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July 2013 Issue

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

~ Mark Twain

In This Issue
How do you say Corazon?
News and Events
Featured Product
From the desk of...
Photo of the Month
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How do you say Corazon?
So how do YOU say Corazon? Here at Rio we asked our associates this question and here is what they said! Check it out for yourself! 

We also want to hear from you - How do YOU say CORAZON? Submit your video on our Facebook page
for a chance to win YOUR FREE HALF BOX OF CORAZON!



 If you missed our Corazon Experience of multiple short video clips, please click here!

Rio Roses News and Events

pinterestView our latest videos on Pinterest  

We are excited to announce that you can now find our latest Rio videos on our Pinterest site. Ever since Pinterest added video sharing capability, we started adding new video boards. Also keep in mind, that you can find our most updated rose variety list by color on our Pinterest site!

In honor of our fallen heroes

Together with the help of our partner Roy Houff Company and Allan's Flowers in Prescott, Arizona, Rio Roses was able to donate fresh cut flowers to the memorial service for the 19 brave firefighters that lost their lives during the wind-driven wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona. We would like to thank our partner Roy Houff Company and Allan's Flowers, the retail florist in charge of the memorial service, for making this it all happen. We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of these brave men. Please see our Photo of the Month on the bottom on this newsletter, showing the memorial.

Congratulations to our "Bite Size" Contest Winners


We would like to congratulate the wholesalers and also our trusted Rio sales consultants for participating in our amazing "Bite Size" contest.  
The following are the Kindle Fire HD winners for the month of June: DWF Cincinnati Floral Wholesale and Ryan Marrero!
And our Apple Mini iPad July winners are: Welch Floral Wholesale and Steve Steinberg!
If you have not taken a bite - you don't know what you are missing $$$

Art Gallery features live floral art

Art Gallery features live floral art 


Bringing together art and floral to the community, this floral exhibition was featured at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance in Narrowsburg, NY from July 12th to July 14th. The live flower arrangements on display were created by florists, master gardeners and local garden clubs. Each flower arrangement was a visual interpretation of a painting or sculpture, which was also showcased.   


The arrangements did not copy the art, but instead it had similar themes and palettes. Sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and the Arts Council for Sullivan County, NY, this event was free and open to the public. These kinds of exhibitions are a great way to bring together art and floral for the community and it promotes floral as an art form. 


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selection of Rio Roses - (866) RIO-ROSE (746-7673).


From the desk of...

Barry Gottlieb

Sales Director

The Black Spot


Several years ago during a gathering, Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, stood and held up a large white sheet. He asked what we saw. In the middle of the sheet he had made a small black dot. Almost everyone of us said "I see a black spot." 


I will never forget the lesson, as it slowly sank in during the silence that followed... the black spot was an incalculably small portion of that sheet. And yet all of us had focused on it, and not seen the totality of the sheet.


How many times in our lives do we focus on a small defect or imperfection, and miss the big picture? 


How many relationships have we ruined by seeing only the small problems or flaws, and forgetting our gratitude for the relationship itself?


How many opportunities have we rejected because we saw a small difficulty involved, and focused our attention there until it became the only thing in our vision?


Judgement is fear. Gratitude is love. We do have a choice.


To focus on our judgement of the small imperfections is to miss the grand perfection of everything that IS. To recognize that grand perfection is to be in awe, in peace, and in gratitude. 


How can we be happy, with peace and and love in our hearts, if we are focused on and judging all the little black spots in our lives?

Well, we cannot.


The best gift we give ourselves is to do for others, and to let go of the fear.



Remember...Every day is a gift, and the quality of your life is your gift to yourself. 

Photo of the Month


The Roy Houff Company, Allan's Flowers and Rio Roses donated flowers for the memorial service of the 19 brave firefighters that lost their lives during the wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona.