The New Year always reminds me of our first day in business.
We opened January 2nd 2008! We had an open house because of course we did not have a single customer! Only about 4 to 5 people came to our little open house with cookies and coco! Little did I know that by now we would have serviced well over 8,000 customers! Customers that have visited the spa from all across Chicago and the west suburbs.
I love the close of a year and the start of a new one. Not only in life but in business. This is the time I exhale the past years trials and errors and inhale a plan for the forth coming year. My favorite part of my job is creating our calendar for the year. This involves staff training & meetings, marketing plans, event scheduling, outreach opportunities, vacation time, Chamber of Commerce participation and much more. I analyze the weeks, the months, the year in order to keep business flowing, exciting and on track. I love it! Then I execute and we are off, working to our fullest potential.
In 2016 I am looking forward to hiring a few more employees & possibly an intern in our sales and marketing department. I plan to host various fundraisers, 2 of which are already on the calendar and another Girls Night Out Party. We are looking forward to integrating a few new spa services within the year and possibly participating in some outreach opportunities with the staff. This year will be the year of “Being Involved with the Community” & as always I like to say “Trying new things”!
Over the past 8 years I have enjoyed being in the Brookfield community and having the opportunity to provide a place for the healing arts to our locals and surrounding area clientele. I like to think that Brookfield just might be a more relaxed place because of the relaxation our staff has provided for the community. Maybe 8 corners or waiting for 12 trains to pass doesn’t seem so bad after a client has been in for a massage or facial at Brennan.
With that being said we are looking forward to continuing this state of mind into 2016.
Happy New Year everyone we look forward to seeing you soon!