That Business Show starts week 101 and has had the privilege of interviewing over 1000 varying professionals from across Tampa Bay as well as nationally. It truly is a privilege to be able to start each morning by learning from other entrepreneurs in business and to give back to the community through the radio show. Our guests today embody the idea of giving back and were Julie and Steve Weintraub, Owners of The Gold and Diamond Source.
Founded in 1984, Gold & Diamond Source has become a recognized brand in the Tampa Bay community. From television and radio to events and organizations, The Gold and Diamond Source brand is a consistent presence amongst the community. The brand was launched by Steve after running a jewelry manufacturing plant for five years when he noticed an opportunity to provide a key differentiator between his brand and the others. Frustrated by the lack of real value provided by jewelers, Steve began offering a 100% diamond trade in guarantee meaning that any diamond purchased at their store could be traded in for an upgrade and you get credit for the trade in at the full cost you paid for your original piece. That idea, now 33 years later, has developed into a huge 10,000 square feet building featuring more jewelry in one location than anywhere else in the Southeast United States.
In the spirit of giving back, they launched Hands Across the Bay, a non-profit organization founded in 2010 that aids and assists families in the Tampa Bay area that are facing difficult times or are victims are crimes such as domestic abuse. Since its inception, HATB has given back $500,000 in assistance to the Tampa Bay community!
Another key takeaway from their brand is the love and care they have for one another. When you see one of them, you always see the other. Their brand has developed around their relationship as husband and wife, something lacking in many businesses today. They truly are role models for couples both in business and in life.
Consider them for your engagement ring or next piece of jewelry. Their goal is to treat their customers the same way they treat friends and family and they want you to feel like you are stepping inside their home when you enter The Gold and Diamond Source. Located at 3800 Ulmerton Rd in Clearwater, they can be reached too at 800-494-4940. Catch the complete interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYzjvL2fcaw and please subscribe for more entrepreneurial discussions each morning on That Business Show. Find us on iTunes as well here!