It’s Thanksgiving week, and we’re getting ready to gather with family and friends, to share a meal, and hopefully enjoy each other’s company. It’s a fine time for us at Rainbow Movers, in our 35th year, to remember all we have to be thankful for:
Our Rainbow Movers team
One of the best things about running our moving business is the team that we have here. Some of us have worked together for more than 25 years, most for a decade or more. We share the same values – an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay and dedication to serving our customer’s needs. It feels good to get up in the morning knowing that if we do our job well today, our customers will keep returning, their associates will hear about us, and our business will continue successfully.
We love our neighborhood. Park Slope and Gowanus have grown larger and buildings have grown taller, but they remain diverse communities filled with vibrant, forward-looking people, who occupy a wide range of ethnicities and incomes. This neighborhood still has the pulse of old New York. We are especially grateful for resources like the Park Slope Parents website, an essential online community that helps the families that we move into our neighborhood.
Our landlord and his team
As many renters know, having a great landlord is rare. Especially in the impersonal world of leasing a commercial space, good landlords are hard to find. We are very fortunate to have not only a great space for our office and warehouse, but also to have as our neighbor, a terrific landlord and his team, who are ecologically conscious, civic minded, and honest.
Our extended team
We’re also fortunate to have many wonderful resources. They are not only great partners for our business, but many of them have also become great friends. If you take a look in our moving resources section, you will see many of our friends and partners listed here. We have personally worked with all of the people, and we heartily recommend their services.
If you have been reading this site for a while, you’ve probably seen some of our movers’ tales. Another of the rewards of being in business for so long is the opportunity to meet and get to know so many people. Everyone has their own unique story, and it is fascinating to hear them. Now we have some too!
I like to hear other people’s stories. In the early mornings when I commute into the office, I love to play NPR podcasts , particularly The Moth and This American Life-engaging programs telling true stories.
What are you grateful for this year? Best wishes for a peaceful, and fun holiday!