14th Annual Hearts On Fire University
October 06, 2010
Hearts On Fire once again WOWED their retail partners by hosting over 800 Hearts On Fire retailers October 3-6th at the annual Hearts On Fire University. The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas was home to retailers for 3 days as Hearts On Fire hosted their extraordinary annual educational seminar. Retailers learned how to build their businesses and drive exceptional sales during the pivotal Q4 holiday season and beyond. Retailers left with energy, enthusiasm, and the knowledge to generate positive sales for their stores. “Hearts On Fire University continually draws an overwhelming number of participants from across the globe.
The reason for our success is our whole-hearted commitment to offering the most comprehensive training program in the industry and an experience that empowers retailers to share ideas, discover new strategies for success, and immerse themselves in the Hearts On Fire lifestyle - where perfection is the norm,” said Glenn Rothman, CEO of Hearts On Fire.
While in attendance, retailers were immersed in Hearts On Fire through numerous seminars, lectures, and networking events. Attendees had the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of training sessions, such as iPad Workshops, Cutting Demonstrations, Merchandising, Social Media, and Motivational Seminars. Guest speakers included Simon Sinek, author of the best-selling book, Start With Why, DeWitt Jones, famed National Geographic Photographer, and Wyatt Webb, founder and leader of The Equine Experience at Miravel Resort in Arizona.
Every year, Hearts On Fire honors outstanding retailers who excel at selling and promoting the Hearts On Fire brand. At the 2010 awards ceremony the Hearts On Fire Retailer of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Regional Winners, Hall of Fame, and Champions were recognized as outstanding performers for enthusiasm, sales success, superior customer service, and overall representation of the brand. The big winner of the evening was the 2010 Retailer of the Year, Michael C. Fina, New York, NY.
2010 Retailer of the Year
Michael C. Fina, New York, NY 2010
Rookie Retailer of the Year
Majesty Jewelers, Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Regional Retailers of the Year
Northeast: Michael C. Fina, New York, NY
Southern: John Mays Jewelers, Ft. Smith, AR
Western: The Wedding Ring Shop, Honolulu, HI
Midwest: Lewis Jewelers, Ann Arbor, MI
International: Troy Shoppe Jewellers, Calgary, Canada
Hall of Fame Winners
Hall of Fame award winners are the very best of Hearts On Fire Retailers and have demonstrated passion and commitment to the brand for five or more years. They have achieved a level of performance deemed exceptional in their markets.
Gordon’s Gold Jewellers, Ontario, Canada
Matthew Stephens Jewellers, Limerick, Ireland
Bernie Robbins Fine Jewelers, Somers Point, NJ
Jewelry By Design, Woodbridge, VA
Champions of the Year
Hearts On Fire sales champions demonstrate energy, enthusiasm, and passion for Hearts On Fire every day. The 4 sales professionals below are the top 4 Hearts On Fire sales people in the world.
Steve Balani, Nobles Jewelers, Aruba
Max Kumar, Nobles Jewelers, Aruba
Teri Ramirez, Leo Hamel Jewelers, San Diego, CA
Charla Hall, Baker & Baker Jewelers, Marietta, OH