Greeley Flower Shop News
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...
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...
Small gesture blooms into big smiles for senior citizens - Greeley TribuneTuesday, July 18, 2017
I don't have anybody that gives me flowers like I used to," said Clay, 82, with a laugh. Once a nurse working in a senior home in Windsor, Clay is now retired, living at the Life Care Center in Greeley, 4800 25th St.On Monday, Cottonwood Florist, working with Teleflora of the Rocky Mountains, delivered 75 flowers and mugs to the Life Care Center in Greeley, with plans to deliver 200 more flowers and mugs throughout the week to The Bridge Assisted Living, 4750 25th St., and Grace Pointe, 1919 68th Ave.This is the first year Judy Jackson, owner of Cottonwood Florist, 4681 W 20th St., has gotten involved with Make Someone Smile Week. "I think it's wonderful," Jackson said. "It only costs us labor."It's their way of giving back and getting involved in the community. The flowers arrived early Monday morning in large white and yellow bouquets, unfit for being presented to the residents. That's where Mariah Kern and Roxanne Martinez came in.Kern and Martinez, activity assistants at Life Care Center, then prepared the flowers, taking several bundles of flowers and trimming them to fit them into 75 mugs. For Kern and Roxanne, resident smiles were rewards for the tedious work. "Coming from a medical background, finally getting to be part of the day where we're just having a good time. That makes my day. I love it," Martinez said.Resident Luwanda Kelsey, 70, said getting a small bouquet brings her back to her youth."At first when you go through life, you're getting flowers before you get married, from the guys at dances, and that's really neat," she said.Now retired and married, she sa... http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/local/small-gesture-blooms-into-big-smiles-for-senior-citizens/
Best Bets On Buying A Mother's Day Gift Bouquet Near Mount Vernon - Patch.comMonday, May 08, 2017
Ossining3. East Meets West Flowers, 17 Brookfield Place, Pleasantville4. Hollywood Flower Shop, 7 Kirby Plaza, Mount Kisco5. Art of Flowers, 144 King Street, Chappaqua6. Whispering Pines, 83 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua7. Blossom Flower Shops, 275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains8. Bedford Village Florist, 641 Old Post Road, Bedford9. Sunshine & Clover, 122 Grand Street, Croton-on-HudsonPutnam1. Carmel Flower Shop, 1908 Route 6, Carmel2. The Flower Boutique, Route 6 and Veschi Lane, Mahopac3. Putnam Valley Florist, 15-A Morrisey Drive, Putnam Valley4. The Brewster Flower Garden, 14 Main Street, Brewster5. Whispering Pine Garden Center & Florist, Mahopac6. Carolyn's Flower Shoppe, 126 Main Street, Cold SpringMid Hudson Valley1. Millbrook Floral Design, 3272 Franklin Avenue, Millbrook2. The Annex Florist, 28 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling3. Flower Barn & Greenhouse, 261 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie4. Colonial Flower Shop, 20 New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz5. Green Cottage, 1204 State Route 213, High Falls6. Osborne's Flower Shop, 30 Vassar Road, Poughkeepsie7. Hyde Park Florist & Gifts, 4204 Albany Post Road, Hyde ParkRockland1. Bassett Flowers and Gifts, 305 South Main Street, New City2. Petals and Stems, 55 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern3. West Nyack Florist, 726 West Nyack Road4. Dykstra Florist & Greenhouse, 165 North Middletown Road, Pearl River5. Tappan Zee Florist, 176 Main Street, Nyack6. Pine Knoll Florist, 85 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern7. Rockland Florist, 8 Old Haverstraw Road, Congers Get free real-time news alerts from the Mount Vernon NY Patch.
Greeley businesses anticipate increase in sales for Easter this week - Greeley TribuneTuesday, April 11, 2017
Easter lilies, violets and azaleas are the flowers of the hour at Judy Jackson's west Greeley flower shop. Jackson and her team at Cottonwood Florist, 4681 20th St., have started to prepare centerpieces for Easter celebrators and those trying to meet the yearly quota of holiday-themed flowers for their moms. She expects to see more customers in her door come Tuesday and Wednesday. Yep, Easter is only one week away, and it actually came about three weeks later this year than last. According to the National Retail Federation, that's benefiting most businesses. The NRF's annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics found Americans will spend more on Peeps, baskets full of rabbit-shaped goodies and Easter brunch this year than they have in the past. Easter spending this year is expected to reach $18.4 billion, up 6 percent from last year's record-setting $17.3 billion, according to the survey. "Most consumers have almost an entire extra month to shop for Easter this year, and by the time the holiday comes the weather should be significantly warmer than last... http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/business/greeley-businesses-anticipate-increase-in-sales-for-easter-this-week/
Urbandale: Where business is blooming and helping one another is the way the neighborhood grows - south west michiganTuesday, April 16, 2019
