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Editor’s Note: See You in the Windy City

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The epic eighth installment
of
our trade show starts April 17

This article originally appeared in the April 2016 edition of INSTORE.


Welcome, welcome, to our jeweler friends
coming to the SMART Jewelry Show, being
held at Chicago’s Navy Pier from Sunday,
April 17 to Tuesday, April 19 (with a full day
of pre-show education on Saturday, April
16)

This year, we’ve got another exciting mix
of events designed to inspire you and boost
your business.

Show associate director Cindy Chandler
has stuffed this year’s education program
with useful and inspiring seminars,
including key sessions from business guru
Benjamin Smithee, sales trainer Shane
Decker and bridal expert Alan Berg. Of
course, we’ve brought in another group of
America’s Coolest Stores winners to share
success secrets with show attendees. These
sessions are always among my favorites
for their ability to provide specific actions
for future growth as well as inspiring the
energy to execute those actions.

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You’ll also participate in fun activities
like our epic Sunday night party at the Navy
Pier ballroom (get your dancing shoes on!)
as well as, for a lucky few, a special private
guided tour of Chicago’s Field Museum and
its Grainger Hall of Gems

And last but certainly not least (it’s why
we are all here, after all!), you’ll find our
show aisles filled with loads of top-notch
shopping opportunities from hundreds of
vendors covering every product category

It’s hard to believe that our Chicago
event is about to celebrate its eighth
birthday. It seemed like yesterday that we
launched on this crazy little adventure.
Sincere thanks to everyone out there who
has supported our innovative trade show
since its inception. See you all in Chicago!

Wishing you the very best business,

DAVID SQUIRES


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The mayor who leads from
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46%

The jeweler who is there
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leads, who had been going
through a rough divorce,
decide to reconcile after be- ing thrown together by their
epic, near-death experience

33%

The handyman whose pragmatic skills help forge an
unlikely escape route

3%

The computer nerd who
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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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Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: See You in the Windy City

Published

on

The epic eighth installment
of
our trade show starts April 17

This article originally appeared in the April 2016 edition of INSTORE.


Welcome, welcome, to our jeweler friends
coming to the SMART Jewelry Show, being
held at Chicago’s Navy Pier from Sunday,
April 17 to Tuesday, April 19 (with a full day
of pre-show education on Saturday, April
16)

This year, we’ve got another exciting mix
of events designed to inspire you and boost
your business.

Advertisement

Show associate director Cindy Chandler
has stuffed this year’s education program
with useful and inspiring seminars,
including key sessions from business guru
Benjamin Smithee, sales trainer Shane
Decker and bridal expert Alan Berg. Of
course, we’ve brought in another group of
America’s Coolest Stores winners to share
success secrets with show attendees. These
sessions are always among my favorites
for their ability to provide specific actions
for future growth as well as inspiring the
energy to execute those actions.

You’ll also participate in fun activities
like our epic Sunday night party at the Navy
Pier ballroom (get your dancing shoes on!)
as well as, for a lucky few, a special private
guided tour of Chicago’s Field Museum and
its Grainger Hall of Gems

And last but certainly not least (it’s why
we are all here, after all!), you’ll find our
show aisles filled with loads of top-notch
shopping opportunities from hundreds of
vendors covering every product category

It’s hard to believe that our Chicago
event is about to celebrate its eighth
birthday. It seemed like yesterday that we
launched on this crazy little adventure.
Sincere thanks to everyone out there who
has supported our innovative trade show
since its inception. See you all in Chicago!

Wishing you the very best business,

DAVID SQUIRES

Advertisement

ONE QUICK QUESTION

Which
character would
you play in a
disaster movie?

18%

The mayor who leads from
the front

46%

The jeweler who is there
with a ring when the two
leads, who had been going
through a rough divorce,
decide to reconcile after be- ing thrown together by their
epic, near-death experience

33%

The handyman whose pragmatic skills help forge an
unlikely escape route

Advertisement
3%

The computer nerd who
hacks into the mainframe
and saves the day

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

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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