Spectrum Bakes Enterprise Assistant Kelli Fisher was interviewed on a radio podcast and discussed the Spectrum organization’s partnership with Trellus.
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Representatives from Spectrum Bakes, a Trellus merchant partner based in Port Washington, were interviewed on a FM radio podcast in June and served up some love for Same-Day Delivery by Trellus.
Spectrum Bakes is one of three brands under Spectrum Designs Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization founded to create meaningful and inclusive employment opportunities for people on the Autism Spectrum.
During the interview, Enterprise Director Deana Nissen and Enterprise Assistant Kelli Fisher discussed the Spectrum Bakes business model and inclusive employment for people on the Autism Spectrum. They also highlighted Spectrum Bakes’ partnership with Trellus and their plans to expand their e-commerce business.
The show “Plugged In To Long Island” airs on Cox Media Group’s WBAB 102.3 and 106.1 BLI. Below is an excerpt from the interview.
Interviewer Alexa Neo: I also see here you’re looking to get into same-day delivery for your products. When do you think that’s going to be happening?
Deana Nissen: Yeah, so actually we’ve been doing business with Trellus, which offers same-day delivery. And I think it’s amazing because — especially for anyone who’s looking to get last-minute gifts and maybe didn’t think ahead of time — it gives an opportunity to get something there quicker. So our experience with Trellus has been very positive and great customer service. And basically it’s great for marketing of our company as well, because it puts us on the map along with other bigger companies where you can get things same-day or as quickly as possible. So it gives us more exposure as well. Definitely more convenience. Who doesn’t want same-day shipping, honestly? It’s become the thing now, right? Who are you if you don’t have offer same-day shipping? So yeah, we’re very fortunate to be able to partner with Trellus, and they’ve been great to work with. We’re very happy to add that on to our convenience for our customers.
Alexa: Yes, I was about to say people love that instant gratification, but also the convenience. And of course we’ve all been there — the last minute, “Oh my God, I need a gift or I’m going somewhere, I need to bring something,” so very convenient. And I think people will love that. That’s awesome.
Deana: Yeah, absolutely.
Alexa: So how did you get involved with this kind of work?
Deana: Do you want to take this one, Kelli?
Kelli: Yeah, so I when I was 14, I was diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. And I didn’t really have any friends. I was really shy and quiet and I really loved cooking and baking. And then eventually I was able to go away to college. I went to culinary school, so I loved cooking and baking. And then I had tried getting a few jobs, and kitchens can be very stressful and overwhelming, especially if you’re on the Spectrum. And I didn’t love any of those jobs, and then eventually worked in a retail store, but that job wasn’t really fulfilling. And then as an adult, I understood what being on the Spectrum meant more.
So then I eventually met one of the Co-founders [of Spectrum Designs Foundation] at an event….and then I was able to work here. I love being able to combine my love for baking and helping others on the Spectrum to show people how far you can go and anything can happen if you have a dream.