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CD PEACOCK PARTNERS WITH NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION FOSTER LOVE TO SUPPORT CHICAGO’S FOSTER YOUTH

CD PEACOCK PARTNERS WITH NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION FOSTER LOVE TO SUPPORT CHICAGO’S FOSTER YOUTH

 

CD Peacock, Chicago’s first business and jeweler, is helping to improve the lives of children in Chicago’s foster care. By joining forces with Foster Love (formerly Together We Rise), a nonprofit organization devoted to improving children’s lives in the foster care system, CD Peacock donated 50 bicycles and 130 custom duffle bags to a Chicago foster care center.

During their annual chain-wide charity event CD Peacock allocated a portion of sales to purchase kits to build bicycles and assemble duffle bags filled with childhood staples through Foster Love’s Build-a-Bike and Sweet Cases® initiatives.  When over a hundred boxes arrived at CD Peacock’s Oakbrook location, the Peacock employees formed teams both on and off the sales floor and spent the day assembling bicycles and decorating and filling the Sweet Cases®.  The next day, their labor of love was delivered to local foster children who were all too ready to receive them.

Why Bicycles?

Children in foster care need time just to be kids, and bicycles can offer key memories and childhood moments. Owning a bicycle can also help young kids develop confidence while having fun, and teen bikes ensure that these youth have access to personal transportation.

Why Sweet Cases®?

Foster Love’s Sweet Cases initiative provides duffel bags filled with a teddy bear, blanket, crayons, coloring book, and hygiene kit to children in foster care. Typically, these children are given trash bags to pack their belongings, making them feel disposable during one of the most difficult moments in their young lives.

“We are proud to support the initiatives of Foster Love as it continues our commitment to direct participation in our community. Children in the foster care system deserve to feel loved and supported and we are honored to play a small part in providing them with things that bring childhood joy,” says Chelsea Holtzman Lawrence, CD Peacock Vice President of Marketing and Communications.

 

 

 

 

For more information on Foster Love please visit: https://www.fosterlove.com/

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Chicago Cubs Announce CD Peacock as Official Jewelry & Watch Partner

Chicago Cubs Announce CD Peacock as Official Jewelry & Watch Partner

Partnership Includes Naming Rights to Wrigley Field's Premier Entrance and Sponsorship of New Ballpark Trophy Room

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The Chicago Cubs today announced C.D. Peacock, Chicago’s first business, as the “Official Jewelry and Watch Partner” of the club and Wrigley Field. As part of the multiyear partnership, C.D. Peacock will receive naming rights to Wrigley Field’s Premier Entrance and will be the official sponsor of a new trophy room inside the ballpark which will house the 2016 World Series Championship trophy.

“We’re thrilled to add another historic Chicago-based and family-owned company to the Cubs family,” said Cubs President of Business Operations Crane Kenney. “Through this partnership and the creation of the new trophy room, fans will be able to view the 2016 World Series Championship trophy from inside Wrigley Field for the first time ever. We are excited to share this viewing area, and the creation of the Cubs jewelry collection, with fans this season.”

As the Official Jewelry and Watch Partner, C.D. Peacock will design custom jewelry pieces for fans to purchase later this season, inspired by all things Cubs and Wrigley Field. In addition, C.D. Peacock will serve as the presenting sponsor of a new “Cubs Player of the Month” award that will spotlight one Cubs player each month. The “Cubs Player of the Month” will be decided on by fans through a social media poll with the selected player being recognized during a game.

TUDOR BLACK BAY 39 S&G 39MM STEEL CASE, STEEL AND YELLOW GOLD BRACELET

BLACK BAY 39 S&G 39MM STEEL CASE, STEEL AND YELLOW GOLD BRACELET

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Left to Right: Vice Chairman: Steven Holtzman, President: Olivier Stip, Vice President of Marketing & Communications: Chelsea Holtzman-Lawrence, Vice President Retail: Adam Woitkowski

“We are proud of this historic partnership, unifying two Chicago institutions with deep roots to the community,” said C.D. Peacock Vice President of Marketing and Communications Chelsea Holtzman Lawrence. “C.D. Peacock and the Chicago Cubs are intertwined by what makes Chicago iconic; family, resilience, and the pursuit of greatness. C.D. Peacock is committed to our legacy of creating milestone moments and we look forward to continuing this tradition at Wrigley Field.”

More details regarding the new trophy room at Wrigley Field will be shared closer to Opening Day and details regarding the C.D. Peacock Cubs-inspired jewelry line will be shared later in the season.

