Wow, what a whirlwind… The past couple of weeks have been very busy with both catching up on two weeks’ worth of business travel as well as proactively getting ready to be out of the office for 4 weeks. We’ve been having lots of great discussions within the CEE Community Support Team about our strategy and direction for 2014. We have a ton of great initiatives on the books to explore over the coming months; I can’t wait to really dive into them more this fall and eventually share with the community! I think our fans will like what we have been working on.
Thinking more to the present, late last week I was tasked with communicating a change in support to the LUG community in North America. As expected, this generated a great deal of debate and discussion. Throughout this entire week I have been working with the groups in my region to fully document their feedback generated from this announcement to funnel through to my colleagues within the organization. This will help us to fully review and plan accordingly moving forward. On a more positive note, I’ve seen a surge in event support requests coming my way, and I am happy to say that they have all been processed and sent support packages!
In addition to this, I have been taking care of logistics for my travel to Brickworld: Fort Wayne taking place in Fort Wayne, Indiana and BrickCon taking place in Seattle, Washington. I’m looking forward to these events- especially, Brickworld: Fort Wayne. I have not had an opportunity to visit with the fans in this area before, so I hope to meet a few new fans and establish some new connections! BrickCon should also shape up nicely as we have a few nice surprises in store for the attendees this year. More details to be shared on that as we get closer.
Earlier, I mentioned that I would be out-of-the office for the next 4 weeks. Well, for those that have not heard- I am actually expecting the birth of my second child in just a few days! My wife is due on Tuesday August 27th (However, babies make their own schedules). To properly spend some time with my family during this time I have made arrangements to take 4 weeks off beginning today after I leave the office. All my LUG contacts and event owners have been properly advised of my leave and any last minute questions and concerns have been addressed. All there is left to do is shut everything off and go home.
Wishing everyone a great September, I’ll see you in 4 weeks!