JCK 5: Home Sweet Home



Retailers praised the JCK show’s new digs at Mandalay Bay.

Retailers praised the JCK show’s new digs at Mandalay Bay.

1. “It was everyone’s first time, so people were a little confused. But there were plenty of helpful outlets to get information. ­Mandalay Bay has a good layout that’s new and fresh.”
Marc Solomon, owner, Solomons ­Jewelers, Plainview and Albertson, N.Y.
 
2. “The venue felt bigger to me. I also thought the Mandalay was a nicer, cleaner, and more upscale venue for the show.”
David Dumas, owner, Diamonds and Gold International Inc., St. Louis Park, Minn.
  
3. “The ‘Ask Me’ people were everywhere and were very friendly and helpful. After the first day it was pretty easy to manage. And I liked the cleaner bathrooms.”
Doug Meadows, owner, David Douglas Diamonds & Jewelry, Marietta, Ga.

4. “We found Mandalay Bay easier to get around. We used the iPad app, which worked very well for us.”
Tom Dougherty, founder/CEO, Studio 2015 Jewelry, ­Woodstock, Ill.

5 “Once you got the lay of the land, it was a pretty easy show to navigate.”
Philip Livingston, owner, Elegant Slumming Jewels and Gifts, Rehoboth Beach, Del.