Wowzers, what a 12 months to date! 2020 has slapped us within the face, examined our resilience, proved the ability of compassion, cemented our perception in togetherness and pushed us to proceed to evolve and rise to the problem.
I wished to take a second to replicate on the previous 6 months and to precise my honest gratitude to all of you who’ve proven your assist, Smitten kinship, endurance and love. Your visits to our retailers, your digital hugs and high-fives on social media, your assist of our new Nationwide Delivery platform (greatest present to your family members, eh!? :), your alternative of Smitten pints over different manufacturers on the grocery retailer — that is what retains us going, retains us shining and retains our tight-knit staff employed and enthusiastic about what we do. Thanks from the underside of my coronary heart for enabling Smitten to outlive, adapt and double down on our dedication to unfold pleasure throughout this beyond-challenging time for all. Moreover, thanks for your understanding when we now have needed to shut our doorways spontaneously because of unhealthy air high quality and/or insupportable warmth.
I additionally need to give a HUGE shout-out to my superb staff, my Smitten household actually. From shelter-in-place to the devastating California fires which are upon us now, my teammates throughout the Bay Space — from San Jose, to Oakland, to San Francisco — have certain collectively as a unified group, put well being and humanity first, taken care of one another and gone above and past each step of the way in which. This staff has SO MUCH pizzazz, entrepreneurial spirit, grit and dedication to one another and our Smitten mission that it brings tears to my eyes.
We’re a small enterprise that prides itself on being there for you and exists as a result of of you. Thanks for being our ‘raison d’etre’!
Now we have had a bunch of inbound questions concerning how greatest to assist our small enterprise throughout these perilous occasions, so I wished to share the reply extra broadly — it’s straightforward and scrumptious! 🙂