Hi all, I am very excited to share with you the news that the Smiling Moose business has been purchased by Dave and Piper Williams! Smiling Moose is very lucky to have Piper and Dave as the new owners. Piper already has lots of retail experience, as she has worked at Smiling Moose this summer, as well as Rika’s Café and Gifts, and the Visitor Center. The change of ownership from me to her will be effective December 1, 2016.
Piper intends to keep things the same for now, but has lots of great ideas for the future. The excellent customer service, offering gifts for all ages and genders, and the focus on Alaskan made products will remain the same. Sustaining Smiling Moose’s great reputation is of the utmost importance to her.
Please stop by and introduce yourself to Piper if you have not already met her. I am confident she will be a wonderful asset to Smiling Moose, and I am so proud to pass the torch to someone so capable. I am confident she will continue to grow and enhance the business to new and higher levels. Piper has 3 capable daughters, Journey, Jocelyn, and Julianna, that have already been a part of the Rika’s and Smiling Moose family. They will definitely be entrepreneurs in training, and are eager and willing to start helping out. Piper and I are busy training now, and getting ready for the holiday season. I will be assisting her through year end as needed. I thank you for your patience through our transition process.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for our Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 3rd from 10 to 6pm. We will have lots of new merchandise, holiday sales, complimentary gift bag for gift purchases, refreshments, drawings, and a free gift with purchase! Hope to see you soon!
Thanks for a prosperous and successful 4 1/2 years of your business! I am truly blessed and grateful for your local support. Please continue buying locally from Piper, as well as all of the other great businesses in Delta Junction!