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Voting Ends TODAY in Our Video Contest



Voting in our #FlowerLoveVideoContest ends TODAY (January 10th), so make sure you vote for your favorite video before time's up.
 
You can vote once for any of our top 10 finalists, so make your vote count!

As a reminder, the grand prize winner will receive $4,000 and two runners-up will receive $500 each.

It's up to you to decide the winner!

Vote now for the best video at contest.endowment.org


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Year-End Matching Gift Challenge a Major Success!

Smithers-Oasis and Floralife teamed up with AFE for a year-end matching gift challenge.

Thanks to their generosity, year-end donations made to the Endowment by December 31, 2017 were matched dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000.

The industry heard the call to support floriculture... and answered back tremendously!

The goal was exceeded thanks to support from the industry and Smithers-Oasis/Floralife...

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Attracting Millennial Consumers to Local Florists

The increased purchasing power of the millennial generation makes them a key player in the floral industry's future.

By understanding millennials' preferences and shopping behavior, floral stakeholders can be better informed about where millennial consumers prefer to purchase floral products and how to attract them to local florists.

Read more to learn about the study from AFE and the Floral Marketing Research Fund, called "Marketing Tactics to Increase Millennial Floral Purchases."

The study investigated millennial consumers' preferred...

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Application Deadline is March 1st for Paid Internships

Applications are NOW being accepted for the Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Program and Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Program.

The application deadline is March 1st, and students will receive a scholarship upon successful completion of their internships. 

Paid AFE internship programs are the best way for students to gain hands-on experience to help with their future careers, so visit endowment.org/internships to apply online now.

 

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Don't Miss the AFE-Sponsored Webinar on Nutritional Monitoring

AFE is sponsoring a FREE webinar on January 19th on In-House Nutritional Monitoring.

This webinar focuses on setting up a nutritional monitoring program, and experts will present the latest in research and educational information.

Register now for the free webinar!


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Thank You to Our 2017 Donors!

Thanks to all of our donors from the past year for your generous contributions.

Your support is greatly appreciated and allows us to continue providing programs and other important benefits to the industry.

Tackling industry challenges is something that can't be done overnight, or by one individual or company; it takes a collaborative effort and the support of many...


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JANUARY 2018
MONTHLY BULLETIN
In This Issue
   Voting Ends TODAY in Our Video Contest
   Year-End Matching Gift Challenge a Major Success!
   Attracting Millennial Consumers to Local Florists
   Application Deadline is March 1st for Paid Internships
   Don't Miss the AFE-Sponsored Webinar on Nutritional Monitoring
   Thank You to Our 2017 Donors!
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The AFE Bulletin is proudly sponsored by The Todd Bachman Memorial Fund.

Todd Bachman served as Chairman and CEO of Bachman's before his untimely death in 2008. Todd was a past Chairman of AFE and was very active in many state and national industry organizations. His wife and daughters are honored to carry on his legacy.

 

 

 

Upcoming Deadlines:

February 1, 2018:

  • Altman Family Scholarship Applications (Apply here)

  • Paul Ecke, Jr. Scholarship Applications (Apply here)

March 1, 2018:

  • Vic & Margaret Ball Intern Scholarship Applications - for commercial production
    (Apply here)

  • Mosmiller Intern Scholarship Applications - for retail, wholesale or allied trade (Apply here)

  • James & Helen Phillip Scholarship Grant Applications (Apply here)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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