Antique Stores, Shops, and Malls

Another 'hot spot' among Galax, Va.'s antiques tourism offerings.

The Secret is Out: Antiques tourism is a big draw

Although it may be a secret to a large portion of the population, more and more communities and regions of the country are discovering what collectors and antiques dealers have known for years, antiques are worth traveling for. In his latest Behind the Gavel column, Wayne Jordan, examines how the area of Galax, Va....

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Rules of the house rankle some customers

Clearly defining and posting shop rules for all patrons to read reduces the risk of mishaps and misunderstandings. However, The Buck Stops Here columnist Melanie C. Thomas shares examples of how some customers don’t appreciate all the rules.

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Rousing customers’ senses leads to closing sales

Encouraging customers to make a conscious decision benefiting your business is what marketing is all about. In the latest installment of Behind the Gavel, Wayne Jordan shares insights on capturing customer interest, which is a critical step in the marketing process.