Back at it. After the dust settles from a long weekend celebrating the American worker, Chris and company are clocked in.
Written by Eric Henzie, Marketing Executive
Last week was Chris’ opportunity to leave a mark. No breaks, skipping lunch & hustling all week to create several new samples for a large retail client. This week had a nice reward, Labor Day.
Returning to the office on Tuesday morning after realizing there are no more beaches, fewer barbeques, and less sunshine can be difficult. But take heart the last day of summer is technically more than three weeks away. Chris came back to work recharged and eager to put his final touches on samples he and the team completed for an upcoming Orvis catalog shoot. His work was the focus of meetings held later in the day to tighten up schematics and instructions for our upcoming product launch – Herrick Brook Collection (product launch coming in Part 7).
Labor Day is an annual workers’ holiday in observance of the many achievements of American workers. The American Pride we possess, the grit and determination to get things done right was first celebrated by the Central Labor Union of New York in 1882. The idea eventually caught on, and on June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act making Labor Day a legal holiday.
I like holidays like Labor Day, where expectations are relatively low (no gifts or cards!), where the only requirement is to relax and have a good time. Most of us have the day off for picnics, parades and the last long weekend of the summer. Labor Day always feels bittersweet to me. Although fall is my favorite season, I still can’t bear to see the long, laid back days of summer, lightening bugs and swimming holes come to an end. It won’t be long now until shorts will give way to sweaters and Friday night football games will take the place of evenings fly fishing on the river.
How important is buying American workers’ products to you? Do you own something that’s special that represents American made quality? Tell us by commenting on our Facebook wall or tweeting #MyNeckoftheWoods @manchesterwood
Stay tuned for Part 7…