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Protecting Your Jewelry Store: Essential Security Measures

The Plumb Club presents a valuable webinar by Jewelers of America in partnership with Jewelers Security Alliance.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — In the wake of a Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA) report that notes crime against the jewelry industry reaching a record level in 2022, The Plumb Club presents a valuable, retail-learning webinar presented by Jewelers of America (JA) in connection with JSA. The webinar will take place virtually at the Jewelers Resource Center Auditorium on Wednesday, June 28th, 2023 at 2pm EDT.

The webinar, entitled “Protecting Your Jewelry Store – Essential Security Measures”, will be presented as a dialog between Regina Ciarleglio, director of membership for JA. and Scott Guginsky, vice president for JSA. It is geared toward enhancing retailer knowledge and providing pro-active steps toward ensuring the safety and security of jewelry stores. They will discuss protecting businesses against various security threats, including theft, burglary and armed robbery. Retailers will gain insights into the following:

  • Assessing Vulnerabilities: Identifying potential security risks and developing a comprehensive security plan tailored to your unique needs.
  • Implementing Effective Security Measures: Understanding the latest technologies and techniques to safeguard merchandise, employees, and customers.
  • Optimizing Staff Training: Educating employees on security protocols, emergency procedures as well as recognizing suspicious behaviors.
  • Collaborating With Law Enforcement and Industry Partners: Establishing strong relationships with local authorities and fellow jewelers to combat crime and share intelligence.

Additionally, the pair will discuss case studies and real-life examples to help retailers learn from actual jewelry store incidents and provide immediately implementable tips to reduce risk and mitigate potential threats.

Scott F. Guginsky is vice president of Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA). He is a highly decorated 24-year veteran of the NYC police department specializing in pursuing violent criminal enterprises and groups that target the gem, jewelry and watch industry. He was a recipient of the JSA James B. White Award and has been honored with an award from the National Retail Federation Retail Partnership, as well as the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.

Regina Ciarleglio is the director of membership for Jewelers of America (JA). She began her career in the industry over 30 years ago at Cartier and has work for brands such as Swiss Army, Gucci, Dior  and GE Capital.    She is a GG candidate at GIA and serves on the board of Providence Jewelers Club and WJA Providence.

This virtual presentation is open and free to the entire jewelry industry. Register now and learn more about mitigating your risk and making your store a safer place.

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About The Plumb Club

This year, The Plumb Club proudly celebrates 40 years of educating and innovating within the jewelry category, and creating productive connections between jewelry retailers and our world-class manufacturing members. Founded in 1983 by a small group of distinguished manufacturers as a social club, The Plumb Club has evolved into one of the jewelry industry’s leading supplier organizations. Today, The Plumb Club is a unique coalition of leading, responsible and important suppliers spanning all facets of the jewelry, diamond and watch industries. The purpose of the organization is to connect its members and their customers and help shape the future of the jewelry industry. The Plumb Club’s membership accounts for a significant percentage of the domestic fine jewelry market.

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