A Special Thank You From Our New EVP
When I received a promotion this month I didnâ€™t really make an announcement or share it with anyone outside my family (including my Boba family) â€“ I changed my signature block and business cards of course, and changed the information on Facebook & LinkedIn, but little else. To my surprise over the next several days I was bombarded with emails and messages from people Iâ€™ve met along the way, those Iâ€™ve worked with in the past, and even those I donâ€™t recall ever meeting or talking to congratulating me on such an exciting opportunity and promotion. Some people even referenced events that happened years ago when I was working in customer service, retailers reminiscing about events and discussions from the past, and people indicating that theyâ€™ve been â€świth me all the wayâ€ť â€“ what an interesting and exciting week it was. It wasnâ€™t until this all transpired that I realized how truly awesome it is to be in a position that I not only get to meet so many people but apparently also build this bigger community of people who know me (if only online) and everything that Iâ€™ve worked for since the first day I walked into Boba Inc. (NAP, Inc., Sleepy Wrap Inc.).
Because of this, this blog post is dedicated to everyone I have to thank for such an amazing experience so far, and all the wonderful things that the future holds.
To Robert and Elizabeth Antunovic â€“ Thank you for taking a chance on a stranger that emailed 100 times about a customer service position. Because of you I have had the opportunity to learn so many amazing things that I never would have known about. Because of you my son was brought into this world in a way that I am truly proud of and my family is so much closer because of the things that I have learned in this journey. Because of you I have had a chance to grow, find my strengths (and weaknesses) and find my path (even if it may be a dotted line that twists & turns!). Because of you I can come to work every day feeling happy and grateful â€“ you have given me something that I will never take for granted.
To the amazing distribution team I know â€“ Each of you have inspired something new in me, challenged me and helped me to develop so many new skills â€“ THANK YOU for not only being an inspiration but also that fire that made me find my true passion for international business. Iâ€™m sure most of you donâ€™t know this, but Iâ€™m currently pursuing my masters degree in strategic management â€“ with a concentration on international businessâ€¦ all because of you! One day I will make it around the world to meet each of you, if we havenâ€™t met already, and toast to such an exciting past and all that the future holds.
To my favorite Boba family â€“ Whether you have been here for months or years, I have you to thank for helping me learn, maintain my sanity, and laugh through it all.
To my family-family Â - I am truly blessed to have a husband who supports everything I do, a son that makes me laugh and gives me a chance to really learn from a firsthand experience all these incredible things Iâ€™ve picked up on through the years, a mother that encourages me no matter what the situation may be, and a father that inspires me each day.
To all of those who sent me emails, LinkedIn/Facebook messages, or texts â€“ THANK YOU for making me smile! Itâ€™s exciting to know that I have made an impact, even if itâ€™s something small and seemingly insignificant, and to feel like part of something even bigger than my â€śBoba circleâ€ť â€“ thank you being a part of this.
To everyone else reading this â€“ There are not many companies out there who put PEOPLE above all else â€“ be it employees, customers or total strangers on the street. The fact that you are reading this right now gives us even more inspiration and desire to continue making these efforts to create a lasting impact and build relationship with people all over the world, so thank you for your part as well!
Thank you again to everyone â€“ Iâ€™m truly looking forward to many more years of excitement and opportunity!
Abby Armijo, Executive Vice President
My Boba Family on a recent company outing: