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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.

 

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

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

 

Do You Or Don’t You … Think You Should Work 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

Advertisement

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]

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Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

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