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Lancaster Bistro 661.948.6380 The goal of Giannini’s Bistro & Grill is to provide great quality food at reasonable prices. Nick, Sharon and all of the staff believe that personal customer service is a vital part of a dining or catering experience. In this day and age couples and families need a restaurant that caters to the financial challenges without sacrificing quality or service. They have created a unique menu meeting everyone’s desires.

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Goldenleaf Florist 888.948.6006 Chris Spicher and Marva Greenleaf talk plants @av florist . Buy planets online and we will deliver anywhere 24/7/365.

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Lancaster Homes For Sale — cell 661.816.1754 The Antelope Valley’s real estate market is more challenging than ever before. Today, you need the most experienced and knowledgeable agent you can find. Someone who not only understands the complex details and myriad of legal requirements involved in these transactions but who also knows how to use his experience to your advantage. There’s simply no better choice than Peter Terracciano, the Antelope Valley’s premier real estate agent. Peter is a California Licensed Real Estate Broker, Certified Residential Specialist and a Graduate of the Realtor’s Institute, Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Real Estate Brokerage Managers Council, and REO Default Certified Professional. He has over three decades of real estate sales experience and his results are nothing less than remarkable.

August 11, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley real estate, lancaster homes, lancaster real estate, palmdale homes, quartz hill homes | , , , , | Leave a comment

Four cars that get 40 MPG-Uncensored

We can’t change gas prices, only gas mileage. Hyundai has four cars that get 40 MPG. But don’t take our word for it; listen to what these people had to say-Uncensored.

August 11, 2011 Posted by | 2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2012 elantra accent, 40 mpg, hyundai, uncensored | , , , , | Leave a comment

Florists For Change 888.948.6006 As the summer season of 2011 began, a group of about 30 florists began discussing issues centered about how imbalances in sending and receiving wire orders are impacting their customers and their businesses. Most expressed frustration with the current system, namely:
– the typical 80/20 split,
– the 7% wire service fee,
– declining wire-out orders relative to wire-in orders,
– the lack profitability of wire-ins,
– the loss of market share to non-traditional “florists”, many of whom aren’t florists ,
– the recognition that the current system is not only unfair, but unsustainable for the brick and mortar (“B&M”) florists

In the initial email flurry, there was widespread consensus on a common goal, the need to address the existing commission structure in the floral industry. Questions were asked:


– Do florists today need wire services at all?
– Can a solution be crafted that improves value for the consumer and the florist and heightens the relevance of the florist to the consumer should florists abandon wire services?
– What exactly are the common interests shared by florists and wire services?
– Where do they diverge, and why?
– Can florists and wire services restructure their relationships to their mutual benefit, or is that simply impossible?

In the discussions, all felt that if we do not address these issues now, we will revisit them again next year under worse industry conditions. Some would say that if we can’t or won’t answer these questions and solve the problems they engender, our inaction will hasten the deterioration of our industry.


Following the initial discussions, a smaller group of us continued working behind the scenes to assemble a meeting of like-minded florists that for now we call Florists For Change. We are independent florists. We are NOT working with ANY wire service. Perhaps they can be part of the solution, and we are willing to discuss our concerns with them, and we will listen with open minds, but we recognize that we may have to solve these problems on our own. Time will tell, but we’re under no illusion.
WE REALLY WANT AND NEED YOUR INPUT! We believe that florists are intelligent, hard-working business people that are adaptable, and used to change. If that weren’t true, you’d probably have been out of business long ago! So, join us in Las Vegas on August 17. Let your voice be heard. Be impactful! Let’s induce positive change! Thanks for your consideration. Please contact any of us for info:
Dirk Lorenz, Fremont Flowers, Fremont, CA: — 510-378-8195
Betsy Hall, Hall’s Flower Shop and Garden Center, Stone Mountain, GA: — 404-292-8446
Keith Hill, Beaverton Florists, Inc, Beaverton, OR: — 503-849-2626
Mike Fiannaca, Sparks Florist, Inc, Sparks and Reno, NV: — 775-690-7120

August 11, 2011 Posted by | chris spicher, florists for change, goldleaf florist, lancaster florist | , , , | Leave a comment

GDI: Introducing An Acronym That WIll Help You Go Farther,Faster,And Cleaner

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