We Got a PPP Loan: Now What?

By Sara E. Yood, Esq., Senior Counsel

Although it was plagued with issues and money seemed scarce, some small businesses in the jewelry industry were able to secure loans from the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) through their banks.  If your business was one of the lucky ones to obtain a loan, you now have to make decisions…

Best Practices for Jewelers to Avoid Legal Liability When Reopening Stores During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Tom McCorkmick, JVC's Sponsor Partner at the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

For nearly all retailers, reopening during a global pandemic is an unprecedented event. The concerns and unknown risks about how to conduct business during this “new normal” are many.  This is especially true in the jewelry industry because so much of the purchase experience is customer interaction, combined with the…

Small Business Administration Loans: What You Need to Know

By Sara E. Yood, Senior Counsel

To help businesses affected by COVID-19, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is making two types of loans available to eligible small businesses. The first type of loan was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was recently signed into law and is known as the…

COVID-19 Cyber Attacks on The Rise: Protect Yourself and Your Business

By Miya Owens, Associate Counsel

With the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has come a rise in cyber-attacks and scams by criminals looking to profit from the turmoil. From phishing email and text scams to fraudulent banking and shipping scams (which you can read about on the Federal Trade Commission’s website here), criminals are going…

Call to Action: Tariff Relief


The JVC has joined the Americans for Free Trade Coalition to ask Congress for tariff relief during this time. Americans for Free Trade is sharing the Feinstein/Toomey letter to Secretary Mnuchin.  The final letter was sent this afternoon.  A copy of the press release is here.  The letter is below…

Formlabs Support Network for COVID-19 Response


JVC supports Formlabs as they reach out to the 3D printing community to connect those in need of healthcare-related supplies with those who have engineering, clinical, and 3D printing resources to offer. If you are working on COVID-19 related projects and need access to 3D printed parts, or if you…

CARES Act stimulus

Quick Facts on Federal Corona Virus Stimulus Package for Jewelers 

By Miya Owens, Associate Counsel

As many of you know, the Senate passed a $2 trillion economic rescue plan on March 26, 2020 titled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). The CARES Act is meant to offer relief to many Americans affected by the coronavirus pandemic and is expected to pass…

Pandemic Marketing: The Law Still Applies!

By Miya Owens, Esq.

With many jewelry businesses forced to close their in-person operations around the country, many of you may be ramping up your digital marketing efforts with the goal of retaining existing customers and drawing in new customers to your websites. But, before you go full speed ahead with new digital marketing,…

cash for gold rules

Cash for Gold: Rules You Need to Know Before Purchasing from the Public

By Sara E. Yood, Esq. Senior Counsel

In times of uncertainty, people have often turned to gold as a source of wealth and financial stability.  Consumers know that gold retains value, and often choose it because of that stability in the gold as a commodity.  As a jeweler, you may be tempted to shift to this business…

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