Today was a fabulous day—I got to spend valuable time with almost every single one of our Stampin’ Up! employees, even those working in our international offices, celebrating one of our greatest achievements!
I’ve mentioned it before, but Stampin’ Up! had a “10,000 in 2010” goal this year in the US and a goal of 4,000 new demonstrators internationally, and we met those goals last month! Woo hoo! So today we celebrated in the home office, in our Kanab facility, and in all our international offices.
We started the day with a conference call with everyone in our Europe offices, then we had a home office celebration later in the morning. Next, we (meaning me and other home office representatives) flew to Kanab for an afternoon celebration; we also had a conference call in Kanab with our Australian, Canadian, and New Zealand offices before flying home.
You can see it was a day packed full of celebration, including treats and product give-aways! All the celebrations followed pretty much the same format—we celebrated meeting this year’s goal, thanked everyone for their incredible dedication and hard work, and then announced our goals for next year, which continue to focus on recruiting and service levels.
With all this “corporate” celebrating, I want to make sure that everyone knows that we are absolutely aware that we would have never met this goal without our amazing demonstrators. While our employees worked very hard to do all they could on their end to make this goal possible, we know that our demonstrators are where it happens!
In an ideal world, every demonstrator who shared Stampin’ Up! with someone else this year would have joined us for these celebrations, but that isn’t possible. So we did the next best thing—celebrated in honor of our demonstrators and committed ourselves to doing all we can to continue this outstanding success as we move into the future!