31 Dec Year 8 At Brennan Massage & Spa
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!