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An RV, Alcohol, Magic, eBay and seeking to 2021 occasions


“Success shouldn’t be last; failure shouldn’t be deadly: it’s the braveness to proceed that counts” -Winston Churchill

In March of this 12 months it appeared by all forecasts that 2020 can be a failure. Our crew took a pay minimize, went on transient partial unemployment however instantly began plotting. Quick ahead by way of an RV, numerous Alcohol, eBay, 1 mortgage, a Magic present, hundreds of emails, lots of of digital conferences, and we discover ourselves on the finish of the 12 months having met our bold monetary aim we set previous to the pandemic whereas wanting ahead to 2021 occasions.

Generally if looks like we shouldn’t be right here. Our hearts break for the overwhelming variety of trade colleagues which might be unemployed or out of enterprise. To not solely survive, however develop throughout this pandemic (we’ve employed 4 new full time employees members!) makes us really feel extremely fortunate and grateful to our purchasers, distributors, and expertise. Because of our partnerships we’ve been in a position to proceed our philanthropic efforts with the American Camp Affiliation and have sponsored the camp tuition of 52 kids when it’s secure to play once more.

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In practising gratitude, we’d wish to have fun some highlights from this very distinctive 12 months.

Saving the Multi-verse

Our first digital occasion was Micah vs the Multi-verse, a digital escape room, produced in our COO’s RV throughout lockdown. Although Micah has since been retired, that have allowed us to apply our creativity and play in the course of the scariest time for our nation and enterprise.

Assembly our Heroes

Expertise designer Kelsey’s worst stored secret is she is a big nerd. So when she was invited to host an expertise with geek icon Chef Duff Goldman, she had a 20 minute dance social gathering. We continued producing experiences with a few of the finest expertise all year long, that includes cooks and celebs like Richard Blaise, Dominique Cren, Rosanna Pansino and Maneet Chauhan. We’ve discovered the expertise they possess isn’t merely culinary, however their capability to attach with folks throughout all demographics. Everyone loves meals and the individuals who give it to us.

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Rising our tribe

We had been thrilled to welcome a number of new employees members to the Firefly household together with Chief Cat Wrangler Reana, Taylor Swift #1 fan Sydney, Streamer Dreamer Paul, and Las Vegas Showstopper Preeti. It will be inconceivable to do what we do with out the proper folks in the proper seats. We really feel so blessed to be hiring when so many different corporations are going through mass layoffs.

Spreading Cheer

You understand how excited youngsters are to fulfill Santa? Now think about these youngsters have spent the final 9 months seeing nobody outdoors their household. Our cutest occasion of the 12 months is certainly awarded to the handfuls of households that joined us for a shopper hosted vacation social gathering that includes cookie adorning, vacation jokes, elf dance events, and personal meet n greets with Santa.

Ingesting With Our Shoppers

We discovered a strategy to make digital beer tasting, mixology classes, and wine tasting a actuality by fixing provide chain points for our purchasers. They discovered a strategy to ease the pressure of the pandemic stress for his or her prospects through free drinks. Beer tasting was simply one in all our hottest experiences we supplied and it was a success.

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Discovering Connection

Our aim as an organization is at all times to construct emotions of connection between staff. As we socially distance and go ahead in a distant world, this aim is extra vital than ever. We cherish each snicker, each dialog that happens in our occasions as a result of we all know how arduous it’s to really feel alone. To the over 7533 people who have joined us on a digital occasion this year- thanks. We sit up for persevering with to construct connections subsequent 12 months by way of digital, hybrid, and secure in particular person occasions.

2021 could deliver again dwell occasions. If it does we’re prepared and ready to steer some kick ass crew constructing occasions for you. If digital stays the go-to we’re right here for that too with some fabulous new 2021 occasions choices. Test in with [email protected] for inquiries.