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November 2013 Issue

"Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration."

--Evan Esar

In This Issue
New Rio Website
News and Events
Just in time for Winter
Our Sponsorships
Pictures of the Month
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Rio Roses New Website is LIVE!

Dear Partners and Friends,

We are excited to present to you our new Rio Roses website where you will find:      
- Our Newest Product and Variety Search
- The Wow Factor (Quality Assurance, Marketing & Sales)
- The Hive (What's hot and new, Education, Social Media
and more)
- Ty Leslie's Designer Picks (The newest wedding and 
event ideas)  
Please visit our new site at

 Rio Roses News and Events

Fall Open House at Coastal Wholesale


Coastal Wholesale held their Fall Open House on October 15th in West Palm Beach, Florida. Ryan Marrero attended the show and presented our Rio products, varieties and our newly updated variety guide with some other Rio goodies. Thank you Coastal Wholesale for having us!

RJ Carbone Christmas Show

On November 3rd Oscar and Victor visited RJ Carbone Wholesale in Cranston, Rhode Island to present our Rio fresh cut flower selection at their annual Christmas show. Thank you RJ Carbone for inviting us to be a part of your great event.

Welch Wholesale Florist - Open House 

On November 5th - Oscar and our trusted sales consultant Mercy, became the stars of the Open House Show at Welch Wholesale Florist in Indianapolis, IN. Oscar discussed great ways to generate new business and Mercy presented our new Rose varieties, which we launched this year. Thank you Welch Wholesale!

Bali will visit Roy Houff in Chicago, IL


On December 4th - Bali will visit the Roy Houff Chicago location for their Valentine's Day Open House. She is excited to showcase a variety of Rio Roses and other speciality flowers. She will also meet the entire Roy Houff staff from Chicago as well as other locations. Thank you Roy Houff' for inviting Rio to participate!

Just in time for the Winter Holidays!

White, red, green and blue are the colors of the season! Look for Roses, Carnations, Alstroemeria, Hypericum, Poms, Spiders, Hydrangea and many more products and varieties, florists can use that will add that extra hint of holiday spirit
to any arrangement.

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Rio Roses Sponsorships

Our Rio Roses Team sponsors Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 2013


On Saturday October 20th, our Rio Roses' employee team participated in the annual Susan G. Komen 5 mile walk/run in Miami, FL. We proudly supported the cause by donating thousands of pink roses for participating breast cancer survivors and created floral arrangements and other items for the survivors tent. We were very honored to have participated in this great cause and to support the amazing work of the Susan G Komen Foundation which is dedicated to education, research, causes, treatment and the search for curing breast cancer.




Click here to view all the pictures of the event on Facebook page.


Rio Rose participates with Madeline's flowers promotion for HOPE Center 


Madeline's Flowers invited Rio Roses to conduct a donation drive to benefit the HOPE Center of Edmond the week of November 18-27. Madeline's Flower Shop, participated in the Roses for HOPE promotion. Participants received six free Rio Roses for five food pantry items or a $5 donation. Barbara Bilke, owner of Madeline's Flowers, said the community is welcome to drop by the store with their donations. In return, they could choose a handful of different colored roses from Rio Roses. 


Rio WF&FSA Hospitality Suite Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to our two lucky raffle winners!


Congratulations to our two lucky raffle winners: James from Metro Floral from Memphis, TN and Mark of Washington Floral from Tacoma, WA. They each became the proud owners of a brand new Apple iPad!



From left to right: James(Metro Floral) and Mark (Washington Floral)


Pictures of the Month

  Special moments at the 2013 WF&FSA Hospitality Suite Night!