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Jewelers Mutual joins Hartford Steam Boiler to offer technology that alerts policyholders to water or freezing pipes

Sensors provide 24/7 monitoring to help prevent loss and business interruptions

(NEENAH, Wis.) - Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group recently created an alliance with Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB), a part of Munich Re, to offer IoT technology solutions to Jewelers Mutual commercial policyholders to help prevent or reduce property damage and business interruption loss from water and frozen pipes.

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NRF forecasts holiday sales will grow between 3.8 and 4.2 percent

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) - The National Retail Federation (NRF) announced it expects holiday retail sales during November and December to increase between 3.8 percent and 4.2 percent over 2018 to a total of between $727.9 billion and $730.7 billion. The numbers, which exclude automobile dealers, gasoline stations and restaurants, compare with an average holiday sales increase of 3.7 percent over the previous five years.

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JSA’s partnership with law enforcement helps drive jewelry crime to record lows

JSA e(NEW YORK) - Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) has released its 2018 Annual Crime Report that showed dollar losses from crimes against U.S. jewelry firms decreased by 25.9% from 2017 to 2018, hitting record lows. Dollar losses declined from $72.1 million in 2017, to $53.4 million in 2018. The total of $53.4 million represents a remarkable 75% decline in dollar losses since 1999 on an inflation-adjusted basis.

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NAJA offering a unique scholarship opportunity for gemology students

The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) is pleased to announce that it will award an ACE© It Appraisal Conference Scholarship to a deserving gemology student. NAJA invites GIA, FGA, FGAA, FGG, FCGmA, RGA students to apply for this scholarship for the 53rd Annual ACE© It Winter Educational Conference scheduled on February 2 - 3, 2020 in Tucson AZ.

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