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Crazy about Christmas

There’s a fine line between passion and obsession. Rich Meyers’ wife Corinne thought her husband crossed that line when an 18-wheeler pulled up in front of their Neenah, WI store with the driver asking if he could unload several pallets of 2.5-foot tall Green Bay Packer-themed Santa figures.

Jeweler puts the Rock in Rockford

Mark and Monika Clodius, co-owners of Clodius & Co. Jewelers, like the fun and excitement of treasure hunts and finders keepers events. These events have worked well for retail jewelers in recent years producing tremendous good will in the communities store owners serve while garnering favorable amounts of media coverage.

IDD’s mission: Help independent retailers succeed in today’s environment

Manufacturer features best-selling classic diamond jewelry & dazzling collections

Alok Mehta, owner and CEO of diamond jewelry manufacturer IDD, says his company’s philosophy is quite simple: “Provide a quality product at a great value, consistently, and service the customer at all times.”

Tennessee Jeweler shows off success - Southern style

It’s hard to decide whether passion or work ethic takes the lead in determining the success of a small business, but there’s no doubt that Jim Woodard has both. At 16 he discovered his passion for jewelry after experiencing the day-to-day grind of working in a grocery store, at a gas station and on a farm. But it is his unquestionable attention to detail that impresses his customers and his community. Jim’s commitment to building a business on “old fashioned principals” has produced fantastic results for him and has given his community a jeweler worthy of their trust.

Stuller’s retailer Bridge events turn three

Educating retailers is a task typically reserved for trade show organizers and industry associations. But in July 2009, Stuller began what is now known as the company’s “Bridge to Tomorrow” events to educate independent jewelry store owners on how to effectively navigate the constantly evolving, technology-driven, ways of selling jewelry.

Four generations strong, bridal jewelry manufacturer Ostbye builds relationships that last

Ostbye, a leading manufacturer of bridal and related jewelry, is a highly successful Minneapolis family operation that’s been around since 1920, spanning four generations. But that’s not to say it’s a big family.

“When my parents, my brother and I get together, basically it’s a family reunion,” laughs Craig MacBean, Ostbye’s president representing generation number 4.