WHEW!!! Our Customer Appreciation Day was a huge success! For the “sale” we paid the sales tax for you that day. Then we had several vendor booths, some of them offering coupons, and all with information about their products. We had a variety of food all day long, from Denise’s homemade cinnamon rolls and scones, to pizza and sausages, to several appetizer dishes that Denise kept sending out that wowed us all! Everyone was pleasantly surprised! On top of all that, there were several raffle prizes given away! Thank you to all the vendors that were here and also to the ones that supported our special day with raffle prizes, etc.!!!
LMF’s DR. STEPHEN DUREN / OR SHOULD I SAY DR. STEPHEN DUREN’S LMF?
A short two and a half weeks later, we sponsored a Dr. Stephen Duren lecture. Steve is our longtime friend, owner of Performance Horse Nutrition,and the designer of the LMF horse feed line. He travels all over the world developing feeds for horses in their particular environment. Then he matches the feed to their dietary requirements eg. Performance Horses, Breeding Stock, Race Horses or even “old Betsy” in the back yard..… you name it! The LMF we carry is designed especially for us here on the west coast, based on the type hay we have available and what minerals are short or abundant. Steve’s lecture addressed the question “why so many choices when it comes to horse feeds?” The short answer is, to meet the needs of a variety of different horses! Horses are like people in that they are not all the same. Some have metabolic challenges and need a low non-structural carbohydrate feed. Others need hi-energy and fat to keep up with their energy output! Some are older or just have trouble digesting their food. Young growing horses have special dietary needs. Due to new technology, improved Veterinary care, and Senior feeds, horses are living longer than they used to! Not unlike humans, a longer life means more health issues to deal with and sometimes dietary changes. The list could go on and on. As research reveals certain feed changes can benefit a certain condition, and it is felt there is a reasonable demand for it, a new feed is offered. Following the lecture was a question and answer session. We have had Steve visit several times in the past and the question and answer session is always a big hit! Many good questions came up and were answered. Around 50 customers enjoyed the evening!
Denise out did herself in the dinner presentation. We served Chicken Marbella and a Butter-nut Squash Lasagna. For desert there were four different flavors of Cheesecake and a Gluten Free cake that was delicious! Thanks Denise for your hard work and imaginative menus!
MERGING OF THE COMPUTER PROGRAMS
We recently merged our POS system with the accounting program in the office. Scott has been a bull dog, not letting go until it is right! As you may already know this is no small undertaking. Nothing in the computer world goes entirely smooth. We have been working out the kinks. Thanks Scott for implementing this change! In the long run this will give us better control of our inventory.
Thanks to our wonderful customer base for making all of the above possible! Roland