Press Releases IJO Cancels Show for First Time in 48-Year History It was originally scheduled for July 24-28. Published 5 months ago on May 13, 2020 By INSTORE Staff Share Tweet (PRESS RELEASE) After careful consideration of the widespread health risks posed by COVID-19 and the current state of the economy, a href=”https://instoremag.com/tag/ijo/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener” title=”(opens new window)”>IJO< has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 Conference scheduled for July 24-28 in Baltimore, MD. According to IJO President & CEO Jeff Roberts, “There were many factors to consider in making this decision. Will the convention center still be a hospital? Will the airlines be up and running on a normal schedule? Will our attendees be ready to gather in large numbers? We put a great deal of thought into this and it’s the first time we’ve ever had to cancel.” IJO’s priority is the health, safety and well-being of all its members. Roberts added, “We are saddened to cancel this program but feel with the remaining uncertainty, it is the right decision”. IJO will not be rescheduling in 2020 but will look forward to meeting again in Orlando, FL, February 26-March 2, 2021. IJO meets twice yearly at luxury properties around the country, which approximately 75% of IJO members attend. For information on IJO retailer membership please call Penny Palmer at 800.624.9252, ext. 104, and for vendor membership Mary Moses Kinney at ext. 103. Related Topics: COVID-19IJO click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Platinum Guild To Offer Facilitated Sales Training Don't Miss Rembrandt Charms Introduces COVID-19 Collection Continue Reading Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO Wilkerson Testimonials After 42 Years in Business, They Chose Wilkerson to Close Up Shop After 42 years, it was time for Gina McHugh to hang up her bench tools and plan on doing something completely different. She and her husband, Mick, had a beautiful Binghamton, NY store — The Goldsmith — but in late 2019, the time felt right for retirement. They called Wilkerson. “They’d always been a part of our bridal jewelry selection,” says Gina, “and I felt really good about their quality and service. So, when we were looking for someone to work with us, Wilkerson was a natural.” With the kind of service and support Wilkerson is known for, Gina says their sales consultants made their retirement sale, “successful and quite easy.” You may like Small-Business Owners Growing Increasingly Pessimistic on COVID-19, Says NRF David Yurman Lays Off 98 Workers in New York Retailers Should Set Nationwide Mask Policy to Combat COVID-19, Says NRF Promoted Headlines A Liquidation Sale during a Pandemic? Wilkerson Showed Them the Way Wilkerson Why Have 1,800+ Jewelers Switched to BriteCo? Briteco Jewelry Appraisals Made Easy Jewelers Mutual Advertisement Latest Trending Videos Big Survey2 hours ago 56% of Jewelers Have Made a Sale on Facebook America's Coolest Stores3 hours ago Ohio Jewelry Store Owner Grows Up With Her Customers Best of The Best3 hours ago Retail Jeweler’s New Collection Draws On The Law Of Attraction Big Survey1 week ago These Are the Top Watch Brands of 2020, According to INSTORE’s Big Survey Big Survey5 days ago The Guy Who Bought 13 Rings, and Other Tales of Serial Engagements Big Survey1 week ago COVID-19 Has Some Silver Linings for Jewelers — Here Are the Upsides Sponsored Content5 days ago A Liquidation Sale during a Pandemic? Wilkerson Showed Them the Way Sponsored Webinars2 weeks ago Podium Presents: 5 Crucial Customer Experience Improvements to Make as You Reopen Jimmy Degroot2 weeks ago Video: How to Smooth Out the Chaos in Your Jewelry Store and Create Harmony Instead Advertisement Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS INSTORE helps you become a better jeweler with the biggest daily news headlines and useful tips. (Mailed 5x per week.) Latest Comments Most Popular Big Survey1 week ago These Are the Top Watch Brands of 2020, According to INSTORE’s Big Survey Big Survey5 days ago The Guy Who Bought 13 Rings, and Other Tales of Serial Engagements Big Survey1 week ago COVID-19 Has Some Silver Linings for Jewelers — Here Are the Upsides Big Survey1 week ago These Are the Top Jewelry Brands of 2020, According to the Big Survey Big Survey4 days ago 7 Out of 10 Jewelers Surveyed Said They Do Not Want to Add a Brand David Brown5 days ago Cash Flow and Profits Not Lining Up? This May Be the Reason Big Survey2 days ago What’s Wrong with Millennials? Here’s What Jewelers Say Sponsored Content6 days ago Why Have 1,800+ Jewelers Switched to BriteCo?