Lookback

Happy Holidays from all of us to all of us!

We hope you look back on 2023 with fondness and joy, but look forward to an even greater 2024.

We closed out this year with a surprise quick-burst of joy-spreading with a passing out of our annual “Lookback book”/yearbook and Townsend exclusive beer!

 

The beer was actually made by Partners for Partners with Townsend at its heart. Our own, Kevin Lindsley, who is also brewmaster at Stump City Brewing, handcrafted this beer from his own recipe, doing everything with passion for craft and a mind on his Partners here at Townsend. Kevin did everything from the brewing to the canning and even made the label.  Kevin brought other Partners into this passion project, getting brewing help and passionate-beer-knowledge from our own Jeremy Douglas, and the whole thing was the brainchild of Jared who continued to be the biggest supporter of wanting to connection the Stump City community with Townsend’s and find a cool way to show love to our team.

Of course, we don’t want to leave anyone out at Townsend, so for those who can’t or do not drink alcohol, we also gathered Townsend-labeled sodas!  Michelle and Maria helped make that happen.

When you crack open a beer or a soda, we hope you feel proud of the very cool people you work with. If you like what you taste, send Kevin and Jared a note!

 

Gathered from your photos, words, and actions of 2023 from Workplace, Instagram, and Facebook this is a Townsend Partner lookback book complied by the ever-excellent Nina Daniels and Megan Kucel, to give you a visual remember-wander.  

Every page has been painstakingly poured over, it was probably our biggest year ever in terms of photos and stories and moments to capture. Nina and Megan put so much care and skill and dedication into putting this book together, hopefully you are touched by it. And Jared once again has his hands all over this project as well as he is the one most often behind the camera capturing these moments! When you flip through it we hope you are brought back in time and you are moved to gather your friends around and look at a page together and laugh and smile.  Maybe you will hand it over to a non-Townsned friend of yours and say, “look how cool where I work is” and they will flip open to any random page and see truly how cool Townsend is, because every page is full of color, and smiles, and care, and leather, and fun, and everything that is Townsend.

It is a cool thing to have this showcase of how cool Townsend is and you are the reason for its coolness,  be proud.

Email: NinaL@townsendleather.com or MeganK@townsendleather.com or Workplace Chat: Nina or Megan with any comments or excitement about this Lookback Book or contact Shawn with any issues with this page or the pdf.

View and click around below (take a deep breath and a slow smile, sometimes it takes a minute for the full file to load)

Townsend Leather is proud and honored to be part of the Glove Cities community.  We love what we do, who we do it for, who we do it with, and where we do it, right here in the heart of the “leather-making region”, the Glove Cites, home of some of the biggest-hearted, hardest-working, jubilance-spreading people there are.

This holiday season, we hope everyone in our community has moments of glee, merriment, jubilance, & more. 

Share your jubilance!  Share a message of your community pride, what you are thankful for or something that makes you feel jubilant!

Write a new entry for the Thanks-n-Love Book

 
 
 
 
 
We reserve the right to edit, delete, or not publish entries, we also reserve the right to stare lovingly at the endless amounts of gratitude and love that is happily bubbling within the Townsend Leather network. Thank you for sharing your thanks and loves.

