Connect with us

Headlines

Co-Chairman of Ben Bridge Jeweler Dies

mm

Published

on

He was a key business figure in Seattle.

Herb Bridge, co-chairman of Ben Bridge Jeweler, has passed away, the Puget Sound Business Journal report.

He was 93.

Bridge was an important figure in Seattle civic and business life, and his nickname was “Mr. Downtown,” according to the Business Journal. He was also a Navy veteran who served in World War II and the Korean War, achieving the rank of rear admiral.

Bridge and his brother Bob Bridge served as co-chairmen of the jewelry chain, whose history dates to 1912. According to its website, Ben Bridge Jeweler has over 100 stores in 11 states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. It also has locations in Canada.

The company became a part of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. in 2000 but has continued to be family-run.

Read more at the Puget Sound Business Journal

Advertisement

Continue Reading
Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

Downsizing? Wilkerson Is Here to Help

Orin Mazzoni, Jr., the owner of Orin Jewelers in Garden City and Northville, Michigan, decided it was time to downsize. With two locations and an eye on the future, Mazzoni asked Wilkerson to take the lead on closing the Garden City store. Mazzoni met Wilkerson’s Rick Hayes some years back, he says, and once he made up his mind to consolidate, he and Hayes “set up a timeline” for the sale. Despite the pandemic, Mazzoni says the everything went smoothly. “Many days, we had lines of people waiting to get in,” he says, adding that Wilkerson’s professionalism made it all worthwhile. “Whenever you do an event like this, you think, ‘I’ve been doing this my whole life. Do I really need to pay someone to do it for me?’ But then I realized, these guys are the pros and we need to move forward with them.”

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular