The Bar Has Been Set

Monday 14th of January 2013

    I have been around for hundreds of autograph signings. Some run so smoothly, others I know could have been better. But on Saturday Jan. 12 from 12:45-3 p.m. I do not have one compliant. Not one. Jeremy Roenick was easily the nicest, most personable, caring, fan appreciating player we have ever had in the store. And that is saying a lot, because before Saturday, Tommy McDonald, Greg Dobbs and Leonard Weaver had toped that list for me. Gentleman, step aside because Jeremy Roenick will sit at number one for what I imagine to be quite sometime. Over 200 people came out for this signing and if anyone was disappointed, well then you are one of those people that is impossible to please. Jeremy took time with every single person, as if no one else was in line. It may have required a longer wait, but once you got to the table with him, that wait was no longer an issue and you felt like the only person in the store with him.
    I saw at least 10 people back in line with his book, because they just had to buy it. Most told me, when you meet a guy like that how can you not buy his book? Maybe that was his plan. I highly doubt it. He genuinely cared about every person that was there. And the end result was him selling even more copies of his new book.
    Roenick has set the bar quite high for players interacting with fans. He told us the reason for his easy to approach personality stems back from an encounter he had with Gordie Howe. He remembers how he treated every fan and holds that lesson he learned from him close in his mind when greeting fans.
    We have received numerous positive emails about your experience here on Saturday and that is great news. We enjoy hearing every story, seeing every photo and knowing that he provided you with a great experience while you were here.
    As 2013 has kicked off here at CCC, we have had two phenomenal guests and we only hope that the rest of the year works out just as well for you and the autograph guests we bring in!

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