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Blog: State of the Pom: End of Year Lookback 2014

state of the pom 2014

Oh 2014, you were quite the ride.  As I look back on all the great things we did this year at Ultrapom, as well as the changes, I am just amazed at what all can happen in twelve months.

This time last year, I had just hired my first full time employee (the awesome Kerry, who keeps all orders headed out the door), and we were working out of the garage/basement/attic/dining room/foyer of my house. By the end of the year, we had moved into a 5,000 sq ft warehouse in the West Bottoms and added two more people to our team (David, our current jack of all trades and master of good hair, and Lauren, who I am pretty sure is better at this business than I am).

Along the way, in 2014 we provided our unique specialty rental items for almost 1,000 weddings and events:

branch arch whiskey barrels

photo by: Jana Marie Photography

gold flatware textured silver vases

Photos by: Birds of a Feather Photography (l), Natalie Franke Photography (r)

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Photo by: M & E Photography

We participated in over 30 photo shoots:

black and white stripe runner gold flatware mercury glass cut glass goblets rent

photo by: M & E Photography

colored glass goblets champagne fountain modern gold flatware

photos by: Click Photography (l), Melissa Becker Photography (r)

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photo by: Cornerstone Photography

And added a slew of new items to our inventory (with sequins being the standout addition):

new items 2014

Check out our full inventory: Ultrapom Rental Collection

We of course have had to also make some big decisions about where are company is going, and what we want to be. I am excited for what 2015 will hold for Ultrapom, and will be sharing some of our goals and plans on Monday. But as I look back on 2014, and think about the coming year, I am just so grateful for all of you, our clients and fellow vendors, who have made this all possible.  Thank you to everyone who has entrusted part of their big and small events to us.  And thank you to our fellow event industry vendors who have provided support, advice and much appreciated business through your recommendations.

Now bring on 2015!

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Carolyn Campbell Schwartz

Owner, Ultrapom Event Rental

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