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Partner Up With a Taco Truck For Cinco de Mayo, Reach Out to Rock Hounds on Geek Pride Day, and More Upcoming Calendar Dates

And Loyalty Day is your chance to repay your best customers.





5 With every passing year, America gets a little more Hispanic (as a demographic cohort, Latinos surged passed the 60 million mark recently), which is as good a reason as any to celebrate CINCO DE MAYO. (Just think, if General Zaragoza hadn’t prevailed, we might be all eating in French bistros instead of Taco Bell! … Nah, probably not.) Team up with a local food truck and prepare some special treats for your customers. ¡Viva México!

1 Ahead of NATIONAL LOYALTY DAY, send a special “$100 off, no minimum spend required” coupon to your 50 best customers. Be sure they understand this is a special insider perk.

25 GEEK PRIDE DAY celebrates society’s nerds and their passions. And, be honest, there aren’t many geekier than rock hounds. Hold a gem roundtable to bring together these fellow souls in your community.

30 It’s MEMORIAL DAY! It’s the perfect time for some blue sky thinking about a fun event you could do in the second half of the year.

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When There’s No Succession Plan, Call Wilkerson

Bob Wesley, owner of Robert C. Wesley Jewelers in Scottsdale, Ariz., was a third-generation jeweler. When it was time to enjoy life on the other side of the counter, he weighed his options. His lease was nearing renewal time and with no succession plan, he decided it was time to call Wilkerson. There was plenty of inventory to sell and at first, says Wesley, he thought he might try to manage a sale himself. But he’s glad he didn’t. “There’s no way I could have done this as well as Wilkerson,” he says. Wilkerson took responsibility for the entire event, with every detail — from advertising to accounting — done, dusted and managed by the Wilkerson team. “It’s the complete package,” he says of the Wilkerson method of helping jewelers to easily go on to the next phase of their lives. “There’s no way any retailer can duplicate what they’ve done.”

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