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Got Flowers in Lancaster

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Jim Greenleaf visits Antelope Valley Florist, as Chris Spicher talks about his storefront window on Avenue J and Lowtree in Lancaster.

September 19, 2011 Posted by | 1800flowers, av best florist, av best flowers, best flowers in the av, chris spicher | , , , , | Leave a comment

Lancaster Florist

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Jim Greenleaf visits Antelope Valley Florist and takes a tour with Chris Spicher who talks about funeral floral arrangements.

September 19, 2011 Posted by | 1800flowers, av florist, best av florist, best flowers in the av, chris spicher | , , , , | Leave a comment

1800Flowers

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 888.948.6006 We will send flowers all over the world for ‘GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY”

September 6, 2011 Posted by | 1800flowers, av flowers, buy flowers online, chris spicher | , , , | Leave a comment

Good Neighbor Day with Av Florist

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888.948.6006 Chris Spicher is giving away 800 flowers on “GOOD NEIGHBOR DAY”. Come into Antelope Valley Florist on September 07 and get a dozen roses keep one and give 11 away.

September 6, 2011 Posted by | 1800flowers, av flowers, buy flowers online, chris spicher | , , , | Leave a comment

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Chris Spicher demonstrates how to make a Poodle out of 18 carnations.

August 24, 2011 Posted by | 1800 flowers, av fair, av florist, chris spicher, lancaster florist | , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting Lei’d at the AV Fair

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Chris Spicher demonstrates how to make a hawaiian lei out of carnations

August 24, 2011 Posted by | 1800flowers, av fair, av florist, chris spicher, lancaster flowers | , , , , | Leave a comment

Florists For Change

http://www.avflorist.com 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: fremflwr@pacbell.net — 510-378-8195
Betsy Hall, Hall’s Flower Shop and Garden Center, Stone Mountain, GA: betsy@hallsflowershop.com — 404-292-8446
Keith Hill, Beaverton Florists, Inc, Beaverton, OR: keith@beavertonflorists.com — 503-849-2626
Mike Fiannaca, Sparks Florist, Inc, Sparks and Reno, NV: mike@sparksflorist.com — 775-690-7120
Website
http://www.floristsforchange.com

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

AV Nice at Ben’s Corner Market

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Chris Spicher, owner of AV Florist, interviews Ray Munoz from Ben’s Corner Market. Ben’s Corner Market sells fresh fruits, vegetables, and produce.
Ben’s Corner Market is located at 710 West Avenue L
Lancaster, CA 93534
(661) 942-4509


July 28, 2011 Posted by | antelope valley florist, av florist, AV Nice, Ben's Corner, chris spicher | , , , , | Leave a comment

BLVD FLOWERS

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http://www.avflowers.com 888.948.6006 Chris Spicher of Antelope Valley Florist has opened Blvd Flowers in King Photo Supply and Blvd Today Cafe.  Palmdale Lancaster Flowers are now right across from LPAC. A great way to show your performers how much you liked them… call ahead!

 

We have opened our new “shop” BLVD flowers.  One small reach in refrigerator placed in King Photo, & The Blvd Today Café on the Lancaster BLVD.  Glad to be a part of the most exciting news in retail since sliced bread. We placed a few small gift items in the display case last week and have already had  business.  Its been by word of mouth, it’s a second location for us, but simple to run, the prices are low, and its part of the  BLVDbuzz.  Working on some cool signage to help identify us from the other retail @ the site.  Check out our video…

 

October 25, 2010 Posted by | blvd flowers, Blvd Today Cafe, King Photo Supply | , , , | Leave a comment

On the Road Picking Cherries in Leona Valley

888.948.6006 This is the first episode of ,”ON THE ROAD” join Host JIM GREENLEAF and his Co-host CHRIS SPICHER as they explore the Cherry fields of Leona Valley, Ca. Sponsored by Antelope Valley Florist send flowers all over the U.S. call today

June 28, 2010 Posted by | antelope valley florist, avflorist, ilivetodayav, jim greenleaf | , , , | Leave a comment