A Letter from SAI President, Charles Lee ('22)
Dear Student Agencies Alumni and Friends,
With the Ithaca weather starting to improve, Student Agencies continues to ramp up for summer operations. In particular, Big Red Shipping and Storage and the Cornellian Yearbook are both preparing for a successful end to the academic year.
With final exams less than a month away, planning is well underway for Big Red Shipping and Storage peak. Over the last several weeks, Big Red managers Alayna and Drew have hired three new assistant managers to support the move-out operations. The team is also working to plan and implement the appropriate marketing, labor recruitment, and truck logistics to successfully service the Cornell storage market.
In addition, the Cornellian is preparing for Yearbook distribution. With the 2021 Yearbook expected to arrive at the beginning of May, we plan to run multiple delivery days to allow seniors to collect their books on campus. With a record number of ads purchased and very strong Yearbook sales, we believe that this will be an outstanding year for the publication.
For Hired Hands Moving Company and Campus Promotions, we are working to ensure that we have suitable procedures in place to increase our marketing presence and manage additional demand over the summer. Overall, as we wrap up the spring semester, I think the entire team is looking forward to finishing classes and focusing on Student Agencies full-time over the summer.
With the August 18th move-in day less than four months away, the building is rapidly progressing towards completion. The interior build-out is now advancing from the second floor to the top of the building. While the lower units are mostly complete with kitchens and bathrooms installed, drywall is still being hung on the higher floors. As the units take shape, the high-quality amenities, floor-to-ceiling glass, and granite countertops have been particularly impressive. On the exterior of the building, almost all of the windows are installed. The brick facade on the College Ave side is also taking shape along with finishing touches to the exterior of the Oak Avenue side. Over the summer, our team will be managing the installation of the furniture, gym equipment, and signage. We can't wait to see the building become the nicest apartment complex in Collegetown.In the next newsletter, I look forward to reporting on the final preparations for our Big Red Storage Peak and the progress towards full summer operations.