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Teleflora & Mayesh Phoenix: Every Day’s a Holiday Recap

 

Guest Blogger: Barbara Montes

 

Tim Ferral gave us an excellent presentation on the upcoming holidays and opportunities to increase speed in creating designs, increase profitability when selling customers and increase customer satisfaction by asking appropriate questions to establish customer expectations. He provided an excel spreadsheet tool and demonstrated how to calculate flower allowance, labor and selling price for each arrangement. He gave a multitude of practical tips to use every day in your shop and incorporated current design technology to increase our professionalism.

 

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Teleflora & Mayesh Phoenix Presents: Every Day’s A Holiday

 

Teleflora’s Arizona Unit presents…

Every Day’s A Holiday

 

Featuring: Tim Farrell AIFD, AAF, PFCI

 

The holidays are just around the corner! Get a jump start on all your featured designs and planning for this very important Christmas season. At this program, Tim will raise the bar on holiday bouquets using fresh flowers. Get in the holiday spirit and call today to register for this exciting program!

 

WHEN:

Sunday October 23, 2016

 

WHERE:

Mayesh Wholesale
1805 W. Crest Ln. Phoenix AZ 85027
623-582-1290

 

SCHEDULE:

Registration & Shopping 9:30am-10:00am

Educational Design program 10:00am-12:00pm

Lunch 12:00pm-1:30pm

Educational Design Program 1:30pm-3:30pm

Auction 3:30pm-4:00pm

 

COST:

Teleflora members: pre-paid $10 / at-the-door $15

Non-members: pre-paid $15/ at-the-door $20

Pre-payment must be received by Wednesday October 19, 2016

Lunch is not guaranteed with at-the-door registration

Cash or check only

 

TO REGISTER:

Call or email Rakini Chinery

928-445-5131 / allansflowers@gmail.com

 

Scholarships to the Teleflora Education Center are available. Ask at the program for more info.

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Mayesh Phoenix: Make Someone Smile Week

Guest Blogger: Krista Hamas, AZMF - Mayesh Phoenix Sales

For the second year in a row, Mayesh Phoenix was lucky enough to participate in Teleflora’s national movement called “Make Someone Smile Week." This year we chose to “Back the Blue." A crew of our employees, their children, and our amazing customers came together to design and hand deliver what ended up being 630 arrangements to the men and women on the Phoenix Police Department. In total, we were able to visit six different precincts throughout the greater Phoenix area.

What was most touching to us was that we were there to thank THEM for all that they do to keep our community safe, yet WE were the one’s receiving the genuine hugs, handshakes and thank you’s from these heroes. What an amazing experience for all of us! In a time when there is so much hate and negativity in this world, to be able to spread a little happiness and truly make people smile was a gift to all of us. We challenge you to get out there and do something for someone just to be kind. The reward that you will receive is so much better than anything money can buy.

 

 

 

#Mayeshwholesaleflorist #Mayeshphoenix #webacktheblue #mayeshgivesback

@oasis.floralproducts @phoenixpolicedepartment @teleflora @mayeshphoenix

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Teleflora’s LA Coastal Counties Unit Presents: Treasured Memories

Teleflora LA Coastal Counties: Treasured Memories

Today’s sympathy market is ever-changing. As retail florists we must meet our customers’ expectations. At this program, Kevin will explore cost-effective ways of design and construction while infusing today’s trends into our sympathy work. Join us as we delve into the ‘business of sympathy’.

Featuring:
Kevin Ylvisaker AIFD, CFD, PFCI, CAFA

When:
Sunday, June 26, 2016
9am – 2:30pm

Where:
Mayesh Wholesale Florist
2420 Celsius Avenue #G
Oxnard, CA 93020
805-485-0311

Schedule:
Registration, shopping and top 10 Competition:
9:00am-10:30am

Educational design program
10:30am-12:00pm

Lunch
12:00pm-1:00pm

Educational design program
1:00pm-2:30pm

Teleflora members: pre-register $35 / at-the-door $40
Non-members: pre-register $40 / at-the-door $45
Lunch is not guaranteed with at-the-door registration
Cash or check only, thank you.

To register call or email:
Tracey Umathum 805-484-9929
rosemarflowers@yahoo.com

Compete or watch talented Teleflora designers vie for spots in the Teleflora Top Ten Design Competition held at Mayesh in Oxnard, CA. In this qualifying round, each designer will produce 2 pieces; designers choice and surprise package. 1st place winner has the option to then compete in the California design competition finals. Be there to watch or participate!

Only Teleflora shops may compete.
To pre-register for contest call or email:
Ben Lee 626-393-8370
blflorist@yahoo.com

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Teleflora’s South Texas Unit Presents: Wedding Trends that Wow

Teleflora's South Texas Unit: Trends that Wow

Teleflora’s South Texas Unit presents…
Wedding Trends that Wow!

Featuring: Jerome Raska AIFD, AAF, PFCI, CF

From the initial consultation to constructing the perfect floral designs using the most up-to-date trends for 2016, Jerome will guide you through the business of weddings and events. His design tips and marketing techniques will help you capture your client’s imagination, and profitably create the event of their dreams. Get inspired, reserve your place now!

Tuesday June 21, 2016
Registration, Shopping & Dinner 5:00pm-6:30pm
Educational design program 6:30pm-8:30pm

Mayesh Wholesale
470 Garden Oaks Blvd
Houston TX 77018
(832) 410-4810

Teleflora members: pre-registered $20 / At-the-door $25
Non-members: pre-registered $25 / At-the-door $30
Pre-register by Friday June 17, 2016

Dinner is not guaranteed with at-the-door registration
Cash or check only, thank you

To register call or email:
Alli Meaux (800) 426-1931
allimeaux@yahoo.com

Scholarships to the Teleflora Education Center are available.
Ask at the program for more info.

