Robbins Family Farm is showing their amazing olive oil and balsamic vinegar at our event Feb. 21 & 22. Come join us.

"Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was". Richard L. Evans.
It's a new year. It's a new beginning. You can accomplish your goals by taking one step at a time.


If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always gotten.
Do something for your business you won't regret join us at Elite Gift Basket Convention February 20-22, 2014 Newport Beach Radisson, Newport Beach CA.

Northwoods Cheese is going to be with us in Newport Beach next month at the Radisson Hotel. Come see how you can use their products for many different themed gifts. To preview go to

"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are." (Bernice Johnson Reagon) Join us at our exciting day of seminars next month to be sure 2014 does not paralize you but helps you discover what a great designer you are. visit for details.

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If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
(Anna Quindlen)

Dear Friends of Elite,

Our goal at Elite Gift Basket Convention is to provide an outstanding educational learning environment to our attendees. We have decided to postpone our September 2013 Elite event in Southern CA. Due to circumstances beyond our control and scheduling conflicts, we have rescheduled our West Coast event to take place February 21st & 22nd, 2014 at the same beautiful location, Radisson Hotel Newport Beach. So, save the date to join us as we kick off 2014 an...d take your business to a new level. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our exciting new event agenda will be posted later this week. We here at Elite wish you a successful 2013 Holiday Season.

Yours truly,
Show Producers
Tammy L. Shapiro & Julie Taylor

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Julie's busy at the West Coast Events and Balloon Arts Convention stop by and say hello!!!

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When life hands you lemons, throw them back and ask for CHOCOLATE!!!!

You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all.
(J. Askenberg)

Join us September 27-29 and we will help you suit up for 4th quarter holiday sales. Be sure to join us at Elite Gift Basket Convention, shop with the industry's top vendors and participate in the one day educational intensive seminar. All designed to take your business to new levels.

Morale and attitude are fundamentals to success.
(Bud Wilkinson)

Let's take our good attitude all the way to the bank this 4th quarter, join September 27-29 in Newport Beach CA for Elite Gift Basket Convention. Bursting with Creativity!!!!

So excited to go to Atlanta Mart this weekend and see our dear friends Jimi Taylor & Nancy Teas

Holiday's Are Just Around The Corner!
Make the most of your fourth quarter by attending Elite Gift Basket Convention September 27-29, 2013, Radisson Hotel Newport Beach, CA. Learn from the pros how to make this your best fourth quarter ever. While finishing up your last minute holiday shopping with the industry's hottest vendor's.

Schedule of Events...


Friday, September 27th
Registration 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Design Competition Acceptance 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Design N Dash Competition 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Vendor Meet & Greet Happy Hour 6:00 pm - 8:00

Saturday, September 28th
Continental Breakfast & Networking 8:00am
Introductions 8:30 am
Hands - On Gift Basket Technique 9:00 am
Break 10:00 am
Holiday Designs That WOW! 10:15 am
Niche Marketing/Expanding your Services 11:00
Lunch, Networking & Shopping 12:00 pm
Containerless 4th Quarter Designs 1:00 pm
The 3 B's- Baby, Birthday & Bereavement 1:30 pm
Vendors Take The Stage 2:00 pm
Make Every Day an Event 2:30 pm
Break 3:00pm to 3:15pm
Getting the Word Out/Marketing 3:15 pm
Surviving 4th Quarter/Q & A 4:00pm to 5:00pm
All for Only $175.00

Sunday, September 29th
Private Brainstorming Session with Faculty
9:30 am to 11: 30 am - Only $50.00
Open to Fully Registered Attendees

Complete Weekend Package Only $225.00

Register before July 31, 2013 and save $25.00
All for Only $200.00

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Ok Gift Basket Entrepreneurs time is running out to make your room reservations for Elite Gift Basket Convention April 26th & 27th at the Springfield Hilton at our discounted rate. Book your rooms today.

So excited with all the great surprise we have in store for YOU!!!
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So excited packing my bags and getting ready for Fancy Food in San Fransisco. Hope to see all our west coast friends stop by and Julie and I Monday morning we are teaching a hands-on "Creative Gift Packing Seminar" 8:00am to 10:00am. Have a fabulous day!!!!