December 7, 2017

This editorially curated community newsletter breaks down the latest event news, trends, education, social and travel information in an easy-to-skim format. Read it here first and consider yourself a true insider.

If you have any questions reach out to any of our JCK Insiders. We’d love to hear from you!


#TrendFiles

Black Friday Retailer Report

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As you may have heard, predictions that shoppers would spend big this holiday shopping season have proven correct so far, with a record $5 billion reportedly taken in within 24 hours. But the real news is digital sales, which account for an increasing portion of Black Friday sales each year. In-store sales were reportedly down, but only slightly from 2016. While the final word on the holiday shopping season is still TBD, the news is encouraging for business owners everywhere. We wanted to know how retailers across the country fared on one of the year’s busiest shopping days—and what items shoppers took home.

Here’s what we’ve learned »

#Security

Holiday Security Tips from JSA

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Made your list, checked it twice… but did you remember to boost your security? We sat down with John Kennedy, President of Jewelers’ Security Alliance, to compile a helpful list of security tips specifically geared towards keeping you and yours safe this holiday season!

Check out the tips on the Insider Blog »

#DesignOfTheTimes

Conni Mainne

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In the blink of an eye it’ll be February, and you may be boarding a plane to JCK Tucson. While there, you’ll encounter a plentiful list of jewelry brands and designers—one of them, the wonderful Conni Mainne.

We took some time getting to know Mainne and the process behind her work—and you can, too, on the Insider Blog »


#Retailers

The 2017 Retailer Holiday Survival Guide

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Ready or not, the holidays are here. You’re stocked. You’ve cleaned. You’ve advertised. Now, all you need to do is put on a big smile, greet those customers, and send them off with something just perfect for their gifting needs. But what about all the little things in between—when your feet ache, your stomach is growling, and you have paper cuts from wrapping those gifts in the back room? We asked some of our favorite retailers what they do to survive the holiday sales rush, from making it feel special to pampering themselves as much as possible.

See what they have to say in the Retailer Holiday Survival Guide »


#FullCircle

Britten Wolf, BVW Jewelers

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Personality shines through every aspect of BVW Jewelers. Britten Wolf got his start with custom jewelry of his own, inspired by art and flowing organic patterns. After working as an independent wholesale jeweler for local retail locations, he was able to launch BVW Jewelers with the desire to share his jewelry and knowledge of all aspects of fine jewelry to the local Reno Nevada community.

Enter the Wolf Den and read more about BVW Jewelers »


#JCKLasVegas

Viva Las Vegas

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It’s time to power through the holiday season and look towards the endless possibilities waiting for you in the year ahead! The 2018 JCK Las Vegas show will take place Friday, June 1 – Monday, June 4 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. You can now make your hotel reservations at exclusively negotiated rates for our outstanding lineup of Las Vegas properties, all within a mile or two from the show.

See the entire list of hotel options here »


JCK Las Vegas 2018

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