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Well it's been a busy time since our last blog post. Summer has come and gone, the leaves have changed colour, and snow is currently dusting the peaks around the Elk Valley. As busy as mother nature has been, Giv' Er has been way busier!
It all started with a hectic spring printing schedule. Ball teams, soccer leagues, spring events just to name a few, took centre stage on our presses. 6 day work weeks were the norm. A busy social calender throughout the summer ensured that the warm days flew by. Usually we slow down a hair in August, but a plethora of new events around the valley kept us busy. We welcomed new customers including the Heiko's Hellish Half running event, the Sinister 7 ultra running event in the Crowsnest Pass, and mikejanyk.com.
August saw our long time super star employee Scottie McKee tie the knot with his finance Kristy Ingram. Good times were definitely had by all that day. We wish those two mucho happiness in the years to come.
Flash to September, and another wedding. Giv' Er owner Kieran Summers and Giv' Er admin specialist Erin Armstrong got hitched in a fun mountain bike ceremony at the top of the Mushroom Head trail here in Fernie. I'm sure some of you have noticed the name change from Erin Armstrong to Erin Summers at the bottom of her emails. Needless to say she is stoked on her new last name!
The good news just keeps on rolling out. Last night the Fernie Golf and Country Club hosted the annual Chamber of Commerce Best of Busniness awards gala. For the first time ever, Giv' Er was nominated for two awards: Best Customer Service, and Business of the Year. We were flattered to be nominated for sure. After the drumroll finished and the envelope was cracked open, Giv'Er took home the Business of the Year award. Needless to say we were pumped! What an honor! Now we've got a sweet piece of harware gracing a shelf in our shop.
After the awards a motivational speaker took the stage and delivered a fantastic speech. The main theme of his speech was that as a business you must constantly strive to be better and better. "Never rest on your laurels", was uttered throughout the speech. With a new award in our hands, this statement really hit home for us. Now I'm not saying that we're slackers by any means, but tightening up the little things and creating a more efficient business machine is never a bad thing. So on a Friday afternoon I am slowly beginning this process with a new blog post. Hey, you've got to ease into these things!
With this new mini mission statement in our heads, we are looking forward to the 8th year of being in business. Our new store has been fantastic, our customer base is growing, and our staff continues to be amazing. And to top it off we are looking at another La Nina winter! Snow snow snow! What could be better?