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Jan 21

Written by: Yvonne Ashton
1/21/2011 4:32 AM  RssIcon


Mayesh Wholesale Florist hosted its first ever National Open House and Design Contest for floral industry professionals, retail florists, and event designers on January 12, 2011.  The competition focused on products that are just as beautiful and show the same amount of love as the red rose.  Each of Mayesh’s locations declared a local design contest winner that had the privilege of moving on to the national level competition.  After a week of voting that spanned from January 14th until the 20th and over 2358 votes placed, the company can finally announce who the winners are of Mayesh’s 1st Annual National Design Competition!

The 1st Prize goes to Brandon Sitler, a designer at Flowerville in University Heights, Ohio.  Flowerville is a customer of Mayesh’s Cleveland location.  Brandon won a trip  for 2 to his choice of Miami or Los Angeles for 4 days and 3 nights, which will include a flower industry tour led by Mayesh’s CEO Pat Dahlson.


The 2nd Prize goes to Andrea Fitzpatrick, a designer at Corona del Mar Florist in Corona del Mar, California.  Corona Del Mar Florist is a customer of Mayesh’s Orange County location.  Andrea won the hottest gadget on the market, an Apple iPad.


3rd Prize goes to Lori Vanderhoof, a designer at MGM Resorts Events, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  MGM Resorts Events is a customer of Mayesh’s Las Vegas location.  Lori won the must have Flip Video Camcorder.


Congratulations to the crowned winners of Mayesh’s floral design competition!  Winners can also be viewed at

In addition to announcing the design competition winners, Mayesh has two more related announcements.  The company could not have been more pleased with the participation from its customers and excitement by its employees that it has decided to make the National Design Competition will be a yearly event!  Also, Mayesh is working on its first ebook.  Be sure to check back at for Mayesh’s Valentine’s Day design inspirational ebook, featuring all of the competition floral designs due out very soon!


Winning Customer’s Websites:

Mayesh Bloggers

Yvonne Ashton

I plan on bringing our readers all things flora and fun, mixed with some serious posts about the flower business. I like to think of myself as pretty well-rounded - having passion for design (flowers, web, decor, etc.), marketing, photography, tech, and business. I'm a huge believer in continual education, so I'm always looking for new ideas and hope to share that journey with you!

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Ali Dahlson

Coming from a background in interior design, I'm trying my hand at flowers, and will be spending the next year learning the ins & outs of the business. I will be sharing my experiences as the new kid on the block, hoping to inspire other young, aspiring floral designers like myself. I grew up in the wholesale flower business, but hope to use my education and experience to eventually create a unique and innovative approach to floral design. Follow along for a blend of educational tid-bits, my thoughts & musings on the business, and a peek into my crazy journey into the world of flowers! #alitheflorist

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