Ho, ho, ho! It’s once again time to hear from your second favorite “Jolly Old Elf…” Me! Like a certain S. Claus, Santa Blizz (me) has rosy red cheeks, likes cookies and sadly probably has a few extra pounds around his waistband. But Santa Blizz has found reindeer to be notoriously temperamental (Blitzen sent old Santa Blizz to the ER for stitches last year after I accidentally called him Donner), so this holiday season we’re sticking to delivering all of our packages in little brown trucks and big Old Dominion Freight Lines trucks. Plus our carrot and salt lick budget was getting ridiculous!
Rest assured, the Blizzard Reindeer are happily performing other tasks around the shoppe, like keeping the old loading dock plowed, and helping our Blizzard elves move freshly built lights for all you good little lighting boys and girls out there. Ho, ho, ho, that’s a lot of lights!
As you’ve no doubt caught on, we’re all feeling very festive and filled with holiday cheer around Santa Blizz’s enchanted workshop, and here’s why: we’re back from an outstanding LDI show, prepping hard for NAMM 2015 which is right around the corner, and hard at work putting the finishing touches on close to 20 new fixtures to debut at NAMM! It’s a holiday miracle!
Speaking of NAMM, this will be our 3rd year at the show, and we’re looking forward to a GREAT show! We’ll be in “The Venue” again this year, and this year, we’ll be smack-dab in the entrance at booth 7407. If you can’t attend the show, don’t worry, in addition to our regular trade show elves, our social media maven Molly will be on-site this year with lots of live posting of updates from the show!
On top of all of this excitement, we’ve rounded a corner on our ongoing website redesign and are working hard to get our uber-cool new site up and running as soon as possible.
That coupled with all of the egg nog and Christmas cookies flying around the shoppe mean we’re all a little loopier and happier than usual! ‘Tis the season!
And finally and most importantly: As 2014 draws to a close, I want to give a very special thanks to ALL of our Blizzard partners for their great support throughout the year! THANK YOU!! In addition, several of our dealer partners were ESPECIALLY good this year, and deserve extra special recognition for their efforts:
KPO DJ (Wholesale, Retail, Web) - #1 Web-based retailer Innovative LED Stage & DJ Lighting (Web) –Web-based retailer runner-up Electro-Works (Installer/Integrator) - #1 Installer Majic Productions, Inc. (Retail, Installer, Production, Rental) - #1 Production
And… (drum roll, Russ):
Full Compass Systems (Wholesale, Retail, Web, Rental) - #1 Dealer Overall!
Thank you to all of you for your help in promoting our brand, being exceptional partners, and CONGRATULATIONS! Look out for a little treat coming your way soon.
On behalf of everyone here, I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a joyous and happy holiday season! I’ll see you all after the New Year. Until then, I’ll be watching old Bing in “White Christmas” on repeat for the rest of the month. I highly suggest you do the same!