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Psttt…. Valentine's Day gift ideas (your wife wants you to read this) - WOTV4women.comSunday, February 11, 2018
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) – Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Even if your wife says she doesn’t want or need anything, you should know that’s just not true. Every woman wants to feel special especially when her Facebook feed is blowing up with friends posting pics of their flowers, chocolates etc. Not sure what to get? No worries, we’ve got you covered—we scoped the web for some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for her. Take a look!For Her:Custom Gift BasketArt of the Table will make the perfect Valentine’s Day basket for your budget and style. Create your own theme or ask the staff!Edible BouquetSpecializing in chocolate-covered strawberries, Shari’s Berries has a wide variety of bakery treats. They have featured gifts for Valentine’s Day – including berries, cheesecake, chocolates, desserts, and gift baskets.Romantic Spa PackageCredit: ThinkstockTreat your woman to a thoughtful spa day in Grand Rapids! The Crown Jewel, Amway Plaza, Design 1,... http://wotv4women.com/2018/02/07/psttt-valentines-day-gift-ideas-your-wife-wants-you-to-read-this/
Flowers by Jeannie announces new business name: North in Bloom - Herald ReviewTuesday, January 30, 2018
Madeline Cook, owner of Flowers by Jeannie in Grand Rapids, is excited to announce a full rebrand of her business to North in Bloom. The new name went into effect Jan. 1, 2018, after many months of planning.Cook assumed ownership of the business in 2016, bringing with her years of floral design and business experience. Cook has a long history in the floral business, having worked as a floral designer at KD Floral in Bemidji while attending Bemidji State University, and as a floral designer at Pied Piper Flower Shop in Yankton, S.D.“We’ve had a busy and exciting first year in the shop, and we’ve made some positive changes,” says Cook. “I’m very excited to start off the new year with a new business identity that truly reflects who we are and what we deliver.”Growing up, Cook’s grandmother owned a flower shop in Bloomington, Minn., called Always in Bloom. Following in her grandmother’s footsteps with her own shop is something Cook is very proud to have accomplished. North in Bloom is a nod to Cook’s history with a northern twist.“Hon... http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/business/flowers-by-jeannie-announces-new-business-name-north-in-bloom/article_876b5508-f251-11e7-ae3d-73dd75618d80.html
Louisiana is the only state that requires occupational licenses for florists. It's absurd. - USA TODAYWednesday, April 11, 2018
Shoshana Weissmann and C. Jarrett Dieterle, Opinion Contributors Published 7:00 a.m. ET March 28, 2018 Louisiana is the only state that requires florists to obtain a license. However, many states have absurd licensing laws that need to be nixed.Unlicensed florist Monique Chauvin protests at the courthouse in New Orleans in 2010.(Photo: Sean Gardner for USA TODAY)“Sandy Meadows died alone and in poverty because the State of Louisiana wouldn’t allow her to work in a perfectly harmless occupation.”So said Clark Neily, who represented Meadows in an unsuccessful attempt to overturn Louisiana’s floristry licensing law back in 2003.In a nation rife with wacky occupational licensing laws — different states around the country license everything from fortunetellers to frog farmers — Louisiana has stood alone as the only state that mandates a license for putting together a bouquet. Now, nearly 14 years after Meadows’ death, Louisiana may finally be on the brink of overturning this absurd requirement.More: Mayors want to pass gun safety laws, but the NRA and our state legislatures won't let usMore: Supreme Court Janus case is bigger than u...
Out of flowers? Flour? Businesses contend with supply crises - Colorado Springs GazetteWednesday, April 11, 2018
Of course, this was the season when everyone wanted champagne- and gold-themed weddings, and the champagne part was all taupe roses," says Pliska, owner of Planterra, a commercial florist and owner of a wedding venue where the decor is all about flowers and plants.Pliska, whose company is located in West Bloomfield, Michigan, could have substituted other flowers but wanted to deliver customers' first choices. So he and his employees tinted white roses by hand.Supply shortages can be the bane of a small company's existence. Severe weather and disasters can cause shortages, as can a manufacturer shutting down or stopping production of ingredients, components or raw materials. And shortages can force owners to be creative in finding substitutes or workarounds to mitigate damage to revenue and customer relationships.Shortages can hit companies of any size. Hundreds of KFC stores in Britain had to close in February when they were unable to get shipments of chicken and other supplies. The problem started when KFC switched to a different delivery company that couldn't handle the volume of food the company needs at its 900 British outlets.But small businesses can have an advantage over larger ones in a supply crisis, says Sunder Kekre, an operations management professor at Carnegie Mellon Univers... http://gazette.com/out-of-flowers-flour-businesses-contend-with-supply-crises/article/feed/553985
Prescott Valley Florist Flourishing on HWY 69 - Guy Roginson (press release)Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Prescott Valley Florist moved to its new location at 6520 E 2nd St, Ste 1 in Prescott Valley in Sept of 2017.Mention this article 1 week before the week of Mother’s Day and receive 5% off your Mothers Day order!“We are the only true full-service brick and mortar certified Florist in Prescott Valley and are conveniently located just off Glassford Hill Rd in the same building as FooteWork, across from FedEx”, says Donna, Manager of the business. “We pride ourselves on being an important part of this community. Last year we won the Business of the Year award with the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce, something we are very proud of. We make a point to send flowers to any business we know of who hosting a ribbon cutting, grand opening or anniversary event. Prescott Valley Florist also offers a monthly floral design class, affectionately known as Wine & Design.”As we gear up for Mother’s Day, we would love to extend a 5% DISCOUNT to any customers who place their Mother’s Day order before the week of...
Hirni's Wayside Garden Florist is a much-loved oasis in Pinecrest - Miami's Community NewspapersWednesday, April 11, 2018
April 2, 2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Choose Fashion Industry Florist for Royal Wedding, Live Nation ... - BizBashWednesday, April 11, 2018
PRINCE HARRY AND MEGHAN MARKLE CHOOSE FASHION INDUSTRY FLORIST FOR ROYAL WEDDING: For their upcoming royal nuptials, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen a London-based florist well known for her work in the fashion industry. Vanity Fair: “While Kate and William followed in Prince Charles’ footsteps by choosing Royal Warrant holder Shane Connolly to fill Westminster Abbey with an avenue of trees, Harry and Meghan have opted for Philippa Craddock, the palace said Sunday. Known in the industry as a trend setter, whom Tatler described as 'a floral mastermind,' Craddock claims to be able to create any bride’s dream from 'a secret garden in a palace' to 'an outdoor botanical romance' promising clients 'We will make it happen… and most importantly ensure that you are centre stage on the day.' Royal Watch can reveal that Markle has been taking the lead with regards to her bridal bouquets. Prince Harry’s fiancée met with the Queen at Windsor in February to discuss the wedding arrangements and the monarch offered the services of the palace st...