Every year it seems that the Holidays and Christmas season creeps up earlier and earlier on the calendar. What used to push into November is now full bloom in mid-October. Christmas songs start making their way into the muzak mix in stores and there is more red and green decorations than florid fall flowers. Keep in mind that I have generally been resistant to even picking up wrapping paper and Seasons Greetings cards in October and November. As a matter of fact, until recently the bulk of my Yuletide shopping was done exclusively on Christmas Eve! But this year I am admittedly part of the problem. That is because at Phoenix Modular Elevator we decided to try something different for holiday goodies that make their way to our customers every year.
We decided to give Amazon and mail order cookies a rest and buy local.
As a reluctant part of the shop early brigade I, the marketing manager, got to go on a rare excursion to the Chocolate Factory in Golconda, Illinois. Yes it is true that leadership has massive burdens and responsibilities and tasting chocolate, caramel corn and novelty candy for holiday gift boxes is just one of Herculean tasks I face. Woe as me, for the crown of decisions comes with a heavy weight on the brow of the wearer, but someone has to do it. I girded myself up for the arduous assignment. All kidding aside, before setting out on my adventure I feigned protest as it is a bit of a drive, but everyone at PME knew I couldn’t wait to try the samples and choose the gift options first hand because of where I was going. The aforementioned Chocolate Factory is an institution in Southern Illinois that has a wonderful reputation for making the tastiest treats you will find anywhere.
I was not disappointed.
As the front door swung open and I strolled in, the sweet aroma of chocolate filled the air with an intoxicating and dizzying effect. I was warmly greeted with smiles from the owner and then the marathon began. Presented before me was an assortment of every kind of confection made to perfection. Dark chocolate, white chocolate, milk chocolate, truffles; terrapins, haystacks and butter cups; jelly filed morsels, treats filled with clusters of nuts, salted caramel, almond bark and fudge filled the table as sample upon sample was brought fresh from the kitchen and from sparkling glass cases that adorned the front of the shop. My mind was boggled.
Ultimately, I made my choices with a fair amount of help and so my first Holiday purchase every before Thanksgiving was made. To our faithful modular elevator customers, you can expect your tasty treats sometime in the first week of December with a note of thanks that reads:
“Words cannot express how much we appreciate your business, so it is only fitting that we take this time to offer just a small token of our profound thanks.
This year we have decided to send out candy from a local chocolatier instead of a big mail order company. We hope that it will represent more than just chocolate, but our commitment to a higher standard and personal service rarely found in the elevator industry.
We wish you the happiest of holidays and look forward to a continued and growing relationship.”
If you want to personally try some samples, visit or order from our good friends at Chocolate Factory in Golconda, Illinois. A better option would be to just order an elevator for your next project. I think we will be sending out candy from the same place again next year.
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