JA board members Cohen, Gleim among those honored by industry

The New York State Jewelers Association honored JA board chairman John Cohen and vice-chair Georgie Gleim at National Jeweler’s Annual Awards Gala on July 29.

More than 250 jewelry professionals attended the awards dinner, held at the Ritz-Carlton Battery Park in New York City. The featured a silent auction, dinner, and awards presentation.

National Jeweler inducted Cohen into its Retail Hall of Fame in the “Majors” category for his store, Carlyle & Co, Greensboro, N.C. Gleim received recognition for Gleim the Jeweler, Palo Alto, Calif., in the “Multi-Store, Independent” category. Other 2006 Hall of Fame inductees include Bill Sites of Sites Jewelers, Clarksville, Tenn., in the “Single-Store, Independent” category and Andy Johnson of Ohio-based The Diamond Cellar, another “Multi-Store Independent” category honoree.

The NYSJA presented awards to Rosanna Doherty of Cartier for Favorite Watch Sales Representative; Stefani Zaidman of David Yurman for Favorite Jewelry Sales Representative; Georgia Fleming of Veranda Magazine for Favorite Advertising Representative; and Tourneau for Favorite Jewelry Store.

NYSJA also presented a donation to the Jewelers for Children charity.