WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY CAME UP... HOW COULD I SAY NO?
This summer, a beautiful office space became available for rent in our same building. This was right before my wedding, so as you can imagine it was a big decision. At the time it was the question whether or not to make the investment in the new space or not. I kept telling myself in 6-8 months from now I'm sure I'll be telling myself, that was the best decision I could've made.
Now only 3 months later I can already say with confidence that this was a great decision. Our team is loving the new space and we're so excited to share it with you.
This puts us in a position where we can really grow. We can easily add additional space for inventory/fulfillment, and even additional team members!
Check it out below!
Our launch party last week was a great success! On Tuesday September 12th we had a lot to celebrate. Our new office space, a new website launch, and the launch of our new silver cuff line as well as an entirely new product collection, necklaces! We opened our space to the public in the evening after work for a first insiders look at the new collection, great conversation and some great food and drinks.
When planning this event we decided to name it WE'RE HERE. We wanted to show the West Michigan community, more specifically Holland that "we're here" to build support locally as we push to grow Pieces of Me to a national brand. It's important to embrace the local community, I think holding an event like this was a great way to showcase who we are and what we're doing.
As you can see, it was a wonderful evening. We had a great turn out, and a full room the entire evening. I truly enjoyed talking with everyone who came through our door , and I hope to continue to garnish support from the community going forward! We even had many unanticipated sales and orders of our products right there on the spot, which was fantastic!
Overall I'm grateful to all of those who've supported and helped make this possible. Thank you to my loving husband who continues to work by my side as my number one teammate! To Cassie McAllister, our new sales coordinator, Susie Crawford and Lindsay Flood our fabulous interns, Brooke Corbin with SURGE and our event sponsor Start Garden in Grand Rapids.
-Elsa Vos, Pieces of Me Founder