“Success isn’t remaining; failure isn’t deadly: it’s the braveness to proceed that counts” -Winston Churchill
In March of this yr it appeared by all forecasts that 2020 can be a failure. Our workforce took a pay lower, went on temporary partial unemployment however instantly began plotting. Quick ahead via an RV, a lot of Alcohol, eBay, 1 mortgage, a Magic present, 1000’s of emails, a whole lot of digital conferences, and we discover ourselves on the finish of the yr having met our formidable monetary aim we set previous to the pandemic whereas wanting ahead to 2021 occasions.
Generally if seems like we shouldn’t be right here. Our hearts break for the overwhelming variety of trade colleagues which might be unemployed or out of enterprise. To not solely survive, however develop throughout this pandemic (we’ve employed 4 new full time workers members!) makes us really feel extremely fortunate and grateful to our shoppers, distributors, and expertise. Due to our partnerships we’ve been capable of proceed our philanthropic efforts with the American Camp Affiliation and have sponsored the camp tuition of 52 youngsters when it’s protected to play once more.
In training gratitude, we’d prefer to rejoice some highlights from this very distinctive yr.
Saving the Multi-verse
Our first digital occasion was Micah vs the Multi-verse, a digital escape room, produced in our COO’s RV throughout lockdown. Although Micah has since been retired, that have allowed us to observe our creativity and play throughout the scariest time for our nation and enterprise.
Assembly our Heroes
Expertise designer Kelsey’s worst stored secret is she is a big nerd. So when she was invited to host an expertise with geek icon Chef Duff Goldman, she had a 20 minute dance social gathering. We continued producing experiences with among the greatest expertise all year long, that includes cooks and celebs like Richard Blaise, Dominique Cren, Rosanna Pansino and Maneet Chauhan. We’ve discovered the expertise they possess isn’t merely culinary, however their means to attach with individuals throughout all demographics. All people loves meals and the individuals who give it to us.
Rising our tribe
We have been thrilled to welcome a number of new workers members to the Firefly household together with Chief Cat Wrangler Reana, Taylor Swift #1 fan Sydney, Streamer Dreamer Paul, and Las Vegas Showstopper Preeti. It will be not possible to do what we do with out the correct individuals in the correct seats. We really feel so blessed to be hiring when so many different corporations are dealing with mass layoffs.
You know the way excited youngsters are to fulfill Santa? Now think about these youngsters have spent the final 9 months seeing nobody exterior their household. Our cutest occasion of the yr is certainly awarded to the handfuls of households that joined us for a shopper hosted vacation social gathering that includes cookie adorning, vacation jokes, elf dance events, and personal meet n greets with Santa.
Ingesting With Our Purchasers
We discovered a strategy to make digital beer tasting, mixology classes, and wine tasting a actuality by fixing provide chain points for our shoppers. They discovered a strategy to ease the pressure of the pandemic stress for his or her prospects through free drinks. Beer tasting was simply considered one of our hottest experiences we provided and it was successful.
Our aim as an organization is all the time to construct emotions of connection between staff. As we socially distance and go ahead in a distant world, this aim is extra vital than ever. We cherish each snicker, each dialog that happens in our occasions as a result of we all know how exhausting it’s to really feel alone. To the over 7533 those that have joined us on a digital occasion this year- thanks. We look ahead to persevering with to construct connections subsequent yr via digital, hybrid, and protected in particular person occasions.
2021 might convey again dwell occasions. If it does we’re prepared and ready to guide some kick ass workforce constructing occasions for you. If digital stays the go-to we’re right here for that too with some fabulous new 2021 occasions choices. Examine in with firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.