Benefits for Retail Members
COUNT THE BENEFITS OF MJA!
Jewelers ask . . . “Why should I join the Missouri Jewelers Association?" Let us count the ways that MJA is the association for Missouri’s independent retail jewelers!
Consumer Awareness: You can not only let consumers know you adhere to the highest standards in the industry because of the signed MJA Code of Ethics . . . the consumer can find you though the MJA website that has a direct link to your website ! Just one extra customer can pay for your MJA membership.
Professional Networking: Professionals in all phases of the jewelry industry agree that networking is an essential element of success -- a key element to advance yourself and your business. The MJA is an exceptional resource for jewelers in every facet of the retail jewelers business to interact with their peers. Sales associates, bench jewelers, store owners and managers can expand and strengthen their resources through the functions of MJA.
Active membership in the association opens the door to meet new industry professionals and learn new information and ideas.
Active membership accentuates your image as a professional jeweler.
The MJA provides a Forum: Retailers, sales representatives, and manufacturers use the MJA to exchange vital information and new ideas. This networking opportunity has been found to be invaluable by some of the state’s and the industry's most successful professionals.
Educational Programs: Knowledge is the proven road to success!
Increase your knowledge and your standing as a professional jeweler.
Broaden your understanding of a variety of industry topics through the association’s seminars, workshops and round table discussions.
Participate in workshops lead by nationally recognized industry presenters and trainers.
Sit around tables with state and regional jewelers and discuss anything and everything that an independent jeweler might consider important or timely.
Membership Directory: Have a question, a problem or just need to talk shop with someone who understands the challenges of being an independent retail jeweler in the state of Missouri? The annual membership directory provides the names and contact information on all MJA member jewelers – and they are eager to offer options, alternatives and opinions.
MJA’s Quarterly Newsletters: Read the association’s quarterly newsletter and be in the know about jewelry industry trends and activities in the state and the region. MJA encouraged members to submit articles, information, opinions, advertisements and items of interest for publication.
Activities: The MJA provides a social forum for its members to network and socialize. Often times the unplanned social events that are on every MJA meeting agenda are the innovative encounters that start the creative juices flowing and produce just the change you’ve been needing.
Incalculable Value: There is strength in numbers. Make your voice heard. The association is an advocate of members concerns. It provides members with security updates and a united voice with area law enforcement agencies.
Missouri Jewelers Association is committed to raising awareness of the jewelry industry and thus, provides the unique opportunity for professional development, educational opportunities and jeweler-to-jeweler networking. As with any organization, the strength lies in the dedication, support and enthusiasm of its members. MJA and its members offer not only these attributes but so much more. MJA is an active group of members who are eager to share their experiences, knowledge and skills. This is shared with a passion that only a group of individuals with generations of knowledge, operating their own retail stores, experiencing the same daily challenges we face, can contribute. This is why I have personally found MJA an invaluable asset in contributing to the accelerated growth and success of my business,
Tom Boatright, Diamonds and More Jewelers.