Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Full Speed Ahead
Although we're only seven days into the new year, today at work I put together my first draft of the 2014 production calendar, and it's almost 50% full! A little astonished I was, when I ran the figures, and it was terrifically exciting to announce the preliminary totals. Mind you, we've arrived at this number before going to any of the wholesale shows.
My boss possesses tremendous talent, both in artistic integrity and in knowing what our customers will desire. And on top of that, we have a great production staff: talented and efficient, as well as damn personable people. We are lucky.
Yesterday we shipped out three pallets with our booth set-up materials and 194 pieces of glass — one of every size and color. Next week Melinda flies to Philadelphia, and at the end of the month, we both fly to NYC, for wholesale gift shows.
It's going to be a good year.