October 4, 2022


Forget Mediocre Fashion

Cheers to 32 Years!

Cheers to 32 Years!

First Presentation April 1990

              May possibly 2022

This is our 30-second calendar year as KIZER & BENDER. 32 yrs of Retail Adventures, there is under no circumstances a dull minute around listed here! 

We definitely hardly ever considered that first time we walked onstage in Boston, Massachusetts to give our pretty 1st “Retail Adventures in the Genuine World” keynote presentation that it would be the commencing of factors to arrive. For that matter who knew that “professional speaker” was a authentic occupation? Perfectly, Abundant did simply because it was a lifelong objective for him, but it was all new to Georganne. We by no means imagined we’d stop up listed here, but listed here we are. 

30-two many years is a extended time. Individuals several situations we’ve been brave ample to watch the video clip of that to start with seminar we see two individuals who appear type of acquainted. Georganne has some Significant 90s hair, Major shoulder pads, and massive eyeglasses. Everything was massive again then. And she’s wearing a purple match, her trademark and the very first of numerous. Apart from the beard that he grew close to 1993, Prosperous appears to be very substantially the similar. We’re blessed that he is thriving because the two open up coronary heart surgeries (two in two days, he’s an overachiever) he had in December of 2019. For Abundant the pandemic shutdown was a reward simply because it gave him the time to recuperate that he never ever would have taken on his own. 

We continue to appreciate this quote from previous Craftrends columnists Linda Queen and Wanda Zeagler that reads: “Many of you never have companions. Which is great if it works for you. You naturally are not between the ‘Shared Brain People’ who inhabit this Earth. We are and we are incredibly comfortable, each of us, with our own parts of our brains.” Some men and women who browse that quotation really do not comprehend it, but we do, and that’s all that counts.

Partnership is a awesome issue. Just in situation you did not know, but were curious, we are married. Fortunately. Just not to every single other, thank you really substantially. We get that “Are you married?” dilemma a large amount however a thirty-two calendar year enterprise partnership is practically nothing to sneeze at. It is quite amazing thinking of the Beatles only lasted 8 several years. 

We’re polar opposites. Our present-day office environment is in a 170+ 12 months outdated farmhouse that’s loaded with temperament. (And a couple spirits, but that’s yet another tale for an additional working day.) Rich’s get the job done area is a imaginative mess Georganne’s appears to be like neat as extended as you do not open up her desk drawers. Prosperous is a Kind A character who is normally wondering of our future significant go Georganne is all about the particulars, figuring out how to make that “next major thing” happen. Rich’s mind in no way turns off Georganne flips hers off like a light-weight change the second she leaves the office. Rich reads company guides and publications like a madman, Georganne reads everything apart from enterprise textbooks. Abundant prefers to emphasis on just one point at a time Georganne is the queen of multi-tasking. 

We’ve played the palace and we have performed nuts areas we’d truly somewhat fail to remember, and some of our favored displays have been in the little back rooms of outlets. The trials and tribulations of our 32 several years of lifestyle on the road are priceless, and we actually would not adjust a single factor. We are privileged to work in so lots of industries. Our purchasers include things like major men like IBM, NCR, and SEARS, as perfectly as intensively innovative independents. And with funeral administrators, great men and women who treatment for their clients in ways that go far outside of what is anticipated. 

Thank you for signing up for us on our continuing journey! We are grateful to all people who has served us alongside the way, and we are grateful to all the men and women who call us each day to share their tales or inquire for guidance. Our door is normally open! 



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