McHutch In Touch McHutchison An Employee- Owned Company J U L Y 2 0 0 9 ‘OFA’ Ohio Florist Association The biggest floricultural gathering of the year happened in mid-July when the OFA (Association of Horticulture Professionals) held its annual trade show and seminars in Columbus, Ohio. Over 10,000 attendees visited the three-day trade show with 500 plus exhibitors in one building covering 3.5 acres. The event included tours, workshops, and 130 educational seminars. McHutchison was there in force with twenty-five managers and sales reps. Janet Thibault and Melanie Byrne designed a colorful McHutchison booth displaying new introductions and a Hort Couture storefront. The attendees were upbeat and positive. This was a great place to view new products and equipment, to see new trends, to network with suppliers and customers, and to catch up with old friends. ~ Scott Sauer PAGE 2 2009 Peachtree Road Race Soldiers in both Iraq & He's been communicat- Afghanistan have been ing pretty regularly with running a simultaneous Patty & me via email & July 4th version of the he seems to be doing Peachtree Road Race for well & working very hard. the last few years. Chris participated with some of Some of you don't know his buddies this year & Chris (or haven't seen sent us a couple of pho- him in a long time) - he's tos. The race was held in the one on the far left. & around a large Afghan Army base in Kabul. He's Thanks to all for stationed at Camp Black- your support! horse within the perime- ter of that large base. ~Daniel Hutton Carmel Fest Freedom Run While in Indianapolis to We had looked at the celebrate her nephew’s finish time list, but with- wedding over the 4th of out our reading July weekend, Janet glasses none of us Thibault and her sib- could read the fine lings ran in the Carmel print. My brother Tom Fest Freedom Run, a said I came in 54th…he 4.5 mile event that was looking at the age draws over 900 con- column. Not bad for my testants. first race in over 15 Both Janet and her years, and I thought it younger brother Dave was just a fun run so I (left) placed 5th in their wore sparklers on my respective age groups. head!” “I was shocked to hear my name called during ~Janet Thibault the awards ceremony. Mike Pezzillo - Golfer Mike Pezzillo warming up for the New Jersey Amateur Golf Championship. MCHUTCH IN TOUCH MCHUTCH IN TOUCH PAGE 3 FLASH FLOOD LEAVES CHURCHILL DOWNS UNDER WATER 08/04/09 LOUISVILLE, KY. - Flash flooding has left part of the famed Churchill Downs track under water, and some horses stabled at the Louis- ville facility were moved else- where due to high water. All the beautiful Euro American product, sold by McHutchison, is completely under water. Photos courtesy of Don Blocker Welcome Tina Monji, Southern California Rep. Please welcome Tina Monji to McHutchison. Tina comes to us with a background in Horti- cultural broker sales. She is very friendly and ener- getic, please feel free to give her a call and welcome her to our Company. We all wish Tina good luck Donna, Tina and Menai going over and great sales! Florexpo procedures. PAGE 4 McHutchison Fun & Games An Employee-Owned Company 64 Mountain View Blvd Wayne, NJ 07470 Phone: 800-943-2230 Fax: 866-243-8884 http://www.mchutchison.com email@example.com Like Pappy, like Grandbaby. Kathie Nemec Terry McCullough and Eva…Born 10/22/07 . Editor Phone: 800-943-2230 Ex:239 Looks like Pappy is teaching Eva to never take no Fax: 973-317-5750 for an answer when it comes to making a sale. firstname.lastname@example.org First NJ had Monopoly with all the streets of Atlantic City featured on the game board. Monopoly has been in homes since 1935. Move over Monopoly, Weird N.J. Trivia Game has arrived on store shelves. Weird N.J. Trivia Game “Weird New Jersey Trivia Game was released mid-July. Proceeds from the game will go to charity. New Jersey is about to have its very own game, and it is all in the name of New Jersey’s fastest-growing volunteer or- ganization, Jersey Cares. The Weird New Jersey Trivia Game incorporates all things “weird” with more than 1,000 questions. “Weird New Jersey Trivia game is based on New Jersey’s local legends and best kept secrets,” states Mark Moran, Weird New Jersey co-founder. “It is the ultimate test of all things weird in New Jersey.” Proceeds from the sale of the game will be donated to Jersey Cares, a nonprofit organization that coordinates volunteer projects to address community needs, and will support the engagement of volunteers in strengthening New Jersey’s communities. The limited edition Weird New Jersey Trivia Game is avail- able at selected retailers for $29.99 in mid-July, but you can order the game online at http://www.thegameshop.com/ WNJ at 50% off list price!” Weird N.J. website is: http://weirdnj.com/ Check it out for everything weird about NJ.