The North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) held their ROCK SOLID educational event in conjunction with the Southeastern Jewelers Organization (SJO) Jewelry Show, at the beautiful Ballantyne Resort in Charlotte, NC February 25 – 27.
Stores throughout the southeast were welcomed to experience jewelry shopping, education, fun and friendship.
Enthusiastic jewelers were presented a two part education seminar on Sunday morning. The seminar was led by the best, recently departed Kate Peterson of Performance Concepts along with Terry Chandler of Diamond Council of America.
The NCJA hosted a Live Auction Event Sunday night to raise money for Victory Junction. Victory Junction is a Richard Petty family camp created for kids who have disabilities. The auction was led by Petty’s private auctioneer.
Attendees had fun outbidding one another for Petty memorabilia, as well as dozens of other donations – including a dinner and fun evening at Rays on the River in Atlanta, donated by esteemed sales reps, Steve Summerlin, Tom Schlotman and Dennis Williams. The lucky winner will join them at the next Atlanta Jewelry Show.
After all was said and done, over $10K was raised for the kids.
Petty was thrilled to accept the check at a presentation held at his Petty Garage on April 15. NCJA Board members Oz Hefner and Heather Lewis attended.
For more information about the North Carolina Jewelers Association visit ncja.us.