Cimarron Flower Shop News
Homecoming magic created in mums - Victoria AdvocateTuesday, October 10, 2017
What they're made with and from, the sky's the limit," Weber said. "Every school, every town has their own personality."This is the first time Hampton, a deli manager at Cimarron Crossing, has made mums and garters for the community. She started making them for her son when he and his friends were freshman.She has made about 48 mums and garters for Cuero High School's homecoming and for others, including Victoria East High School, Victoria West High School and Calhoun High School, Hampton said."Most of the mums are personalized with what they enjoy doing and colors they like that remind them of their school years," she said.Hampton does not make them for the money, but in acts of kindness and helpfulness, she said."I make them because I enjoy doing them for kids whose parents can't afford to pay a lot," she said. "Not all of the parents have the money to buy a big, big one."The lessons her grandmother taught her in kindheartedness are priceless, Hampton said. These are lessons she has passed to her children."Help people in need if they need it," she said.At school Friday, Katie was all smiles wearing her new mum."I love red and sparkly stuff," Katie said. "I feel so excited for tomorrow."SHARE...
Independence florist will close, blames rising property taxes - KSHBSaturday, January 18, 2020
Jeffers said. "You can't trend anything. It's too complex."The city limit between Kansas City and Independence splits Flowerama almost down the middle. The part of the building on the Kansas City side increased by exactly 15%. Flowerama's market value on the Independence side went up from $200,056 to $471,400. Sack doesn't believe someone would buy the building, which he said is just rehabbed concrete, for that much. But someone may get that chance as Flowerama prepares to vacate the property, saying goodbye to customers and hoping its inventory goes fast. "It’s not just local florists over time becoming less and less," Sack said. "It’s also the independent jewelers, shoe repair shops, all these personalized businesses that over time will be very few."Sack said the property owners he's worked with for nearly 20 years filed an appeal with the county, but it was denied.They are paying the tax bill, which is due by Dec. 31, under protest. https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/independence-florist-will-close-blames-rising-property-taxes
HER | Local decorator helps get homes ready for holidays - Texarkana GazetteWednesday, December 11, 2019
We get to do a lot of natural decor in them," she said.For natural decor such as twigs, moss and dried flowers, Marie has a 35-year relationship with "The Nature Lady" in Mena, Arkansas. It is one of few suppliers she uses outside of the Dallas market.Marie Barfoot has lots of little friends around to brighten up the holidays. (PHOTO BY KATE STOW)Farmer's Bank in Texarkana is just one of the businesses Marie decorates this time of year. Others can be seen in Broken Bow, Idabel, Valiant and Hochatown."I've decorated several businesses in Southeast Oklahoma," Marie said, "including four banks, a phone company, some cell phone businesses and lodges at Beaver's Bend."But Oklahoma isn't as far as she is willing to go. "Every July I go to Dauphin Island, Alabama, where I have several clients. They get decor 'refreshers' each summer," she said. "When I go down there I also go deep-sea fishing for Red Snapper, so it's an annual vacation for me."When she isn't decorating for others, she and her husband Jerry reside on the Louisiana side of Caddo Lake where they enjoy entertaining. They are also very active at Trees Baptist Church. They have four children: Tony Campbell of Queen City, Dee Dee Wells and Misty Lutton of Atlanta, and Damon Donnell of Athens, Texas.Marie says she has never gotten too busy to take on more clients."I never turn anyone down," she said. "I just hire more people to do the work. We will do what it takes to make people happy." n... https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/her/story/2019/dec/03/her-local-decorator-helps-get-homes-ready-holidays/806564/
Business Spotlight: Blooming Business - Springfield Business JournalTuesday, November 19, 2019
Truck is currently the only flower truck in Springfield. Eden’s Flower Truck, a similar business concept, launched in Springfield in 2018. Owner Eden Garrett earlier this year moved the business to Arkansas, where the flower truck serves the Bentonville and Rogers areas.Hartman says she’s starting to see the trend grow nationally.“Since we’ve started, I’ve seen more pop up across the country,” Hartman says. “I still get emails pretty frequently asking how to start a flower truck, and the whole concept is gaining momentum.”Kate Penn, CEO of the Society of American Florists, says retail floral sales have been growing – to the tune of $35 billion in 2017, a $2 billion increase from the year prior, according to a U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis report on personal consumption expenditures.Penn says the mobile floral business is catching on, and she describes it as “experiential, interactive purchasing.”“There’s a lot of innovation and entrepreneurialism in the flower-buying space right now,” Penn says, noting floral sales have steadily increased during the last decade. “There is a big trend across retail right now, and the floral industry is no different. It’s the idea of trying to do something creative that makes what you’re purchasing interactive and memorable and fun.”The consumer appeal, she says, is being able to walk down the street, stop at a flower truck and purchase flowers by the stem, or create an individual bouquet. “It’s a super smart business model,” Penn says. ... https://sbj.net/stories/business-spotlight-blooming-business,66208?
Teleflora Recognizes Michael Kraft of Nanz & Kraft Florists as the 2019 Tom Butler “Floral Retailer of The Year” - PerishableNewsTuesday, October 22, 2019
Hall of Fame Award andLifetime Achievement Award and Place in the Sun Award; Michigan State Florists’Association Award of National Industry Service; Michigan Floral Foundation Hall ofFame Award; Arkansas State Florists’ Association Distinguished Service Award and Oklahoma StateFlorists’ Hall of Fame. Tom passed away in August 2014, after a battle withcancer. Many who knew Tom considered him to be the “Chief Champion of Florists”– always there when they needed him, always understanding their issues andconcerns, and always representing their cause. Say everything and share your “Love OutLoud®” with the gift of Teleflora® flowers— all made by hand and deliveredby hand by your local florist. By tapping over 10,000 member florists in NorthAmerica alone, Teleflora offers the kind of personal touches, artistry andexpertise you expect from a trusted neighborhood florist—even if thatneighborhood is across the country. No prepackaged flowers in nondescript boxesdropped on your doorstep—Teleflora’s network of professional florists createsartistic arrangements personally delivered in a vase, often on the same day.Teleflora makes every day an occasion with a two-in-one gift that includes amultipurpose keepsake container for long-lasting enjoyment. Follow Teleflora onFacebook and tag your own #LoveOutLoud moment. ... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/teleflora-recognizes-michael-kraft-of-nanz-kraft-florists-as-the-2019-tom-butler-floral-retailer-of-the-year/