On November 17th, 2009 Rachel and I received our very first shipment of Clairefontaine and Rhodia paper, with some J. Herbin ink. That small shipment of fountain pen supplies that we put on GouletPens.com at around 9pm that night was the beginning of what we consider our company in its current form. Though we began as a pen turning company, that Tuesday night is when our fountain pen journey began.
Last year we celebrated our 4th anniversary by telling the story of how we started (here), and you should check that out if you haven’t already seen it. It’s a neat story, and one we’re proud of. For this year, what we really wanted to focus on was the things that have happened to us since we created last year’s video. We’ve grown tremendously and really had some amazing experience, so we put together this video to highlight the 5 things that have been the most important things for our company in our 5th year.
A special thanks goes out to our amazing videographer Jenni, who put together this incredible video. She’s been able to do some fantastic video projects for us recently like the Thanksgiveaway video, and we’re so glad to have her on our team so we can do stuff like this 5th anniversary vid.
The 5 things that we’re proud of in our 5th year are:
- Our new website, GouletPens.com
- Business Gets Personal event in NYC
- Core Values, Mission, Purpose, and Vision
- Company Culture