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Box Brokers Group offers retailers the full package with laid-back, California service

Box JimBox Brokers owner Jim Porterfield like to paddle board before work (his “Zen time”) to mentally prepare him for the day ahead.Zen time. Box Brokers Group’s owner Jim Porterfield calls it the most important part of his day.

“In years past, reading fiction novels was my escape,” Jim says. “More recently, paddle boarding before work amongst the sea lions, dolphins and occasional shark mentally prepares me for the day ahead. So much so that we have dedicated our old VP’s office as our future company Zen Room, for employees to break away from the daily stresses, alone, when needed.

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Hawthorne Jewelry makes 140 look good

Hawthorne extHawthorne Jewelry’s new façade to commemorate 140 years in business this year.Not many jewelry store owners can claim their store opened the same year Thomas Edison was granted a patent for the gramophone (phonograph). That’s a boast Erika Godfrey, president and owner of Hawthorne Jewelry, can make as she and her staff celebrate 140 years in business this year.

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Unique Settings New York: Serving up custom styles, ‘Just in Time’

Unique NitinNitin Dhariwal, Chief Operating Officer of KGK International USA and President of Unique Settings New York.Unique Settings New York was founded because “manufacturers lacked the customer service and understanding of creating customized product in a short time,” says Nitin Dhariwal, Chief Operating Officer of KGK International USA and President of Unique Settings New York.

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Retailer Roundtable: What do you expect will be your hot sellers for Christmas?

“Rose gold is still holding a strong presence and customers are still interested in it. Now we are seeing a lot of tricolor or two tones matched up, like rose and white gold. Layering necklaces is very fashionable with all age groups. We have been selling 16-inch chains layered with 18- to 20-inch chains featuring smaller pendants mostly. These chains have stylish and different shapes, such as triangles, circles, lunar symbols, stars, coins and various other dainty pendant designs.

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Fifth generation Hauser’s Jewelers celebrates 120 years

As Hauser’s Jewelers in Newport News, Va., celebrates 120 years in the jewelry business, it holds a colorful family history close to heart.

Alfred Hauser, Sr., who founded Hauser’s in 1898 - a year his artistic great-great granddaughter would one day find appropriately inspirational - was born in 1849 in Besancon, France. The city happened to be the birthplace of a contemporary whom Alfred admired greatly, novelist and activist Victor Hugo.

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