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Mallory Murphy, 21, is the fourth generation of Murphy Jewelers and the daughter of Patrick and Kim Murphy. After constantly hearing her father tell “cheesy” jokes to friends at jewelry trade shows, she knew she had to do something to restore her family’s reputation, she says. “We started to become infamously known for our bad jokes,” says Mallory. “‘The Last Laugh’ is my way to clear the Murphy name, while also providing my dad with new material!” Murphy Jewelers was founded in 1913 when Frank J. Murphy opened a store in downtown Pottsville, PA, and traveled door-to-door in a horse and buggy repairing schoolhouse clocks. Today, almost 100 years later, they’ve grown to become one of Pennsylvania’s foremost jewelry retailers, with three locations in Pottsville, Hamburg, and a newly opened store at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley in Lehigh Valley, PA.

[span class=note]This story is from the May 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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Last Laugh: Mallory Murphy

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In this month’s joke, a shoplifter gets caught in the act of stealing an expensive watch.

Last Laugh: Mallory Murphy

[h5]ABOUT OUR JOKER [/h5]

Mallory Murphy, 21, is the fourth generation of Murphy Jewelers and the daughter of Patrick and Kim Murphy. After constantly hearing her father tell “cheesy” jokes to friends at jewelry trade shows, she knew she had to do something to restore her family’s reputation, she says. “We started to become infamously known for our bad jokes,” says Mallory. “‘The Last Laugh’ is my way to clear the Murphy name, while also providing my dad with new material!” Murphy Jewelers was founded in 1913 when Frank J. Murphy opened a store in downtown Pottsville, PA, and traveled door-to-door in a horse and buggy repairing schoolhouse clocks. Today, almost 100 years later, they’ve grown to become one of Pennsylvania’s foremost jewelry retailers, with three locations in Pottsville, Hamburg, and a newly opened store at the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley in Lehigh Valley, PA.

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

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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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