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Encourage Happy Accidents … and More Event Ideas for August

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Medical researcher Julius Comroe once defined serendipity as “looking for a needle in a haystack and getting out of it with the farmer’s daughter.” On SERENDIPITY DAY, the idea of “happy accidents” sounds like a great theme for a sales event — either with surprise giveaways, or as an excuse to try something like a marketing exercise you’ve never done before. You never know.

  • August 4 On Single Working Women Day, hold a “Bring a Friend Event” to celebrate their contributions to society.
  • August 28 The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament gets under way today. Mark Chris Evert’s accidental launch 30 years ago of a jewelry tradition with a display devoted to “tennis bracelets.”
  • August 28 Ninety-five years ago, a Long Island station broadcast The First Radio Commercial. It cost $100 and dragged on for 10 minutes. Today you can get short spots for less than that — especially at this time of year when things are slow. Shop around. 

This article originally appeared in the August 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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Thinking of Liquidating? Think: Wilkerson

When Peter Reines, owner of Reines Jewelers in Charlottesville, VA, decided it was time to turn over the “reins” of his 45-year-old business to Jessica and Kevin Rogers, he chose Wilkerson to run his liquidation sale. It was, he says, the best way to maximize the return on his decades-long investment in fine jewelry. Now, with new owners at the helm, Reines can relax knowing that the sale was a success, and his new life is financially secure. And he’s glad he partnered with Wilkerson for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “There’s just no way one person or company could run a sale the way we did,” he says.

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Encourage Happy Accidents … and More Event Ideas for August

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Medical researcher Julius Comroe once defined serendipity as “looking for a needle in a haystack and getting out of it with the farmer’s daughter.” On SERENDIPITY DAY, the idea of “happy accidents” sounds like a great theme for a sales event — either with surprise giveaways, or as an excuse to try something like a marketing exercise you’ve never done before. You never know.

  • August 4 On Single Working Women Day, hold a “Bring a Friend Event” to celebrate their contributions to society.
  • August 28 The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament gets under way today. Mark Chris Evert’s accidental launch 30 years ago of a jewelry tradition with a display devoted to “tennis bracelets.”
  • August 28 Ninety-five years ago, a Long Island station broadcast The First Radio Commercial. It cost $100 and dragged on for 10 minutes. Today you can get short spots for less than that — especially at this time of year when things are slow. Shop around. 

This article originally appeared in the August 2017 edition of INSTORE.

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Thinking of Liquidating? Think: Wilkerson

When Peter Reines, owner of Reines Jewelers in Charlottesville, VA, decided it was time to turn over the “reins” of his 45-year-old business to Jessica and Kevin Rogers, he chose Wilkerson to run his liquidation sale. It was, he says, the best way to maximize the return on his decades-long investment in fine jewelry. Now, with new owners at the helm, Reines can relax knowing that the sale was a success, and his new life is financially secure. And he’s glad he partnered with Wilkerson for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. “There’s just no way one person or company could run a sale the way we did,” he says.

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