Thanks to everyone who came! About 100 people came through on a night packed with events across the city, not to mention the night of an NBA playoff game (Spurs vs. Heat).
All the planning was worth it to gather family, friends, clients, and fans (of my Austin Chronicle beer column) together in one place. Countless connections were made, and I got to honor my parents, the ultimate bootstrappers, for inspiring the way 9T does business and seeks out scrappy innovations for our clients.
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Many clients came to show their support, and two event brought gifts! Hearthstone Bakery, a print customer, brought delicious bread rolls for launch guests. Bow Wow Chow food truck for dogs brought fresh baked dog treats - of course, with the labels 9T printed - and even volunteered to come early and help us set up!
The "formal presentation" was about 10 minutes and barely formal at all. We debuted 9T's first client case study video. Dennis Borel, the executive director of client Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, came with his family. He stood up to introduce the video with a few inspiring words.
These boards about 9T were posted throughout the space...mostly by drink buckets and lounge chairs.
Please let me know about any surprising connections you made at the party. I love hearing those stories. Here's hoping that this time next year, I'll be inviting you all to the grand opening of 9T's own space!