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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