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The Story Behind the Stone - Cameo appearance

The Story Behind the Stone - Cameo appearance

OK. Let's make a quick word connection - think cameo. ‘Grandma' is your answer? Try again. The ancient art of cameo making, old as it is, has undergone a sensational makeover in recent years. And jewelers at every price point are serving up sumptuously carved treats to their insatiable clientele.

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A legend in his own time

A legend in his own time

In a society filled with mistrust and cynicism, it is refreshing to hear good news. It's nice to know that every newsworthy event is not one of hurt and harm and mayhem....

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Armena Refinery - Enjoying the ride

There's nothing quite like a really good roller coaster. Combine speed with hills and loops and hairpin turns, and you are in for a terrific ride. The same cannot be sa...

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Angels in the Alamo

Angels in the Alamo

Alamo Gold and Silver honors fallen officers

Every once in a while I come across someone in the industry who moves me; someone who's found a way to use their business to i...

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Let’s talk shops duex

Earlier this year I wrote an article about the relationship between retail stores and trade shops. I got quite a bit of feedback from both sides of the equation and decid...

Make the best of a slowdown

Economic downturns are particularly tough on retailers; however these are the times that a retailer needs to move quickly to make changes and adjustments to minimize the ...

The Affair of the Necklace - Romance. Scandal. Intrigue.

There’s something magical about a necklace. Thirteen women in Ventura, CA recently embarked on an adventure that transformed their lives when they collectively purchase...

Rocket fuel of success

There is a dynamic secret in the retail industry that is rarely being used. Many that strive for success have heard about it – but fail to incorporate it into their dai...

Free - The word FREE is one of the 3 most powerful words in advertising and very profitable when used correctly

Even though everyone knows there is NO FREE LUNCH, the word FREE almost always catches our attention. And when used for the correct purpose, almost always helps the marke...

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