Bonanza Transition

Hi Gang,

Alex wishes the team "so long" as he departs
with a few choice gifts from the office

Just a quick post to let everyone know that our own Mr. Alex Berg has decided to bravely venture forth and create his own new company.  After having been a part of Bonanza as well as numerous other startups over the last 10+ years, I applaud Alex for having the go-getter spirit to give his own (yet to be unveiled) company a go.  Here's what he has to say about it:

"It’s with tremendously mixed feelings that I write to let you know this will be my final week at Bonanza.

"I’m leaving to start my own company – a near lifelong dream. While I’m very excited about it, leaving, as they say, is hard to do. Bonanza is without question the most amazing community I have ever been a part of.

"I’m very proud of what the team has been able to accomplish in past year. The site has improved leaps and bounds and the business is doing better than ever. I just love seeing record months in the middle of summer – it’s a great sign for future growth and a fantastic holiday season. I don’t expect you’ll notice too much of a change around the ranch. The team will keep right on cranking out new features, improving existing ones, and listening to your feedback and suggestions. 

"Thanks so much for the privilege of working with all of you. I had a blast."

To which we respond:  right back atchya, gent.

So what does it mean to you?  Probably not much, save for a bit less blogging until we find our new project manager.  As valuable as Alex has been to improving our buying experience, with a crack team like the one Alex has helped us to assemble, I predict our rate of progress will continue as rapidly as ever.  Please join me in wishing Alex good luck on his new venture, as we move onward and upward here at the ranch!

P.S.  If you haven't already seen it, be sure to check out the kind words we recently received from Auctiva.  Are they swell or what?

78 responses to Bonanza Transition

  • AllThingsVintage44 says:
    07/29/11 at 01:38:43

    Sorry to see you go, but best wishes in your new venture!

  • AbbysAttic says:
    07/29/11 at 02:45:45

    Best of luck with your new venture, Alex.

  • MissDaisy says:
    07/29/11 at 03:01:05

    Wishing you the best of luck!

  • RabbitsBookHutch says:
    07/29/11 at 03:01:18

    Although I’ll miss reading your great blog posts, it’s always a good thing to follow your dreams and to see where they lead. Thank you for your wonderful contributions as part of the Bonanza Team, and wishing you the Very Best in your new venture and journey. Take care, Alex!!

  • ZooWah says:
    07/29/11 at 05:11:45

    AWESOME!.. Follow your dreams!

  • robinscornernest says:
    07/29/11 at 05:47:42

    I don’t like it at all. I do not want you to go. I depend on your blogs and seeing you interact with the community.You are a powerful trouper here and have taken quite a bit of flack. You have such a competent and terrific presence, there will be a hole left behind.
    Having said that, I really do wish for you the moon. Nonetheless this saddens me. I do hope there was no conflict behind the curtains.Either way “May the force be with you” oooooxxxxx Robin

  • CoinsYouWant says:
    07/29/11 at 06:49:46

    Hey Alex sorry to see you go. Thank you for helping Bill making his dream more of a success, and trying to help us get more sales.
    Best Wishes to you!

  • Starfisher says:
    07/29/11 at 07:02:08

    You will be missed for sure; best of luck in all you do!

  • BookbinEtc says:
    07/29/11 at 07:33:00

    Congrats on your new venture, Alex. I wish you the best of luck, and I’m sure we’ll all miss you here.

  • momspennies says:
    07/29/11 at 07:48:15

    This is a sad day for us, but we wish you the best of luck in your new endeavor Alex. Thank you for your part in making Bonz bigger and better than it was before you entered these hallowed halls…we will surely miss you~

    Please come back and let us know how things are going.

  • chill02wolfart says:
    07/29/11 at 07:53:44

    Alex, although it will be sad to see you go, it’s going to be very exciting for you to develop your own company.

    Thank you for all your hard work, contributions and dedication here at Bonanza. You’re a super nice guy and I wish you every bit of success as you begin your new venture. May your dream become all that you have wished for.



