Happy Summer – and wow has it been a busy ½ year so far! Typically Q1 and Q2 gives us an opportunity to reorganize after a busy Q4 and prepare for the upcoming months…. Well this year has been quite the exception and we’ve enjoyed every minute of it. Here are a few of our highlights from the past few months.
We’ve broken our own record of the shortest project turn around ever. And it just so happened to be for the Executive Office of President Obama. We went from proposal phase to execution within five days! It was a whirlwind but we couldn’t be more honored to have been a part of this special event.
During the incredible and crazy whirlwind of the Presidential project, we simultaneously welcomed our newest staff member to the NLED team, Elizabeth Stachon (AKA Lizzy). Not a bad first day on the job! Lizzy joins us as NLED’s Business Development and Marketing Coordinator, and she’s just the right mixture of quirky, fun, and smarts and increases our average team height by 3 inches. We are so glad she is with us.
Another milestone we’re especially proud of is Cathy’s graduation from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in May. “Going into this program, I had no idea what to expect or the amount of work it involved. Five months of part-time “Business School on Crack” sounded pretty intense. There were a lot of amazing experiences but the most cherished for me was getting to know (and love) 29 other Entrepreneurs in my “cohort” from different businesses and backgrounds. Hearing different perspectives and about business challenges and solutions that other business owners have gone through was an amazing experience to learn and grow.” Congratulations Cathy, we are all so proud of you!
After all that work, of course we are now focusing on finding this season’s best new patio and rooftop experiences. We will also be hitting many industry events. Follow our whereabouts on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook to see where we are and yes, please let us know if you are there, we would love to connect.
Here’s to summer and we look forward to seeing you out #onthescene!