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/
St. Paul honors boxing club, German-style brewery, fourth-generation florist and bread deliverers - St. Paul Pioneer PressThursday, May 02, 2019
Arcade Street boxing facility can’t just be measured in upper cuts and body blows.Fort and his wife, former newscaster-turned-documentarian Georgia Fort, were honored by the St. Paul City Council on Wednesday for running the all-ages fitness center that caters as much to the mind as the body.“They teach life skills such as dedication, commitment, hard work and persistence, which will benefit the individual boxers and our community for years to come,” said St. Paul City Council Member Kassim Busuri, introducing the SIR Boxing owners as the winners of the People’s Choice category at the annual St. Paul Business Awards.“I work with a lot of youth, a lot of kids,” said Ceresso Fort, who thanked his wife, daughter, father, grandmother and mother-in-law for all helping out. “This is bigger than boxing. I’m more, I say, of a life coach. A lot of my coaches in my gym are life coaches. The teens, they come, and they’ve got so many different questions.”FOUR BUSINESSES HONOREDFor the third year running, the St. Paul City Council recognized four St. Paul businesses for their superior service and dedication to community. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges that included former winners and business advisers — the Neighborhood Development Alliance, Wet Paint ar... https://www.twincities.com/2019/04/14/st-paul-honors-boxing-club-german-style-brewery-fourth-generation-florist-and-bread-deliverers/
5 locally-owned shops every Atlantan should visit - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThursday, May 02, 2019
From gold-stamped charm necklaces to Georgia peach-scented candles. From coconut key lime lip balms to decorative, hand-stamped spoons, the collective retail location seems to offer a bit of everything for just about anybody. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 1250 Caroline St., C120, Atlanta. 404-581-9261. thebeehiveatl.com Flower Bar Selecting the right kind of flowers for a loved one can be a difficult choice unless someone knows exactly what they’re after, but a hometown florist can give the process a personal touch with attention to detail. According to its website, Flower Bar – located just off the BeltLine, between Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward – “has been a neighborhood favorite since 2006 … We get new flowers in every day, and every order gets our special, artistic attention.” The florist specializes in daily delivery, events, weddings, weekly accounts and DIY design classes, which are offered once a week.660 Irwin St., Atlanta. 404-431-0811. atlantaflowerbar.com -- Big Peach Running Co.In 2004, the founders of locally-owned footwear store Big Peach Running Co. noticed what they described as a “noticeable dearth of retailers catering to (runners and walkers) … our residents and visitors were oftentimes left with inconvenient, unattractive and unqualified shopping options …” Since then, the company has expanded, with seven locations currently throughout metro Atlanta. Stores carry a wide range of footwear, apparel and accessories with an aim to “promote and ensure that every aspect of your fitness routine is properly addressed.”All ... https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/locally-owned-shops-every-atlantan-should-visit/LJ9KU2kC5YWBRgbjFVaHgJ/
6 locally owned shops to visit in Atlanta - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionTuesday, April 16, 2019
From gold-stamped charm necklaces to Georgia peach-scented candles. From coconut key lime lip balms to decorative, hand-stamped spoons, the collective retail location seems to offer a bit of everything for just about anybody. Open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. 1250 Caroline St., C120, Atlanta. 404-581-9261. thebeehiveatl.comFlower Bar Selecting the right kind of flowers for a loved one can be a difficult choice unless someone knows exactly what they’re after, but a hometown florist can give the process a personal touch with attention to detail. According to its website, Flower Bar – located just off the BeltLine, between Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward – “has been a neighborhood favorite since 2006 … We get new flowers in every day, and every order gets our special, artistic attention.” The florist specializes in daily delivery, events, weddings, weekly accounts and DIY design classes, which are offered once a week. 660 Irwin St., Atlanta. 404-431-0811. atlantaflowerbar.com -- My Parents’ BasementFew locations in Atlanta can boast an arcade, comic bookstore, restaurant and bar all in the same location, but My Parents’ Basement in Avondale Estates has pulled it off. The locally-owned business – billed with a clever nod to its likely clientele as “Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Bar” – was started by three friends with similar interests in the business’ featured wares and entertainment. What began as a “humble pop-up shop” turned into a full-blown brick-and-mortar location in 2015 and has been evolving in it... https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/locally-owned-shops-visit-atlanta/LJ9KU2kC5YWBRgbjFVaHgJ/
April flowers and snow showers possible in Deep South - Montreal GazetteWednesday, April 03, 2019
April flowers, forecasters say some people in the South could wake up to April snow showers.The National Weather Service predicts a wintry mix of precipitation early Tuesday in northern Georgia, but no snow accumulation is expected there.But it could be cold enough for snow mixed with rain in counties near Interstate 85 in South Carolina. Forecasters say if the snow is heavy enough, there could be brief accumulation likely under 1 inch (2.5 centimetres) on grassy surfaces.The Greenville area hasn’t seen April snow since 2007 and hasn’t had a measurable April snow since 1987 when 0.3 inches (0.8 centimetres) fell.Forecasters say the system that could cause snow may also cause flooding in areas in Charleston that go underwater when tides are unusually high. Hanes: Five pedestrian deaths in four months in Montreal is an... Victoria sur le Parc????????,????????????? ... https://montrealgazette.com/pmn/news-pmn/april-flowers-and-snow-showers-possible-in-deep-south/wcm/4449ea18-0f4b-4b86-a8e9-05ea874cfb2a