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December 2013 Issue

"If you can dream it, 

you can do it."

--Walt Disney

In This Issue
Happy Holidays
News and Events
Just in time for Winter Holidays!
How will I handle my flowers for VDay?
Variety Guide is now available Online
Pictures of the Month
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Happy Holidays from Rio Roses!

Dear Partners and Friends,
During the Holiday Season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. And in this spirit we say, simply but sincerely  
Thank You and Best Wishes for the Holiday Season and a Happy New Year from Rio Roses! 

 Rio Roses News and Events

Valentine's Day Shows at the Southern Floral Company


The Southern Floral Company in Austin, TX will hold its annual Valentine's Day Show on January 4th. Steve Steinberg will be presenting at the show. Also, on January 8th - Mercy Ontivero will visit the Southern - Houston location as well to present Rio products for their Valentine's Show. Thank you Southern Floral Company for inviting us to be a part of your Valentine's Day events!

Pennock Floral Wholesale Valentine's Day Show

On January 5th Susan Mesa will visit the Pennock Company in Pennsauken, NJ to present our Rio fresh cut flower selection at their annual Valentine's Day show. Thank you Pennock for having us!

DBEC - Valentine's Day Show  

On January 2nd - Susan Mesa will participate in a Valentine's Day Show at DBEC Wholesale in Greensburg, PA. Susan will discuss great ways to maximize profits during this great time of the year. Thank you DBEC!

Steve will host Valentine's Day Show at Johnsen's Wholesale

On January 7th - Steve will visit the Valentine's Day Open House in Beaumont, TX. He is excited to showcase a variety of Rio Roses and other speciality flowers. Thank you Johnsen's Wholesale for all your support this holiday season!

Louisiana Wholesale - Valentine's Day Open House 

On January 8th - Steve Steinberg will also participate in a Valentine's Day Show at Louisiana Wholesale in Baton Rouge, LA. Steve will present a variety of Rio roses and other great specialty flowers. Thank you Louisiana Wholesale for having us!


Great products for your 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.

Featured Product



"How Will I Handle My Flowers for Valentine's Day 2014?"


 Join Rio Roses in a FREE WEBINAR on JANUARY 15th at 2:00pm EST, presented by Dr. George Staby, former professor of Horticulture at Ohio State University, co-founder of the Chain of Life program and Perishables Research Organization. 


Dr. Staby will present the MOST UPDATED FLOWER CARE AND HANDLING practices for your upcoming Valentine's Day 2014!


HURRY! The FIRST 50 webinar registrants will receive a copy of Dr. George Staby's Chain of Life Network document for FREE


Please email to RSVP!
Sponsored by Rio Roses.


The Rio Rose Variety Guide is now ONLINE!

Have you seen the latest Rio Roses Variety Guide?


You can now access our Rio Roses Variety Guide online at any time. Please visit our BRAND NEW website at and click on "The Hive" tab and then on the "Savvy Retailers Club" page. You will find the link under the Rio Roses Variety Guide 2013-2014 section. 


You can also view our Variety Guide by clicking here! Please feel free to view, download or share!




Pictures of the Month

   Rio Roses was proud to sponsor the Miami Youth Ballet's Nutcracker performance which took place December 4th-7th at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center in Miami, Florida. Rio Roses volunteered at the event and donated beautiful rose bouquets as a fundraiser for the Miami Youth Ballet program. The donations benefit young dancers between the ages of 6-18 years of age who performed in the ballet.