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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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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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