SOUTHPORT, CT: Kelly Glennon from Jewelry Creations in Dover is pictured here at the headquarters of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) in Southport, Connecticut where she was one of five IJO retail members invited to be part of a review board to select new jewelry lines for inclusion in the organization's Buying Group.
"Kelly was selected as a representative for the entire membership to sit on this committee because of her knowledge and expertise in diamond, colored stone, gold and pearl jewelry as well as her strong marketing know-how", said IJO's Director of Member Services, Penny Palmer. “We don’t buy product -- our members do -- so this process and these decisions are always left up to our retail members. Kelly’s contribution was invaluable.”
“This has been both an honor and a privilege to have been chosen for this significant task, which is essential to the overall success of the membership”, Glennon stated. “Because of the strength of this first-class organization, hundreds of vendors try to get on board each year. It was quite an interesting process working with four other retail members to determine who ’gets in’ and who doesn’t. It was also quite an awesome responsibility. It was a pleasure to serve in a role that helps make IJO even stronger.”
The board spent two days examining the lines of close to three dozen companies and accepted only those that demonstrated the craftsmanship and quality to meet their rigorous standards. "I am confident the membership will be excited about Kelly’s choices and we’re grateful for her qualified input", added IJO President & CEO Jeff Roberts. “These new lines will further strengthen our Buying Group as well as offer new opportunities for the retail membership.”
Jewelry Creations is the exclusive Master IJO Jeweler member in the Dover area and is located at 388 Central Avenue.