Like numerous people, I am shocked by the news (it seems so sudden after the announcement), but it has strengthened the pride I have in working for this company & telling people where I work. I never had a personal encounter with Mr. Blake. However, starting employment with this company at the Ebar in store 1, the vibe that I received from riding the elevator & catching a glimpse of Mr. Blake & the brothers, was a great way to start the day in my new place pf employment. The feeling I received gave me a curiosity to research this powerful, long-lasting company, even more than I did before being hired. I could go on & on about my feelings, but 4 simple words will sum up the daily elevator ride each morning = thank you so much!