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C.D. Peacock names Qi Holtzman to the position of Vice President of Client Engagement and Experience as they elevate client experiences to foster loyalty

C.D. Peacock names Qi Holtzman to the position of Vice President of Client Engagement and Experience as they elevate client experiences to foster loyalty

C.D. Peacock, Chicago’s first business and oldest jeweler, today announced Qi Holtzman’s appointment to Vice President of Client Engagement and Experience.  The newly created position is focused on further cultivating relationships with their most loyal clientele through personalization, premium journeys, and curated experiences.

As Vice President of Client Engagement and Experience, Qi Holtzman will conceptualize, build and scale an engagement strategy that provides uniquely personalized and exclusive services. 

“Qi instinctively understands that luxury lives in the space beyond the transaction.  In her new role, she will create innovative engagement strategies that ensure interactions are meaningful and organic.  She will be the closest touchpoint that our clientele will have to the C.D. Peacock brand and will support the efforts of our sales teams by enhancing the experience and deepening the relationship,” says Adam Woitkowski, Vice President of Retail.

Qi joined C.D. Peacock in 2021 and is among three generations of Holtzman family members who steer the Chicago mainstay. Qi has been actively engaged in client experience and hospitality management and is GIA-AJP certified.  As a former world-class principal dancer, producer, choreographer, and educator, Qi initiated and manages C.D. Peacock’s sponsorship and ongoing partnership with the Joffrey Ballet.

Qi began her artistic performance career at age 11, studying dance in Liaoning, China. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance Performance and Education from the prestigious Beijing Dance Academy in China, and a Master of Fine Arts in Dance, Choreography and Production from the California Institute of the Arts. Among her most distinguished performance achievements is receiving China’s highest national award, "Wen Hua," for a professional artist in their field. Qi’s exceptional talents extend beyond the dance world, collaborating with world-renowned artists such as conductor Zubin Mehta of the New York Philharmonic and film director, Zhang Yimo, of Raise the Red Lantern and Hero.  This collaboration resulted in a residency in the Italian opera Turandot at the Florence Opera House, with Qi cast in the role of executioner.

“Living in America and Europe for many years, I encountered people with rich cultures and diversity. This position allows me to utilize the combined experiences and discipline that I learned while I was traveling the world with the national dance company in China. In fact, creating elevated client experiences is much like planning a production with the awareness, sensibility and timing. I look forward to designing programs with personalization and elegance that engage our clients in ways that appeal to their lifestyle here locally, nationally, and even internationally,” says Qi Holtzman

Of Qi’s new role and experience, Olivier Stip, C.D. Peacock’s president, says, "Qi’ s artistic, multicultural, multilingual, and international background make her the perfect person to reinforce and expand our relationships with the local communities who trust us with the meaningful purchases in their lives."

A bellwether in the family-owned watch and jewelry retailer business, Qi’s tenure as the new Vice President of Client Engagement and Experience is an integral component of C.D. Peacock’s rebranding. With the opening of C.D. Peacock’s new flagship store in Fall 2023, it highlights the retailer’s pursuit to redefine the way consumers shop for luxury.

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With an eye on expansion, C.D. Peacock promotes Olivier Stip to President and welcomes Adam Woitkowski as the company’s first Vice President of Retail.

With an eye on expansion, C.D. Peacock promotes Olivier Stip to President and welcomes Adam Woitkowski as the company’s first Vice President of Retail.

C.D. Peacock, Chicago’s first business and the city’s oldest jeweler, announces changes to its management team as they enter an expansive stage of growth and development in the greater Chicago market.

Olivier Stip, who joined C.D. Peacock in May 2022 as Chief Development Officer, has been promoted to the position of President, reporting directly to Steven Holtzman, Vice Chairman. Stip started his C.D. Peacock tenure by accelerating the development of the new 20,000-sqft flagship store, opening June 2023. 

“The past four months allowed me to appreciate how deeply C.D. Peacock is rooted in Chicago’s history and culture,” says Olivier Stip. 

Stip’s new appointment as President illustrates the Holtzman family’s focus on positioning C.D. Peacock as a premier retailer while refreshing the company’s image through a complete rebranding which will be rolled out in early 2023. 

“Our long-standing partnership with the most iconic watch brands is stronger than ever, and we have an ambitious plan to further develop our jewelry business by introducing new C.D. Peacock bridal and fine jewelry collections as early as 2023,” adds Stip. 

