“Mr. Just Between Friends,” is featured in Tulsa Newspaper
Tulsa World profiles Daven Tackett, one of the first owners of a consignment sale franchise in the Just Between Friends system
Paul Tackett, one of the first Just Between Friends consignment sale franchise owners, was recently featured in an article published by Tulsa World, the city’s newspaper of record.
The article highlights Paul’s long-time association with the brand, which began when his wife, Daven, and Just Between Friends current CEO Shannon Wilburn co-founded the consignment sale franchise in Shannon’s living room in 1997.
“People would mistake me for Shannon’s husband (Shannon Wilburn co-founded JBF with Daven) because I was always there,” Paul says in the article, with a laugh.
Paul, a former shoe salesman, is referred to in the article as, “Mr. JBF,” which is a nickname that suits him perfectly.
“I’m a Will Rogers’ clone,” Paul says in the article. “I will speak to anyone. I am an Okie from Muskogee, and I can talk to anyone, and that has made JBF life easier.”
The article also has Paul describing how owning a JBF consignment sale franchise has benefited his family life.
“When they (Paul’s children) were small, they weren’t big fans of JBF because Mom and Dad were gone a lot, he said. “Now they have grown to appreciate it. My oldest, who is going into human resources, says, ‘I’m going to be running that Tulsa sale one day.’ It’s rewarding to know you have built something from scratch that you can pass on to your kids and hope they build relationships in the community with people. It’s not about business all the time. It’s all about quality of life.”
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Just Between Friends is the leading pop-up consignment sales event franchise in the nation with more than 140 events in the US and Canada – each run by local families. Shannon co-founded it in 1997 in her living room in Tulsa, Okla. In 2014, our system-wide sales topped 26 million dollars and helped more than 600,000 families. In this age of thrift, discount and bargain shopping are no longer stigmatized. As a result of the Great Recession and online shopping, consumers are savvier than ever before — and they expect every dollar to go further.