March 2, 2011

Happy 11th Anniversay Shannon!

We all want to wish Shannon Barbee a HAPPY ANNIVERSARY here at Maxie B's!

Shannon started to work here at the age of 18....and has stayed on with us through all of our changes and growth into the bakery we are today!  Many of you know her from the time she has spent with you creating special cakes for your special occasions...from weddings to anniversaries, or baby showers to birthdays.  Whenever we receive a request for a truly special cake...Shannon gets involved in its planning and creation from the very beginning to the last detail.  She is creative, patient, and loves attention to the smallest details that can make such a difference to the final presentation of the cake and to our customer's overall happiness with the project. 

Behind the scenes, Shannon emails all day long (and sometimes into the night as well!) with our brides and corporate customers.  She has taken over much of our blogging and Facebook updates as well...doing a great job of photographing and covering the day as it unfolds!  She also answers the phones with a smile, coordinates with all of our vendors for wedding cake deliveries and set ups, oversees hiring and training of all of our staff, coordinates scheduling of all of our events and staffing, and keeps all of the rest of us smiling and focused!  Amazing.

We love her and would not be the same without her!  We are grateful that she has found a way to keep Maxie B's in her life as she has gotten married and had two children in the last few years!  She is a busy lady...but you would never get that feeling from the way she calmly carries on each day!

We are celebrating the beginning of her 12th year with us today at the bakery with a specially catered luncheon by Melissa Lewkowicz of Events By Design.  Can't wait!  This is going to be another fun-filled year working together!