20 Years of Greeting

Today is the 20th anniversary of Welcome Home’s first in-home visit. This is absolutely astounding to me. Other than being a wife and mother, and these are commitments that are rather difficult to get out of, I’ve never done anything this long. As of today, I have welcomed 5,949 new residents to Batavia and North Aurora.

I started Welcome Home with two goals in mind.  The first goal is to help the wonderful businesses I represent grow. I am discriminating.  I only work with people I know, like, and trust, and therefore can introduce them to newcomers with confidence. My second goal is to introduce newcomers to reputable businesses and connect them to this great area that is their new home.

But still…20 years! How can I do it? Because every single day is different. I never know who is behind the next door.

I’ve met doctors, nurses, ministers, teachers, and authors. I’ve met factory workers and office workers. I’ve met pilots, flight attendants, and air traffic controllers. I’ve met policemen, firefighters, 911 dispatchers, and FBI agents. The list is ongoing. They all have a story to share and I love hearing them.

The top reasons for moving here are for the schools, to be closer to either work or family, more house for the money, and the reason that always makes me laugh – lower taxes. Everything is relative.

I am so appreciative of all the businesses I represent. Thank you for believing in what I do and sharing my vision. There are six businesses that have been with me since day one: Brian Bicknell, DDS, Deluxe Cleaners, Foltos Tonsorial Parlor, Fox Valley Christian Church, Geneva Eye Clinic and John Koechley, DDS.  Over the next several days I’m going to introduce these six , who understand the importance of making people feel welcome, to you.

My most sincere thanks to all 5,949 of you who welcomed me into your homes. I hope I made your transition a little easier and was able to share my love of Batavia and North Aurora with you.