Dandelions at Yesterday’s Trade Show

Last night was the Emerald Executive Association trade show, and the ladies at Dandelions stayed out late to mingle and man our booth!

 

This year, we went with a fun fall theme, and along with all the things that come with the season, our designers added their special touch.

 

They did such a great job decorating our booth and setting up our products for display!!

We also gave everyone who came by our booth to a chance to win something – if they spun the wheel!

Because the trade show is so close to halloween, there were some great costumes and decorations and I had to get a few pictures:

     

the team at the Braun Landscape booth looked great, and Elvis made an appearance and performed at the Smeed Communications Services booth.

Of course you can’t go anywhere without the Mafia showing up!! The team from Gateway Living did a great job on their costumes.

 

 

 

 

 

The Oregon Electric Station did an excellent job catering the food, making the evening a fun, informative and fulfilling one.

A Successful Bras for a Cure REVEAL Party!!!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we at Dandelions wanted to do something to help raise awareness and offer help for those afflicted by cancer. We decided to do our Bras for a Cure fundraising event where anyone could decorate a bra and enter it to be voted on in the Bras for a Cure competition. The entry fee and all the proceeds from the votes would go to benefit cancer patients and survivors at the Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation. Last night to commence the voting,  we held our first Bras for a Cure REVEAL party – and it was such a success!!!

     

So many people from our community showed up to show their support and vote. We owe you so much thanks – the evening would not have been a success without you!!

 

Also, thank you for the news coverage KMTR!!  You can see the video at the KMTR Bras for a Cure Media Clip and on youtube.

 

So many collaborated in making this evening so great, and we’d be remiss not to mention them:

Thank you Dana and the team from Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation for entering a bra into the contest and being there last night and answering any questions.

 

Thanks to Lindsey Kate and the staff from Cawood, who helped market our event and set up the displays for Willamette Valley Cancer Institute.

Thank you Sarver Winery for allowing us to sample their superb wines.

Of Course, thank you to our wonderful team here at Dandelions who helped set up the displays and then worked late to serve everyone at the party.

And not least of all – thank you to everyone who entered a decorated bra into the contest. We would not have had an event without you.

It’s not too late to participate in Bras for a Cure. Voting will continue until October 31st. You can check out the entries at brasforacure.com or on the Bras for a Cure facebook page, and then purchase a vote by calling us at Dandelions. Or come in to the store and check out bras on display.

Bras For A Cure Deadline Approaches.

Today is the final day to enter your bra creation into Dandelion’s Bras for a Cure contest, so if you’re one of those people who works best under pressure, the pressure is on! Drop off your decorated bra at our store today, and be sure to come back and enjoy wine and cheese with us at the REVEAL party on Tuesday between 5 and 7pm.

You will have from from the Reveal Party on Tuesday, October 23rd until October 31st to place as many votes as you would like. Voting is a dollar, and all proceeds go to benefit Willamette Valley Cancer Institute Foundation.

Check out the contest guidelines at http://brasforacure.com/.

Here are some of the entries so far:

Nominate Your BOSS!

Bosses Week is quickly approaching and Dandelions is now accepting nominations for 2012 Eugene’s Best Boss! Nominations are due by next Wednesday, October 10 so download your entry form here.

Tell us why your boss is amazing. Be specific- how do they motivate staff, encourage employee camaraderie, and set an example? We truly want to find an inspiration employer who deserves this recognition!

Here is what the winner receives at the surprise announcement on October 16:

  • a beautiful fresh flower arrangement
  • Happy Bosses Day balloon bouquet
  • delicious Euphoria Chocolate truffles
  • framed 2012 Eugene’s Best Boss Certificate

Downloadyour entry form and submit it by email (toviana@dandelionsflowers.com), fax (541.484.9303), or drop it off at Dandelions (1710 Chambers St. Eugene, 97402)

2009 Eugene’s Best Boss Dr. Andy Bennion

2010 Winners Sandy and Dr. John Park

2011 Eugene’s Best Boss: Gena Yarbrough