To support the initiatives, C.D. Peacock has named Adam Woitkowski to the newly created position of Vice President of Retail.  Woitkowski will lead C.D. Peacock’s three stores and increase the focus on client development, experience and service.  Woitkowski brings a wealth of retail and client expertise acquired at prestigious companies such as Chanel and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as large specialized retail chains Target and Home Depot.

On the future of C.D. Peacock, Steven Holtzman says, “We’re in a unique position to be reimagining Chicago's oldest retailer, during our 185th anniversary, with a team so expertly versed in brand building. When considering a combination of Olivier Stip’s background with Chanel and Cartier, Adam Woitkowski’s blended experiences at ultra-luxury and big box retailers, and my experience in the luxury watch business, our collective expertise gives us the capacity to transform the store’s culture as C.D. Peacock enters its expansion phase.  This won't look or feel like your typical American jewelry store.”

About C.D. Peacock
Established in 1837, C.D. Peacock is Chicago’s oldest jeweler and premier destination for luxury watch and jewelry brands, including Rolex, Cartier, Chanel, Omega, Tudor, IWC, Tag Heuer, Longines, Hearts on Fire, Roberto Coin and Mikimoto.  Family owned and operated, C.D. Peacock has been helping clients celebrate special occasions for 185 years, providing quality family heirlooms that are passed down for generations. C.D. Peacock operates three boutique locations in Woodfield Mall, Old Orchard Mall, and Oakbrook Center—where its “Mansion in the Clouds” flagship is planned to open in June 2023. For more information, visit cdpeacock.com or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest

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C.D. Peacock Appoints Luxury Goods Veteran Olivier Stip to Newly Created Chief Development Officer Role

C.D. Peacock Appoints Luxury Goods Veteran Olivier Stip to Newly Created Chief Development Officer Role

C.D. Peacock, Chicago’s oldest jeweler and first business, announced today that watch and jewelry industry strategist Olivier Stip has joined the company as Chief Development Officer, a newly-created role within the firm.  Working closely with C.D. Peacock’s Vice Chairman, Steven Holtzman, Olivier Stip will lead both the remodeling and expansion of the stores in Chicago. Stip will also devise the plan for network development and spearhead the brand transformation, reinforcing C.D. Peacock’s connection with new generations of clients while remaining true to its Chicago DNA and tradition.

“Olivier Stip’s tenure in the Haute Horlogerie & Joaillerie sector will prove an invaluable asset to C.D. Peacock’s growth and development plans. He fully understands the significance and relevance of enhancing the client’s journey within the luxury environment—which is essential for client acquisition and retention,” says Steven Holtzman.

Leveraging a career spanning three decades, Olivier Stip is an accomplished global executive in the luxury goods industry known for his client-centric vision and strategic approach.  Previously, he worked for Chanel as General Manager of watches & fine jewelry for the U.S., developing the business synergy with Chanel Fashion Retail.  Prior to working at Chanel, he was the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Cartier North America. He contributed to the company’s retail acceleration and led the rapid expansion of its iconic Love and Bridal jewelry lines. He has also worked for Piaget International in Geneva where he held the positions of Vice President of Retail and Vice President of Marketing.

“I am thrilled to move to Chicago and join the Holtzman family in their effort to reinforce the influence of C.D. Peacock as the crown jeweler in Chicago and a premier retailer in the country,” says Olivier Stip.

Earlier this year, C.D. Peacock announced plans to build a new flagship store in an anchor location in Oakbrook Center.  The two-story 20,500 square foot space will fuse global luxury concepts and local heritage to influence one of the largest and most innovative jewelry and watch stores in the U.S. Offering a premier, reimagined luxury shopping experience, the Oakbrook Mansion will combine the coziness of individual boutiques on the first floor with the entertaining appeal of the “Peacock 1837” Room on the second floor, including private branded spaces, a lounge and a museum.

About C.D. Peacock
Established in 1837, C.D. Peacock is Chicago’s oldest jeweler and premier destination for luxury watch and jewelry brands, including Rolex, Cartier, Tudor, Omega, IWC, Chanel, Hearts on Fire and Mikimoto. Family owned and operated, C.D. Peacock has been helping clients celebrate special occasions for 185 years, providing quality family heirlooms that are passed down for generations. Its three boutiques are located in Woodfield Mall, Old Orchard Mall, and Oakbrook Center, also where the flagship mansion is planned to open in Spring 2023. For more information, visit cdpeacock.com or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest

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C.D. Peacock announces one of the largest U.S. watch and jewelry stores opening Spring 2023 at Chicago's Oakbrook Center

C.D. Peacock announces one of the largest U.S. watch and jewelry stores opening Spring 2023 at Chicago's Oakbrook Center
Chicago’s first business returns to family-inspired foundation to celebrate 185th anniversary 

 

Chicago’s oldest business, and the city’s first jeweler, is returning to its family-inspired foundation, restoring peacock pride and honoring hometown roots by transferring leadership responsibilities from patriarch Seymour Holtzman to son, Steven Holtzman, as the new vice chairman. 

