First, I cannot thank you enough for your consideration and support in providing the perfect venue (thanks, Gabby!) and incredible experience for this event. We learned this was one of the worst times to have a big turnout by competing with dances, graduations, vacations, and weddings as well as some truly sad family issues people shared with us. And yet, everyone there that night has said exactly what we wanted to hear. It was great just getting out of the house, being in this beautiful setting, having great food…and outstanding service. Of course, they were gracious in saying they enjoyed being a part of this unique event…and excited about the book, but I really think they came for the food!
Jessica and Henry were upbeat and friendly as well as extremely polished. It was good to keep it open to the public because we had people coming in throughout the evening, buying books, and talking to Shawn…including some as we were packing up. The outreach we had after that night…and from many others who heard about the energy of the event has been incredible. Plus, as I anticipated, there were people asking about the venue.
And then, there was Mary Therese who really made our vision happen that night. While we only connected a week prior to the big night, she jumped in, was able to finalize details, captured all of the logistics, worked out some challenges (like how we’d handle food), and helped make this book launch the success it was. I would love to send a note to Ron Onesti as well because he has one incredible team.
With the visibility of this event...and the new book itself, we’re actively talking to other organizations about Shawn being a featured speaker for some larger opportunities this year – possibly in the St. Charles area for one. In fact, someone even mentioned the Arcada…but needs a bigger room, and (Gabby…you’ll like this) they have a budget! It’s possible that we might not all be able to collaborate on an event at the Arcada in the short term, but you all have gained two more dedicated fans long term. If there is any way we can help you, please let me know.
On behalf of Shawn and me, thank you for a spectacular May 13 evening. You’re the BEST!