Both organization’s Board of Directors and their members voted in favor of the merger at two recent annual meetings. After New York State finalizes the merger, JIC will be the consumer public relations and marketing arm of Jewelers of America. All JIC retail and supplier members will become JA members.
JA CEO Matthew A. Runci said in a statement that by combining resources in the fields of “professional development and industry advocacy and promotion”, the two companies are now “well-positioned” to take the lead in advancing the fine jewelry industry.Follow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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