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Flowers dominates Granite City Invitational field, Alton, East Alton runners also post solid performances - RiverBender.comTuesday, September 20, 2016
Parrish, Freeburg (15:27.62); Franky Romano, Edwardsville (15:30.11); John Bruce, Marion (15:38.16); Christopher Conrad, O'Fallon (15:40.72); Andrew O'Keefe, Granite City (15:40.97); Austin Knight, Carterville (15:44.77); Kyle Dismukes, O'Fallon (15:45.91)OTHER AREA FINISHERSEDWARDSVILLE: Roland Prenzler, 17th (15:52.08); Max Hartmann, 42nd (16:29.59); Jacob Schoenthal, 46th (16:34.00); Jack Pifer, 58th (16:45.57); Sam McCormick, 59th (16:46.08); Zach Walters, 86th (17:19.96) ALTON: Evan Rathgeb, 24th (15:57.05); Kelvin Cummings, 39th (16:25.52); Arie Macias, 72nd (17:03.82) GRANITE CITY: Leo Nikonowicz, 67th (17:00.76); Kariem Ali, 105 (17:40.50) JERSEY: Andrew Bryden, 116th (17:59.43) CIVIC MEMORIAL: Cohl Callies, 85th (17:19.49); Nick Duley, 179th (19:21.67) ROXANA: James Henseler, 103rd (17:37.34); Brandon Isom, 106th (17:41.32) EAST ALTON-WOOD RIVER: Brandon Springman, 57th (16:42.23); Chase Wallendorf, 165th (19:01.25) FRESHMAN/SOHPOMORE BOYSSpringfield – 62O'Fallon – 136Edwardsville – 138Triad – 139Waterloo – 140St. Louis University High – 183DeSmet – 186Chatham Glenwood – 247Carbondale – 264Jacksonville – 267Fort Zumwalt West – 269Mascoutah – 329Alton – 357Mount Vernon – 434Piasa Southwestern – 445Collinsville – 462Freeburg – 484Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin – 503Columbia – 524East St. Louis – 532Civic Memorial – 536Herculaneum, Mo. - 542Roxana – 560Belleville West – 579Farmington, Mo. - 609Belleville East – 614Granite City, Jersey, East Alton-Wood River – No ScoreINDIVIDUAL TOP TENWill Formea, Springfield (16:28.52); Eli Ward, Waterloo (16:39.98); Ethan Cherry, Carbondale (16:41.93); Issac Becker, Springfield (16:44.39); Dan Powell, Edwardsville (16:45.65); Kyle Boughter, Springfield, 16:47.29); Jackson McAlister, Waterloo (16:56.63); Casmir Cozzi, Mascoutah (16.57.70); Christian Cazier, Jersey (17:05.65); Brendan Fahey, Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin (17:10.41)OTHER AREA RUNNERS EDWARDSVILLE: Todd Baxter, 14th (17:15.38); Jacob Davis, 33rd (17:51.81); Jonah Durbin, 42nd (18:12.91); Joseph Brooks, 53rd (18:27.42); Henry Gruben, 64th (18:41.20); Josh Perry, 76th (19:01.81) ALTON: Cassius Havis, 30th (17:47.39); Zak Wilson, 68th (18:48.86); Issac Evans, 93rd (19:52.08) PIASA SOUTHWESTERN: Carden Bohn, 17th (17:22.63); Grant Seniker, 65th (18:42.74) CIVIC MEMORIAL: Drake Stevenson, 66th (18:42.74); Will Davis, 96th (19:56.53) ROXANA: Joel Woodruff, 112nd (20:15.94); William Cotter, 114th (20:19.78); Jarrett Warmack, 115th (20:20.35) GRANITE CITY: Jeremiah Perry, 91st (19:41.97); Jr. Haro...
