SJTA ‘U’ on the Road Again

The Southern Jewelry Travelers Association’s “SJTA U On the Road” educational program is scheduled to run again in late October and early November 2003. The “Holiday Selling” program will bring industry experts to the Atlanta, Columbia (S.C.), Charlotte (N.C.), Tampa (Fla.), and Birmingham (Ala.) markets to share business-building tips and strategies with retailers.

Titled “Holiday Selling: Fast, Fun and Fulfilling (for you and your customers),” the four-hour programs offer training sessions designed to help retailers during the holiday period. The program will include presentations by David Peters, director of education for Jewelers of America; Terry Chandler, president, Diamond Council of America; and Kathy Beall, director of education and buyer services, SJTA.

The program tour is as follows:

  • Thursday, Oct. 23, 4-8 p.m., Renaissance Waverly, Atlanta, Ga.

  • Sunday, Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sheraton Columbia Hotel, Columbia, S.C. (partnering with South Carolina’s “Operation Springboard”).

  • Tuesday, Oct. 28, 4-8 p.m., Hilton Executive Park, Charlotte, N.C.

  • Thursday, Oct. 30, 4-8 p.m., Tampa Marriott Westshore, Tampa, Fla.

  • Sunday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wynfrey Hotel, Birmingham, Ala.

For information or to register, call SJTA at (800) 241-0399.