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/
US Supreme Court sends case of WA florist back to Olympia - KVI-RadioTuesday, January 08, 2019
Washington florist, Baronelle Stutzman, back to the Supreme Court of Washington, declining to hear the appeal but remanding it for new review in light of the High Court's recent decision involving a Colorado baker.Both cases revolve around a business owner declining to serve a customer regarding a gay wedding ceremony. In Stutzman's case, she declined to serve a gay customer who wanted her to present and arrange flowers at a gay wedding. Stutzman said her religious beliefs prevented her from participating in such an event. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson ultimately sued Stutzman for discrimination. Stutzman lost both a lower court ruling and a Supreme Court of Washington appeal. That's when she and her legal team appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to the Associated Press, the justices' order Monday means the court is passing for now on the chance to decide whether business owners can refuse on religious grounds to comply with anti-discrimination laws that protect LGBT people.That's the same issue they confronted, but ultimately passed over, in the recent ruling in favor of a Colorado baker who also objected to same-sex marriage on religious grounds.It's not clear from the record that the Washington Supreme Court w... http://kvi.com/news/local/us-supreme-court-sends-case-of-wa-florist-back-to-olympia
Appletons Memorial Florists to diversify by growing hemp - Appleton Post CrescentMonday, December 17, 2018
It will be the first time Front Range Biosciences, a leading agricultural biotech company in cannabis, based in Lafayette, Colorado, has put a hemp nursery outside Colorado or California. "We will be the first 'Clean Stock' nursery east of Colorado," said Bob Aykens, co-owner and president of Memorial Florists, referring to Front Range's genetics and root-cutting program. "I approached them. It’s something I’ve been looking at for three years. A way to diversify." It's also a way for the nearly 100-year-old florist to recover revenues lost over the last decade to low-cost big box nurseries. "It adds another revenue stream to offset the change in demand," Aykens said. Industrial hemp is a high-fiber relative of marijuana used for textiles, rope, paper, clothing and cannabidiol (CBD) oil. It has l... https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/2018/12/04/appletons-memorial-florists-greenhouses-signs-deal-grow-hemp/2201857002/
US Supreme Court sends anti-gay florist case back to state court - Las Vegas Review-JournalMonday, December 17, 2018
LGBT people.That’s the same issue they confronted, but ultimately passed over, in the recent ruling in favor of a Colorado baker who also objected to same-sex marriage on religious grounds.The court said in the Colorado case that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission expressed anti-religious bias in violation of the baker’s constitutional rights. Washington courts will review the florist’s case for similar issues.It’s not clear from the record that the Washington Supreme Court will evaluate Stutzman’s case any differently in light of the Colorado ruling.There are no similar allegations that bias affected the state court decisions, and Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said the recent Supreme Court ruling will have no effect on the case against Baronelle Stutzman and her Arlene’s Flowers store in Richland, Washington.But the Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel Kristen Waggoner, who represents Stutzman, said Ferguson “pursued unprecedented measures to punish Barronelle not just in her capacity as a business owner but also in her personal capacity.” ... https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/us-supreme-court-sends-anti-gay-florist-case-back-to-state-court/
Can the season's plentiful poinsettia displays be harmful to you or your pets? - Colorado Springs GazetteMonday, December 17, 2018
They can be toxic if they’re consumed. But they’re very bitter to taste, so the risk is low,” said Dixie Schneider, designer with Springs In Bloom florist, 318 E. Colorado Ave. Quite a number of the bad-tasting leaves would have to be consumed to sicken someone. An Ohio State University study showed that a 50-pound child would have to eat more than 500 poinsettia leaves to have any side effects.“Those beautiful flowers you’ve been so wary of keeping in your home during the holidays (lest they poison pets or children) are not toxic,” reports Live Science, citing a study that looked at nearly 23,000 cases of poinsettia exposure reported to poison control centers. None was fatal, and the most severe responses were stomach aches. The poinsettia fears probably were sparked, Live Science writes, by a 1919 case in which a child was said to have died after eating parts of a poinsettia, but neither the death nor the poinsettia connection was confirmed.The milky white sap inside the plant’s stem can cause an allergic reaction — especially among those with latex (rubber) ... https://gazette.com/life/can-the-season-s-plentiful-poinsettia-displays-be-harmful-to/article_5a5f17ec-f4d6-11e8-8399-cbea3dc81409.html