I don't know if there is any time of the year where there are more sports going on than they are right now: Football, Fall Baseball, Volleyball (which is new for us), Soccer (which was new last year) and some Lacrosse. Add that basketball officials are ordering early this year, and it makes for a busy, challenging and fun time for us.
"Busy" translates as "Good for Business".
"Challenging" is related to having to order and carry quite a bit of inventory to satisfy our customers needs this time of year vs. other times.
And "fun" are for moments like these:
- Getting new products. We admit we're like kids in a candy store when we get new stuff: Some highlights include our new AWB3 Ultimate Referee Shirt with Side Panels, the Flip 58 possession switch for basketball official whistles, the new CCA baskeball jacket and a quilted football/lacrosse jacket.
- Taking an order from and talking on the phone with a new roller derby referee about his sport, how he got into it and his experiences. Ok, so let's add roller derby to the mix above.
- Seeing our new ZX1 featured in Referee Magazine with a photo of our very own Paul Nelson (Shipping Manager/Referee Model). Though, we are worried that Paul will be courted away from us for other modeling gigs.
- Sending out a well-known celebrity's order for a football referee uniform (that included our ZX1) to wear at an event. I wish I could tell who this star of a past sitcom is but can't due to privacy issues. Perhaps we'll follow up with her, ask her if all was well with her items and ask her permission to share her name.