I can hear you smiling.
- Kirsten Dowd, Customer Service
I can’t even mend my own socks, so I don’t get to do any of the sewing here at Stormy Kromer. But I do get to talk directly to our fans and help them with their orders. That’s about the best thing ever, and my greatest reward is having a happy customer on the other end of the line. Trust me, you can hear their smiles.
I talk to so many folks throughout the day—maybe I’m helping them pick out a cap, or sometimes they just want to chat. Either way, my job is to give them the best experience they can possibly have.
And you know, I think I’m doing an okay job. My most memorable call, for example, was a marriage proposal from a happy customer! I did have to turn him down gently, as I am already spoken for, but it was a great compliment.
Some of our loyal blog readers might remember our post from last year about our Annual Cornhole Tournament.
This year’s tournament wrapped up this week and we are proud to introduce you to our champions, The Untouchables! (Better known as Kirk and Shane, in the center of the photo.)
Last year’s winners, Ruff and Ready (or Dennis and Carol) handed over the prestigious corn trophies. We almost had our first ever repeat champion, as Ruff and Ready played in the championship match. The Untouchables were just too much to handle.
This year we had about 23 teams participate in the tournament, playing matches on their breaks in a double-elimination format.
We’re already looking forward to next year’s tourney. We’d also like to add a winter tournament for our employees. Any suggestions?
Playing Cornhole (also known as Corn Toss, Bean Bag, Bean Toss, Soft Horseshoes, Indiana Horseshoes, and more) – has become an annual tradition here at Stormy Kromer. For the third summer in a row, employees paired off into teams and played in our very competitive, double-elimination tournament.
This year’s tourney counted 18 teams, representing every department of the company. Playing in our parking lot (or warehouse on rainy days), the teams battled it out during their morning breaks and lunchtimes, with many matches attracting a number of spectators.
Complete with popcorn for the excited fans, our Championship Match featured Carol & Dennis vs. Tim & Denise. While the crowd was hoping for a competitive and lengthy match, Carol & Dennis remained undefeated and cruised to victory with a score of 15-6.
Our Champions received a cash prize, but more importantly, earned the right to proudly display the prestigious Cornhole Trophies which will stay at their work stations until next year’s tournament. Last year’s winners, Rick & Larry, begrudgingly handed them over at our Trophy Presentation on August 29th.
Congratulations to Carol & Dennis (in yellow), and thanks to all of our 2012 teams for participating!