Like Hodge, Bachman was born and raised in Battle Creek. After high school, he planned to pursue a career as a physician and attended the University of Colorado, but a Chemistry class did him in and his father suggested a focus on Elementary Education. He taught school and worked at funeral homes in Colorado before in 1975 to work on and earn a Mortuary Science degree.Five years later he moved back to Battle Creek and joined his dad in the family business. “Coming back, you know a lot of people, having grown up in the area. I was making a lot of nice contacts with people in Colorado,” Bachman says, “but getting back in touch with all of the people I knew -- like the different babysitters that my folks had for my sister and I -- was special because they trusted us and we’ve taken care of them.”The funeral home owned by Bachman’s father relocated to Urbandale from downtown Battle Creek in 1988 after the city wanted to build the Cereal City Museum on the corner of West Michigan Avenue and Carlisle Street. That gave Bachman and his family the opportunity to relocate to a 375-acre space in Urbandale that has proven to be the right place for them and their business.“It’s a peaceful neighborhood in a residential area and we had green grass and birds and rabbits,” Bachman says. “It felt like you were in an area where if people looked outside it could distract them which is important because they are here under difficult circumstances.”That trust has gone beyond customers to other Urbandale business owners who Bachman has formed deep connections and friendships with over the years. This has led to collaborations designed to both benefit the neighborhood’s profile and elevate it.Churches, restaurants, and businesses, including Plumeria, have banded together on efforts like a sweater drive organized by Bachman, the Fall Festival, and an annual Pancake Supper. Longtime Urbandale resident Patricia Graw, who is a self-described cheerleader and one-woman Welcome Wagon, says there was a great turnout this year for the Fall Festival that included a number of people from outside of Urbandale. A fourth-generation Urbandale resident, Graw says the neighborhood is fortunate to have established businesses because they serve as examples of what is possible for newer entrepreneurs like Hodge.“It makes me feel very excited and hopeful because Urbandale has lost its share of businesses over the years, but as soon as I saw that Elisha had opened her business I went in and told her about our Neighborhood Planning Council and welcomed her,” Graw says. “We have empty buildings, but there’s a lot of talk about new businesses coming in. We’re never going to be like Lakeview, but I think we’ll get it back.”Bachman, who is a member of Urbandale’s Neighborhood Planning Council, says he thinks a lot of bus... http://www.secondwavemedia.com/southwest-michigan/features/Urbandale-Where-business-is-blooming-and-helping-one-another-is-the-way-neighborhood-grows1213.aspx
Obituary Notices: Week of July 29, 2018 - Big Island NowTuesday, April 16, 2019
KaliloaBronson KaliloaJanuary 26, 1972 – July 18, 2018Bronson Kaimana Weimun Kaliloa, 46, of Keaau, killed in the line of duty on July 18, 2018, at Hilo Medical Center. Born January 26, 1972 in Colorado, he was a 10 year Police Officer for the Hawaii County Police Department.Services to be held Saturday, August 4, 2018 8:30am visitation, 10am service at Hilo Civic Auditorium. Burial to follow approx. 2:45pm at Homelani Memorial Park 388 Ponahawai St, Hilo, HI 96720. Online condolences may be sent to: www.ballardfamilymortuaries.comArrangements by Ballard Family Mortuary-Hilo. Donations can be mailed to:Casey KaliloaATTN: Major JelsmaPahoa Police Department15-2615 Keaau-Pahoa Rd, Pahoa, HI 96778... http://bigislandnow.com/2018/07/29/obituary-notices-week-of-july-29-2018/
Floral Nightmare: A warning about a website to stay away from - KRDOWednesday, March 06, 2019
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A special warning for those romantic online shoppers: a site called "Troy's Florist" is reportedly scamming victims across Southern Colorado.The company, which has been active for four years, is accused of stealing thousands from consumers nationwide, according to the Better Business Bureau.If you're in the market for a special gift and you're looking online, it's easy to come across scam sites by doing a simple Google search.Troy's Florist is a perfect example of one that looks completely legitimate. It has pictures, prices, and the promise of a quick booking.Rubisel Carranza from Colorado Springs used the site to buy his wife, Judith, two beautiful bouquets for their anniversary. "I got a receipt, but days later nothing ... no flowers," Carranza said, who filed several complaints on the website.It turns out, he's not alone. There are multiple sites with hundreds of complaints from different consumers who paid for flowers, but got nothing in return.Our team sat down with the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado CEO Jonathan Liebert, who explained the company has an 'F' rating with their site. ... https://www.krdo.com/news/colorado-springs/floral-nightmare-a-warning-about-a-website-to-stay-away-from/1040065847
Lafayette Florist introduces Make Your Own Bouquet for Bridal Parties - Press Release - Digital JournalWednesday, March 06, 2019
One of the leading florists in Lafayette offers help in hosting a memorable wedding party for bridesmaids.Lafayette, Colorado - February 11, 2019 - Lafayette Florist Gift Shop & Garden Center recently introduced their Make Your Own Bouquet Party, exclusively meant for bridesmaids. As the name suggests, bridesmaids get the liberty of choosing flowers that they want in their bouquets together.Brides select an assortment of flowers in colors that they like. They then bring their bridesmaids to the Lafayette florist gift shop and have a fun get together, one or two days before the wedding. Bridesmaids can choose the flowers they want to be added in their bouquets.A spokesperson for the company explained, “We are delighted to offer a memorable experience for brides and bridesmaids with our Make Your Own Bouquet Party. We let people customize their bouquets with their favorite flowers. We are sure the bridesmaids will love this floral-themed party. Friends can chat, compare and de-stress as they have fun together at the shop. It’s a way for the bridal party to relax and get to know each oth... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4151727