Thanks very much to Wendy Cusick Alley and Chuck Michaels for the time today. It’s so wonderful spending quality time with customers who really “Get It”. Pensacola was the first customer (outside of our hometown) to give us a shot and we’ll never forget that. Their consultant Steve Yanoviak from Management Advisorsdisagreed with their choice, but they did it anyway! After Pensacola we worked with Steve about a dozen times and he became a good friend. But he was not wrong to insist that Pensacola choose a more experienced vendor, after all, we had only built one!
But that was 10 years ago. Wendy and Chuck we’re not even there. Neither was our friend Juli Pleitner who has come and gone to Birmingham since then. But www.solidearth.com is still here, trying to be Bill Gates, Henry Kissenger and I don’t know, Mr Wizard or something at the same time. I think we’ve failed at some of those roles but we’ve succeeded at a few of them, and those small successes are important to celebrate. The real estate business in the panhandle over the last ten years has been a rough and tumble place but I am very proud of our team, and the AEs and MLS coordinators who have made it all possible and helped us hold it all together.
The meeting today was centered around the roll-out plan for Spring, advertising on the MLSs sites and our new strategic partnerships. We are very excited about 2012 and we’re looking forward to it, together.