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Editor’s Note: Running on Fumes and No Small Amount of Pride

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You want people to work in your store because they love jewelry, says David Squires.

 

[dropcap cap=I]t’s the time of year when our work gets crazy. That’s an understatement. Basically, for a few months a year, our jobs becomes a series of percussion grenades going off around us. Smart Show show guide. Boom! Basel. Grokkkk! Giant May issue. Ker-blam! America’s Coolest Stores finalist voting. Poweeee! Smart Jewelry Show. Blammo! Giant June issue. Kronggggg![/dropcap]

Finally, at long last, we’re beginning to emerge … with dazed eyes, ringing ears and numerous involuntary tics. And all our editors and other talented editorial wizards will welcome some well-earned rest after Las Vegas.

Probably the most satisfying highlight for me was seeing the growth of INSTORE’s Smart Jewelry Show in its second year.

I spent most of the show at the INSTORE booth in the center of the show floor. And had a great time meeting many of you and telling you where the food stands were. Or where you could leave your Treasure Hunt entry. To all of you who came, thanks for being there. We loved having you and can’t wait to see you next year.

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Overall, I’m proud of the show, which I think has become a true national-level event. In addition to the strongest education program in the industry, we had one of the best vendor lineups anywhere.

Now the Smart Show is a realistic choice for the many jewelers who hate Las Vegas. (Not to mention a great occasional option for jewelers who don’t feel like going to Vegas every year and want to try someplace different.)

Wishing you the very best in business!

[email protected]

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

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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: Running on Fumes and No Small Amount of Pride

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You want people to work in your store because they love jewelry, says David Squires.

 

[dropcap cap=I]t’s the time of year when our work gets crazy. That’s an understatement. Basically, for a few months a year, our jobs becomes a series of percussion grenades going off around us. Smart Show show guide. Boom! Basel. Grokkkk! Giant May issue. Ker-blam! America’s Coolest Stores finalist voting. Poweeee! Smart Jewelry Show. Blammo! Giant June issue. Kronggggg![/dropcap]

Finally, at long last, we’re beginning to emerge … with dazed eyes, ringing ears and numerous involuntary tics. And all our editors and other talented editorial wizards will welcome some well-earned rest after Las Vegas.

Probably the most satisfying highlight for me was seeing the growth of INSTORE’s Smart Jewelry Show in its second year.

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I spent most of the show at the INSTORE booth in the center of the show floor. And had a great time meeting many of you and telling you where the food stands were. Or where you could leave your Treasure Hunt entry. To all of you who came, thanks for being there. We loved having you and can’t wait to see you next year.

Overall, I’m proud of the show, which I think has become a true national-level event. In addition to the strongest education program in the industry, we had one of the best vendor lineups anywhere.

Now the Smart Show is a realistic choice for the many jewelers who hate Las Vegas. (Not to mention a great occasional option for jewelers who don’t feel like going to Vegas every year and want to try someplace different.)

Wishing you the very best in business!

[email protected]

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

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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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