Report on Fall 2018
Alabama Jewelers Association held their Saltwater Seminar at Orange Beach the last weekend in September. Some changes were made for this annual fun event.
It started on Thursday, a day earlier than the previous years, which gave us more time in our hospitality suite and dining at some of the new restaurants.
The main dinner event was held at the Orange Beach Senior Center. It was catered by the owners of Cosmos and G.T.’s Restaurant.
Maria and Cody Foote of Maria Jewelers in Opelika, AL, provided the music with their DJ style. They are also professional dancers so we had a lively group of learners on the dance floor.
In the past, we had an educational seminar on Sunday mornings, but this year it was decided that the entire weekend would be centered around socializing and networking. Instead, all of our education will be held at the Convention in Birmingham in April, 2019.
The weather was perfect all weekend except for Saturday afternoon when the rain came and cancelled our golf outing. But there’s always next year!
Looking Ahead to 2019
The Alabama Jewelers Association Board has lots of great ideas for next year’s convention and I am even more excited to be a part of this serving on the board.
Y’all come to Birmingham in April and enjoy our southern hospitality!
P.S. Here’s where we’ll be in 2019:
RJO Show Nashville Music Center, Nashville, TN 1/26-1/28
Atlanta Jewelry Show– Cobb Galleria Center, Atlanta, GA 3/2-3/4
Alabama Jewelers Convention April 5-7 Hyatt at the Galleria, Birmingham, AL