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Florist Charged With Defrauding Customers Out Of $26K In South Bay - Patch.comTuesday, October 24, 2017
Friday afternoon.Anyone with further information on this case, can call Criminal Investigator Christine Macias at (408) 792-2822.ALSO SEE: 102-Year-Old Woman's Death Deemed 'Suspicious'--Bay City News/Image via Santa Clara Co. DASubscribe to the Milpitas newsletterThanks for your feedback.Originally published Jun 24, 2017.
Bay City hopes investor breathes new life into old flower shop cottage - MLive.comTuesday, August 15, 2017
BAY CITY, MI -- An old Bay City flower shop that has fallen by the wayside over the years will soon have a new owner, but future plans for the neighborhood property are still up in the air.The sale of the old Limberg's Stone Cottage Florist, 100 Green Ave., was approved Monday, Aug. 7, by the Bay City Commission. The city, which acquired the property at auction in the fall of 2016, agreed to sell it to Donald Piering, of Midland, for $27,263. The real estate transaction still needs to close, officials said.The city acquired the property for $23,645 with hopes of attracting an investor to bring it back to life."It's a big parcel of land and I don't think the city wanted to take any chances on it going to someone at auction and then have that person just sit on it," said Commissioner David Terrasi, 2nd Ward.Last year, the city put out of a request for proposals for the property, which garnered two bids.Piering had plans to rehabilitate the building and create a specialty market featuring... http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2017/08/city_approves_sale_of_old_flow.html
100+ Things: A Valentine's Day visit to the florist - Buffalo NewsSunday, February 11, 2018
I can't tell you how many customers come in once a week, usually older men, just to get their wives a single flower. They just plan it into their week," said Liz Reinhardt of Brighton Eggert Florist. Reinhardt owns the shop with her husband, rocker Tom Reinhardt, whose parents established it in the 1960s."You don't have to get a great big bouquet to make a statement," Liz Reinhardt added. "One flower, just because, is a great idea."Matter of fact, you really don't have to buy anything. You are going to that flower shop for reasons more deep-rooted.Ninety percent of Maureen's flowers come from Ecuador and Colombia. The rest come from California and Canada. Roses are always a favorite, especially on Valentine's Day. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)In a flower shop, it is always summer. That Valentine's Day visit gives you that sweet whiff of the promise of spring.In Maureen's Wholesale Flower Market, an emporium downtown at 441 Ellicott St., the sheer size of the place can make for powerful therapy."Very often, people come in to wander around, and experience fresh flowers in a warehouse environment," said proprietor Maureen Bartley.Push open the heavy door of Maureen's, and a humid greenhouse aroma embraces you. The slushy street, visible through the big front windows, is mercifully only a memory.Delivery man Joseph Stiglmeier takes some arrangements to the van. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)The 19th century edifice Maureen's occupies used to be a meat-... http://buffalonews.com/2018/02/09/100-things-a-valentines-day-visit-to-the-florist/
Show your love with local flowers - The San Diego Union-TribuneSunday, February 11, 2018
Valentine’s Day:Protea bouquets: Based in Fallbrook, Resendiz Brothers Protea Growers produces a dazzling selection of proteas and other plants in the exotic Protaceae family. In the past, only florists could purchase their gorgeous crops, but now the company has a consumer site called The Protea Store. Bouquets and gift-boxes begin at $40 plus shipping, including my favorite choice: “Love at First Bloom.” And what about a protea wreath for your beloved? I adore the “Fuschia Fire Wreath” for $150 — an unexpected alternative to a vase of flowers. P.S., cut proteas last a lot longer than cut roses, just sayin’!Succulent bouquets: Marialuisa Kaprielian is a San Diego floral designer who specializes in all things succulent — from bridal bouquets and floral crowns to planted succulent gifts. Her site, Urban Succulents, will change the way you see this ubiquitous Southern California plant. Check out the perfect Valentine’s Day offerings, from one-of-a-kind, heart-shaped wreaths to succulent-filled heart planters to a full bouquet of succulents, with prices ranging from $20.50 to $200. But don’t wait until the last minute, because each piece is custom made to order.California-grown ranunculuses: Producing multiple layers of petals in a huge palette of spring colors, the ranunculus flower is another awesome alternative to imported roses at Valentine’s Day. Since it’s a little too early to visit The Flower Fields in Carlsbad (the ranunculus display there opens on March 1), order California-grown ranunculuses from Fabulous Florals, an online seller based in Carpinteria. Prices range from $25.50 to $70, depending on variety and quantity.The tulip is the new rose: I’m convinced that tulips are eclipsing the predictable rose bouquet for Valentine’s Day, and one reliable source for California-grown tulips is reinforcing my hunch. Stargazer Barn offers just-picked tulips from its Humboldt County fields and greenhouses. There’s an option of pairing two dozen tulips with a vase, chocolates and a bottle of Stargazer wine (sounds perfect for a romantic evening) — $89 plus shipping. A new offering: The farm’s tulip-of-the-month club ($65 per month, available in three-, six- or 12-month options), which ensures that your... http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/home-and-garden/sd-hm-slow-valentine-20180208-story.html
