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The Edge hosting three-day seminar in Conn.

January 21, 2014

Shelton, Conn.--Retailers who use The Edge software are eligible to attend a three-day seminar taking place in late February-early March at The Edge headquarters in Shelton. 

The seminar, hosted by The Edge and The Edge Retail Academy, is scheduled for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27 to March 1 and is only for jewelers who use The Edge. 

The cost is $495 and includes materials, a delegates’ dinner, and lunch and refreshments during the day. Lodging is at the attendees’ expense but special rates are available at seven local facilities, some of which offer free shuttle service. Cut-off dates for special rates may apply. 

Dick Abbott, of Abbott & Shapiro, the company that developed The Edge, said the seminar will teach jewelers how to best use The Edge to reduce discounting, develop more loyal customers, motivate sales staff and minimize the accumulation of non-performing inventory. 

The Edge headquarters are located at 3 Corporate Dr. in Shelton. 

For more information about the seminar or to sign up, contact Leah Lattanzi at 866-580-3343, ext. 1903, or  

The Edge is produced by Abbott & Shapiro LLC, a partnership between jewelry store owner and management system developer Abbott and Joe Shapiro, a computer programmer and 30-year retail industry consultant. For more information, call 855-TRY-EDGE or email 

The Edge Retail Academy was co-founded by jewelry store owner David Brown, who is also a 20-year consultant, trainer and public speaker in the jewelry industry, and offers seminars and mentoring for jewelers worldwide.