Sometimes life gets the best of us and time flies by so quickly that we forget about the things we are grateful for. Thanksgiving gives us all a time to pause and reflect about those important people, things, and successes that we are most thankful for. With many changes that have happened with the Electronic Retailing Association this year, it is so important to take a step back and remember all that we should be thankful for.
We asked each one of our staff members what they were most thankful for this Thanksgiving Holiday.
“I am thankful for my health and for having the best staff anyone could ask for. I am also very thankful for my Washington Husky football team!” -Chris Reinmuth, President
"I am thankful for colleagues that have turned into friends, opportunities that have turned into experiences, and dreams that have turned into reality. Whatever will come I am grateful for the journey."- Michael Candela, Vice President, Sales
"I'm thankful for my family, friends, and my girlfriend whom despite the fact that they've all known me as long as they have continue to love and support me everyday. I'm grateful for my health (thanks mom for the great genes) and for once being able to run half marathons - though I've clearly decided not to do those again. And I'm thankful for the New England Patrios who in spite of a Tom Brady's four-game suspension, clearly lead the AFC East Division. Go Patriots!" - John Chen, Vice President, Marketing
“I am thankful for family and friends. I am grateful to have a network of people I can depend on for support and love during good and bad times.” -Ashley Chesson, Membership Retention and Event Services Manager
“I am thankful for the constant support from my colleagues. I can always depend on them to help during stressful times or celebrate during our successes. I am so very grateful to work with an amazing group of people that I respect in and out of the office!” - Lindsay Emow, Manager, Content
"My Thanksgiving season is tinged with the sadness of the loss of my daughter and recently my mom.In spite of that, I am thankful for my families both home and work.You can endure anything if you have family and friends who love you." - Cecilia Mason, Director, Finance
I am thankful for my family and friends. That I have the opportunity to work with wonderful people who make a difference. This Thanksgiving I will also be very thankful for all the Turkey I plan to eat. Happy holidays everyone!" Bill McClellan, Vice President, Government Relations
“I am thankful for what each of my colleagues have contributed to my life. Whether that be their entrepreneurial spirit, teaching me to love Greek food, the importance of balancing my checkbook, their tech genius, helping me navigate the bumpy waters of politics and for being some of the best people I know.” - Carol Neher, Director, Event Sales
“I am thankful that my 93 year old father was able to take my mother to Greece one last time to see her brothers and sisters. The look of joy on their faces when I picked them up from the airport was something I will never forget.” - Jim Perrus, Vice President - Member Relations
“I really appreciate my family for the support they’ve given me during my difficulty times. They have truly inspired me to reach where I am now. Without their support and encouragement, my success wouldn't have been possible. I am really blessed to have them in my life. Thanks for always wishing the best for me!” - Jerry Rozario, Database Administrator
From our “family” to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!