  • pieper says:
    07/29/11 at 07:56:19

    As I get into (well, quite a ways into … ahem…continuing) my senior years, I regret not stepping out of the security of “something concrete” and going for my dream when I was younger.

    I applaud your initiative to “step out” and follow your dream. You will so be missed around here, but you have contributed a lot which I know will be continued!

  • purpleiris says:
    07/29/11 at 07:58:34

    Oh no! Losing Alex is like losing an arm. LOL Seriously, though, I commend you for taking this step to venture on your own and wish you all the best in everything that you do. We appreciate everything you’ve done for us and you will surely be missed! Happy Trails, Man!

    P.S. — You know you’ll always be one of the Boyz to us.

  • starshinin says:
    07/29/11 at 08:05:52

    sure will miss u alex, but know u’ll do well in ur new venture!! like iris said, u’ll always be one of the boyz.
    the bestest to you

  • CritterCreekRanch says:
    07/29/11 at 08:06:57

    Wishing you much succes Alex and we all appreciate everything you have done for Bonanza

  • TimeSpanTreasures says:
    07/29/11 at 08:09:05

    Sad news for us, but wishing you the best in whatever the future holds for you!

  • driver211 says:
    07/29/11 at 08:22:23

    Sorry you are leaving Alex. I remember well when you came on board with Bonanza and I must say the staff definately got better looking. LOL. No offense Mark and Bill. ha.
    Good luck to you on your new venture and stop in and say Howdy now and then! (From the Cheesehead) and the land of the Super Bowl Winners! Linda

  • bluepennylady says:
    07/29/11 at 08:35:05

    Sorry to see you go Alex. But Dale and I both wish you the very best. Good luck with your new venture.. Wishing you so much success!


  • GForceTrading says:
    07/29/11 at 08:55:52

    Wishing you the very best! You will be missed by all of us!

  • gseclecticattic says:
    07/29/11 at 09:11:32

    Wow! When I saw this I was stunned. Just can’t happen was my first thought Alex! You can’t leave us, as others said, you are “one of the boyz” and always will be! Thanks so much for your great support you have given and I wish you the best with your new company. Don’t forget to stop back and let us know how things are going. May your new venture rise higher than the stars!

  • chestoftreasures says:
    07/29/11 at 09:12:38

    Good luck with your new venture. You will be missed.

  • AutumnLeaves says:
    07/29/11 at 09:30:08

    Wish you the very best Alex and you will be missed.

    ps. Bill I saw the newsletter from Auctiva and left a comment myself.

  • divinefabricsnmore says:
    07/29/11 at 10:12:25

    I Wish You All The Very Best in All or Any of Your New Endeavors! A Great Big Thank You for All You’ve Been here in Bonanza! I’m Certain You’ll Be Missed, and Yet just As Certain Many are Wishing You Many Successful Adventures! Be Blessed in All You Do!

  • alexwberg says:
    07/29/11 at 10:28:37

    Thank you so very much everyone. I am excited about my new opportunity, but am really going to miss everyone here.

    I’ll always consider myself one of ‘the boyz’ and wouldn’t trade that badge of honor for the world.

  • CrystalBlueAttitude says:
    07/29/11 at 10:40:55

    Sad to see you go, Alex. I will definitely miss seeing your handsome face here. Best of luck to you as you reach for the stars!

  • CaseLotMisc says:
    07/29/11 at 11:17:29

    This is a sad notice for me. Alex was my first customer in my first Rush and it proved that bonanza was the place to be. I know it will not be the same without you, your contribution was invaluable and will enable prosperity in your new venture. Visit us often.

  • sparklemotion says:
    07/29/11 at 12:24:15

    Happy Trails, Alex.

  • oldbaloo says:
    07/29/11 at 12:30:12

    All the best, Alex. We’ll miss you!

