Sandersville Flower Shop News
Growing with the Times: How Local Plant and Garden Companies Adapt to ChangeTuesday, July 03, 2018
Sandersville Road—mostly to stop the kids from bickering, he said.
“If you are picking wild onions, you’ve pretty much got a job that never ends,” Hillenmeyer said.
Over the years, the family’s nursery business transformed into one of the area’s first and largest retail garden center operations, starting around the 1950s. Stephen Hillenmeyer’s brothers, Louie and Chris, were partners in the business, until they eventually sold their interests. Louie Hillenmeyer went on to found the local Louie’s Flower Power shops and sold his interest in that retail company two years ago as well.
Today, under Stephen’s leadership, the Hillenmeyer company has divested itself of its retail operations and now specializes in landscape design, installation and maintenance services, rebranding itself this year with a name change from Stephen Hillenmeyer Landscaping Services to simply Hillenmeyer.
“If we had stayed in the retail business, trying to compete with some of the big-box centers, it would be really hard to do that,” Stephen Hillenmeyer said.
Instead, Hillenmeyer refocused the family’s growing expertise and business acumen on becoming a one-stop shop for the landscape and mowing needs of local farms, equine enterprises and commercial clients. The company has also acquired three Weed Man franchises, one of which is local and two located in Tennessee, along with a Mosquito Authority franchise. The franchises now serve more than 7,500 customers in Central Kentucky alone.
And the sixth generation of Hillenmeyers has stepped up to continue the tradition, as Stephen Hillenmeyer’s sons, Chase and Seth, have joined him in the business. Chase currently serves as vice president for Hillenmeyer... http://smileypete.com/business/growing-with-the-times/
A Closer Look at 15 American Floral Endowment Scholarship Winners - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, September 10, 2019
Fiore Floral and Gifts, Dondero is active in numerous student and industry organizations with CalPoly and FFA.John Carew Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Mary Lewis, University of GeorgiaLewis expects to complete her master’s degree program in horticulture in December 2019. Her focus is on ornamental plant breeding, specifically eight native Asclepias species.Earl Dedman Memorial Scholarship and National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) Scholarship Recipient: Gergely Motolai, Kansas State UniversityGergely Motolai is a senior majoring in horticulture science and minoring in entomology. His focus is on in greenhouse production and entomology. Motolai is working at Bird’s Botanicals and at the Kansas State University Greenhouses.Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA) Scholarship and Long Island Flower Growers Association Bob Gunther Scholarship Recipient: Cassandra Castano, Farmingdale State CollegeA senior in landscape development at Farmingdale State College majoring in horticulture technology management, Castano is planning further education to become a landscape architect, working on urban projects.Richard T. Meister Scholarship Recipient: Emily Teng, University of Hawaii at ManoaTeng is obtaining her Ph.D. in tropical plant and soil sciences, and plans on working in floriculture production and variety improvement research. In her dissertation research, she is analy... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/a-closer-look-at-15-american-floral-endowment-scholarship-winners/
Meet the Best of Atlanta 2019 Winners: Shopping - Georgia VoiceTuesday, July 23, 2019
Here at the Georgia Voice, we love celebrating the BEST that Atlanta has to offer, especially when it comes to servicing our LGBTQ community!The more than 70 categories below highlight what makes Atlanta the top LGBTQ-friendly city in the country with food, nightlife, services, events, and pet care that cater to our community.Long have we searched for a city where inclusion is part of everyday life, and no matter where we frequent, we’re given the same respect as our hetero counterparts!We give a big thank you and congratulations to the winners and runners-up in this year’s awards line-up for emphasizing equality for our Atlanta LGBTQ siblings!BOOKSTORE: CHARIS BOOKS & MOREThis independently-owned feminist bookstore takes home the award for the fifth consecutive year in a row! It’s not only known for its left-of-center titles, but also its central role within the local progressive community. In addition to hosting special monthly events including book signings and readings, their selection of... https://thegavoice.com/best-of-gay-atlanta/meet-the-best-of-atlanta-2019-winners-shopping/
Jeanne Cook Long, 86, owned and operated Winnabow Florist for many years - Port City DailyTuesday, July 23, 2019
Jeanne Cook LongWINNABOW — Jeanne Cook Long, 86, died Friday, July 5, 2019, at her home.Mrs. Long was born March 7, 1933, in Decatur, Georgia, daughter of the late Jefferson Farris Cook and Ruby Hestley Cook. She was also preceded in the death by her beloved husband, Ben H. Long.She was a faithful, devoted, and longtime member of Town Creek Baptist Church, where she had served in numerous capacities. One of her many duties with the church included the annual Graduating Senior Address. She was also instrumental in the start of Teen Time, a youth ministry at Town Creek Baptist Church. She was a proud member of the Gideon’s Auxiliary. She was very active in the Winnabow community.She proudly served alongside her husband in the ownership of Buy-Rite Discount Store, formally located on Front Street, Wilmington. She owned and operated Winnabow Florist for many years and found real joy in serving others with the joy of sending and receiving beautiful flowers. She was a member of The Glad Tidings Quartet for 16 years sharing the love of Gospel music.Mrs. Long is survived by three children, Richard C. Long, and his wife,... https://portcitydaily.com/obits/2019/07/08/jeanne-cook-long-86-owned-and-operated-winnabow-florist-for-many-years/
Aliene Seol, 92, former florist with Heidi's Flowers - Southside DailyTuesday, July 23, 2019
Alfred W. Seol.Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Sabrina L. Trujillo of Virginia Beach; son, Greg W. Seol of Virginia Beach; two sisters, Judy Gill of Oklahoma and Georgia Elliott of Arizona; three grandchildren, Natasha Neagle (Nick) of Richmond and Miranda Nicholson and Brandi Trujillo, both of Norfolk; and three great-grandchildren, Norah Neagle, Justin Ruiz and Kati Neagle.The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, July 21, at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, July 22, at Old Donation Episcopal Church. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.Share online condolences with the family at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home.Always be informed. Get the latest news and information delivered to your inbox... https://southsidedaily.com/obits/2019/07/20/aliene-seol-92-former-florist-with-heidis-flowers/