Millennium Magazine_9th Ed

170 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine ENTREPRENEURS In the antiques business for 45 years, Jere S. Myers is a pronounced name in the city of Savannah, Georgia. The Owner and President of Jere’s Antiques since its inception in 1976, he buys and sells fine quality European antique furniture to a steadfast client base that has allowed him to establish close connections with his customers, who buy for their personal use and to antique dealers, businesses, designers and decorators. Since the inception of Jere’s Antiques, Mr. Myers has sold hundreds of thousands of pieces of antique furniture, ranging from the 16th century to the early 20th century. He developed a passion for the industry and emphasizes that he loves to help others find the furniture that they desire within their budget. Through the mid-1980s, there were quite a few importers of European antiques in the U.S. Today, they are virtually nonexistent. However, he maintains his own warehouse in England and has many buyers and pickers who work for him throughout Britain, Belgium, Holland and France. Mr. Myers may be the last in his profession who still imports a 40-foot high cube container of fine antique furniture every three weeks into his 33,000-square foot antique store. My. Myers is greeted by hundreds of individuals, from local Savannahians to visitors to Savannah and from across the world. He has developed a reputation for the variety and quality of the furniture, and he holds pride in the progression of his store. Drawing upon a BS in business from the University of Georgia, he spends his free time donating to charitable organization and fundraisers. Mr. Myers has been highlighted in various publications, such as “Best Antiques in Savannah” for the past 25 years. He also has numerous other accolades and honors. He attributes his success to his love for his job, his appreciation and knowledge of the field, and his ability to keep his company running successfully. Looking forward, he plans to continue running Jere’s Antiques. Mr. Myers has been married to the love of his life, Elizabeth, for many years, and loves their four children and four grandchildren. JERE S. MYERS PRESIDENT, OWNER Jere’s Antiques, Inc. Savannah, GA