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January 7, 2022

Community News: Chatham Jewelers Celebrates 70 Years

Do you have news you’d like to share with the AGS community? “Community News” puts the spotlight on your business’s notable news! In this issue of Spectra Update, we’re featuring an article from Chatham Jewelers, in celebration of their 70th anniversary. During their 70th Anniversary Holiday Gala, in gratitude for an amazing year, Chatham Jewelers honored Walter and Pota Meier, who founded the business 70 years ago. Walter, who passed away on July 31, 2021, predeceased by Pota, stopped coming into the store on a daily basis only two years before that. He had been a member of the American

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Tips for Hiring the Best Employees

By Donna Jolly, RJ, Director of Marketing, American Gem Society and AGS Laboratories Looking to hire? Finding the right candidate is a crucial component of your business’s success. It can save you money in the long run and the right candidate can increase sales or productivity. Here’s some advice we gleaned from HR and hiring professionals’ websites. Hire full-time, not part-time. There is a belief that hiring numerous part-time employees allows you more flexibility in scheduling, however, you may end up with more employees disengaged with your store’s brand, especially if you they have to work multiple jobs to make

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Reach New Heights: Apply for a Young Titleholder Scholarship!

If one of your professional goals for 2022 is to elevate your education, the AGS Young Titleholders (YTs) can help! They are offering two educational scholarships that’ll give you the opportunity to expand your skills and propel your career. AGS Way Course If one of your professional goals is to earn your AGS credential, then you’ll be on your “way” with the AGS Way course! Earning an AGS credential is an achievement to be proud of. It demonstrates to your customers that you have the knowledge and skills to help them! To learn more and apply, click the button below.

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You Are the Heart of Our Community

The start of a new year is a time for renewing our commitment to the things we hold dear, and in some cases, striving to try something new or achieve more, personally or professionally. We look at where we came from and have a moment to think about where we are headed in the next 12 months. At the American Gem Society (AGS), our goal is to constantly add value to your membership, which we’ll continue to do in 2022 by thinking creatively and strategically to meet your changing needs. We’re excited about the year ahead and supporting your business

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