By Whitney Sielaff
wsielaff@nationaljeweler.com

Hi all. We've launched an onlineNJ Headshot social network purely for retail jewelers. You'll find it at www.abjnetwork.com.


"ABJ" stands for America's Best Jewelers, a program we launched last year to determine operationally strong retail jewelers around the nation and bring them together to help each other solve common problems. We've held two face-to-face conferences, where we worked together on issues including staffing, finance, marketing and more. The many jewelers who attended took great value in interacting with their peers on these issues.
The online network extends this forum to whenever you'd like help or to discuss anything relating to your business. Since launching last week we've grown to 62 members. I personally approve each registrant, so I can assure you that we have some very fine jewelers joining up.
You should be one of them. Take a moment to visit the site today. Registration is quick and simple, and I'll approve you as soon as I'm notified of your registration, which means almost instantly!
Lots of people are complaining about the market we're in, with valid reason. But this program is one way we can band together to address the challenges. I'm looking forward to approving you!
Best, Whitney




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