Blooming business - Hays Daily NewsSunday, February 11, 2018
While Sherfick is mostly self-taught, she has taken various classes and recently had the opportunity to assist Diana Ryan, owner of Floral Accents located in Shawnee and the winner of the Knot’s 2017 Florist Pic of the Year award. Sherfick spent two days with Ryan preparing flowers for four weddings.“It was the most amazing experience in my life,” Sherfick said. “She taught me so much and was just awesome.”Sherfick offers silk and fresh flowers. The fresh flowers are supplied by Valley Floral in Wichita. Valley Floral is unique in that its entire warehouse is kept between 34 and 38 degrees and also delivers the flowers in a refrigerated truck, which ensures the flowers last longer.A unique option Sherfick also offers is preserved roses, which have become quite popular among brides. The roses are real, but have been through a chemical process that takes the color out of the flower and then the color is added back in. The preserved roses will last up to 10 years when kept out of direct sunlight.“When they are attached to the stems and in an arrangement, you can’t tell,” Sherfick said of the preserved roses. “They can make any color. The options are endless as to what they can do for you.”Sherfick will work with all kinds of budgets and provides customers with up to four quotes for silk, fresh, “real feel” flowers and a combination of the different types. With silk flowers, her goal is to deliver the finished products two to four weeks before the wedding to allow time to make adjustments the bride might want.When it comes to customer service, Sherfick is dedicated to going the extra mile — literally. She has traveled to meet with people all across Kansas and even Nebraska for consultations.“I tell them, ‘I’ll come to you. You have enough to deal with,’ and they love that and I don’t mind it at all,” Sherfick said.Rebekah Lee, Hays, found out the lengths Sherfick will go to for her clients. Lee originally had planned to put together the flowers for her October wedding herself, but decided to contact Sherfick three weeks before the wedding for last-minute help.“I found her through Facebook, actually, and she went above and beyond,” Lee said. “She met me two days a... http://www.hdnews.net/news/20180113/blooming-business
1-800-Flowers, Food Network and others wrap up Messenger for ... - Mobile MarketerSunday, February 11, 2018
Mobile Marketer.1-800-Flowers lets shoppers make purchases through the company's chatbot on Messenger. Shoppers can browse through a collection of seasonal products and connect with the online florist's customer care team for immediate assistance, all within Messenger. Fandango is offering $2 off purchases of two or more movie tickets made on the Fandango extension or bot.Food Network's bot for Messenger includes a "Surprise Me!" notification to provide people with tips, recipes and inspiration for a romantic meal. The brand is also updating its Meal Match feature — a game that lets people in a group chat vote which meals they like best — to include Valentine's Day-themed dishes. IHeartRadio's bot lets listeners play a variety of Valentines-themed stations like "Slow Jams Radio" and "Love Songs Radio," which will be hosted by singer Kelly Clarkson until Feb. 18.Insight:The news points to how brands can leverage messaging apps to create one-to-one experiences for holiday's like Valentine's Day. Beyond that, these activations also suggest that brands are looking beyond creating interactive dialogs on Messenger and are increasingly consider how to drive purchases via the platform. This year, U.S. consumers are expected to spend an average of $143.56 on the holiday, up from $136.57 last year, according to the National Retail Federation.Facebook in the past couple of years has urged brands to...
CT Flower & Garden Show Feb. 22-25 in Hartford - Litchfield County TimesSunday, February 11, 2018
Landscaping & Garden Center in Newington; and Woodland Gardens in Manchester.Show sponsors include B & P Turf Farm, Connecticut Mulch Distributors, Inc., Maple Meadow Farm, Bob Buettner Florist, Renewals by Anderson, WFSB Channel 3, WRCH Light 100.5, Bedard Enterprises, and North East Expos, Inc.The show’s hours are: Feb. 22 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.;Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.To join the email list and get more information about the 2018 Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, seminars, and driving directions, visit www.CTFlowerShow.com or our Facebook page, or call North East Expos, Inc. at 860-844-8461. http://www.countytimes.com/entertainment/ct-flower-garden-show-feb---in-hartford/article_1aa92bc2-aea4-5101-b68c-b1d82743d32a.html