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WF&FSA FDC 2019 LTK Award Winner - David Armellini

The Leland T. Kintzele (LTK) Distinguished Service Award was established to recognize and honor individuals who have made or continue to make substantial contributions in the floral industry.

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New Dates and WF&FSA Promotion Announced for 2020 Dallas Gift Market

The Dallas Gift Market recently announced it will be the first market of the year, taking place January 8-14, 2020. We are also pleased to report they have offered a special incentive for WF&FSA wholesale members – a free, two-night hotel stay during Market so you can see the latest products at a minimal cost to you and your company! To take advantage of the free two-nights’ stay, please complete this form. Act quickly as hotels will fill up fast!

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WF&FSA Adopts Official Trade Policy

WF&FSA’s Board of Directors recently voted to join with the Society of American Florists (SAF) in support of an official trade policy.

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Justification Toolkit: WF&FSA Floral Distribution Conference

We understand it can be difficult to ask for approval to attend WF&FSA’s 2019 Floral Distribution Conference. Use this toolkit to create a case for why you should attend.

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New Name. Same Great Experience.

WF&FSA's Development Experience, formerly known as WF&FSA’s Management Institute (M.I.) took place in Philadelphia this year. Not only was attendance up compared to last year so was the name of the game.

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Savings4Members

WF&FSA partnered with Savings4Members to provide you with access to cost savings programs to help you spend less time worrying about expenses; so you can focus on customers, sales, and running your business. 

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WF&FSA OnDemand

Missed WF&FSA's 2018 Floral Distribution Conference or just want to relive it? Watch the recorded sessions and videos from the Conference. Save the date for WF&FSA’s 2019 Floral Distribution Conference on November 5-7, 2019 in Miami, FL. We look forward to seeing you next year!

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Industry Writer Cindy Hanauer Provides Top Five Strategies to Survive Retail

WF&FSA is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of articles that will appear in the monthly netWORK newsletter. We've tapped into expert Cindy Hanauer to provide monthly content on industry topics you care about!

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The Only Publication Dedicated to the Floral Wholesale Distribution Channel!

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WF&FSA’s 2018 Floral Distribution Conference:

Marla O'Dell reviews the triumphs for WF&FSA in 2018.

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REGISTER NOW: University of Innovative Distribution

Don’t miss your opportunity to attend the University of Innovative Distribution (UID) at a reduced rate. As a WF&FSA member, you will save $1,000, and if you submit your registration by January 9, 2019, you’ll save an additional $200! This four-day educational conference focuses on distribution management, territory sales, marketing, negotiation skills, inventory management, sales management, human resources, leadership, information technologies and more. Hurry, courses fill up fast! 

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WF&FSA Member and Cross-Industry Compensation Report

Get your copy of the latest WF&FSA Member and Cross-Industry Compensation Report! The bi-annual report provides an analysis of management and employee pay scales, employee benefits and sales policies across a broad spectrum of wholesaler ¬distributors. If you participated in the 2018 Compensation Survey earlier this year, the report is available to you at no cost. Contact Courtney Stewart at cstewart@wffsa.org if you haven't received your free report or would like more information to purchase.

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VIDEO: Digital Reputation Management

In today's instant communication and social networking world, it's easy to share opinions and others can share the same about you. Unfortunately, what you and others post online, text, leave as a voicemail, say or do in front of a hidden camera, and even email is not limited to private networks and friend groups. Rather, there's a good chance that what happens in a digital format and what is said about you and your company is public, searchable, and archived, FOREVER! In "Don't Steal the Cheesecake" you will learn...

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WF&FSA Donates to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

WF&FSA announced a $10,000 donation to help rebuild the floral industry in Texas through a grant program administered by The AIFD Foundation, working in concert with the Texas State Florists’ Association. You can read more about this donation here.

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