Williams Diamond Center’s in-house jewelry designer, Teva Dekel, has completed his diamond graduate studies at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Fashion designer by trade, Dekel started designing jewelry for Williams in 2014. GIA developed the 4Cs (color, clarity, cut and carat weight) and the International Diamond Grading system used and respected by professionals across the globe. As a result of his studies, Dekel developed skills and expertise in diamond grading and evaluating.
Library volunteer Dr. Grace E. Rich of Eau Claire was recognized for her outstanding service to the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library at the Friends of the Library recent annual meeting. Rich was the ninth recipient of the library’s Distinguished Service Award, which honors generosity of time and spirit and extraordinary contributions to a library-related issue. Rich has served as the volunteer book sale manager for Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library since January 2014. She has implemented several changes that resulted in increased revenue and improved overall event aesthetics at Friends of the Library book sales. She instituted debit and credit card payments at the book sales to make it easier for customers to buy books, and she recently started an online book store.
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.