Why Join The Iowa Jewelers Association?
Today’s challenging marketplace demands that you work smarter, faster and harder to stay profitable. The Iowa Jewelers Association (IJA) is a statewide organization of retail jewelers. It was founded in 1906 with the purpose of promoting the welfare and interest of those engaged in the retail jewelry business. It now has members in each major city and town in the state. The IJA currently has more than 150 member stores. Whether you are seeking marketing tools to help boost your business or educational materials for your employees, IJA offers you a long list of member benefits to benefit you, the retail jeweler.
- Annual Conference Held during the summer months of each year, with educational seminars designed to leave you and your entire staff with ideas and tools to help launch and get you through the busy holiday season.
- Annual Membership Directory & Resource Guide Serves as a valuable resource to jewelers and is designed for use by the entire store staff. It includes a listing of all members and a calendar of events.
- Design Competition As part of its enhancement of the jewelry profession, as well as its dedication to advancing and promoting the business of retail jewelers, the association is proud to sponsor the annual Professional and Apprentice/Advanced Student competition which is held during the annual conference. All entries will be displayed at the annual conference.
- GIA Course Discounts on new enrollments in a distance education eLearning course and/or the Gemology labs.
- Lending Library Offers in-store training courses via VHS/DVDs, audiotapes and books for all store employees. Tape content ranges from product knowledge to sales skills to store security, as well as various bench techniques demonstrated by Master Bench Jewelers.
- Seminars Upcoming internet based education options for your staff as well as ongoing educational seminars at the annual conference.
- Federated Insurance is a full-service insurance provider for property and liability coverage, workers compensation, and financial protection services including life, business continuation planning and individual retirement planning. Jewelers’ Security Plus, designed especially for jewelers by Federated, is an extensive program of insurance and risk management services. Features include inventory coverage while in the store or during shipping, as well as all the insurance needs that pertain to your business.
- FedEx Jewelry Shipping Program Allows members to save on select FedEx Express® and FedEx Ground® shipping services. Eligible shippers may also be able to take advantage of FedEx Declared Value Exception to declare a higher value at a reduced rate on eligible FedEx Express shipments. A reduced rate on eligible international shipments is also available.
- Membership Certificate Upon receipt of your dues each year, you will receive a membership certificate to proudly display in your store.
- Quarterly Newsletter Service You are kept current on all industry matters affecting your operation as well as association events and benefits.
|Iowa Jewelers Association Newsletters:
||Spring 2017 Edition|
|Winter 2017 Edition|
|Fall 2016 Edition|
|Summer 2017 Edition|
- Security First! Alerts Through “Constant Contact”, we are able to notify members immediately when a crime or robbery is committed in Iowa and surrounding states. In addition, members are notified regarding other pertinent matters that affect the jewelry industry.
- Trade Shows Membership in the association entitles you to pre-registration privileges at these and many other shows
- JCK Las Vegas
- IJA Annual Conference
- JA-NY Summer Show
- Smart Jewelry Show
- Other Affiliations A prime factor in the success of the Iowa Jewelers has been the close working relationship with local associations and chambers of commerce. Through these local groups, the association is able to maintain an accurate reading of the statewide business climate and then act accordingly.
Dues Schedule for Membership in IJA:
Retailers – Single Store – $110
Retailers – Two Stores – $190
Retailers – Three Stores – $270
Retailers – Four Stores – $350
Retailers – Five Stores – $430
Associates – (Bench Jeweler, Supplier, Watchmaker, Individual) – $80
Corporate – (includes up to 3 sales reps) – $155
Sales Rep – Dues Only – $55
Sales Rep – Dues & 4 business card ads – $105
Student – $30
For more information, contact us.