Locally owned floral shops continue to thrive in many Southern Illinois communities - The SouthernWednesday, May 11, 2016
CARTERVILLE — A bouquet can say a lot.Thanks for being my mom. I love you. Get well soon. Rest in Peace. Just because. Congratulations. Please forgive me. You're a great friend.That’s probably why, even as many mom-and-pop type businesses have folded, the local floral industry has maintained a steady — albeit downsized — presence in many communities.Independent pharmacies and locally owned drug stores are less common, gone the way of the five-and-dime stores. But look around, and you’ll find a locally owned florist still thriving in many small communities across Southern Illinois.Just what is the power of the flower?“Any woman, you take something to them, they feel the joy,” said Steve Conder, who is the head designer and manager at Weller Florist on North Division Street in Carterville.Without a trace of irony, owner Jan Mestas said many women swoon over the sight of flowers because “they’re not man-made.”“They’re pure natural beauty,” she said.And the best part? “They just sell thems... http://thesouthern.com/business/local/locally-owned-floral-shops-continue-to-thrive-in-many-southern/article_2bc44c8a-8ad6-545b-8d8f-bcc50c848848.html
PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Jersey's Flowers runs to first at sectional meet - Alton TelegraphSunday, November 01, 2015
The Shells finished ahead of sixth-place DuQuoin in the race for the final team spot. Herrin won the team title with 71 points, followed by Breese Mater Dei with 81 points, Freeburg third with 127, Carterville 153 and Roxana 162. DuQuoin finished with 220 points.Shells advancing include Kyrston Scifres, who finished ninth overall with a time of 20:30. She was followed by teammates Shalyn Edwards in 21:46, Michaela Tarpley 21:57, Victoria Tarpley 22:46, Alexis Stumpf 23:14, Sarah Stover 24:05 and Jaidyn Peebles 24:23.East Alton-Wood River senior Haley Kerpan qualified for state as an individual with a time of 20:43. Kara Marton of Herrin was the individual champion in 19:37.In the boys 1A sectional at SIUE, Pinckneyville won the team title with 56 points, followed by Freeburg, Nashville, Steeleville, Benton, Mater Dei, Herrin, Sparta, Red Bud, McLeansboro, Columbia and Murphysboro. Harrison Thomas of Carterville was the individual champion.CLASS 3AThe Edwardsville girls team grabbed their final spot in the team race as well. The Tigers outdistanced Lincoln-Way North 125-167 at the Normal Sectional Meet. Minooka was the team champ with 20 points, followed by Lincoln-Way Central 113, O’Falon 116, Lincoln-Way East 116 and Edwardsville. Following Lincoln-Way North were Normal, Rock Island, Joliet West, Moline, Joliet Central and Belleville East.Edwardsville runners included Maddie Miller, who was 11th overall in a time of 18:45, Rachel Schoenecker 18:55, Colleen Corkery 19:22, Kirara Delgado 19:28, Julianna Determan 19:36, Melissa Spencer 19:37 and Victoria Vegher 19:45.Reach Pete Hayes at 463-2500 or Twitter @HayeserPete... http://thetelegraph.com/sports/73228/prep-cross-country-jerseys-flowers-runs-to-first-at-sectional-meet
Nexus Capital Management Acquires FTD's Consumer and Florist Businesses - PRNewswireTuesday, September 10, 2019
I look forward to working with the FTD leadership team and all of our employees to take FTD to new heights."FTD headquarters will remain in the Chicago, Illinois area.About FTDFTD has been a leader in the floral industry for over a century. We are a private equity-backed company with one of the largest florist networks in the world, supported by the iconic Mercury Man® logo displayed in over 30,000 floral shops in more than 125 countries. We partner with local florists to hand-craft floral arrangements available for same-day delivery on FTD.com and ProFlowers.com. In addition to delivering flowers, we support locally-owned retail florists by providing technology, marketing, and digital services to members of our florist network. For all of life's occasions and everyday moments, visit FTD.com, ProFlowers.com and ProPlants.com, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram at @ftdflowers. We love helping our customers #sayitwithflowers.About NexusNexus was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Nexus employs a flexible investment mandate that focuses on long-term value creation by partnering with leading management teams and businesses. For more information on Nexus, please visit www.nexuslp.com. Contact: Emily Bucholz FTD, LLC 630-724-6692 l firstname.lastname@example.orgSOURCE FTD; Nexus... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/nexus-capital-management-acquires-ftds-consumer-and-florist-businesses-300906422.html
