Business briefs for Aug. 6 |

Business briefs for Aug. 6

Jewelers earn sales associate certificates

Shirl Cox and Angela Mecca of Hofmeister Personal Jewelers recently earned their Graduate Sales Associate certificates, bestowed by the Jewelers Education Foundation, for successful completion of courses of study and final examinations about jewelry and the jewelry industry.

The Graduate Sales Associate course is a comprehensive, sales-oriented program providing product knowledge in diamonds, colored gems, pearls, watches, metals, jewelry styles and the jewelry industry. The course also includes education in business principles, operations, ethics, security and customer service.

The Jewelers Education Foundation, a nonprofit subsidiary of the American Gem Society, was established in 1985 to provide business and management training to the jewelry industry.

Group turns in petition in supporting wage hike

DENVER (AP) — A group seeking to ask voters in November to raise the minimum wage in Colorado to $6.85 turned in more than 130,000 signatures Thursday.

“We have grown tired of waiting for politicians to take action to raise the minimum wage. We are going directly to the people,” said Bill Vandenberg of Coalition for a Fair Minimum Wage.

The minimum wage in Colorado is the federal minimum wage of $5.15, which hasn’t been raised since 1997.

Media company to be paid in suit settlement

DENVER (AP) — On Command Corp., which provides movies and Internet services to hotels and cruise ships, says it will get $950,000 in settling a California lawsuit that claimed rival NXTV stole trade secrets.

The Denver-based company, part of the Liberty Media Corp. empire, sued NXTV in Los Angeles Superior Court last year after two former NXTV employees said their company had obtained On Command’s confidential database.

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