Founded in 1930 and world renowned for its luxury tableware and timepiece stores, the Beverly Hills staple is recognized as one of the top family-run businesses in the city, while President and CEO Thomas J. Blumenthal is honored for his continuous efforts to give back to the local community
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. (October 31st, 2018) – GEARYS Beverly Hills has been recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ) as a top Family-Owned Business in Los Angeles. The article in the publication’s October 29 issue recognizes family-owned businesses that have distinguished themselves in the city through both business accomplishments and contributions to the local community.
Shortly before the LABJ recognition, GEARYS President and CEO Thomas J. Blumenthal was also honored with the “74th Annual Excellence in Service Award” by the Jewelers 24 Karat Club of Southern California. The awards ceremony, which took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel on October 6, 2018, honored Blumenthal for his leadership, dedication and philanthropy to the gem and jewelry industry. Since 1944, the Jewelers 24 Karat Club has been promoting ethical business practices among jewelers.
First owned by his grandparents followed by his uncle, Blumenthal has been leading GEARYS since 2003. Under his management, an extensive selection of fine jewelry and timepieces were added to the store’s inventory and white-glove customer service became a store standard.
Over the years, GEARYS has given back to the community in a prolific way, sponsoring a wide variety of local charities and civic causes. Blumenthal’s involvements include being Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Mount St. Mary’s University and an active member of the Beverly Hills Rotary Club, among others.
“As we approach nearly 90 years of being in business, we reflect on the success we’ve built as a family and as a team of more than 90 employees,” said Thomas J. Blumenthal. “Together, we have transformed a small art supply and gift store into a Beverly Hills institution that represents the moments that matter most in life—being with the people you love. We’re grateful that our legacy and philanthropy continues to be recognized by the community.”
For more information about GEARYS Beverly Hills, please visit www.gearys.com.
About GEARYS Beverly Hills
As a Beverly Hills tradition for 88 years, GEARYS continues to celebrate the #MomentsThatMatter by discovering and showcasing an unrivaled medley of luxury brands from around the world including fine china, crystal, home decor and gifts, as well as the most sought after pieces in jewelry and watches. GEARYS’ unique Gift Registry program has been tailored to deliver impeccable service provided by highly trained team members, along with Corporate Gifting and Designer programs that provide genuine white glove service.