Ramble On Ron

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The Smart Jewelry Show Chicago

Posted on | April 29, 2010 | 6 Comments

Just got back from a great trip to Chicago for the Smart Jewelry Show where I was honored to be a featured speaker on social media for jewelers. I also hosted a great party at the Billy Goat Tavern for the Facebook Jewelers Network. I’m happy to say that they both went very well. The talk was with my colleagues Dan Gordon and Donna Jolly.  We had a packed room and an active Q & A after.

Smart Jewelry Show Chicago

The party was a ton of fun. I want to thank my new friend, Mario Macias, for choosing the venue. The Billy Goat Tavern is a Chicago landmark, made famous from the Bill Murray SNL skit Cheeseborger, Cheeseborger. When I first went there to check it out I admit that I was a little hesitant. I wasn’t really sure if a bunch of jewelers would be willing to go to a complete dive under a bridge like this one. Luckily, I was wrong and it went over well. Check out the video from the party and my wife enjoying their signature drink “The Horny Goat”…


  • Glad you liked Chicago, I had a great time at the smart jewelry show too!

    I often say that people live here for the food, not the weather. Sometimes a cheezborger just hits the spot.

  • Great post Man! … & As always, a pleasure to see you, Ron. Instore put on a Great Show and Great Events. Look forward to seeing you this summer and hope you have a great weekend! DG

  • Ron, that really was an excellent party. Great food/drink, great value and great atmosphere — I could practically see the young Belushi and Aykroyd drinking beers in the corner. Thanks for serving as our host and doing something different for the jewelry industry.

  • Thanks everyone – hope to see you in Vegas!

  • Susan K Lapp

    Thank’s So Much!; Sam!!! 🙂 I Hope I Can See You In Vegas!!! 🙂 I Will Try My Best!!! 🙂 Have A Great Day!!! 🙂 Hope 2 TTYS! Susan XOXO…….<3

  • I just saw this–I’m a little late. It was indeed a great show, as was JCK. Onward to JA! Keep rocking it, Ramblin’ Ron