Fenton’s Sawyer Jewelers has been honored with the Working Forward Small Business Award from Synchrony Financial. One of only 10 winners of the award nationally, Sawyer Jewelers received $20,000 to dedicate to business growth and community involvement.
Working Forward Small Business Award
Synchrony Financial believes successful small businesses are the cornerstones of their communities. Annually, The Working Forward Small Business Contest is open to small businesses whose principal place of business is in the 50 United States, D.C., Puerto Rico or US Territories, and that are enrolled as dealers in a Synchrony Financial credit card or installment sale financing program.
Entrants are encouraged to tell about their business. Describing what makes the business unique and why customers choose to do business with them. They are asked to describe the greatest challenges facing their business. And what barriers are keeping them from taking their business to the next level.
The business owners are asked to describe how they would use the prize to grow their business and make an impact on their community. Synchrony selects 10 winners and gives them each $10,000 to grow their business and an additional $10,000 to make a difference in the community.
To combat the growth of online jewelry sales, Sawyer Jewelers provides customers with a special “personal touch” in their custom designed pieces that the online retailers can’t create. To continue providing superior quality of both products and service, as well as improving turnaround time, Sawyer Jewelers will invest their business growth winnings in CAD design programs that will allow their designers to create 3D printed replicas of jewelry before the customer purchases.
To assist their community, Sawyer Jewelers has also created GEM Charities to help local children fighting terminal illnesses. The Beltinck family and employees at Sawyer Jewelers began the charity as a passion project after their children lost a classmate to cancer at a young age. They now use their charity to give other terminally ill young people get the chance to enjoy the experience of their choosing.