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The successful Greeley businesswoman's playbook - Greeley TribuneTuesday, January 30, 2018
National Association of Women Business Owners.While women-owned businesses grow across the nation, so, too, are they growing in Greeley.Sarah MacQuiddy, president of the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, says women have a strong foothold in the booming Greeley market that has seen an uptick in women-owned co- mpanies — from seed stores, public relations, digital marketing, clothing stores and in the oil and gas service industry.MacQuiddy views women as the strivers, passionate and committed to their lines of work, but she also believes passionate people drive success regardless of sex."Our community is a rainbow of colors and we're embracing that so much better than we did in the '60s and '70s. Expectations are the same for men or women, but it's the people who are willing to reinvent themselves and stay relevant who are succeeding. And women are great change agents," she notes.From healthcare to flowers and everything in between Greeley's growing contingent of women in charge all started with one thing in mind: success.Recommended Stories For YouGetting startedFresh out of chiropractic school, Dr. Alexia Peake wanted to open her own practice. With a great credit score but no cash, bankers were support...
Chance meeting between 4-H member and Erickson's Flowers owner leads to special parade float - Greeley TribuneTuesday, January 30, 2018
Erickson's Flowers owner Arla Rohrer starts crying almost every time she talks about the 4-H kids she's sponsoring in this year's Greeley Stampede Fourth of July parade.Rohrer grew up a country kid in the big city of Denver and admits that's left a bit of a soft spot in her heart for the 4-H kids. It's that soft spot that led to their parade partnership.After a chance meeting with a young 4-H member on Mother's Day, Rohrer decided to change her plans for this year's Greeley Stampede Independence Day Parade and make her entry all about Kersey's Centennial Clovers 4-H Club.She'll still have her Erickson's Flowers van driving along the parade route on 10th Avenue, but all the attention will be on the 4-H float she helped build, pay for and decorate. The 4-H kids, and Rohrer, did most of the work on the float and its assembly Saturday, but she spent weeks creating decorations for it.“I always wanted to be in the Greeley Stampede. So I thought what a great opportunity for them to get some recognition for their club, and I would be proud to have them represent my store.— Arla Rohrer, Erickson’s Flowers ownerRecommende...
BBB consumer warning: Graduation gifts that never arrive - KTVZTuesday, August 13, 2019
But Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific is warning consumers about a growing number of complaints against one online florist.Troys Florist , based out of New Jersey, operates the website, http://www.troysflorist.com. The company pays to boost its presence in online searches across the country making it appear to be a local florist. BBB consumer complaints indicate they were billed for flowers that never arrived.Emily Keizer of Florence, Oregon filed a complaint with BBB after ordering flowers for her grandparents' anniversary."I was rushing to get something sent and made the mistake of clicking on the first mobile link that looked okay," she said.Keizer adds that as a millennial, she should be savvy to online scams, so if she was tricked, "there are probably lots of people out there who didn't even realize their flowers were never delivered."BBB has received 191 complaints against Troys Florist, reporting the company delivered incorrect arrangements, charged for flowers that never arrived and did not honor refunds. The company has failed to respond to BBB."It's always a good idea to use bbb.org to research online companies before doing business with them,... https://www.ktvz.com/news/bbb-consumer-warning-graduation-gifts-that-never-arrive/1083986113
Couple serve up wedding breakfast - with a twist - BBC NewsTuesday, August 13, 2019
