’O the Irish Sale at Bronner’s
Make a purchase from Bronner’s now through March 17 and receive
17% OFF your purchase of $17 or more.*
enter COUPON CODE PAT17
at checkout or mention the offer when you call 800-361-6736 to order
or when you shop Bronner’s in person. Offer expires 3/17/09.
ahead for your spring decorating needs and special gifting opportunities,
including Easter, bridal showers, weddings and graduations. You
can even get your Christmas 2009 shopping done early with these
great savings that also apply to Bronner’s sale items!
reference coupon at time of online, in-store or phone purchase.
Commercial displays, special orders, club kits/pieces, gift cards,
snack area and shipping excluded. Discount applicable on purchases
of in-stock merchandise. Not valid with any other offer or on previous
purchases. Custom ornament and wholesale departments excluded.
Is on Target for Youth Haven Ranch
Local media celebrities were aiming at $1,014 in prize money for
their favorite charities February 6 at Bronner’s 2nd Annual
Hot Shot Local Media Celebrity Archery Contest.
Seven broadcast and print media representatives competed in the
Elliott - WJRT TV12 for Frankenmuth International Aid Foundation,
-Bill Walsh - WNEM TV5 for Saginaw County Animal Care Center,
-Jim Geyer - WEYI TV25 for Concordia University,
-Karl Hiipakka - WHNN Radio for Johnny Burke Children’s Foundation,
-Mandi Martin - WIOG Radio for Children’s Miracle Network,
-Peter Brooks - Family Life Radio for Youth Haven Ranch, and
-Scott Wenzel - The Frankenmuth News for American Cancer Society’s
Frankenmuth Relay for Life.
Brooks, Larry Elliott and Karl Hiipakka advanced to the final round
where Brooks finished in the top spot, winning a check from Bronner’s
for $1,014 for Youth Haven Ranch.
The Hot Shot Local Media Celebrity Archery Contest kicked off Bronner’s
Be My Valentine Sale. Guests receive 14 percent off most in-store
purchases $14 and over throughout the month of February.
broadcast and print media celebrities competed for their favorite
charities in Bronner’s 2nd Annual Hot Shot Local Media Celebrity
Archery Contest. (front l to r) Bill Walsh, Jim Geyer and Scott
Wenzel. (back l to r) Karl Hiipakka, Larry Elliott, Peter Brooks
and Mandi Martin.
Brooks (center) won $1,014 for Youth Haven Ranch. Larry Elliott
(left) and Karl Hiipakka (right) joined Brooks in the final round.
Dietrich Bronner Reports on European Buying Trip
(Dietrich joined the Bronner team in November 2008 as product
recent, 10-hour flight (including 4 hours over the Atlantic Ocean
at night) landed Sharon Bierlein, catalog coordinator; my parents,
Wayne and Lorene Bronner; and me in Hungary. We planned to spend
a day at an ornament factory where many of Bronner's exclusive ornaments
are produced, before traveling to the Christmas World Fair in Frankfurt,
Schnitzel and ornaments met us inside the factory, a family-owned
business for three generations that employs a dozen artisans in
Hungary. We were introduced to new ornament colors and designs made
possible by their brand new, state-of-the-art, ornament-printing
machine. We set to work in a schnitzel-fueled frenzy, picking new
colors and applications for some very, very exciting ornaments.
Stay tuned to www.bronners.com in
the next few months to share in our wonderful discoveries!
A morning run in the snow-covered city, provided me a chance to
stretch my legs and tour the maze-like village, nestled in forested
hills, before flying to Frankfurt. We were lucky to experience the
snow, only their second dusting this year. Typically, European winters
seem (rather unfortunately) to be dreary and dull gray, too warm
for snow, yet constantly cloudy and damp.
In much more modern Frankfurt, we spent the next few days at the
Christmas World Fair, hand picking the newest, best and brightest
Christmas ornaments in a variety of shapes and styles. Many ornaments
are crafted by hand in the age-old artisan tradition for which Europe
is renowned. While this may add a few cents to the cost of each
ornament, the investment in these incredibly beautiful, detailed
productions is absolutely worth it.
Everything was so modern and comfortable at the Frankfurt fair that,
except for the dozens of languages being spoken all around us, it
seemed we were still in the USA. Lime green, chocolates, reds in
all shades, silver, chrome, and gold are definitely going to be
big colors for Christmas 2009!
Having toured the booths of a few dozen vendors to harvest the cream-of-the-crop
for our customers, we headed back home across the Atlantic. This
time we added six hours to our day – allowing us more time,
of course, to work on reviewing our orders!
Bronner tries his hand (almost!) at ornament-making.
Planning ornament purchases for 2009 at
Christmas World in Frankfurt, Germany.