We would like to congratulate Lavender Hill Florals
of Jeffersonville, IN for winning the second annual Buckwald scholarship! Way to go, ladies!
About the Buckwald Scholarship
The Gary Buckwald Scholarship for Excellence in Floral Sales and Service consists of $10,000 worth of training, coaching and mentoring over the course of a year for a florist and her staff. This scholarship, the result of a collaboration between the Society of American Florists
and Floral Strategies
, has an application process open to any retailer who has been in business for at least 18 months. Tim Huckabee, president of Floral Strategies, says that they attempt to discover a retailer who "genuinely wants and needs the training, and is willing to put what they learn into practice."
It is a recent award, but its lack of age is no knock on its incredible value. The tremendous benefit of having the opportunity to receive top-notch personal training from Tim Huckabee cannot be overstated. Tim will be making several trips out to Lavender Hill Florist over the next year to work with the staff on their sales and customer service skills.
Congratulations Lavender Hill Florals
This is both a great honor and great opportunity for FSN member, Lavender Hill Florals
. We are excited for them and know that Tim will lead them down a path toward even greater success!