Ska Punk bandmates, two of whom recently had their own weddings.The bride's headpiece was adorned with surplus flowers provided by a florist friend, and she plans to redesign her wedding dress for future wear.Mr and Mrs Tilston's big day was not the first time a couple have chosen to serve up waste food at a wedding. Real Junk Food cafes in Manchester, Wigan and Leeds are all reported to have catered similar events. In October, a couple sourced everything from their wedding cake to chilli main course from Oxford Food Bank's surplus stock.It comes amid the rise of not-for-profit "pay-what-you-like" projects in the UK, which have been set up either to help people struggling to put a meal on the table or for environmental reasons.Eggs & Bread in Walthamstow went viral in June after a man's Twitter thread about its donation-based model allowing people from all walks of life the chance of a good breakfast.At ToastLoveCoffee in Leeds, all ingredients are donated from local shops and would have been otherwise wasted.In south London, Brixton Pound Cafe uses surplus food to create vegetarian and vegan meals for "everyone". In 2018, the cafe saved 3.2 tonnes of food from landfill.The Real Junk Food Project was launched in 2013 as a cafe in Armley, Leeds, offering meals produced from waste food.It has since grown into a global network, and works to redistribute food that has been over-ordered or mislabelled by retailers, or it has passed its sell-by-date. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-49320381
Denver’s Top 5 Florists - CBS DenverTuesday, August 13, 2019
HOODLINE) – Wondering where to find the best florists near you?The Ruffly Rose (credit Michelle Z./Yelp)Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top florists in Denver, using both Yelp data and our own touch of baby’s breath to produce a ranked list of where to explore next time you’re in the market for florists.Bella Calla Floral And Botanical StudioFirst up is Whittier’s Bella Calla Floral and Botanical Studio, situated at 3100 Downing St., Unit A. With 4.5 stars out of 114 reviews on Yelp, the florist and floral designer spot has proven to be a local favorite.The Ruffly RosePlatt Park’s The Ruffly Rose, located at 1611 S. Pearl St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist 4.5 stars out of 87 reviews.Babylon FloralBabylon Floral, a florist in City Park West, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 86 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1223 E. 17th Ave. to see for yourselfDiz’s Daisys Flower ShopOver in Highland, check out Diz’s Daisys Flower Shop, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 76 reviews on Yelp. You can ... https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/02/14/denvers-top-best-5-florists/
New Hope Volunteer Creates Flowers for Race for the Cure - ccxmedia.orgTuesday, August 13, 2019
For the past 18 years, a group of volunteers have made their way to Jo Fachman‘s New Hope garage to arrange floral bouquets for Sunday’s Twin Cities Race for the Cure.Fachman is a former florist, and she uses her connections to get local shops to donate flowers by the truckload.Roughly 80 volunteers will spend the better part of a day making 3,500 floral arrangements. Then, the flowers will be hauled off to Southdale and put up in the survivor’s tent.“There’s five vendors here in the city that are wholesalers that donate me flowers,” said Fachman, a breast cancer survivor. “And without that, I couldn’t do this. Without my friends, it wouldn’t happen. And I’m just the little cog here that works to make it happen.”The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure kicks off at Southdale in Edina Sunday at 7 a.m.New Hope... https://ccxmedia.org/news/new-hope-volunteer-creates-flowers-for-race-for-the-cure/
Florist Helps El Paso Grieve Following Mass Shooting - Spectrum NewsTuesday, August 13, 2019
Flowers free since ThursdayVolunteers helped create bouquetsDays following the tragedy, the Texas State Florists Association reached out to Debbie's Bloomers in east El Paso."They asked what they could do for us and they were able to arrange to have flowers donated," said owner Sandy Blanco.With the partnership of Teleflora, Miami Flowers Wholesale, and Greenleaf Albuquerque, the shop was able to start handing out flower bouquets to customers at no charge by Thursday. They only requested that customers deliver them to the memorial outside the Walmart, which honors all the lives lost in the August 3 shooting."[People are] coming in as fast as we could make them," Blanco said.One of those customers was Gina Riley. "I really haven't had a chance to stop by and I wanted to take the time to show that we are supporting our city still," said Riley.?Riley left the shop with a red rose bouquet in hand. She had plans on delivering them later that day.RELATED: Group Makes White Crosses to Honor El Paso Shooting Victims"I think it's wonderful what they're doing because a lot of people want to take flowers but don't have the means so I think this is so great," said Rocio Breceda, a student volunteer.Breceda has been helping... https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/news/2019/08/12/florist-helps-el-paso-grieve-following-mass-shooting