Happy Anniversary! October 11 2013, 82 Comments
This weekend is the 3 year anniversary of literally moving this business out of our basement into a storefront in Kinsley, Kansas. We all say it, but it's true that time flies. Good Company, Inc. was born over 10 years ago. We started out selling our products wholesale to gift stores. I had recently made the transition of working full time to being home with our son...a dream I had before we even started a family. This was such a great, creative outlet for me as we would attend market 1-2 times each year and then I could fill orders from my home. As the children grew, so did the business. Once they all were in school another door seemed to be opening for myself and Good Company. An empty building in Kinsley needed a new occupant and we decided to jump into the new adventure of adding retail gifts to our wholesale business.
I think anniversaries of any kind are so important to celebrate because it make us stop and reflect on how far we have come. Our lives move at such a relentless pace, we need these little stop signs....rest stops to make us slow down a reflect a minute. Wow, 3 years ago I was frantically painting walls, cleaning carpets and creating displays so that we would be ready to have our grand opening at Kinsley's Oktoberfest weekend. It seems like a minute ago when that was happening and here I am, sitting and reflecting on three years of owning a retail store getting ready for my open house at Kinsley's Oktoberfest.
Thank you to all who have come through my door and said the kindest things. To all who support me because they appreciate another business in our little Kansas town. And I get a big kick out of those who stop as they are traveling through...because you really do go through Kinsley to get practically anywhere in Kansas.
Keep coming, I'll be here with the coffee pot on!