A Few of Our Favorite Things From 2018
Christmas has come and gone 🙁 but we’re looking forward to a new year of 365 NEW possibilities! To pay tribute to a year that has given us so much, we’re looking back at 18 of our favorite things from 2018 (in no particular order). We can only hope that 2019 is just as awesome; So cheers to you, reader, for making it through 2018 with us. We thank you for supporting us and we hope that you continue to tune in every week – give or take 😉 – to our blog posts and social media antics.
Alright, cue “My Favorite Things” and let’s get started!
Our 10 Year Anniversary Party!
Holy smokes! We turned 10 this year! Back in August, we celebrated a decade in the biz’ with a fiesta in our very own warehouse. We pulled out all the stops- because you only turn ten once, right? We set up a tent, lighting, pipe & drape, and more. It was definitely a night to remember!
No.31 on the Fast50 List!
Each year, the Orlando Business Journal curates a list of Orlando-based businesses that have achieved tremendous growth within a certain period of time. Spoiler alert: we came in at #31!
PWG Vendy Awards Winner!
The team over at Perfect Wedding Guide hosts an awards banquet every year (the closest we’ll ever get to an Oscar). Again, we were voted #1 in the industry by our peers! What’s extra special about this award is that it is a fill in the blank- meaning you have to be intentionally voted for by your peers. Sally Field’s Oscar speech instantly comes to mind…. We also had the pleasure of sponsoring rentals for the “Central Park Zoo” themed event. Peep the ‘Friends’ reference 😉
We received over 20, 5-star reviews!
We get that writing reviews isn’t the most fun thing to do with your free-time, but it makes a huge difference for us, and all businesses in general! Your kind words inspire us to keep improving while also giving our team members a pat on the shoulder for their hard work. Each review reminds us why we love doing what we do!
It’s like Christmas- each time we get a new product. Our Marketing team also loves when we get new stuff 😉 Check out our list of new products!
New team members!
This year, we hired a few new friendly faces! Heidi joined our Marketing team- as our Marketing Assistant and we brought on some new crew members to join our delivery / warehouse teams!
Larry got married!
Our Warehouse Manager, Larry, got hitched! Nestled on the beach, Larry and his wife said I-Do in front of their family and friends! <3
We got published!
This year, we were fortunate to have been published in numerous publications- one of them being 100 Layer Cake! Check out the full feature, here.
We published our 1st Lookbook!
One of our biggest undertakings (marketing-wise) was creating, designing, & photographing our very first lookbook! It was a labor of love and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out and the response we received <3 In 2019, you can expect to see more lookbooks from us 😉 Check out our Fall Lookbook on our “FAQ & Downloads Page!”
Cyndi and Darrin went on a “Roman Holiday!”
Our fearless leaders, Cyndi & Darrin, finally took their dream vacation to Italy! They traveled all throughout Italy and most likely ate their weight in pasta. Also, in true Darrin-fashion, they went to a Pearl Jam concert. Rock on!
Central Florida Luxury Restrooms
After much planning and consideration, we began our sister company: Central Florida Luxury Restrooms! CFLR provides a luxury solution for uncomfortable problems, such as: when your venue doesn’t have a restroom (i.e. barns, private homes, etc)! Don’t fret, you can rent the same luxury restrooms from us- here!
Holidays and Birthdays- Oh My!
It’s no secret.. we love a good party! We make in a point to celebrate the birthdays of our team members- plus, who doesn’t want cake on a Tuesday afternoon? Also, we love the Holidays and we really got into the holiday spirit this year and even had an office Elf named Wenceslaus (code name: Kenny Chestnut). 🙂
Our Marketing team decided to try something new this year. They planned a black Friday sale, giveaways, and a 12 days of Christmas sale. Needless to say, they’ve been busy!
OWPR Employee Canned Food Drive!
For two weeks, we hosted a canned food drive in our office and successfully gathered & donated over 200 cans for the Second Harvest Food Bank! The SHFB staff even snapped a picture with our Elf 🙂
Through Rollins College, we had the privilege of being chosen as 1 of 2 businesses for Athena Powerlink’s panel. We got to work along side professionals involved in different aspects of the business world! It was such an amazing experience, and we made some lifelong business friends along the way.
Expanding our Social Media!
We amped up our social media game this year and even ventured into the realm of Live video! We love the community we’re creating 🙂
New website, who this?
Probably our biggest change came with the overhaul of our website! We added new, user-friendly capabilities that will allow our customers to submit wishlist requests with ease! Keep an eye out because in 2019 we’re making changes to the design and aesthetic of our site. 😉
In addition to our website, we gave our office a face lift! We added walls, a new coat of paint, and more. You know, low-key updates. 😉
That’s all folks! 18 wonderful things from 2018. Cheers to 2019!
10 Year Anniversary Party Photos / Restroom Trailer Photo: Rhodes Studios
100 Layer Cake Feature Image: LH Photography
Infinity Arch Photo: Bumby Photography
Vendy Awards Photos: That First Moment- Captured by Claire & Rob