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Happy Brides and More for 2008/2009

A quick kudos goes out to my staff for the fabulous work that has been done during the month of July. We've successfully delivered 12 weddings this month. In addition to various vacations being taken, myself included, along with a shipment of faulty glass towers, no major disasters were had that could not be diverted! No easy feat considering that July can be hot and unforgiving for flowers. Numerous thank you notes, e-mails and phone calls have come in and the word is that our brides appreciated our great service and gorgeous product. Exactly as they expected and on time!

I continue to meet with new brides almost daily and as of today's count we have 85 weddings booked for 2008. Early bookings into 2009 are also going strong and it is gratifying to hear how brides find us. Between hotels and banquet halls, caterers and word of mouth, weddings appear to be our companies strength.

What lies ahead for 2009? A concentration on weddings, of course, but balloon event work appears to also be on the upswing. Corporate functions, Mitzvah and Sweet Sixteens, fundraisers and walk-a-thons have always been a great source of revenue for our company and that doesn't appear to be changing any time soon. When times get tough and money gets tight, people tend to fall in love with balloon decor all over. Why? Because it provides so much bang for the buck (excuse the pun). How else can you
decorate a room and create a fun and festive atmosphere with so little money?
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