If you’ve read any of the previous “From the CEO” blog posts, you may recall that I am a pretty active cyclist. I had a big birthday over Labor Day weekend and I really wanted to “fight” turning 60 by riding in a challenging event.
I learned about the Flambeau 40 – a 35-mile race held in Park Falls, Wisconsin – and I thought I would invite all of my biking friends to join me in riding and supporting a small-town event.
In a previous post, I shared a photo of a few of us sporting Stormy Kromer bike jerseys. I haven’t kept an exact count, but I believe there are about 40 of these limited-edition jerseys out in the world. Sixteen of them showed up to join me on September 1st. We made quite an impression in the racing crowd!
It was a gorgeous day. During the ride, I realized that I was riding in a group with Dave (11 months older then me) and Rick (nine months older than me), two friends who grew up within a block of me. Who could have imagined that three 14-year-old kids playing football near Ironwood High School would reunite at 60 to ride a 35-mile bike race!
This weekend reminded me what a wonderful life this is. I’d love to hear any of your stories about how you’ve celebrated a milestone birthday!
Ladies and gentleman, we’d like to introduce you to three very special employees: Patti, Missy and Allison. You see, these fine ladies package up each and every Stormy Kromer order and send your new caps off to you with pride.
As orders have grown over the past few years, the physical space this team has used to pick and pack orders has been shrinking. We thought they deserved a brand new space to do their very important work.
Our new distribution center – which sits within one of our buildings – is wrapped with a full color vinyl banner, and even has a place for our tour visitors to sign their name.
It also gives our team all the space they need to organize, store and prepare orders for shipment.
The next time you order from us…and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of your package…you can thank Patti, Missy and Allison for its delivery!