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Do You Or Don’t You … Think You Should Work with Local Businesses?

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Brain Squad” members share their thoughts on working with local businesses.

 

[h2]Yes, I Do [/h2]

We try to buy from locally owned businesses for our office supplies. — Mark & Michelle Goodman; Goodman Jewelers of Abingdon, Abingdon, VA

I buy from other small businesses when I can, even paying a little more. — John Lewis; Cravens & Lewis Jewelers, Georgetown, KY

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I never shop at big-box stores. It is like selling your soul to the devil. — David Mell; The Goldsmith Jewelers, Lawrenceville, GA

I work with the flower shop and the hairdresser for weddings. It helps us all! — Donn Powers; Donn Powers Jeweler, South Milwaukee, WI

For our ladies night out we work with a local wine store. — Jeff Bergey; Bergey Jewelry, Oregon, WI

We combine ads and promotions to bring traffic to the area. — David Beduze; Generation Jewelers, Watertown, WI

I do a lot of barter. — Jan Domenico; JD Designs, Houston, TX

We partner with a couple of local car dealers for promotions and trade for advertising. — Susie Freeman; Freeman Jewelers, Fort Wayne, IN

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The more you share and give the more you receive. — Lex Harrison; GM Jewelers, San Jancinto, CA

 

[h2]No, I Don’t [/h2]

I’m tired of being stabbed in the back by my neighbors. — Steve Stempinski; Steve’s Place, Madison, GA

We only have antique stores and furniture stores and beer joints in our small town. The antique and furniture stores sell jewelry to keep afloat, which takes away from our store. — Tom & Cindy Rice; Rice’s Jewelry, Mebane, NC

Been in business 56 years, and have had many local companies wanting to co-op advertising and specials. Most aren’t in business anymore. Don’t want my name linked to these companies. — Brian Holman; Holman Jewelers, Springfield, TN

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[span class=note]This story is from the January 2010 edition of INSTORE[/span]

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Do You Or Don't You?

Do You Or Don’t You … Think You Should Work with Local Businesses?

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Brain Squad” members share their thoughts on working with local businesses.

 

[h2]Yes, I Do [/h2]

We try to buy from locally owned businesses for our office supplies. — Mark & Michelle Goodman; Goodman Jewelers of Abingdon, Abingdon, VA

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I buy from other small businesses when I can, even paying a little more. — John Lewis; Cravens & Lewis Jewelers, Georgetown, KY

I never shop at big-box stores. It is like selling your soul to the devil. — David Mell; The Goldsmith Jewelers, Lawrenceville, GA

I work with the flower shop and the hairdresser for weddings. It helps us all! — Donn Powers; Donn Powers Jeweler, South Milwaukee, WI

For our ladies night out we work with a local wine store. — Jeff Bergey; Bergey Jewelry, Oregon, WI

We combine ads and promotions to bring traffic to the area. — David Beduze; Generation Jewelers, Watertown, WI

I do a lot of barter. — Jan Domenico; JD Designs, Houston, TX

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We partner with a couple of local car dealers for promotions and trade for advertising. — Susie Freeman; Freeman Jewelers, Fort Wayne, IN

The more you share and give the more you receive. — Lex Harrison; GM Jewelers, San Jancinto, CA

 

[h2]No, I Don’t [/h2]

I’m tired of being stabbed in the back by my neighbors. — Steve Stempinski; Steve’s Place, Madison, GA

We only have antique stores and furniture stores and beer joints in our small town. The antique and furniture stores sell jewelry to keep afloat, which takes away from our store. — Tom & Cindy Rice; Rice’s Jewelry, Mebane, NC

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Been in business 56 years, and have had many local companies wanting to co-op advertising and specials. Most aren’t in business anymore. Don’t want my name linked to these companies. — Brian Holman; Holman Jewelers, Springfield, TN

[span class=note]This story is from the January 2010 edition of INSTORE[/span]

Continue Reading
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SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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