Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays from everyone here at AutoUpLink Tech (AULT)! As you read this, if you want to have some fun hit this YouTube link to start the official AULT Christmas Song for 2023 🎅... and then keep reading.
This happy holidays shout out is intended for all the people and groups in our universe who contribute to AutoUpLink Tech achieving its long-term vision for vehicle merchandising including our loyal customers, employees, vendors & suppliers, contractors, and strategic partners. We appreciate everyone's contribution and hard work in 2023 which has been a year to remember.
Did you know... that when you add up our full-time employees + part-time folks + our dedicated full-time team members in Mexico City, MX + our dedicated folks in India that AULT is now a total 105 total people.... worldwide?! Really, it's a fact! In and around Mexico City, MX we now have four dedicated team members (2 in Customer Success and 2 in accounting), and our Photo Background Replacement department in India has over 30 full-time folks working daily to enhance dealership vehicle photos. Technically speaking, if you add the few indie contractors here in the US engaged with us right now (software dev and hosting infrastructure skills sets) the total number would bump a bit more, but since our 1099 contractors typically are only working 10-20 hours a week, we don't include them in the count. #Maths
Whether you're in the 105 count or not, THANK YOU for everything that you all do day-to-day for AULT and our customers nationwide, especially those of you who have been dedicated to AULTs success for years through think-and-thin. We're all in this together.
All that hard work this year has enabled AULT to stack up its 24th year in business. Yup! Originally founded in 1999, the company is about to enter its 25th year in 2024! WOW! Let's goooooooo! Vamooooooos! The big two-five! More on this next year.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Charlotte, NC to you and your family! And you gotta picture this view from the rooftop of the new building that we just moved into earlier this month when you think of AULT now. You're all welcome to visit our fair city any time!
In closing, on a serious note: if you or anyone in your life has been struggling this year, I hope that Christmas and the celebration of the birth of the Christ brings both solace and hope for the new year. Christmas can be a very lonely and difficult time for folks and given how bananas 2022 - 2023 have been (inflation, economic difficulty, the drama-llama news, world events, wars, etc.), more folks are really struggling right now than usual, and suicide is on the rise across a few age groups here in the US. Let's be there for everyone who needs hope, a friend, or a shoulder to lean on, especially now at Christmas time.
Merry Christmas everyone! We appreciate each and every one of you, even if we haven't spoken in a while. Enjoy the Christmas holiday on Monday 12/25/23 because, halleluiah, Christ is born! #PeaceBeUponHim
How about that xmas tune, btw? #OhMyGodAnIllReindeer
All the best to you and yours, and here's to a successful 2024!