I would like to give a quick story of our event business. I started Element Events on a passion of bringing more triathlons and road runs to our area. I competed and helped produced a few events with a close childhood friend. In 2007, EE was created. Along this road, we produced and assisted with over 50 events in 10 years. Our primary events were Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons at Island Lake Recreation Area. I started small with one race and 240 athletes and my primary business in lawn care was also very manageable and allowed me to run this 2nd business.
10 years later times have changed for me in a very positive way. I have had great growth and success with both jobs. I have also married my best friend and have been blessed with 3 boys. As many of you understand, something had to be taken off the table. My wife and I made the difficult decision to close the doors on Element Events. It has been an amazing journey that taught me lessons personally, and in business. Seeing athletes achieve their dreams and crossing the finish line, will always be a fond memory for me. Thank you all for 10 amazing years. For now, see you at my favorite training grounds at Island Lake.