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?Our decor and presentation leads some people to assume our store is more of a museum than a retail jewelry store. Many times people come in and whisper amongst themselves about various pieces. When I saw them doing that, I used to stand up and announce in a loud, friendly voice, ?Hey, this isn’t a library or museum, so there is no need to whisper, and I’ll be glad to show you any of our items?. One morning, these two ladies walk in and go to the wall case farthest from my desk and start to whisper to one another. So I stand up and make my announcement about it not being a library or museum and that there was no need to whisper. At this point, the one lady raises an artificial larynx to her throat and says, in an electronic-enhanced voice, ?I’m sorry, I don’t have a voice?! I will never use that line ever again when people whisper in the store. 
 
 
DAVE P.,
DENVER, CO

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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True Tales: The Woman With No Voice

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?Our decor and presentation leads some people to assume our store is more of a museum than a retail jewelry store. Many times people come in and whisper amongst themselves about various pieces. When I saw them doing that, I used to stand up and announce in a loud, friendly voice, ?Hey, this isn’t a library or museum, so there is no need to whisper, and I’ll be glad to show you any of our items?. One morning, these two ladies walk in and go to the wall case farthest from my desk and start to whisper to one another. So I stand up and make my announcement about it not being a library or museum and that there was no need to whisper. At this point, the one lady raises an artificial larynx to her throat and says, in an electronic-enhanced voice, ?I’m sorry, I don’t have a voice?! I will never use that line ever again when people whisper in the store. 
 
 
DAVE P.,
DENVER, CO

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When Sales Beat Projections, You Know Wilkerson Did Its Job

There are no crystal balls when it comes to sales projections. But when Thomasville, Georgia jeweler Fran Lewis chose Wilkerson to run the retirement/going-out-of-business sale for Lewis Jewelers and More, she was pleasantly surprised to learn that even Wilkerson could one-up its own sales numbers. “Not only did we meet our goal, but we exceeded the goal that Wilkerson had given us by about 134%,” she says. After more than 40 years in the business, Lewis says she decided a few years ago to “move towards retirement.” And she was impressed by Wilkerson’s tenure in the industry. Overall, she’d recommend the company to anyone else who may be thinking it’s time to hang up their loupe. “As a full package, they’ve done a very good job and I’d definitely recommend Wilkerson.”

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