We want to take a few minutes today to publicly say good-bye to two wonderful employees, Jan and Josh, and to our favorite holiday and summer employee, Alli. Jan decided to return to the world of real estate and to make more time for her lovely daughter. Josh and his wonderful wife Katie are moving to Minnesota to begin the process of church planting, and Alli is returning for her final year of college to earn her nursing degree. Jan and Josh have been an integral part of Paper and Ink over the past two years, and we will miss them dearly. Alli has been a tremendous help with inventory every Christmas and summer conferences the past two years, and neither will be the same without her. If you’ve had the pleasure of meeting any of them, you know what an asset they truly have been for us. We wish them all the best! If you have met or talked with Jan, Josh, or Alli and want to pass on your well wishes as well, you can leave comments here or on our facebook, or you can send notes to our office that we will be happy to forward to them.
We also want to welcome our newest employee Carlie. Up until now, Catharine and I have been the only full-time staff members, so we are quite excited to add a third full-time employee. Carlie is new to the world of calligraphy and is a quick learner and a delightful young lady. You will enjoy meeting her if you attend classes here at Paper and Ink or at conferences throughout the year.
Steve is also still with us handling packing and shipping the orders. We introduced an exciting service we are able to now offer thanks to Steve-having your calligraphy printed on a variety of items (mugs, tiles, ornaments, etc.)-this summer at conferences. Many of you picked up flyers at IAMPETH and The Summit, and we will have information available on our website soon. Steve has an extensive background in the printing industry, and the products he is able to offer are top notch. He also does a phenomenal job keeping things running smoothly in regards to our orders!
While we are saddened to see such incredible staff members go, we are also excited to welcome our newest staff member and to begin offering such a great new printing service. We look forward to expanding our products and services to continue to serve you well as we go forward!