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Webinar: 2016 Floral Industry Forecast

2016 Floral Industry Forecast

 

I hope you can join us for our next TeamFloral webinar. The next free webinar will cover the 2016 Floral Industry Forecast – you don’t want to miss it! Here are the details:

Wednesday, March 9th
4 ET / 3 CT / 2 MT / 1 PT

What should you expect for your business in 2016?
In this session, you will hear what to expect this year as well as how to position your shop to take advantage of the hottest areas of new growth this year. If growing sales is an important goal, this may be the most important session you will attend this year.

Host: Dan McManus, TeamFloral President

”Your ability to learn and translate that learning into action is the ultimate competitive advantage.”
-Jack Welch, Former CEO General Electric

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Open Call for Floral Industry Bloggers

Open Call for Floral Industry Bloggers

 

Have a story, tips or opinion that you would like to share with others in our industry?  Great, because Mayesh Wholesale Florist is seeking guest bloggers!  Share your knowledge and stories with our world wide community by submitting your article!  Here are the details:

Deadline: None. This is a standing call.
Contact: Yvonne Ashton
Emailyashton@mayesh.com

How to participate:

  • If you’d like to be a guest blogger for Mayesh send an email to yashton@mayesh.com.
    • Email subject line:  Blog Pitch
    • Let me know your name, where you are from, and a bit about you.
    • Include a bio (no more than 100 words)
    • Link(s) to your website, blog, etc.
    • Le me know if you are a current Mayesh customer (being a customer is not required)
    • You can send an idea or a completed article.
      • we prefer previously unpublished work.
  • This is an open call, so there is no deadline.
  • Photos are always welcome and encouraged due to the nature of our industry, however you need to ensure that you have the copyrights to all photos that are used.
  • Please be advised that we may make editorial changes to your submission for formatting and grammar.

Topics may cover the following subjects, but are not limited to:

  • Design inspiration – showcase your work or an event that you were involved with.
  • Design tips, how to, and best practices
  • Marketing and branding ideas
  • Success stories – share your learning moments, career highlights, etc
  • Flower/product knowledge

The options are limitless!  I am looking forward to reading your submissions and hope that many will take advantage of this great opportunity to connect with the floral community and to help further your online presence!

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Social Media Strategies & Best Practices for the Floral Industry

Yesterday, I had the great pleasure and honor to present my thoughts on how to implement social media marketing successfully at the 2013 WF&FSA Floral Distribution Conference.  After researching the list of attendees signed up for my presentation, I decided that the main focus needs to be on content marketing.  To be successful on any social media platform, you need killer content!  Remember, content is king!

Thank you to everyone who attended my session and for asking questions.  This was my first time speaking at this level – your energy and thoughtfulness made it a great experience!  While I am very pregnant right now and became a little out of breath while I was speaking, I hope you enjoyed the presentation and are inspired to created killer content!

Side note:  I started the session with the “#Hashtag with Jimmy Fallon & Justin Timberlake” video.  We were able to watch part of it, but for some reason I lost the connection, so just in case you still wanted to watch the vid, check it out here.

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Mayesh Wholesale Florist Announces Solar Energy Project at Its Largest Facility

 

“Going green”, “eco-friendly”,  and “carbon footprint” are all very popular phrases right now in all aspects of our life.  The floral industry, in particular, often times is scrutinized for its environmental practices and issues.  Mayesh Wholesale Florist is aware of the issues and have made some changes  – in lighting choices and recycling for example –  to help the environment.  Today, however, I’m so excited to share with you our current solar energy project that will be implemented at our largest and most integral facility, as it is our main distribution center.  I will surely share the progress of this super carbon-reducing project, so stay tuned for more info and pictures!

Read on for the official press release!

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

Los Angeles, July 2013

Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc. has signed an agreement to build a solar energy project at its 42,000 square foot refrigerated facility in Riverside, California. The project will generate 210,280 KwH of power in the first year and will dramatically reduce energy consumption and electricity cost for the distributor of fresh cut flowers.

CEO Patrick Dahlson said, “We participate in an industry which is increasingly concerned with environmental issues. As such, it is incumbent on us to be a good corporate citizen. Our solar project in Riverside is good for Mayesh, good for the environment and we are happy to be able to make this investment.”

Mayesh operates 15 distribution facilities in seven states and supplies fresh cut flowers to retail florists and event companies in all 50 states. The Riverside solar project will be operational by the fourth quarter of 2013 and is the first of what Mayesh expects to be several similar projects to help reduce its carbon footprint.

For more information about Mayesh Wholesale Florist, please visitwww.mayesh.com.

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Floral Professionals Come Together to Help Honor the Granite Mountain Hotshots

I’m sure you have heard on the news about the 19 wildfire specialists that came to aid in Yarnell’s fierce fire were tragically killed.  On Tuesday, July 9th, a memorial service for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots took place.

You may not have heard, however,  about the team of floral designers, wholesalers, and many other companies who volunteered time, resources, and fresh flowers to create floral tributes used for the memorial service.  We worked with Arizona area florists such as Allan’s Flowers, Prescott Valley Florist, and Tulip Tree Florist, to supply product from over 10 of our own suppliers who also wanted to get involved to honor these fallen heroes.

It is great to see another example of how our industry can work together at a time of need to help provide some level of consolation that we all know flowers bring to solemn events.  Thank you to everyone that was involved and for the privilege of allowing Mayesh to participate.

 

 

If you would like to see more pictures to truly appreciate the efforts, be sure to visit Allan’s Flowers Facebook page.

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