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“I like to think I have a sense of humor,” says Jonathan Mervis, a third-generation family jeweler with Mervis Diamond Importers in Washington, DC. “My grandfather, who started our family business, was the master joker and story teller. He is my inspiration in both business and personal life.” After graduating with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from University of Maryland, Jonathan now works as digital strategist for the family business. With an eye toward innovation and new business development, he is particularly interested in developing an e-commerce revenue stream and leveraging online marketing to drive brick-and-mortar sales.

[span class=note]This story is from the July 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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“I like to think I have a sense of humor,” says Jonathan Mervis, a third-generation family jeweler with Mervis Diamond Importers in Washington, DC. “My grandfather, who started our family business, was the master joker and story teller. He is my inspiration in both business and personal life.” After graduating with a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from University of Maryland, Jonathan now works as digital strategist for the family business. With an eye toward innovation and new business development, he is particularly interested in developing an e-commerce revenue stream and leveraging online marketing to drive brick-and-mortar sales.

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

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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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