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Make Someone Smile Week in Phoenix, AZ

For the Teleflora Make Someone Smile and Flowers for Kids event at our Phoenix branch, we had 13 Adults (8 customer shops) and 17 children participate. Flowers are delivered to anyone who might need a little pick me up and to help promote the industry.  Here is a slide show that Dave Tagge put together of the 3 days of production. Enjoy!

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Teleflora’s Michigan Unit presents: Here Comes the Savvy Bride!

Teleflora's Michigan Unit presents: Here Comes the Savvy Bride!

 

Teleflora’s Michigan Unit presents: Here Comes the Savvy Bride! 

Featuring: Bert Ford AIFD, PFCI

Today’s bride is tech savvy, well read and knows what she wants! At this program, Bert will share tips and techniques for wowing your customers that will be sure to take your wedding business to the next level. Learn to sell and create the latest trends in bridal designs. Don’t miss this opportunity to maximize your profits and create exciting new designs.  Here are the details:

 

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

AGENDA:
Shopping 4:30 – 6:30pm
Registration & dinner 5:00 – 6:30pm
Educational design program 6:30 – 8:30pm

WHERE:
Mayesh Wholesale Florist, Inc.
35935 Ecorse Road
Romulus, MI 48174
(800) 221-4260

COST:
Teleflora members: pre-paid $20 / At-the-door $25
Non-members: pre-paid $25 / At-the-door $30

MISC:
Register by Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Dinner is guaranteed for our pre-paid guests only
Cash or check only, thank you

REGISTER:
To register call or email:
Debbie Custer (734) 455-7377
debbie@wandcc.com

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Teleflora Los Angeles: Hitomi Gilliam AIFD Floral Workshop

 

On Sunday, August 18, 2013 our San Fernando Valley (Van Nuys) Mayesh branch will be the meeting location for Teleflora’s Los Angeles Coastal Counties Unit “A Wedding For all Seasons”.  The workshop features one of my favorite designers and people, Hitomi Gilliam AIFD!  “Hitomi’s tips and techniques for wowing your customers will be sure to take your wedding business to the next level.”

 

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Detroit’s Open House & Teleflora Show

Sabrina visited our Cleveland location a few days and then drove to our Detroit location to cover their Open House as well as a Teleflora class for our followers on Twitter and Facebook on October 12th. Below is a summary of her visit:

 

Driving from Cleveland, OH to Romulus, MI is no short trip but it sure was a beautiful one.

 

 

I have never been to the Midwest, so driving through vast farmlands and crossing one of the great lakes via a massive bridge was fun to say the least. My co-pilot Leslee from our Cleveland branch laughed at me and said “I guess you don’t cross a lot of bridges like this in Tucson, Arizona, huh?” Nope. Not like this one.

The area surrounding our Detroit wholesale floral location is vastly different from what I have envisioned. It is settled in a wooded area and not nearly as industrialized as the areas surrounding many of our other locations. It was beautiful! The location is massive and constructed with nearly every aspect of a cut floral facility thought out. It is a must visit if you are ever in the area.

 

 

Tom Metzger and his staff welcomed customers all morning during their Open House. When I arrived around 1:00 pm the place was packed with customers and the sales staff was busy preparing the whole building for the Teleflora class to be held that evening.

 

The Teleflora Michigan Unit held their last class of the year. The speaker was Joyce Manson-Monheim AIFD, CFD, PFCI, AzMF. According to her site:

“Joyce has been designing flowers since 1975. She graduated from Kirkwood Community College with a degree in Floriculture. After graduating she worked in a retail flower shop in Waterloo, Iowa and in 1984 moved to Tucson, AZ to manage a large retail shop operation. Since 1998 she has been a freelance floral designer and educator throughout the country, becoming an Arizona Master Florist, a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, a Certified Floral Designer, a member of the Professional Floral Communicator International, a Teleflora Educational Specialist and designing for many events and industry vendors the country. Joyce is married with 2 children and resides in Tucson, AZ.”

I stayed for the beginning of her session, during which she had some great tips. I shared a lot of them via our Twitter page.

 

 

Joyce really focused on these 2 points of emotion and service. She acknowledges that flowers are an emotion driven purchase. Flowers have been scientifically proven to affect mood.I loved this tip. Often we forget that beautiful foliage is just as expensive as cut flowers. Why do we only use foliage to cover mechanics? Show it off, and don’t give it away. Freebies are profit killers. Make sure to charge for all of your foliage and accent flowers.

Tip: “It is time to upgrade the bud vase!”

Joyce used dried lotus pods that have been cut to create a grid. This allows for minimal stems to be used but the look is very high end and has a great perceived value. Many florists rely on foliage to create the grid system needed to keep flowers stable in a bud vase. We stuff small vases. Here is a cool way to use very little stems and foliage for a great upscale bud vase look.

Tip: “Cross-train designers and drivers”

How often do drivers become designers on the fly? Rocky roads and potholes cause arrangements to shift, this is where driver turn into designers. Joyce advises that drivers shadow a designer when they are designing and designers ride along during a delivery. This will allow both parts to work together to make sure the arrangement looks great when received by the end customer.

Tip: “Use those scrapes you have been saving for years.”

How many shops have that bucket of sticks and stems? We say, “one day I will use that.” Today is the day! Joyce created some fun display pieces that can be altered for any season. She even created a very upscale version of a dozen roses. She is a big fan of branches. It allows for prep work to be done very far in advance and ready to design and sell when orders come in.

 

 

Thank you to all the attendees who came out to learn and to Joyce and Teleflora, thank you for a great program.

If you are ever in the neighborhood, stop and say hi to our Mayesh Detroit folks.

 

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