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MJA 2023 Annual Convention
MJA 2023 Annual Convention
Oct 06, 2023, 5:30 PM – Oct 08, 2023, 3:00 PM
Old Kinderhook Resort,
678 Old Kinderhook Dr, Camdenton, MO 65020, USA


Fri, Oct 06

  • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM  Group Gathering at Old Kinderhook

        Join us Friday for a fun night a of music and mingling!

Sat, Oct 07

  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM MJA Board of Directors Meeting

         All MJA Members are invited to attend this meeting. 

  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Welcome Lunch

  • 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Strategies to Win  

                                                      Presented by Tom Shay

  • 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Strategies to Win  (continued)

                                                     Presented by Tom Shay

  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Advanced Professional Selling

                                                    Presented by Tom Shay


  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Banquet, Games and Vendor Displays

          Featuring Cocktail hour from 6-7 sponsored by Federated Insurance

          Cash and Jewelry Prizes Provided by Leo Anglo and Mazda Hakimi


Sun, Oct 08

  • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Breakfast

  • 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Federated Insurance:

        Preventing the most Common Losses but most Preventable in the                  Jewelry Industry: The Sneak Theft, Credit Card Fraud, and Grab & Run

         Credit Card Chip Read & Tap Pay

  • 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break for Hotel Check Out

  • 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM What it Takes to Be a 5 Star Business

                                                Presented by Tom Shay


  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

  • 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Follow Up Board Meeting

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Tom Shay's experiences as a fourth generation small business owner provide him with the knowledge and background to present tried and proven ideas to assist owners, managers, and staff with the day to day operation of their business. During the 25 plus years that Tom was a part of the family business, the businesses were ongoing laboratories for the techniques that Tom shares.

He presents proven and time tried ideas on the topics of business strategy, marketing, staff education, sales, and financial management.

A native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Tom started his first job working in his grandfather's general store. Tom moved to Florida to join his parents in the family operation they had purchased in 1971. Over the next 26 years, the Shay family owned and operated three businesses. In 1997, Tom sold the business to devote full time to the development of educational program as well as writing magazine columns and books.

In addition to providing proven business building ideas through his writings in over 80 trade publications, Tom has authored twelve books on small business management and a college text book on small business accounting.

As a speaker, Tom earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) distinction, an honor that has been earned by less than 8% of speakers worldwide. As a magazine columnist, Tom received three Jesse H. Neal award nominations, the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of business-to-business journalism.

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