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The INTERNal Perspective of Business Development Intern Brittany Kritis

August 12, 2013

Business Development intern Brittany Kritis shares his internal perspective working at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM. Hear how she has contributed to business development and how she has grown from her internship.

Business Development Intern Brittany Kritis“Working at 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been a unique and enriching experience. I grew up being very familiar with business terms, as my dad has established a successful business of his own. When I was hired as an intern I was confident in my understanding of the business world, however I now consider my “understanding” as elementary compared to the wisdom I have gained since working with the company in 2012. My experience interning with the International team confirmed my passion for providing services to people all over the world and expanding my knowledge of cultural barriers in growing a business.

“I have returned for my second summer in a row to find that the company has grown just as I had grown during my first year at Fairfield University. Working with my manager in Business Development has been an enlightening and educational experience. Not only have I learned the methods used to utilize and expand a company’s resources but I have also acquired skills to support my future career. My various projects include drafting and comparing sales techniques, participating in meetings, and collecting relevant data for plans and proposals. I have also arranged proposals to help bolster the company’s initiatives for expansion.
“I was especially impressed by the commitment to charity work that the company encourages within the local community. During our Summer of a Million Smiles Event, I worked with Surfer’s Way, an organization that empowers children with special needs by giving them the opportunity to surf. I have found that 1-800-FLOWERS.COM is truly committed to delivering smiles, even on a hot beach in 100º weather.

“I value and appreciate the sense of belonging to a company that is concerned with advancing its methods of service as well as supporting local communities. It is truly inspiring working with a talented and colorful group of people that are abundant with new ideas, just like the stunning works of art they provide to an ever-expanding local and global community.

Brittany Kritis, Business Development Intern, Fairfield University

Flower Care & Handling

Homemade Floral Food

August 18, 2012

How to Make Your Own Food For Flowers

There are 3 ingredients that are helpful when trying to keep your flowers fresh and long-lasting. They are:

  • Sugar – provides nutrition for flowers
  • Citric acid – acts as an acidifier and lowers the ph level of the water
  • Bleach – prevents bacteria growth in the vase

Here are a few do-it-yourself options that I have come across:

  • One part lemon lime soda (7-Up, Sprite) to 3 parts of water
  • Two tablespoons lemon juice, one tablespoon sugar, one quarter teaspoon bleach to one quart of water
  • Two tablespoons of white vinegar and two tablespoons of sugar to one quart of water
Holiday Decorations

Welcome the Holidays!

November 22, 2011

Now that we are in December I hardly know where to start. I have so much that I want to share with you, from ideas for decorating your home using what you already have to the hot new colors for Christmas, creative gifting ideas, and even more creative ways to wrap those gifts. One can take just one holiday icon, such as a wreath or a tree, and take it in endless different directions – it’s all up to you.

I recently did a wreath-decorating workshop for a 50th birthday party that was held at a great new creative space in Rockville Centre, New York called A New Leaf. It turned out to be quite fun. I will post some of the photos and ideas in a few days, so keep an eye out for that. Right now, I am getting ready to host a hands-on holiday tree workshop at the 1-800 Flowers Carle Place retail shop for some of our favorite bloggers. We will be taping this event and will post that within the next week or so. Continue Reading…

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Spotted: Every On-The-Go Mom Needs a Cup of Joe!

April 13, 2009

Is there a mom who isn’t an On-the-Go Mom? Whether you are a stay at home mom or have another job too, there never seems to be enough time in the day!

I’m spotting Katja from Skimbaco Lifestyle as today’s On-the-Go Mom. Skimbaco Lifestyle is run by an On-the-Go Mom who provides tips from fashion to vacation spots. This busy Mom’s blog is perfect for On-the-Go Moms who want to stay in the know about hip new trends.

One thing that definitely needs to be done when you are an On-the-Go Mom is hydration. Drinks are hardly ever consumed sitting down and relaxed. Surprise your On-the-Go Mom with a bouquet of fresh tulips that are stunning in their simplicity, blooming from within an on-the-go beverage container. Top it off with a gift card for her morning “Joe” and it doesn’t get much better than that. The reusable container not only looks so much cooler, but it is eco-friendly.

Travel Mug

If you know an On-the-Go Mom and you want to share her story, be sure to visit www.spotlightamom.com. She could win a Beaches Vacation! :)