America in Bloom judges coming to Mansfield - Mansfield News JournalTuesday, July 23, 2019
Awards will be announced Oct. 3-5 at AIB’s National Symposium & Awards Celebration, this year in St. Charles, Illinois. America in Bloom 2018: Judges see flowers, historic sites, more email@example.com 419-521-7223 Twitter: @LWhitmir... https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/07/22/america-bloom-judges-coming-downtown-mansfield/1793243001/
Capital - Why are flowers so expensive? - BBC NewsTuesday, May 21, 2019
Jeanie McKewan, who has been growing flowers for 13 years in the US states of Illinois and Wisconsin, points to insect damage as a big challenge, saying there’s a “zero tolerance” policy: “It is through constant vigilance and the use of integrated pest management that we keep the little buggers from getting the best of our crops,” she says.Then the flowers have to bloom on schedule. In the case of Mother’s Day tulips planted in January or February, they have to bloom by early May in time to be picked and shipped.Labour costs are already high – according to the 2012 US Agricultural Census, contract and hired labour accounted for 10% of total agricultural operating expenses in the US, but that number soared to 40% for greenhouse, nursery and floriculture production because of a tighter farm labour market and rising wages. Then you add extra costs for peaks.McKewan hires extra hands during peak periods but says cutting flowers “requires experience and cannot be done by just any part-time employee”. Chris Drummond, a Philadelphia-based florist, says wages average around $13.25 (£10.16) per hour in the US. “In order to ramp up production to meet holiday demand, growers are required to pay far above that average,” he says.In developed countries like the Netherlands or Germany, Stewart says that there are greenhouses with automated technology like sophisticated watering machines or robot transplanters and harvesters, where fewer workers are needed. But in poorer nations with cheaper labour, there’s less use of technology. Then it’s time for shipping. While flowers are waiting on the runway or in the back of a lorry, temperatures can’t be too cold (for Valentine’s Day) or too hot (for Mother’s Day). When they arrive at the wholesaler, they must look perfect. That means no bug bites, no missing petals, no dead buds. Otherwise, they get thrown away. “It has to be flawless,” Stewart says.Complicated logisticsChris Drummond, the florist, estimates that the holiday volume “is usually nearly 20 times the everyday volume”. He says many farmers nurture flowers all year long to ensure enough blooms for the handful of holidays. During the other months on the farm, he says, flowers are sold at cost, below cost or discarded and turned into mulch.“So, of course farm price increases as demand increases,” he says. “Consumers are paying a premium to make sure that grower is compensated for their expense and effort to maintain the plants year-round, thus ensuring the wide variety of flowers is available at each holiday.”He highlights costs across the supply chain, saying industry participants must “rent temporary space, pay fuel surcharges, find space on airlines, hire independent drivers, find more refrigerated trucks, pay overtime to staff” and more. Roses flown from Bogota to Miami are hit with a 15-cent (£0.12) importer’s fee to clear customs and inspection. Domestic refrigerated shipping can vary, but that’s another eight cents (£0.06) per rose.It also depends on what kind of flower you’re shipping – Drummond says 300 carnations can fit into the same box as 150 roses, so the transport price per stem is halved. Transit time from field to florist can be up to a week (though it can wildly vary depending on where the flowers are coming from), and the blooms must be carefully handled every step of the way.Hans Larsen is a cut flower grower in the US s... http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190507-why-are-flowers-so-expensive
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Leanne Muenstermann, owner of Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton, has earned the title of Illinois certified designer during the Illinois State Floral Association’s annual floral design show March 14-18 in Champaign, Ill.
She was assessed in theoretical knowledge of advanced design styles and techniques. She was required to create three “advanced design” arrangements during a timed test.
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICP... https://advantagenews.com/news/business/brighton-florist-achieves-title-of-certified-designer/