 800-972-1162. 

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Jaki Cowan, the owner of Sollberger’s in Ridgeland, MS, decided the time was right to close up shop. The experience, she says, was like going into the great unknown. There were so many questions about the way to handle the store’s going-out-of-business sale. Luckily for Cowan, Wilkerson made the transition easier and managed everything, from marketing to markdowns.

“They think of everything that you don’t have the time to think of,” she says of the Wilkerson team that was assigned to manage the sale. And it was a total success, with financial goals met by Christmas with another sale month left to go.

Wilkerson even had a plan to manage things while Covid-19 restrictions were still in place. This included limiting the number of shoppers, masking and taking temperatures upon entrance. “We did everything we could to make the staff and public feel as safe as possible.”

Does she recommend Wilkerson to other retailers thinking of retiring, liquidating or selling excess merchandise? Absolutely. “If you are considering going out of business, it’s obviously an emotional journey. But truly rest assured that you’re in good hands with Wilkerson.”

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