Hall of Fame to induct Weber, Schiffman, Pelzel
New York--Bruce Weber, Arnold “Tony” Schiffman Jr. and Larry Pelzel have been selected as 2012 inductees into the National Jeweler Retailer Hall of Fame.
A peer recognition award, induction into the Hall of Fame is determined by voting among all prior inductees, who represent the fine jewelry trade’s most prominent retailers from the past three decades. Winning candidates are recognized for excellence in fine jewelry retailing and service to the industry.
Each year since 1989, candidates have been inducted in three categories: Single-Store Independent, Multi-Store Independent and SuperSellers/Majors.
For 2012, Weber, of Bruce G. Weber Precious Jewels, Tulsa, Okla., will be inducted in the Single-Store Independent category. Schiffman, of Schiffman’s in Greensboro, N.C., will represent the Multi-Store Independent category, and Pelzel, divisional merchandise manager for Neiman Marcus’ Precious Jewels Division, will represent the SuperSellers/Majors category.
The men will be inducted into the Hall of Fame officially at the event’s 24th annual recognition ceremony, slated for 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, June 2, in the Encore ballroom at the Wynn Las Vegas. As it was last year, the 2012 Hall of Fame ceremony is being held in conjunction with the Couture show’s Couture Design Awards. Click here for more information on the Couture Design Awards evening.
“National Jeweler has been proud to steward our industry’s Retailer Hall of Fame since establishing it in 1989,” said Whitney Sielaff, National Jeweler editorial director. “Its members represent the best of us, both in ability as fine jewelry retailers and in contribution to the health of our trade overall. Bruce, Tony and Larry are no exception. These are men with proven track records that span decades of excellence. They are highly worthy of both our recognition and emulation.”