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(Press Release) NEW YORK, NY – Jewelers of America, the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, is offering a variety of events, promotions and certification opportunities during Las Vegas Jewelry Week. JA will be exhibiting at JCK Las Vegas (booth L100A), where it will host a member-only cocktail reception, run a social media sweepstakes and host three opportunities for industry professionals to take the JA Sales and Management Professional Certification exams.

“We know our members have a lot on their plates during trade shows and our goal is to enhance their trade show experience by providing opportunities to come together, celebrate, learn from one another and grow professionally,” says JA President and CEO David J. Bonaparte. “We also firmly believe that getting certified will help sales professionals and managers achieve greater trust from today’s jewelry consumers.”

On Sunday, June 4, JA has organized a team to participate in the Jewelers for Children Rings of Strength event. JA members are encouraged to join the team at www.firstgiving.com/team/349005 and participate in either the 5K walk/run, bike race or yoga session. Any JA member who joins Team JA will receive a gift from JA.

JA is offering its Sales & Management Professional Certification exams onsite at the JCK Show on Sunday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Mandalay Bay Reef C, and Monday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Mandalay Bay Banyan A. The Jewelers of America Professional Certification program establishes national standards with two-hour exams that evaluate the proficiency of jewelry professionals at two levels. Certifications are open to all jewelry professionals with no studying required as the exams validate existing skills and knowledge. Those who register in advance to any of the exams listed below save $10 off the exam fee of $55 for JA members and $75 for non-members. Register now at http://www.jewelers.org/images/files/cert-jckvegas- 17-app.pdf.

CERTIFICATION EXAMS OFFERED ONSITE
  • JA Certified Sales Professional (CSP) – First Level
  • JA Certified Senior Sales Professional (CSSP) – Second Level
  • JA Certified Management Professional (CMP) – First Level
  • JA Certified Senior Management Professional (CSMP) – Second Level

On Monday, June 5, JA will host a free Member Meetup from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The event, sponsored by Synchrony Financial, is open to JA members to help them unwind with free drinks, snack and photo booth fun. The event has limited availability and RSVP is required. JA members can register at https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=ea3f204862954a82b4f90f0a9f2eb6cad.

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United Precious Metal Refining goody bags will be provided to all attendees.

For more information on Jewelers of America, the Jewelers of America Professional Certification program or upcoming events, visit www.jewelers.org/ja.

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