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Take a Page from Toilet Paper Producers for This Themed Event

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Take a Page from Toilet Paper Producers for This Themed Event

Each year, Quilted Northern sponsors a Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest in which entrants – there were more than 1,500 last year – create designs using nothing but tissue, tape, glue and thread. According to the sponsors, the contest highlights “what is truly possible when toilet paper is crafted for greatness.” It also does a fantastic job of reframing the way people may think of Quilted Northern’s products to stress quality and attention to detail. (And let’s not forget the media interest in such a bizarre contest.) Is there something you could do that is as clever? How about teaming up with a paper clip maker with a promise to make a winning ring design in real gold? A competition for necklaces made of soda can pull-tabs? Earrings made of …

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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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