Sharpeners Jam - Atlanta 2020

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Sharpening Jam May 9-11, 2020 Sharpening Convention

The Sharpeners Jam is the oldest sharpeners event / training seminar in the country. Most of the sharpening seminars and vendor room are free to everyone. Small private workshops are extra.

Both new and experienced shears, scissors and clipper blade sharpeners will enjoy the networking and learning that brings sharpeners from all over the world. The Sharpeners Jam is hosted by Bonika Shears but other sharpening equipment products and shears will be represented. ALL are welcome regardless of their choice of sharpening equipment!

Hotel Location: Best Western Plus Atlanta 301 N Central Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354  Call for special  Sharp Wars - Sharpeners Jam Rate Phone(404) 763-8777

Sunday and Monday are free. There will be presentations by each of the sharpeners to compete for the best idea. Suggestions can be shared on sharpening, organization, business or anything sharpening business related. The winner will receive a prize. (Watch Previous Years Ideas)   There will also be additional sharpening demonstrations and presentations on Sunday and Monday.

The best deal is the Sharpeners Jam VIP packages which gives you

  1. Two Saturday sharpening workshops -$299.00 VIP pkge or Three Saturday workshops - $399.00 VIP+ package.
  2. Lunches for Saturday and Sunday
  3. Entry to the presentations and vendor room on Sunday and Monday
  4. Sharp-Wars T-Shirt (please put your Tshirt size in comments. T-Shirt will be sent before the Jam if you pay the shipping or include with a regular order.)
  5. Saturday night dinner and "Escape Room Adventure.* All for $299.00. 



Sharpeners Jam 2020 Schedule

All events are at the Best Western _Plus ATL Airport in Hapeville, GA


Registration Friday Evening 7 PM – 8 PM and Saturday Morning 7:30 – 8:00 AM

Saturday Workshops

Morning 8 AM – 11 AM Hotel Meeting Rooms on each floor next to the elevator


11:00 - 11:30 Lunch – provided for instructors and VIP

Afternoon 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM Hotel Meeting Rooms on each floor next to the elevator


Late Afternoon 2:45 PM – 5:45 PM Hotel Meeting Rooms on each floor next to the elevator

FREE CLASS -How to sell shears to hair salons. Led by Gene Megowan of Bonika Shears - Atlanta Instructor and William Whatley of Jaguar Shears. (No free shears but free material)  Interactive role playing and sales training.


Leave for Escape Room – Meet in the Lobby 6:00 PM – CARPOOL


Sunday Schedule FREE

7:45 – 10:30 Registration and distribution of lunch vouchers – entrance to the Ballroom

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM Vendor Room Set up

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM Worship and Inspiration 

9:00 AM – 9:55 AM Presentation 


10:15 – 12:00 Introduction of the Vendors - Shop the Vendors

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Vendor Room , Lunch Free for VIP or $11

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Presentation 

2:10 PM – 4:30 PM Sharpeners Jam - Share Ideas Competition  

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Vendor & Bargain Table


May 6, 2019 Monday FREE   Best Western Plus Ballroom 

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Vendor Room Open

10:00 AM – 10:20 AM Winners Circle Jam Winners Announced (must be present to win)

10:20 – 10:30 Break and check out of your room

10:30 – 11:30 Ron DeWitt – Developing a Business Model for Sharpeners . Ron has a background in business consulting before becoming a shear sharpener in North Carolina. Last year Ron sold more Bonika Shears than any other sharpener in America.

11:30 – 12:00 Bonnie MegowanPowerPoint Presentation on Tips on Sharpening the new Ocean Shears, the Firefly, the Fishbone and the Bonika International Learn the correct way to sharpen these tricky shears. Those attending will get a certificate they have been trained to sharpened these shear models.

Jam is OVER

Grab the final vendor room bargains as vendors pack.


1:30 PM – 4:15 PM 


Other Semi private classes and over-flow classes for sharpening. TBA


Sharpeners Jam Reviews Youtube

Read the Educators Bios


Hotel Information

Best Western Plus special "Bonika Shears" rate of $99 per King size bed, $109.00 for two Queen beds. Includes breakfast, free wi-fi and 24 hour ATL airport shuttle. Bar on premises and I-Hop and other restaurants in walking distance.  301 N Central Ave, Hapeville, GA 30354 Phone(404) 763-8777  Tell them you are with the Sharp Wars - Bonika Sharpeners Jam.  You can can use the booking link (only compatible for computers not cell phones): Group Booking Link:  

Vendor Information

List is in process. Expected vendors are:  Bonika Shears, Nebraska Blades, Jaguar Shears, Nina Inc, EdgePro, ProLine, Sharp Edges, Hanako Scissors, H42, Finetech, RX Hone. More will be added. If you are interested in becoming a vendor please contact us.




What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking at the hotel, free airport shuttle


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Call Bonika Shears at 770-972-4332. (After hours cell phone 404-849-8343)


What's the refund policy?

No refunds after March 26. Partial refunds before this date available, please inquire.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we know you are coming


Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Call 770-972-4332 or email with changes


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. Please inform us so we can have name badges ready.


Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes. Please inform us so we can have name badges ready.


What about children?

Children are welcome at no charge but must remain under your supervision. There is a charge for the Top Gold event.


Is Hapeville near Atlanta?

Hapeville is where the Atlanta airport is. Yes, it is considered part of Atlanta. 



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4 Reviews

  • 5
    I had a great time

    Posted by Joseph Poole on 23rd Apr 2018

    I had a great time

  • 5
    Lots of Knowledge

    Posted by Luz from Puerto Rico on 20th Apr 2018

    first of all I want to thank you for all your help in the JAM which was very helpfull for me and I learned a lot
    both the staff and the people present there were always willing to help and share thanks
    I learned a lot because I did not know anything about sharpening and I know that I am going black with lots of knowledge to practice

  • 5
    Looking forward to next year

    Posted by Dennis Brooks on 19th Apr 2018

    Bonnie, Gene, Mystie, Jay & whoever else was involved-

    Just wanted to say thank you for the invite to this years Jam, I had a great time it was definitely one of the better shows. Looking forward to next year.

  • 5
    Pretty darn good

    Posted by Joe Rahuba on 30th Jul 2014

    In general, the jam was pretty darn good.

    On the plus side, all the vendors and sharpeners provided a lot of knowledge and camaraderie. The classes were presented by knowledgeable people and were worth while. I would definitely attend again in the future.

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