Wow…What can I say that hasn’t already been shared? CHA is always a time where I get my creative juices flowing. It gives me a few minutes to really enjoy sharing with everyone what has been happening at Spellbinders. As you have seen, we have been a wee bit busy these last 7 months. I enjoyed so much it is hard to narrow it down in just one blog post!
I have been asked, what part of the booth was my favorite? I would have to say each room and space had something really special to inspire anyone, but the overall thing I am most proud of is the team here at Spellbinders. They truly gave up so much this year to make this show amazing. I really could not be more proud of them. Without their amazing dedication to countless hours in the evenings, on the weekends and during the holidays (precious time spent away from their families) to make sure everything was perfect none of what you've seen would have been possible. This post is my Thank You to them.
To our new CEO Greg Tipsord who got a crash course in our industry last CHA, thank you for stepping in and inspiring all of us to raise the bar.
Thank You to our Customer Support team of Amanda Hall and Karen Haas for always being so positive and happy to every customer who calls.
To Operations team of Joe Hall, Barry Brooks, Julie Heiserman, Kimber Lambert and Laura Mills, thank you for always making sure quality products get shipped on time, our bills get paid and those countless other jobs no one knows you do.
To the Sales Team of Donald Erlichman, David Alexander, Joe Fraioli, and LaDonna Harbecke, thank you for the amazing skills you brought to this adventure!!
To our Marketing and PR team of Terre Fry, Doris Emich, Kendra Tillman, and Margie Higuchi, thank you for holding it together and helping us look our absolute best at the show and online during this crazy time of change.
To the Design Team of Richard Garay, Kim Hupke, AJ Otto, Ken Oliver, Krista Koenig, thank you for the extra hours you spent to really bring the vision to life and a special shout out to our Studio, Jeremy Bright and Cynthia Sanchez, Oh My Gosh! I cannot even begin to thank the both of you for the amazing catalog and fliers that you spent countless hours on. This show would not have been the success it was without your dedication.
To our Product Development team of Jeppe Glaser, Michael Siegenthaler, Bonnie Thomas, Virgie Begay, Frank Quinol, and Tocke Frazier and Trends Manager, Josie Cirncione, you all have really inspired so much in me that I cannot thank you enough for making my vision a reality.
Finally, to my Executive Assistant, Cindy Alexander, thank you for making sure that no one is ever forgotten and everyone is cared for. I am not sure how you keep it all straight but you always do.
Please, join me and leave a comment thanking anyone on the Spellbinders' team who's helped you in big and small ways in the last year. Thank you for being apart of this amazing community!