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54 entries.
from Gloversville
Just saw this billboard and it made me smile. Glad places like Townsend Leather are in our community.
John Evans from Phoenix AZ
Keep up the good work! Love working with such a dependable company - always professional !
Gisela Olvera from Montreal
I am thankful to work with such a committed team, from customer service, quality to the owner. I always feel we are listen. Townsend team is always willing to improve when we have any kind of requests or suggestions.
Dani Mashak from Apppleton
We appreciate that you are made in the U.S.A, and can usually get orders out quickly for us that meet our customer's expectations.
from Montreal
I am thankful to work with such a committed team at Townsend, from quality, customer service up to Jared. Thank you for always want to to better for your customers. I appreciate it.
I love being part of this area's legacy. Having my hand in leather, just like so many people before us, being part of that story feels cool.
Shawn
I love being able to tell everyone I know that we have made leather for Vanilla Ice
Pamela Goldswer from Canajoharie
I get asked this question a lot from people and the answer is always the same. There is not place like Townsend because our people make each day the best it can be by being excellent to each other Every. Single. Day
It feels like a shared vision here. Everyone together, working toward something special. You get to be yourself and at the same time be part of something, that is something I love.
Lindsay from Sharon Springs
I love that everyday I get to do and learn new things. The people here are so willing to talk about what they do, and it makes me want to try my hand in every department. And the whole workplace culture is wonderful. Management listens when I have a problem and they work quickly to remedy it.
Noel
I love being able to see and handle all of the beautiful leathers that are made here. I am coming up on my 28th Anniversary and so thankful that I have been able to be a part of this company for so long!! I also love the love and appreciation I get from my boss! A true family!
Nina
I love getting to work with beautiful leathers everyday! There are so many different kinds
Jeremy from Johnstown
After working a few thankless jobs over the past 15 years, coming to Townsend was literally hitting the "job-jackpot" My mentors and supporters here have helped me grow not only In my career, but in life as well. I love being a part of such a great company.
Ken from Johnstown
I am thankful for not being "just a number" in an oddly fun and chaotic workplace, but to be a "Partner" in something much larger...A Family. A Family that takes care of each other and jumps in when necessary.
Everyday I get to spend time with people I love and get my hands onto something awesome. It feels great.
i love feeling part of something
I love making leather!
Kylie Manoogian from Johnstown
I love how much of a family Townsend is - we make the best of everything. Having such driven and dedicated partners make you want to excel at whatever you're doing! The different personalities and cultures make for an interesting day, everyday :)
Elsa Buseck from Gloversville
I love how familiar everyone is with each other. We all know each others personalities, likes and even dislikes. LOL We really are like a close family! I feel very comfortable at my job EVERY day!
It might not be easy at times but the one thing is we are treated like family. We come in and work as a team everyday, through the good and the bad we have fun, laugh, joke around with one another while creating beautiful leather and being proud of what we make.
I love who I work with. This team is the f'n best!
Something I love about my job is the feeling that my work matters. I have input and a voice and am part of something.
Cara Cooper from Vero Beach
Thank you for always sharing videos and photos of your teams spreading joy and appreciation. Townsend is setting the standard on driving creativity through adversity. Thank you for the "thank you"s. :)
Jacqueline Carlon from Vero Beach, FL
I am thankful for our industry and thankful for the creativity behind the wonderful and thoughtful Townsend Leather "thank you" video - your creativity is inspiring and more importantly, I am reminded of how important the word "thank you" truly is. Thank you!!!!!
Glenna Widicker Gow from Nelco Interiors from 675 N North Court #100, Palatine, IL 60067
hang in there!
Jared Eckler from Johnstown
For all our partners and their families safety through this year!! We have been through tough economic times before but never mixed with matters of life and death and uncertainty around health and our livelihood! Together we have made the best of a year Where that takes work! Thankful for the business and opportunities we do have and thankful for all our partners that help us capture and excel at them!!
I am thankful to be connected to such heart-filled people, as Townsend Leather, who come together to help each other through tough times
I am thankful for waking up everyday to be able to enjoy what our lives have, awesome family and friends 😍
Barbara Gifford from Mayfield
Obviously, thankful for good health during this COV19 but also for the friendships I developed with co-workers, my associates throughout the world and the designers that I've had the pleasure of assisting on projects.
Thank you to all our customers redoing and updating their showrooms and workrooms with Townsend Leather. Our sample dept. loves to be kept busy with making samples for your use! Keep the requests coming!
Anonymous from Johnstown
Having a job at Townsend
Feeling thankful to have most of our workforce back and to be making beautiful leather for customers around the world here in Johnstown, New York.
Nina Lomanto
I am thankful for a safe and comfortable place to work and the kind people I get to work with
Kayla Savage from Mayfield
Thankful and so blessed to live this beautiful life surrounded by amazing family, friends, and doggos! ❤️
Thank you Townsend Partners for having such heart and passion in all you do.
Sarah Eckler
Thank you to all our customers who engage with Townsend Leather and incorporate our leathers into their designs. You are the reason we get to do what we love!
Thank you Townsend for all the hard work that you put into your product and making it beautiful for our projects.
I love the fall, especially because of NBAA. The months and time we anxiously and excitedly prepare for NBAA is like the feeling as a kid on Christmas Eve. The anticipation and inspiration felt from this show and our customers is something to look forward to the entire year!
I love the personal relationships that I have developed with our customers, throughout industries. I know about their personal lives and things that are important to them; not just about our work together.
I love when a customer challenges us by asking for something we have never done on leather. Challenge accepted!
Thank you to all the essential workers that have worked tirelessly to keep so many others safe.
Thank you ice cream, for existing.
I am thankful for sunlight.
Thank you Jared Eckler for being the best leader and role model I’ve had the honor of working for. Thank you for believing in every one of us. Much love for you and the entire Kucel Family
Pamela Goldswer from Glove Cities
Thank you to all our partners for being so willing to do whatever it takes for our leather and for each other. “Hire great people and give them freedom to be awesome.”
I'm thankful for my family, health and Townsend Leather!
Rachel Hidde
Thank you to all who bought 50/50 tickets today to support Roy! We really have the most generous people! :)
Thank you Townsend for creating such beauty
For the generosity towards helping Roy M. Willis - thank you so much to all! Rachel Hidde and Danielle M. Intelisano told me everyone is really helping out!
Thank you for the everyday motivation of becoming better
to Pamela Goldswer and to all the new partners on our team the past month or two of new partners has me so excited for our future! I’m always inspired to do all I can for us to be successful but with such a great influx of great new partners it makes me doubly want to push all opportunities I and we can to reach an even greater potential we have!
Thank you, Townsend, for accepting me and believing in me.
Thank you Townsend Leather for 50 years of positive action in our Glove Cities community.
Thank you to all Townsend Partners for making it such a joy to work every day.