  • BeewitchingItems says:
    07/29/11 at 12:42:28

    You will definitely be missed but I wish you all the luck in the world. Be sure to come back every now and then to say Hey Y’all! June

  • BARNTIQUES859 says:
    07/29/11 at 12:48:59

    change is good. life would be boring if you didn’t challenge yourself to move onward for whatever reasons precipitating it.
    Best of Luck. Barns

  • loristhisandthat says:
    07/29/11 at 13:13:11

    Ha I see the office Treated you to a platter full of Sliders and a New suit as A departing gift!

    Wishing you the Best!

  • CollectMisc says:
    07/29/11 at 13:31:06

    It will take at least 3 people to replace you, please train them in the style you have shown us. Its what will make your new path a success. GL

  • selah54 says:
    07/29/11 at 13:42:58

    Wishing you all the best … thanks for being a part of our family

  • Rogersstuff says:
    07/29/11 at 13:44:05

    Good Luck Alex!

  • HOABobbies says:
    07/29/11 at 14:28:38

    Wishing you all the best regarding your future endeavors.

  • ILoveRecycling2 says:
    07/29/11 at 15:04:16

    Wishing you happiness and success! You’ll be missed…

  • Indizona says:
    07/29/11 at 15:28:25

    Bye-bye Alex. Best wishes to you in your new business.

  • TheGreenGoat says:
    07/29/11 at 17:09:31

    )))Oh Alex((( I just got the facebook message,
    had to log in to say! What a loss for Bonanza,
    very sad to read. But, Please let us know if your
    going to do another one like bonz.

  • DominicanLounge says:
    07/29/11 at 17:13:58

    All my best wishes and receive a warm hug from Dominican Republic!

  • shopperville says:
    07/29/11 at 17:18:21

    Alex, thanks for everything you’ve done, you will be missed! Good luck in your new venture!

  • TheHotAttic says:
    07/29/11 at 17:24:54

    Thank you Alex for all you have done to help get Bonanza where it is. I enjoy selling here. Best of luck in your endeavors, and I hope you never have as rough a time as I did figuring out how to set up Google Checkout. Good luck. You will be missed.

  • Calcedonia says:
    07/29/11 at 17:52:43

    Good Luck .. on your new venture

  • nightrunway says:
    07/29/11 at 18:05:29

    I just get here and you’re taking off. I do wish you the best. Everyone has to follow their dreams. Good Luck

  • ilovecrystals says:
    07/29/11 at 18:24:29

    Goodness…I still have not had a chance to meet you in person and off you go. This makes me very sad!

    Dreaming big is one thing, having the courage to take the path of your dreams and turn it into a reality takes so much courage and spunk. Way to go Alex, may the journey along the way create nothing but good things for you!

    Curious minds would love to know, what are you up to? Take care and blessings to you and your future!

  • TreasureHaven says:
    07/29/11 at 18:30:44

    Good luck Alex with your new business. You will be missed here on Bonanza. Thank you for all that you did, truly!!

  • sandy7172cat says:
    07/29/11 at 19:40:31

    Good Luck Alex, on your new venture!

  • MiscClocks says:
    07/30/11 at 00:49:55

  • bjstlmi says:
    07/30/11 at 04:27:15

    Good luck, Alex, on your new venture. You will be missed.

  • TippysQuaintCottage says:
    07/30/11 at 07:24:39

    Best Wishes to you. Will miss seeing your smiling face on the People page. Keep in touch.

  • AriseGifts says:
    07/30/11 at 08:17:37

    Best wishes!

  • JustGenny says:
    07/30/11 at 09:10:38

    Bye Alex Best Wishes and good luck

  • TackyCindyLu says:
    07/30/11 at 09:17:30

    First of all..Too Bad…I LOVE Your input, blogs and HPLs

    Wishing You The Very Best In All You Do Along Your Path

    PS: AND , you are so easy to look at

  • EclecticStuff says:
    07/30/11 at 14:33:56

    Sorry to see you go, Alex! Your blogs have always been the most informative …and responsive. May you fill your new digs with lots of MCM treasures

  • shotsy says:
    07/30/11 at 15:28:28

    I’m sure it was a tough decision and we’re going to miss you – but congratulations on your decision to ‘follow your dream’. Best of luck to you.

