Whether or not you agree that a new decade has begun, it’s definitely a new year! After the holiday season craziness dies down, we love to take some time to review how we’re doing and compare it with the previous year. We’re excited that while 2019 started a little slow for us, we finished with a strong fourth quarter (file that under Sentences That Feel Very Strange to Type!) and we are working on a lot of interesting projects.
Here are some of our favorite moments of 2019.
⇢ We celebrated our second anniversary!
⇢ Food Network voted our friends and clients Ray Brothers Barbeque the Best Ribs in New York State.
⇢ We hosted a social media workshop with CONYEA, the Center of New York Economic Alliance.
⇢ We were highlighted as a small business success story by the Onondaga Small Business Development Center and were interviewed a few months later about their assistance in helping us get started. (Stay tuned for that video!)
⇢ We chatted with Sara and Jenny on an episode of The Sisters Podcast.
⇢ We created new branding for the Village of Hamilton Farmers Market.
⇢ We had a successful second year volunteering for the Thursdays on the Village Green concert series. The 2020 series is going to be even bigger and better!
⇢ We documented the grand reopening of the Hamilton Movie Theater.
⇢ We took on some amazing new clients. We’ve teamed up with the Colgate Inn and Hamilton Area Entrepreneurs on an ongoing basis, and we managed projects for the Earlville Opera House, Rhcycled Consignments, the Hamilton Eatery, Natural Beauty Breast Prosthesis, Kriemhild Dairy, the Department of Education Studies at Colgate University, Fruit of the Fungi, and the Everson Museum in Syracuse.
⇢ We designed a line of merch, a farmers market logo and a pop-up shop logo for Parry’s.
⇢ We got to know the folks at Circle Mag at Hamilton College. This student-run art and culture magazine is such a cool venture and makes us wish we were feeling that motivated in our late teens/early twenties. One of the students we met with had our business card tucked in her phone case when we arrived. It was a real *moment* for us.
⇢ We think it’s really important to have a work life balance, especially when our job revolves around an aspect of life that’s increasingly viewed as being unhealthy: social media. We were both able to step away to recharge in 2019. Aurora attended way too many concerts, enjoyed some time in Colorado and took a few trips to Maine. Caity visited Mexico, Italy and Spain and spent time in NYC. We also took a weekend trip to the Catskills with two of our oldest and best friends.
⇢ We finished out the year bringing in more money than we did in 2018, so our upward trend continues so far! Here’s to keeping it going in 2020.
Peace, love and confetti,
Caity & Aurora