Society of North American Goldsmiths to Host Business Symposium

The Society of North American Goldsmiths will hold a second annual Forging Entrepreneurs business symposium this year on Oct. 19 at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Designed to assist jewelry artists, craftspeople, and metalsmiths who run small businesses, the event will feature presentations from six design and business leaders (including Sarah Graham and Cindy Edelstein) from New York and San Francisco. They will share their business savvy and technical skills to help others increase productivity and hone bottom lines.

The theme of this year’s symposium is “Putting Your Best Foot Forward.” The event will be sponsored by Halstead Bead and the Bay Area Metal Arts Guild

The registration fee is $125 for SNAG members ($140 for nonmembers), with a limit of 100 attendees. Registration deadline is Sept. 27. To learn more, visit the event’s website.