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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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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

It’s Going to Set Us Up Very Nicely for Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

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