Bailey’s Fine Jewelry Announces 2011 Employee Awards Winners for Raleigh Store Locations

RALEIGH, N.C. (Mar. 1, 2012) – Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is pleased to announce the 2011 Employee Award recipients for its Cameron Village, Crabtree Valley Mall and corporate office locations in Raleigh. Five employees were recognized from the Cameron Village store, three employees from the Crabtree Valley location and two from the corporate office at the company’s annual awards banquet, which was held last Sunday at the Cardinal Club.

The Core Values award was given to Gabby Santoni for the Cameron Village location and Kim Horton for the Crabtree location. Chrystal Blow received the award for the corporate office. The Core Values award winner is voted on by fellow associates in each store and is given to an individual who exemplifies the core values of Bailey’s Fine Jewelry, which include honesty, integrity, professionalism, sincerity and graciousness.

Margarita Allen received the Salesperson of the Year award for the Cameron Village store and Susan House received the award for the Crabtree store. The Salesperson of the Year award is given to an individual who not only had top sales performance in 2011, but also went above and beyond for patrons and fellow associates in addition to always being a team player.

Allen and House were also both recognized as the Hugger of the Year for the Cameron Village and Crabtree stores, respectively. The Hugger of the Year is awarded to the person who is a team player and goes above and beyond to give the Bailey’s Extraordinary Experience.

Rich Nobrega of the Cameron Village store received the Outstanding Service award, which honors the most valuable person in the Service Department. This award is based on behind-the-scenes work and is given to an individual who consistently exceeds the expectations of the everyday job, and puts the interests of patrons, co-works and the overall company above his own. This award is given only to one employee company-wide.

Nancy Holt was recognized as Rookie of the Year for the company. Holt works in the Cameron Village store location.

Blair Dickens from the corporate office won the Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence is awarded to the employee who exhibits outstanding growth and is an extremely valuable asset to the company. This award is given only to one employee company-wide.

Dickens was also recognized as Hugger of the Year for the corporate office.

Reggie White from the Cameron Village store and Bill Rich, manager of the Crabtree location, were awarded the Outstanding Contribution award for 2011, which recognizes an employee who repeatedly goes above and beyond the expectations of the everyday job and puts the interest of the overall company above his or her own.

In addition, seven Raleigh-based employees were recognized for their milestones in years of service. Josh Bernstein, Steve Ninich, Ann Bazemore and Blair Dickens were honored for five years of service, while Kitty Havrish and Claire Bellefeuille were recognized for 10 years of service and Kelly Allen for 15 years.

About Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

Founded in 1948, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry is a family owned-and-operated company with stores in Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Greenville and Fayetteville. Bailey’s offers jewelry from today’s most esteemed designers, exquisite diamonds, estate jewelry, fashion accessories, fine timepieces and gifts. With an emphasis on customer satisfaction, personalized services include custom design, watch and jewelry repair, appraisal and bridal registry. Steeped in family tradition, Bailey’s is one of the most well-regarded and innovative jewelry stores in North Carolina and is best known for its distinctive ‘Bailey Box’ slogan. For more information, please call toll-free (866) 725-3111 or visit online at

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