C.D. Peacock announced the months-long succession plan for Steven and his wife, Qi, to assume leadership effective this month. They have relocated from Switzerland to Chicago as the company enters its 185th anniversary year and announces plans for one of the largest watch and jewelry stores of its kind in the flagship mansion planned for the Oakbrook Center opening in spring 2023. A global industry veteran, Steven’s expertise spans three decades in the Swiss luxury watch market, working with the most prestigious retailers in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.  


C.D.Peacock Vice Chairman Steven Holtzman (right) and Chief Experience Officer Qi Holtzman.

 

“Chicagoans can expect to see C.D. Peacock fanning its vibrant feathers in new places, with unique concepts and strong luxury brand partnerships to serve future generations. We’ve been our great city’s leading jeweler since 1837,” noted Steven Holtzman, vice chairman. “Qi and I are honored to be overseeing one of the most exciting times in our company’s history,” he says. 

The Holtzman’s plan to incorporate global luxury concepts to influence one of the first-of-its-kind, 20,500 square-foot indoor-outdoor spaces. The flagship mansion will include a bar, lounge, VIP rooms and a museum to make C.D. Peacock one of the largest jewelry and watch experiences in the U.S.

“We are Chicago. The House of Peacock was the first registered business in Illinois in 1837. We are proud of our heritage and continue to invest in the region. By significantly boosting the retail sector with another ‘first,’ C.D. Peacock continues to exceed consumer demands for exceptional quality, impeccable service, and an elevated shopping experience,” says Holtzman

Holtzman adds, “The investment in our flagship mansion at Oakbrook Center - where 20 million visitors annually spend over 1 billion dollars - is a natural choice as consumer lifestyles and spending shift to the suburbs. Open space, eclectic restaurant offerings and ample free parking combine to provide the perfect backdrop for our new location, which will redefine the way consumers shop for luxury.”

About C.D. Peacock
Established in 1837, C.D. Peacock is Chicago’s oldest jeweler and premier destination for luxury watch and jewelry brands, including Rolex, Cartier, Tudor, Omega, IWC, Chanel, Hearts on Fire and Mikimoto. Family owned and operated, C.D. Peacock has been helping clients celebrate special occasions for 185 years, providing quality family heirlooms that are passed down for generations. To discover luxury at its finest, visit one of our three boutique locations, Woodfield Mall, Old Orchard Mall, and Oakbrook Center, also where our flagship mansion is planned to open in Spring 2023.

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C.D. Peacock Sponsors The Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker

C.D. Peacock Sponsors The Joffrey Ballet Nutcracker

“The Nutcracker is the Joffrey’s largest annual production and a cultural staple of Chicago’s holiday season."

C.D. Peacock, Chicago’s oldest jeweler, announces its status as the newest corporate sponsor of The Joffrey Ballet’s presentation of The Nutcracker – currently running at Lyric Opera House, now through December 26.

Christopher Wheeldon’s reimagined classic follows young Marie and the Nutcracker Prince on a Christmas Eve journey through the 1893 World’s Fair with a dazzling spectacle of sights, sounds, and enchantment. This annual holiday tradition celebrates the magic of the season and the rich cultural heritage of Chicago.

C.D. Peacock’s generous contribution not only brings the joy of The Nutcracker back to the stage for thousands this holiday season, but it also supports The Joffrey Ballet’s mission of artistic excellence and world-class dance education.

“C.D. Peacock is committed to supporting Chicago’s performing arts. By partnering with The Joffrey Ballet, not only is C.D. Peacock fostering local performances beginning with The Nutcracker, but also the larger community by contributing to youth arts education and dance programs,” says Qi Holtzman of C.D. Peacock.

“The Nutcracker is the Joffrey’s largest annual production and a cultural staple of Chicago’s holiday season,” says Greg Cameron, President and CEO of the Joffrey. “Bringing this magical performance to life requires a great deal of financial support, and we are so pleased and grateful that C.D. Peacock has joined the ranks of our corporate sponsors that are helping the Joffrey continue a proud tradition for audiences here in Chicago.”  

Tickets are still available for this year’s performance of The Nutcracker. To view the show’s schedule and purchase tickets, visit: joffrey.org/nutcracker.

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