It feels pretty good to be a part of a company that’s growing, in a city that’s growing, in a country that seems to be weathering global financial chaos.
Yes, we’re sheltered from some of the anarchy because of some (relatively) sound fiscal/banking policies from Ottawa, and because of the high demand for Canadian energy and agricultural commodities. But these things only provide a small business with fertile ground on which to grow. In my observation, a company grows when it sets the bar high. A company grows when its people are willing to challenge each other on details because they’re passionate about getting a project right for the client. A company grows when it earns its client’s trust with new business.
And grow we have!
This year alone we added three new full-time staff members and doubled our space by leasing the office adjacent to us. The space includes a new work area for our creative team, lovingly referred to as the Noodle Bar (tell Kate you think it’s a clever name—it will make her happy), as well as a large warehouse area that allows us to spread out when we’re fulfilling print orders. We’re also putting the finishing touches on a new space upstairs, which will become a conference and training room.
Am I saying that we’re growing at a rate that will mean we’ll have our own skyscraper in downtown Calgary next to the IG Saddledome in 10 years? Yes. Whatever the case, being a part of growth up to now has been a lot of fun and I look forward to the fun that lies ahead!