Alabama Jewelers Association Winter 2017 - Page 10

Judy Upton Awarded 2017 AJA Associate Member of the Year Judy Upton, owner of Judy Carter and Associates, was named the Alabama Jewelers Association (AJA) 2017 Associate Member of the Year at the association’s annual Saltwater Seminar in October. Judy Carter and Associates is an independent insurance agency specializing in jewelers block insurance in Birmingham, Alabama. Judy is and has been an essential member of the Alabama Jewelers Association Board for more than twelve years. Her dedication and hard work for AJA is the reason she is the first member to have been awarded this honor for the second time. Marshall Sanford of Hayes Jewelers, Mobile presents the 2017 Associate Member of the Year Award to Judy Upton of Judy Carter and Associates, Brimingham. 2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS March 3rd - 5th Atlanta Jewelry Show April 6th - 8th Alabama/Georgia Jewelers Association Convention Callaway Gardens Hotel & Spa June 1st - 4th JCK Las Vegas August 4th - 6th Atlanta Jewelry Show September 27th - 30th AJA Salwater Seminar Island House Hotel Orange Beach, AL Alabama Jewelers Association (AJA) 2018 Design Competition Stand out as a local Jewelry Designer by entering your piece in the AJA Design Competition for 2018. “One of a Kind” is the way to separate yourself from the rest. Entries are judged on the basis of overall design, craftsmanship, originality and marketability. Create a piece to enter or challenge your employees to enter a piece in the 2018 Competition. It will raise their awareness and make them feel an integral part of your business. Collaboration on a piece is encouraged, it helps team building in your store. You must be a 2018 AJA member to enter a piece in the competition. Start making your deisgns a reality and mail in your entry form no later than April 5, 2018 to: Bill Wismar - Wismar Jewelry 2 South Church Street Fairhope, AL 36532 or email to: Billwismar@bellsouth.net If you have any other questions please call Bill Wismar at (251) 928-5858 or the AJA Office at (205) 526-5710 10