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Tim Huckabee Challenges you to Rethink your Business: Customer Service Skills to Keep Them Coming Back

Have you ever thought about rethinking the way you run your business? Tim Huckabee, AIFSE, founder of FloralStategies, challenges you to do just that. With the company since 1997, Huckabee has been teaching business owners about the services, sales and technical issues of running a business, how to resolve the issues while making the most of the experience.

Next in a series of webinars about rethinking how you run your business, Huckabee will talk customer services skills. On September 4th, you will be able to learn how to use great customer service skills to keep your customers coming back and how to keep the interaction between customers each time they return.  Not only will the webinar be showed in Minneapolis, but those in the Fargo/Moorhead area will be able to take advantage of the information. The second session at 4:30pm will be played in the area.

As part of the free webinar, you can visit Koehler and Dramm on September 4th for a day of customer service training. Seats are limited and are filled on a first come first served basis, so register today! Call Jeannie at 612-362-3131 to reserve your seat.

Challenge yourself to rethink the way you run your business!

“The customer service skills you need to keep them coming back” featuring Tim Huckabee, President of Floral Strategies.

September 4th 2014 at Koehler and Dramm Wholesale Florist: 2407 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Session 1: 10:30AM-12:00pm

Session 2: 4:30PM-6:00pm*

*Fargo/Moorhead presentation will be at the Courtyard Marriott in Moorhead, MN
1080 28th Ave S
Moorhead, MN 56560
(218) 284-1000

Presentation will start at 2pm in the Red River Room, with the Tim Huckabee webinar to follow at 4:30pm (refreshments provided)


*Show in Minneapolis and Fargo.

Fall & Winter Classic

The Fall & Winter Classic

In a few short months fall and winter will be upon us. At Koehler and Dramm, we are excited to let you know that our fall show is drawing closer. On October 4-5, 2014, back by popular demand is Sharon McGukin, AIFD, CFD, AAF, PFCI. Many of you may remember Sharon from our show in March, and there will be no shortage information. Sharon will be sharing her secrets about merchandising and floral sales.

Also attending the Fall and Winter Classic will be Dan Kotecki, AIFD, CFD. Dan will be sharing information on indoor and outdoor displays. Along with the wealth of information, there will be great food, prizes and of course the numerous vendors with new products.

Don’t miss the fun! Announcements will be made about the winners of the annual wedding design competition. Haven’t registered? There is still time. Entries are due by September 13th. For more information, contact your sales rep.

The Fall and Winter Classic happens only once a year, so don’t miss the fun. To register for the Classic, call Jeannie at 612-362-3131, or purchase tickets online below. Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Remember, all guests receive a $10 coupon to redeem at the event.

See you at the show!

Tim Huckabee Teaches the Skills You Must Have to Succeed: Sales & Customer Service Strategies

Koehler & Dramm is proud to announce that Tim Huckabee, AIFSE is back with a series of FREE webinars that you can’t afford to miss! He’ll be teaching the sales and customer service tools and techniques that are used by the most successful florists in the world. The first installment is less than two weeks away, so please register now. We highly recommend attending all three sessions!


When: Thursday, July 17th, 2014
Session 1: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Session 2: 4:30-6:00PM

This webinar is the foundation for bigger and better sales. Learn the fun and easy sales techniques your shop will need to thrive and stay viable in the new retail environment. Learn how to empower every member of your staff and turn shoppers into returning customers!


Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Session 1: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Session 2: 4:30-6:00PM

Having a successful shop begins with having great customer service. Learn the customer service strategies that are paramount to even great design skills, how to implement them in your shop, and what you need to do to ingrain them into every customer interaction.


When: Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Session 1: 10:30AM-12:00PM
Session 2: 4:30-6:00PM

Don’t just let the holidays “happen.” Tim’s Holiday Success Plan will guide you to increased sales, higher profits, improved services, and less stress. Learn the tools, techniques, ideas, and strategies for embracing the holiday season and capitalizing on every sales opportunity.

Seats are limited! Register today.

Call Cheryl at 612-362-3133 to save your seat.

Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis.

Sponsored by Design Master Color Tool, Inc.


Design du Jour: Spring Wreaths

logoJoin us for our first in a series of Tuesday afternoon workshops in the Koehler & Dramm showroom tomorrow, April 29th, at 2:00 PM. Richard Milteer AIFD CFD AAF PFCI TMF will be teaching you how to design and create Spring Wreaths, a fresh and fun way to welcome the warmer weather (finally)! Plus, we’ll have a limited time workshop special on wreath starter essentials like frames and garland – 15% off tomorrow ONLY! Come for the workshop and stay for the shopping. :) See you then!



From This Day Forward

March 8-10, 2014 will be an exciting, fun-filled weekend full of wedding design tips, trends and hands-on learning sure to set your business apart from the competition. Koehler & Dramm Wholesale Florist welcomes world-renowned floral artist Sharon McGukin AIFD, CFD, AAF, PFCI on Sunday, March 9 for an adventurous wedding design showcase. Featuring extraordinary bouquets, unique tabletop decor trends, the how-to of bridal consultations and a special presentation from 2013 Professional Floral Designer of the Year, Heidi Brady; this year’s show is a must-see!

Be sure attend the Hands-on ADVANCED Personal Design Accessory Class from 8:00 AM-11:00 AM, the European Wedding Design Presentation from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM or both of these on Saturday.

On Monday, March 10 the learning continues with the Hands-on Wedding Design Class featuring the “European Armature” and instructors Aija Zagarina and Riona Ece – the cost is $100.00

8 AM-11 AM
Hands-on ADVANCED Personal Design Accessory Class
Join world-renowned floral designers Aija Zagarina and Riona Ece as they share their European flair for personal design accessories in this energetic, unique and dynamic class.

European Wedding Design Presentation
Aija Zagarina and Riona Ece bring their European style on international wedding trends to Koehler & Dramm for this complimentary class.

SUNDAY March 9
Wedding Design Showcase
Featuring Sharon McGukin AIFD, CFD, AAF, PFCI
8:00      Koehler & Dramm’s Exclusive Complimentary Corsage Bar
8:30      Breakfast
9:30      The Sale (Consultation)
10:30    Break
11:00    The Scene (Setting)
12:00    Lunch
1:30      Special Design Presentation by 2013
Professional Floral Designer of the Year – Heidi Brady
2:00      The Show (Bouquets)
3:30      Live Auction

MONDAY, March 10
8am-Noon    Hands-on Wedding Design Class featuring the “European Armature”
“Armatures are a framework serving as a supporting core for other material.” Learn to create armatures from two of Latvia’s Master Florists. You will appreciate different European styles by constructing your own armature from natural materials and learn how to use them with flowers.



Celebrate! – Koehler & Dramm’s annual January Design Contest & Inspiration Showcase

Join us at Koehler & Dramm for our Celebrate! Inspiration Showcase and our Student and Professional Design Contests.

Tuesday, January 28 | 5-8 PM

It’s time to celebrate! Be a part of the celebration on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 5-8 PM at Koehler & Dramm throughout our vast warehouse as we explore the various reasons to celebrate. We will share with you new ideas, techniques and tricks and, most importantly, how to turn these hidden, undiscovered and sometimes forgotten reasons to celebrate into areas of growth and solid profit centers.

Additionally, we are again hosting the Professional and Student design competitions. The finalists from the Professional category will go on to compete on stage at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show in early March.

Student Design Competition information & registration form

Professional Design Competition information

Professional Design Competition registration form