We're a little over due for our "official" end of season announcement, but this year was a doozy by all accounts and we took a few moments to catch our breath! While our offices are open all winter for planning and projects, our event season has officially come to a close!
First of all, we owe an enormous thank you to all of our amazing clients, staff and vendor partners who helped make 2017 the most memorable year ever at BHCC!
We started the year with a new home, thanks in no small part to our patient and super talented friends at J. Johnson Builder. We bought a "fixer upper" for sure, but in no time, (that seemed like eons), the former one room convenience store was turned from drab to fab!
With offices, a tasting room and an enormous, fully renovated kitchen, our new space allowed us to ramp up our production, host tastings and other events in our own space, and even host BHCC employee yoga classes, which were much needed for stress relief in the midst of an insanely busy season.
With a lot more elbow room to work and with a running start, we dove head first into the most amazing weddings, non-profit galas, fundraisers, family meals and just about every other event you could imagine.
But perhaps our proudest moment, of which there are many, was receiving the Rising Star Award Business of the Year from our friends, peers and community at the the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce's annual awards dinner. In truth, we weren't able to receive our award in person, as our entire team was capping off our season by successfully producing the largest event in our companies history - a 700 person gala fit for royalty!
In looking back on 2017, this past year was a huge milestone for BHCC. We oftentimes found ourselves reflecting on the early years of the company; laughing at our hijinks as much as at our naive mistakes and recalling fondly the details of all the wonderful events that we produced. More than anything though, our reflections leave us humbled by the work and dedication of our staff. With many "lifers" and new faces returning year after year, we can't help but feel like one big kooky family, who genuinely love seeing and working together doing what we do, and can't wait to get started on 2018's adventures with all of them!