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David Squires on the inspiration for poets, directors, and oh yeah, our magazine and trade show.

[dropcap cap=O]h, youth. The age of passion and wonder. Of innocence and perfection of form. The inspiration of both Romantic poets and Hollywood directors. And last but not least, the subject of this month’s INSTORE lead feature. (OK, OK … last and least.) [/dropcap]

This month, we celebrate the young by looking at a dozen jewelry professionals all under the age of 35.

It’s hard to imagine the future. (Whenever I try, I see a blur … stainess steel, jetpacks, Apple logos.) But to look at these young professionals is to suddenly see the future become tangible.

Forty years from now, many of the subjects of this story will still be working in the industry. Read about them, and you can begin to imagine what their stores will look like. What their customers will demand. How they will promote and market. The future takes shape, and it’s exciting to imagine. One other reason we selected “Youth” for this month’s lead is because of the thematic tie-in with our young, forward-looking trade show — The SMART Jewelry Show. Date: April 24-26 (with a full day extra of pre-show education on April 23). Place: Navy Pier, Chicago.

It’s a good place to make your business feel young again — even if it isn’t. And also a place where, at least for a little while, you can get on top of this big crazy business of ours and get a glimpse of where we’re going.

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Enjoy the edition. And I hope to see you at the show.

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

 

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Editor’s Note: Have a Glimpse of the Future … in Two Places

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David Squires on the inspiration for poets, directors, and oh yeah, our magazine and trade show.

[dropcap cap=O]h, youth. The age of passion and wonder. Of innocence and perfection of form. The inspiration of both Romantic poets and Hollywood directors. And last but not least, the subject of this month’s INSTORE lead feature. (OK, OK … last and least.) [/dropcap]

This month, we celebrate the young by looking at a dozen jewelry professionals all under the age of 35.

It’s hard to imagine the future. (Whenever I try, I see a blur … stainess steel, jetpacks, Apple logos.) But to look at these young professionals is to suddenly see the future become tangible.

Forty years from now, many of the subjects of this story will still be working in the industry. Read about them, and you can begin to imagine what their stores will look like. What their customers will demand. How they will promote and market. The future takes shape, and it’s exciting to imagine. One other reason we selected “Youth” for this month’s lead is because of the thematic tie-in with our young, forward-looking trade show — The SMART Jewelry Show. Date: April 24-26 (with a full day extra of pre-show education on April 23). Place: Navy Pier, Chicago.

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It’s a good place to make your business feel young again — even if it isn’t. And also a place where, at least for a little while, you can get on top of this big crazy business of ours and get a glimpse of where we’re going.

Enjoy the edition. And I hope to see you at the show.

[email protected]

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

 

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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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