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2009: The Year in Review

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The Year in Review

With 2009 coming to an end, I can’t help but think how bittersweet this year has been. Professionally, thanks to social media, I have made great strides in my career. Personally, I lost an uncle and one of my best friends.

Together, we entered the year in a recession which was said to be the worst this country has seen since the great depression. Jobs were lost, companies went bankrupt, houses were foreclosed on, and loved ones were lost but not forgotten.

Consumers and companies both found themselves needing to cut expenses without trying to reduce their quality of life, products and services. For consumers this meant coupon clipping, price comparing or simply going without. For companies this meant layoffs and/or getting creative by greatly trimming their budget. At Grosh we chose the latter. We understand our employees have financial responsibilities and families that depend on them. After all, we are also a small, family owned and operated business. In April we launched our social media marketing campaign and started connecting with people on a much more personal level via FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTubeEventPeeps and ourblog.

Thank you to all our friends for welcoming Grosh Backdrops and myself into your community and for sharing your stories, pictures, videos and memories. I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to celebrate birthdays, holidays, graduations, weddings, births, recitals, productions and performances with all of you. We have endured a lot together this year and I look forward to ringing in the New Year with you all.

Cheers! Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2010!

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