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BRIAN MCCALL, Midwest Jewelers & Estate Buyers, Zionsville, IN


Happy people! It is so important to create a work environment that makes the employees happy — it makes the whole thing work. I am very passionate and enthusiastic about jewelry and watches and I make sure to surround myself with people who share and feed my enthusiasm. A big part of this process is listening to the staff, encouraging and developing ideas, as well as empowering them to take ownership of ideas and projects. This investment in my staff is my most valuable asset and it pays off tenfold when customers walk through the door and are met by knowledgeable, enthusiastic and happy people. Just because you have a nice store with great, well-priced stuff, doesn’t mean that money will fall from people’s pockets — having a longer view and working with your staff, rather than being “the boss,” and creating that something special has been well worth the effort for me.

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This article originally appeared in the October 2015 edition of INSTORE.

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What I’ve Learned: Brian McCall

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Make your employees happy.

BRIAN MCCALL, Midwest Jewelers & Estate Buyers, Zionsville, IN


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Happy people! It is so important to create a work environment that makes the employees happy — it makes the whole thing work. I am very passionate and enthusiastic about jewelry and watches and I make sure to surround myself with people who share and feed my enthusiasm. A big part of this process is listening to the staff, encouraging and developing ideas, as well as empowering them to take ownership of ideas and projects. This investment in my staff is my most valuable asset and it pays off tenfold when customers walk through the door and are met by knowledgeable, enthusiastic and happy people. Just because you have a nice store with great, well-priced stuff, doesn’t mean that money will fall from people’s pockets — having a longer view and working with your staff, rather than being “the boss,” and creating that something special has been well worth the effort for me.

This article originally appeared in the October 2015 edition of INSTORE.

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Retirement Made Easy with Wilkerson

The store was a landmark in Topeka, Kansas, but after 80 years in business, it was time for Briman’s Leading Jewelers to close up shop. Third generation jeweler and owner Rob Briman says the decision wasn’t easy, but the sale that followed was — all thanks to Wilkerson. Briman had decided a year prior to the summer 2020 sale that he wanted to retire. With a pandemic in full force, he had plenty of questions and concerns. “We had no real way to know if we were going to be successful or have a failure on our hands,” says Briman. “We didn’t know what to expect.” But with Wilkerson in charge, the experience was “fantastic” and now there’s plenty of time for relaxing and enjoying a more secure retirement. “I would recommend Wilkerson to any retailer considering a going-out-of-business sale,” says Briman. “They’ll help you reach your financial goal. Our experience was a tremendous success.”

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