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SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH 7:00 - 10:00 AM Breakfast Buffet* Piedmont Dining Room 9:00 - 10:15 AM Jewelers of America Idea Exchange Loblolly A & B Round table discussion on key topics that impact your business. 10:15 AM Break 10:30 - 11:30 AM Edward Lewand - Consultant Appraisal Services, LLC Loblolly A & B “Diamonds, The Jeweler, The Industry” How the internet is affecting the local Mom & Pop store. Synthetic diamonds in sales and buying over the counter. The need for preparing your staff and yourself. 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Annual Jewelry Design Contest Vote for “People’s Choice” Loblolly C & D 12:00 - 1:30 PM Loblolly C & D Past Presidents Luncheon and Design Awards Our Hospitality Suite (Room 8118) opens Friday and Saturday at 4pm and after dinner Saturday evening for all to join us there while enjoying refreshments. *Please bring your breakfast coupons with you to the dining room if you selected breakfast with your convention registration. Coupons issued when badges are picked up. Your gratuity has been included. CONVENTION COORDINATORS: Judy Lince (GJA) (770) 367-2809 Whitney Lince (770) 826-5853 Nancy Dawkins (AJA) (205) 454-1058 Both boards will hold short meetings immediately following the Sunday luncheon; it is important for all board members to attend. The boards and members of Alabama and Georgia Jewelers Associations would like to thank all the sponsors and donors for making our convention possible. And to all those who donated door prizes and goody bag gifts we thank you also. Please remember these individuals and companies throughout the year when you make your purchases. 25