Q:What year did your business start?
Q: What motivated the company's founders to start the business?
A: When Ralph Wicker opened his shop in 1932, he provided watch repairs, dishes and glassware, clocks and more. The business, which once worked closely with an optical company, evolved through the years. Marilyn Simonson, who began working at Wicker Jewelry in 1962, purchased the business in 1984 and continues to own Wicker Jewelry with her family.
Q:How many full- and part-time employees do you have?
A: We have four part-time employees.
Q:What is Wicker Jewelry's niche?
A: We carry Seiko and Pulsar watches, Add-a-Pearl necklaces, Add-a-Link diamond bracelets, musical clocks, diamonds, baby gifts and more. Wicker Jewelry also provides jewelry repair services.
Q: What do you like about being located in downtown Fort Dodge?
A: Downtown offers an affordable location for
business owners, and it's great to see more shops coming back to this area. The Market on Central has also offered a wonderful way to bring more people downtown.