March Month Rewind!

Hey everyone, Spring is well underway and it feels like the months are beginning to move faster and faster. As we began to prepare for much larger projects down road, March was not necessarily a busy month but it definitely didn’t slow us down. Check out what we’ve been up to in our March Month Rewind!

Our SPP Family Grew: Say Hi To Margaret!:
This was possibly the most exciting development in the month of March. We hired on Margaret as our new “Retail and Shipping Assistant”. This was a position we created with a lot of thought in mind and something we’ve really needed for awhile. Both our retail and wholesale businesses are growing (which is GREAT) but it also means that our Retail and Shipping Managers need some extra hands to help. However, as you may or may not know, the hiring process is a very grueling and time-consuming one. Margaret, however, has proved to make the entire process seamless as she is a smart and talented lady full of smiles! Be sure to stop by our Retail Location and say hi to our newest family member!

This is Margaret – be sure to stop in and say hi!

New Release Updates:
In case it wasn’t obvious from our social media and blog, we have been deep in the midst of creating a New Release! While it’s a long and tiresome process, it’s arguably one of the most important ways to continue growing and refreshing the SPP brand. In the month of March, we officially approved all new product styles that will be apart of this New Release (which I mentioned earlier is over 40!) as well as printing our asses off. We have also slowly begun receiving our outsourced gift items such as gift wrap, mugs, and magnets which are printed off-site in the USA. We are so proud of all the new items we have created and can’t wait to share them with the world!

(NOT) Down With The Sickness:
It was definitely a hard month in terms of germs and SPP. Our team got hit with a flu that quickly passed through the ranks and all but 2 people remained standing for a couple days. Needless to say, we went through A LOT of Clorox wipes in the month of March. Fingers crossed we won’t have that happen anymore, UGH!

NYNow Booth Booked:
It’s official: SPP is heading back to the Big Apple for NYNow August ’19. This is always a huge step to take because it is a very large investment of time, money, and man power (especially for a small business). But, after starting back to the trade show circuit last year, it has proved worth all the blood, sweat, and tears. One of our goals is to continue growing our wholesale brand and we can’t properly do that without putting ourselves out there! It’s also a great opportunity to showcase the new release we’ve been working so damn hard on with over 40+ new items coming out! We really couldn’t be more excited to hit the road again and see new (and old) faces. Keep your eye out for more details in the coming months!

Chicago Print Crawl:
This is a brand new project that Steel Petal Press officially decided to be apart of this month (although it’s not until May) It’s meant to share and celebrate the art of printing and letterpress which is one of our main goals here at Steel Petal Press. Our printer, Dan will be operating the press and open to questions on the day of the event. In the coming months, he is also creating some small educational visuals for guests to look at and learn more about what exactly we do here. We are so excited for May to get here and to kick off Print Crawl. If you’re interested in learning more, here’s a link with dates, times, and another other important info!

That’s the end of our March Month Rewind. These next few months are bound to get busier and busier but it is nice to be able to pause a couple moments and reflect back on what we’ve accomplished. Thanks again for reading and stay tuned for next month’s!

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