Cheers to 32 Years!


1st Presentation April 1990

              May 2022

This is our thirty-second yr as KIZER & BENDER. 32 yrs of Retail Adventures, there is under no circumstances a uninteresting moment around here! 

We surely never thought that 1st time we walked onstage in Boston, Massachusetts to give our quite 1st “Retail Adventures in the Genuine World” keynote presentation that it would be the commencing of points to arrive. For that subject who understood that “professional speaker” was a authentic task? Effectively, Loaded did because it was a lifelong intention for him, but it was all new to Georganne. We under no circumstances imagined we’d finish up listed here, but below we are. 

30-two several years is a extended time. Those people few situations we have been courageous enough to look at the movie of that 1st seminar we see two folks who appear form of common. Georganne has some Major 90s hair, Significant shoulder pads, and big eyeglasses. Everything was significant again then. And she’s donning a pink accommodate, her trademark and the initially of quite a few. Apart from the beard that he grew all over 1993, Rich appears really considerably the same. We’re blessed that he is thriving since the two open up coronary heart surgeries (two in two days, he’s an overachiever) he had in December of 2019. For Wealthy the pandemic shutdown was a reward mainly because it gave him the time to recuperate that he under no circumstances would have taken on his have. 

We still like this estimate from previous Craftrends columnists Linda Queen and Wanda Zeagler that reads: “Many of you never have associates. That is high-quality if it works for you. You naturally are not among the the ‘Shared Brain People’ who inhabit this Earth. We are and we are extremely comfortable, every of us, with our individual portions of our brains.” Some folks who examine that quotation never fully grasp it, but we do, and which is all that counts.

Partnership is a amazing thing. Just in scenario you did not know, but were being curious, we are married. Fortunately. Just not to each individual other, thank you really a lot. We get that “Are you married?” concern a whole lot nonetheless a thirty-two year enterprise partnership is nothing at all to sneeze at. It is quite amazing thinking of the Beatles only lasted eight decades. 

We’re polar opposites. Our recent business office is in a 170+ year aged farmhouse which is loaded with persona. (And a number of spirits, but that is another story for a further working day.) Rich’s function area is a innovative mess Georganne’s appears to be like neat as extended as you do not open her desk drawers. Loaded is a Kind A personality who is normally contemplating of our next massive transfer Georganne is all about the specifics, figuring out how to make that “next significant thing” take place. Rich’s mind under no circumstances turns off Georganne flips hers off like a mild change the next she leaves the business. Prosperous reads business books and publications like a madman, Georganne reads anything besides organization books. Rich prefers to emphasis on a single detail at a time Georganne is the queen of multi-tasking. 

We have played the palace and we have played crazy destinations we’d actually instead fail to remember, and some of our most loved shows have been in the very small back again rooms of shops. The trials and tribulations of our 32 years of everyday living on the highway are priceless, and we truthfully would not alter a one detail. We are privileged to work in so many industries. Our shoppers consist of significant guys like IBM, NCR, and SEARS, as well as intensively artistic independents. And with funeral administrators, excellent men and women who care for their buyers in methods that go considerably over and above what is anticipated. 

Thank you for signing up for us on our continuing journey! We are grateful to everybody who has assisted us along the way, and we are grateful to all the persons who call us each individual day to share their stories or question for information. Our door is often open! 



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