  • UknowUneedAnother says:
    07/31/11 at 05:35:57

    The very best wishes towards your new venture.

  • SparrowsJewels says:
    07/31/11 at 07:03:01

    Wishing you the very best Alex !

  • BotanicaBookshop says:
    07/31/11 at 08:17:39

    Thank you for the excellent features, innovation and professionalism you brought to Bonanza. You will be much missed.

    Following your dream always brings happiness and success.

    Many good wishes to you…look to the stars.

  • Slideshows says:
    07/31/11 at 13:44:32

    They say change is good, im finding this out here,as i fill my booth with new things to sell for the first time…I wish you luck.. and i hope i have the same here!!

  • Rosenthal says:
    07/31/11 at 15:55:03

    Good Luck, Alex! Wishing you much success… I mean: HUGE success
    Will you let us know what you are up to?
    Introduce your own venture??

    God speed

  • ccmom says:
    08/01/11 at 03:22:23

    Thanks for all the help with booth..Good Luck!

  • Stewarts says:
    08/01/11 at 09:56:48

    Alex, sorry I didn’t have the opportunity to know you better. Wish you all the success the world has to offer you. Best of luck in your new adventure. Smiles, Nancy

  • Whittaker3 says:
    08/01/11 at 10:30:59

    Alex, Thanks for all you have done on Bonanza.

    Good luck on following your dreams!

  • halestone says:
    08/01/11 at 19:09:35

    Wishing you tons of success ~ and then some!

  • SensualPleasures says:
    08/01/11 at 19:32:32

    Best Wishes to you Alex! Thank you for everything you have done for this great site that many of us call “Home”.

  • froggieb says:
    08/02/11 at 00:05:44

    Darn! Hope my vacation hasn’t gotten in the way of wishing Alex all the best in his new venture! It’s been great having you here and you will be missed!

  • SharsBoutique says:
    08/02/11 at 06:50:44

    Good luck on your new venture Alex! I am glad I was able to meet you in Vegas.

    08/02/11 at 09:01:54

    Lots of success with your new venture.

  • Texas_Treasured_Soap says:
    08/02/11 at 09:14:07

    I have personally and professionally enjoyed your information in Bonz. Do wish you the absolute best Alex, always.

  • hapkedo says:
    08/02/11 at 15:59:45

    You will be missed

  • bareva says:
    08/03/11 at 03:00:21

    Wishing you much success!

  • Angelica1 says:
    08/03/11 at 15:52:13

    Best wishes with your new endeavor! You will definitely be missed by the Bonanza family.

  • GanGan says:
    08/03/11 at 18:07:06

    Good luck and best wishes!!!

  • CALsBookInn says:
    08/05/11 at 18:21:04

    Best of luck in your new venture!

  • sonsandie1507 says:
    08/06/11 at 07:16:54

    You will be missed very much! Best wishes in your new business!

  • myjewelryshoppe says:
    08/07/11 at 11:38:09

    Goodbye Alex,
    Best wishes to you in your new Business…

    “Were sorry you are leaving,
    So sad to see you go
    When you feel homesick for the Ranch,
    We’re always here you know
    Don’t forget to keep in touch with us,
    By Facebook, Bonz Forums or Tweets
    Until we meet again dear Alex,
    Your goodbye Poem is S-W-E-E-T!”

  • Jacks_Books says:
    08/07/11 at 16:42:46

    Best Wishes Alex! Hope you have much success.

  • lol1955 says:
    08/10/11 at 20:46:36

    Of course, you will be missed, but what an opportunity for you. Congratulations and all best wishes in your new venture, Alex.

  • techlover says:
    08/14/11 at 14:30:01

    Best of Luck to you on your new venture Alex. You will be missed.

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