From The Independent Jewelry Organization
Lynn Bryan Young from Bryan Jewelry in Prattville is pictured here at the headquarters of the Independent Jewelry Organization (IJO) in Southport Connecticut where she was one of five IJO members invited to be part of the review board to select new jewelry lines for inclusion in the organizations buying group.
“Lynn 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 decisions are always left up to our retail members. Lynn’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,” Young stated because of the strength of this first-class organization, hundreds of vendors try to get on board each year. It was quiet 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 full days determining the lines of twenty-two companies and found that an unprecedented nineteen of them demonstrated the craftsmanship and quality to meet their high standards. “I am confident the membership will be excited about Lynn’s choices and we’re grateful for her qualified input,” add IJO’s President and CEO Jeff Roberts. “These new lines will further strengthen our buying group as well as offer new opportunities for the retail membership.”
Bryan Jewelry is the exclusive Master IJO jeweler member in the Prattville area and is located at 1778 E. Main Street.