It's been about a month since our last blog post - and a lot has happened! We're moved into our new building (we'll come back to that later) had a great holiday season with our families, and most of our team attended the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas!
The PPAI Expo (Promotional Products Association International) spanned one million square feet and over 2,500 booths! It was HUGE! If you stood in the middle, you could not see the end in any direction! We listened to some great speakers, got to meat some very inspirational entrepreneurs, and even did some sight-seeing.
Some of our favorites:
Getting there and back safely!! (The weather seriously tried to mess with us both on our way there and back! Has anyone ever even heard of a snow squall?)
Alex Weber, American Ninja Warrior - He had a great story, was an amazing speaker, and taught us a lot about how to be UNSTOPPABLE! Chelsea even got him to sign a copy of his book for her son, Ben!
Sweeter Cards and The Pitch - 7 entrepreneurs pitched their ideas to a crowd full of suppliers and distributers. The judges (and the audience) voted for the best new product. Stacy Stahl, owner of Sweeter Cards, won The Pitch. She sells greeting cards that are equipped with delicious chocolate inside. She was so sweet and we loved hearing her story. Check her out!
The Sphere - We did some sight-seeing while we were in Vegas! Exploring the strip (a first for Chelsea) and laughing out loud during Blue Man Group (a first for most of our group) were two things we really enjoyed. However, The Sphere took the cake for the coolest thing we got to see in Vegas. If you get the opportunity, GO! We saw "Postcard from Earth" and it was really amazing!
We learned so many things and are very excited to better serve our customers in 2024. We've got a lot up our sleeves, come along for the ride!