We have much to be thankful for in 2009. Our company family has grown, our industry is becoming more understood and many families allowed us to be a part of welcoming their new additions.
2009 Highlights for Sweet Pea Baby Planners
We were pleased to be featured by the Associated Press to include…
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Our company grew as we celebrated the opening of two new Sweet Pea Baby Planners locations:
Charlotte, NC owned and operated by Stephanie Keel
Palm Beach/Ft. Lauderdale, FL owned and operated by Kellie Mejia
Our company also grew to welcome:
Elizabeth McFadden (“officially” became our Chief Marketing and Communications Officer)
Ilana Johnson (Director of Retail Relations)
Nichole Barnett (Early Education Specialist)
Our advisory board will continue to grow in 2010, as we see fit in order to best support our clients.
Our annual trip to Vegas for the ABC Kids Show was once again a blast!
We met with the president and co-chair for JPMA, all of our wonderful manufacturing partners, reviewed products for 2010, were interviewed by LizzieB TV, and enjoyed our annual National Baby Planners Association (NBPA) dinner with baby planner friends from other companies.
For our annual Sweet Pea only event, I wanted to surprise the ladies with something “unexpected”; race car driving! Ilana and Erin (North LA Director) drive like crazy women with rubber flying off their tires. I forgot who actually won because I was laughing so hard! (I will surely be corrected by email from the winner shortly after this post).
I created the Manufacturer Relations program for the NBPA which launched in November of this year; allowing all baby planners to benefit from our existing relationships with industry manufacturers enabling them to become more familiarized with hundreds of baby products, whereby providing their clients with excellent knowledge.
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We celebrated two years offering The Baby Planner Business Plan, and enjoyed speaking with and consulting numerous women to begin their own baby planner careers.