Archive for October, 2009
A nice poem of the season for the poetry lovers out there. Enjoy!
With the crisp in the air
The cold in my hair
a better sense of season
The season sweeps over me
Letting go of the green
I embrace the color of winter seen
Taking in the smell of leaves
Change sweeps over me
To the trees now quite bare
To the flowers wilted fair
Warmth of chimney soon to be
Winter and fall sweep over me
Family life and Holiday
Travels food and skies dark grey
All lead to the hope that soon
Another season will sweep over me.No comments
When did you start working at The Fruit Company and what were you hired to do?
I started working with The Fruit Company in 2004 as a Customer Service Rep. The staff was considerably smaller and our old 1940’s building at the time lacked heating or cooling. After my first hectic Christmas season I moved to our Marketing Department helping build our online presence on Amazon, PriceGrabber and many other online shopping sites.
What is your job now at The Fruit Company?
Currently I manage our Search Engine Optimization, Paid Search Marketing, Email Campaigns, and maintain the website. I am also involved with IT management of our database, reporting, and production systems. And of course, like almost everyone at the company, occasionally help out on the production floor during our busiest times of the year.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Hood River is such as great place for outdoor fun. I enjoy everything from hiking and camping, to paintballing, mountain biking, and golf. Of course being a computer geek I also enjoy gaming on my Xbox 360 and PC. In the past I have also been involved with local theatre productions, although due to my schedule this has been lacking as of late.
What is your favorite gift that we offer?
My favorite gift we offer is probably the HarvestClub Exotica, and I am so happy we expanded it this year to include more sizes and month combinations. When you grow up in Oregon and Washington you get spoiled with the bounty of fresh apples and pears, but trying new exotic fruits has always been a treat. Many stores don’t carry some of the fruits we offer in the Exotica fruit of the month club, and when they do, they often don’t know how to preserve, store, and market them properly.
What is your favorite Holiday?
It’s a little cliché, but my favorite holiday is probably Christmas. I have so many found memories of driving for hours in the snow and rain to Grandma’s house, waking up to the smell of freshly baked cookies, and spending time with family. Without those experiences I don’t think I would be as passionate working for The Fruit Company and marketing all of the great gifts we have to offer.
Is there anything funny or special about The Fruit Company that you would like to share?
This isn’t necessarily about the company, but recently a wild mother cat abandoned two kittens at The Fruit Company’s doorstep. Although they received much love and care from the office staff, they couldn’t stay, and I decided to take them home. These “hellions” as my friends and family call them are actually quite loving and a nice addition to the household.No comments
Over the next few weeks we are going to let you meet some of our wonderful staff here at The Fruit Company. We are a family company that focuses on building personal relationships with you the consumer. So what better way than have them tell you about their experience here at The Fruit Company.
One fun thing we have done is asked each of them to create their own avatar image. This has been alot of fun and we cant wait to show you what their minds perceptions of themselves look like. We hope you enjoy this and we are excited to share with you!No comments