As we approach this season of Thanksgiving, it's time to reflect and appreciate everything that brings joy into our lives. Roger and Cate share what they are most thankful for this year:
First and foremost, I am thankful for my family and friends for their unwavering support, love, and guidance throughout this past year as I started my new job at Marketing Keys. The evolution of work has brought forth the blessing of remote employment. The ability to work from the comfort of our homes has provided newfound flexibility and balance. I am thankful for the field that I work in that allows me to build community and express my creativity through social media, blog posts, and press releases. I also love being able to interact with our media representatives and clients on a daily basis. Finally, I am grateful for all of my hobbies that bring happiness into my life such as trivia nights, reading books, and going on hikes. Amidst the hustle of life, it's crucial to cherish the little moments. These fleeting instances hold immeasurable value and serve as reminders of life's simple yet profound joys.
2023 has been a return to normalcy. Masks came off as covid hospitalizations and deaths drastically declined. The business environment came back strong as many companies rebounded with revenues that were more in line with pre-covid figures. Marketing Keys continues to work remotely and it has been a benefit for giving us work/life balance in our lives. Our team gets together a couple times a month to re-connect which is important. We are grateful for our clients, many of which have been with us for many years. Without your trust and faith in Marketing Keys, we would not be where we are today. Additionally, I am grateful for our media reps. who work closely with us on crafting some of the best media campaigns in the city and throughout the country. The longstanding relationships we have with many of our reps. allows us to present our clients with the most unique and solid marketing programs in the market. For that, we are forever indebted. Finally, none of this would not be as meaningful without my family. From my boss (my wife) to my bosses in training (my 3 daughters), they keep me on my toes and motivated for continued growth so I can give them as much support as possible. Our growth is reflected in their growth, which makes the long nights and weekend work all the more satisfying.
Wishing you and yours the happiest of Thanksgivings and please remember to look back and give thanks on this holiday.
Cate Bender is the Project Coordinator of Marketing Keys. Roger Keys founded Marketing Keys in 2007.