Yes, changes - there are a lot of them happening right now!
BIG NEWS for Inspire Marketing - After working for over 15 years full time (23 all together) with the Hamilton Port Authority, Brent has (dare I say it... jumped ship?!... ha) and is now focusing his attention on growing our Company... something the two of us have been dreaming about for a long time!
Fifteen years is a long time. Still, in retrospect it has flown by. Never did I imagine as a 16 year old kid beginning a summer job at our former sailing school that I would build the career I have and remain with the HPA for so long. The winding path that has been my time here is filled with memories I will take with me as I move forward; stories and experiences I will share, and look fondly at, as this new phase of my career and life take flight. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to represent the port, travel to wonderful places, meet great people, and build my knowledge along the way. 8 years at our sailing school. 15 years as a full time employee. I have spent much of my life at the port, yet I’m excited to begin a new chapter.
It is with a heavy heart that I say ‘goodbye’ to my 9-5 life, as I’ve been so fortunate to build relationships with some great people that are a part of Team HPA. The nice part is I’ll still be creating some new products and providing my expertise in the months to come.
I have dreams and aspirations to build something, and now have the forum to do exactly that. Thank you for all the support along the way.
My best wishes for the port and for each of you.
Change is scary - there is no denying that - but it's also downright exciting... To Celebrate, we are heading to the beautiful Grand Palladium White Sands Resort and Spa (sans kids... ) for a week of R&R - something the two of us desperately need, and no doubt will come back with a notebook filled with more ideas!
We are updating our website with the focus being strategic marketing programs, communications, community and media relations and event management, and will be sharing more details over the next couple weeks.
So as the first line suggests "I don't know what I was waiting for..." - well pull up your socks and hang on - this ride is just beginning and the wait is now over!
I know you don't want to hear me sing... unless it's a Fri or Sat night at Ray's Place on Dundurn St. for Karaoke (and you've had A LOT to drink...) I need to figure out how to add music on here ... but for the purpose of this post, here you go:
Changes/ David Bowie
I still don't know what I was waiting for
And my time was running wild
A million dead-end streets
Every time I thought I'd got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet
So I turned myself to face me
But I've never caught a glimpse
Of how the others must see the faker
I'm much too fast to take that test
(Turn and face the strain)
Don't want to be a richer man
(Turn and face the strain)
Just gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can't trace time...