These Boots are Made for Walkin'
As some of you may know, the whole Mallozzi circus (and thusly Success.In.Print as well) is pulling up stakes early next week. We will be relocating the whole shebang to Connecticut.
Chicago’s loss is the East Coast’s gain.
So farewell my beloved Second City. I must admit that after more than 45 years in the Midwest, this girl is a little nervous to do battle with those fancy folks in the East.
But I’m not worried. What I am is full of reflection. Chicago strikes me as a printing kind of town. I was always amazed at the number of printers around here. Big Ones. Little Ones. All kinds. And I’m not gonna lie. I’m gonna miss it.
So here, in no particular order, are a few of the things I’ll miss about the Chi.
3—Being a train ride from one of the coolest cities in the whole world with a vibrant restaurant, theater and bar scene.
4—The Windy City Rollers—My sisters on skates truly are a big part of who I am today.
5—Being in GRAPH EXPO's backyard. (Wait, did I read it’s moving to Florida next year? Nevermind).
6—Direct proximity to my favorite state, WISCONSIN.
7—Annual news stories about a bobcat loose in Roscoe Village.
And here are a few things I won’t miss
Sounds kind of like a news report, doesn’t it? I know, where I’m going, the traffic and the weather won’t be any better—and my heart will always be with teams from Detroit—so that’s a non-issue.
What I will say is this, Chicago companies, I am now just a quick plane ride away if you want to bring some Kelly-awesomeness to your sales and marketing efforts, and a good majority of what I do these days does not necessarily require my actual presence.
And for those of you on the East Coast, look out. I’m comin for YOU!
And by that I mean I’m here for you if you need me. HOLLA!
Blogger, author, consultant, coach and all around evangelist for the graphic arts industry, Kelly sold digital printing for 15 years so she understands the challenges, frustrations and pitfalls of building a successful sales practice. Her mission is to help printers of all sizes sell more stuff. Kelly's areas of focus include sales and marketing coaching, enabling clients to find engagement strategies that work for them and mentoring the next generation of sales superstars.
Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and, among other notable accomplishments, co-founded the Windy City Rollers, a professional women's roller derby league. She is also the mother of two sets of twins under the age of ten, so she fears nothing.