NCET Tech Wednesday – Bumblebee Blooms – Dec 10

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Bumblebee Blooms Reno, NVHoliday Winter Wonderland at Bumblebee Blooms

Bumblebee Blooms
December 10, 2014
5:30-7:30 pm

After relocating to North Sierra Street, Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique now has a larger space for displaying, preparing, storing and transporting floral arrangements and gifts.

After relocating to North Sierra Street, Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique now has a larger space for displaying, preparing, storing and transporting floral arrangements and gifts.

It’s December and NCET is celebrating all month! Join us at Bumblebee Bloom’s winter wonderland as Katie Knapp—third place winner of 2010 Governor’s Cup Business Plan Competition—provides an update on her journey from winning a college business competition to operating one of Northern Nevada’s most successful flower and gift boutiques.

Katie Knapp has successfully grown Bumblebee Blooms from concept to successful business and has recently moved to a new location with larger shop space. She will give a behind-the-scenes look at the technology of running a brick-and-mortar flower boutique with a strong online sales business, including ordering, inventory, trafficking and delivery—along with a recap of the challenges and lessons she has learned along the way. Her flower wholesaler will be on hand to reveal the complex supply chain that brings fresh flowers to the store, and describe how flowers are graded.

Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique is known for the creative and beautiful floral arrangements prepared for all occasions, but a visit to this bright yellow boutique beholds more than just flowers. The shop offers a range of gifts — including jewelry, lotions, candles, customizable accessories and gourmet foods—and offers unique home decorations for holidays and seasons.

Katie Knapp, owner of Bumblebee Blooms, was a third place winner of the Governor’s Cup business award in 2010. Her dog, Wyatt, has been with her as she has grown the shop from a plan into a successful business.

Katie Knapp, owner of Bumblebee Blooms, was a third place winner of the Governor’s Cup business award in 2010. Her dog, Wyatt, has been with her as she has grown the shop from a plan into a successful business.

This month’s Tech Wednesday will also have a touch of holiday magic and plenty of time to mingle with new and old NCET friends.

Learn more about Bumblebee Blooms at www.BumblebeeBlooms.com.

Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique creates unique floral arrangements for all occasions.

Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique creates unique floral arrangements for all occasions.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 5:30 – 7:30

• $15 – NCET members
• $25 – non-members
• $10 – Children under 18 accompanied by parent or adult guardian

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Bumblebee Blooms Flower Boutique
135 N. Sierra Street, Suite A-2
Reno (map)

The fine print:

• We encourage you to pay in advance as there’s a $10 service charge if you pay at the door.
• No-shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation unless cancelled at least 48 hours before the event.

For more information, contact NCET at (775) 453-0130 or info@NCET.org.