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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...
Third Bloom floral shop to open in Rancho Santa Fe village - Rancho Santa Fe ReviewTuesday, November 19, 2019
Penelope Bax of Rancho Santa Fe Flowers, who operated in this location for more than 25 years, we would continue to have a florist in the village,” said Bill Shrader of Colliers International who represented Third Bloom and the landlord Millar Properties, LLC. “We look forward to having Third Bloom for another quarter century in the community.”Raised in Escondido, Jensen went to college to study art and worked in a floral shop part time. She soon realized that flowers were her true medium and her passion.Jensen continues to work to improve her technique and skills from designers she admires, “It’s important to keep learning and evolving and testing my creative limits.”After working in Rancho Santa Fe and managing other flower businesses, she went out on her own in 2011 doing florals for weddings and events as Third Bloom. She opened up a retail shop in Escondido which she ran for two years before moving into a design studio near Lake Hodges.Jensen took a break to be a stay-at-home mom to her daughter for a few years but found herself missing flowers, her flower family and clients. When she was scouting potential shop locations, she immediately thought of Rancho Santa Fe. Upon finding out that Bax was not renewing her lease, she pitched her vision for the space, signing a lease in December 2018.“Now my dream is coming true, I’m back and I’m so excited,” Jensen said.She began renovations on March 1 when she took over the shop, which needed a lot of TLC. Jensen moved the cooler and completely gutted the space—taking out the old carpet floor and brightening the space with new light fixtures and crisp white walls. Jensen is going for a “really fresh, minimal modern” look with custom workstations and flower bar with black wood details, topped with white quartz. Throughout the shop there will be accents of Jensen’s signature blue and antique gold.During the renov... https://www.ranchosantafereview.com/news/local-news/sd-cm-rsf-thirdbloom-20190325-htmlstory.html
Flower etiquette has changed dramatically over time. But the type you give still sends a message. - The Washington PostTuesday, November 19, 2019
Amy Merrick in her new book “On Flowers,” just published by Artisan Books. In her new book “On Flowers: Lessons from an Accidental Florist” Merrick observes one of the mysteries of a florist’s life. Though she spends her days arranging thoughtful bouquets and compositions for others, “it is an unwritten law of the universe that no one ever sends a florist flowers” she writes. Are they afraid they would be judged or that their message would be messed up? “I w... https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/when-you-send-flowers-what-message-are-you-sending/2019/11/05/61d33abc-f1e2-11e9-8693-f487e46784aa_story.html
The Dead Flower Trend Is Giving Us Life - Refinery29Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Instagram, where all kinds of flowers were being resurrected in the form of bundles, arrangements, bouquets, and event decor. Kelsie Hayes, founder of the NYC-based Popup Florist, has fully leaned into the dead trend, most recently creating a bouquet bar for a Jimmy Choo soirée that was essentially a chic graveyard of bleached Ruscus and strawflowers. She even decided to stick to dried florals exclusively for her pop-up shop at Neiman Marcus. According to the Caspia-loving Hayes, it's the low-maintenance, long-lasting nature of this floral category that appeals to her busy clients, allowing for her to source diverse options from all over the world. It's an interesting shift from the traditional purpose of buying flowers as a way of bringing the freshness of outdoors into the home. https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/pampas-grass-dried-flower-trend
Saturdays bring freshness at the farmers market - The TideTuesday, November 19, 2019
Her favorite part of the market is by far the diversity of things for sale.“The variety’s really extraordinary here. The variety of cheese, the variety of microgreens, the variety of mushrooms—this florist here specializes in kind of unusual flowers—so it’s all stuff you just can’t find anywhere else,” she said.Photo by Victoria TongA variety of fresh produce appears at the farmers market each week.As the aroma of freshly baked scones, roasted coffee and handmade empanadas floats through the air, many shoppers flock towards the various businesses selling prepared goods. Charlie’s Empanadas attracts lines with their golden-brown empanadas, the beef, chicken, ham or spinach stuffed inside ready to burst out after one bite. Grandma Vera’s Bakery is a mainstay at the market with their gigantic scones a broad mix of imaginative flavors, and both customers and other vendors can be spotted with a steaming cup of Zeke’s Coffee in hand.Wander to the far end of the market, and a pleasant hubbub of conversation will fill the air at Scenic View Orchard’s expansive stand. A vibrant spectrum of pumpkins, pears, apples, sweet potatoes and more, as well as a brilliant rainbow of flowers, peers out from underneath multiple white tents while customers mosey around an extensive selection of product.Scenic View Orchard is another veteran of the market, having been a vendor at Rockville for at least 25 years. In addition to the beautiful fruits and vegetables displayed within their main tent, Scenic View also sells “seconds,” produce that may not be quite as pretty as their more photogenic brethren. “We sell [these] at a cheaper rate, and a lot of people like the seconds because they don’t care what it looks like. It tastes the same,” employee Wayne Masser said.“I’m glad to see that there are local farmers still thriving. And I’ll support that any day.”— Marci MaclinThe wide variety of goods on sale, the freshness of the fruits and vegetables and the tempting food selection are hardly the only outstanding features of the market. All of the vendors are incredibly friendly and willing to chat about their products, and even give cooking advice and insider tips on selecting the best produce. “Grocery stores kind of stress me out,” Nora Lyle, who runs the stand for King Mushrooms Farm, said. “With the farmers market, it’s kind of relaxing. You can take your time and get your coffee in the morning, and people will be a lot more helpful to you than at a grocery store. It’s more personal.”Linda Miller agrees. She works for Keswick Creamery, whose tent at the market houses at least 20 different kinds of cheese and offers free samples of them all. Unusual cheeses among her selection include hot and spicy Dragon’s Breath, soft and crumbly Bovre, and quark, a German-style cream cheese. “I think when you come to the market, you get to talk to the person that was actually producing the product, so it’s very intimate—it’s not like the grocery store and you have no clue where... https://thermtide.com/8970/features/saturdays-bring-freshness-at-the-farmers-market/
Milton Arts Guild to host Creating Paper Flowers Artful Touch workshop - Milford BeaconTuesday, November 19, 2019
Participants will craft paper roses great for any occasion. Gannon guides the class through the ins and outs of crafting these blooms. Participants should bring paper, scissors and a roll of green florist tape. All other materials will be provided.Advance registration is $30 members, $40 nonmembers, available at miltonartsguild.org. Guests may also register by calling 242-8420 or 632-7868 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.MAG Artful Touch classes explore new techniques and topics in a “no pressure” environment making these classes a great way to try something new.For more, visit miltonartsguild.org. ... https://www.milfordbeacon.com/news/20191105/milton-arts-guild-to-host-creating-paper-flowers-artful-touch-workshop