Midland Flower Shop News
Flower seller: 'We need a Brexit deal' | News UK Video News - Sky NewsTuesday, April 16, 2019
Paul is a flower wholesaler at Midland Flower Company in Birmingham and he says he and others in the business need a Brexit deal. a class="sdc-trust-project__link" href="https://news.sky.com/info/policies-and-standards... https://news.sky.com/video/birmingham-flower-wholesalers-brexit-fears-11518119
Life in prison for Ridgefield florist in partner's murder - Rutherford Daily VoiceTuesday, March 19, 2019
Battinelli during the trial as a “cold, calculating” hunter who killed Murphy, his partner of 20 years, with a .22-caliber rifle in their G&M Wholesale Flowers shop on Midland Avenue in January 2010. Murphy was on the verge of discovering that Battinelli had stolen $81,883 from him — in part, by taking payments in cash — when he was killed, she said. Neary insisted authorities rushed to judgment and got the wrong man — and pointed instead to one of their drivers. A delivery man for the business found Murphy’s body on Jan. 6, 2010 and “literally ran across Midland Avenue to Garfield Police headquarters across the street,” Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said at the time. Neary told the jurors that the driver had immigration issues and was in hot water with Murphy for a series of flat tires. Murphy had questioned him about the flats that morning before he left to take a delivery to Glen Rock, he noted. Battinelli not only had “motive, means and opportunity” — he was the only person left in the building with Murphy when the driver and another left that morning, Grootenboer countered. After the shooting, she said, Battinelli drove across town to the City Hall on a “non-emergency errand” to buy parking passes, she said. “By his own admission, Thomas Battinelli was the last person to see Michael Murphy,” the prosecutor said. “It didn’t take long for Battinelli, an experienced hunter, to kill his unsuspecting friend.” A Garfield police dispatcher later testified that Battinelli was still at the City Hall when they called him to report that Murphy had been found dead. The murder weapon was found in the walk-in refrigerator at G&M under a pile of decorative branches, Grootenboer said. Battinelli bought the Browning .22 lever-action rifle at Ramsey Outdoor, she told jurors. When a Garfield police sergeant found it, she said, “the trigger was in the locked back position indicating it had been fired. It had one spent .22 caliber shell casing inside, and one .22 caliber bullet. “The bullet had a “B” stamp on the bottom of it. On January 6, 2010 when investigators searched Thomas Battinelli’s house, they found the same ammunition there.” Subsequent testing turned up Battinelli’s right, middle fingerprint on the gun. During his closing arguments, Neary ( left ) told jurors: “The fact it is Tom Battinelli’s gun and fingerprints isn’t proof.” STORY / PHOTOS: Mary K. Miraglia RELATED: Garfield florist convicted of murdering partner YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Jurors in Hackensack today convicted Ridgefield flower salesman Thomas Battinelli of shooting his business partner in the back of the head as he sat at his desk in their Garfield shop. READ MORE…. Prosecutors got ‘wrong man’ in Garfield florist partner’s murder, defense attorney says YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Money was the motive for Ridgefield flower salesman Thomas Battinelli to shoot his business partner in the back of the head as he sat at his desk, reading the Bergen Record, in their Garfield shop, a prosecutor told jurors in Hackensack during opening arguments in the murder trial this morning. But Battinelli’s attorney insisted they got the wrong man — and pointed instead to one of their drivers. READ MORE…. Son of slain Garfield florist speaks well of accused killer CVP EXCLUSIVE: The son of a man shot dead at his wholesale flower business in Garfield had nothing but nice things to tell jurors today about his father’s business partner, who is standing trial for his murder. READ MORE…... https://dailyvoice.com/new-jersey/hackensack/police-fire/life-in-prison-for-ridgefield-florist-in-partners-murder/628687/
Bring springtime indoors with beautiful arrangements from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
Go by Flowerland today—and again soon—and see how spring goes forward.Flowerland is located at 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. The phone number is 682-1634. Flowerland is an FTD and Teleflora florist. Their web address is www.flowerlandmidland.com.
Your Easter lilies & mums are ready for you at Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramTuesday, March 27, 2018
One thing you can be sure of: the artists at Flowerland will send an amazing arrangement that will please the person you’re sending it to!Flowerland is located at 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. The phone number is 682-1634. Flowerland is an FTD and Teleflora florist. Their web address is www.flowerlandmidland.com.
Warm her heart for Valentine's Day with a fresh bouquet from Flowerland - Midland Reporter-TelegramSunday, February 11, 2018
Flowerland—and then imagine the smile on her face and the joy in her eyes when she sees it’s from you. Beauty this deep and engaging is only available at Flowerland, 413 Andrews Highway in Midland. lessTake a moment to gaze at the beauty of this amazing Valentine’s Day bouquet from Flowerland—and then imagine the smile on her face and the joy in her eyes when she sees it’s from you. Beauty this deep and ... more Photo: Paul Wiseman Warm her heart for Valentine’s Day with a fresh bouquet from FlowerlandBack to GallerySometimes there are words. “I love you.” “Let’s go somewhere, just the two of us.” “I was thinking of you today.”Other times there are no words. A thoughtful gift. A remembered anniversary.Flowers.More truly, an exquisite bouquet bursting with warm sunshine, fragrant breezes and endless nuances of color.Someone said, “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” Flowers for her, when given joyfully, can take that sunshine and transform it into the most beautiful love.You’ll see it in her eyes; her smile. You’ll hear it in her voice. “You thought of me!”And by ordering flowers from Flowerland you can choose from among the brightest and most beautiful arrangements in town.To every design, Flower...
Michigan Floral Association is now Great Lakes Floral Association - PerishableNewsThursday, May 02, 2019
You may or may not have noticed a change; the Michigan Floral Association is now doing business as the Great Lakes Floral Association (GLFA). Nothing has changed except for the name. Our mission statement has dropped the word Michigan but otherwise remains the same: To provide education and professional partnerships to advance business and position our colleagues at the forefront of the floral industry.The idea for a name change first emerged at last years strategic planning meeting. The Board of Directors wanted to be more welcoming and more inclusive to anyone in our region who would like to become part of the association, hence the name change seamed logical. They were primarily thinking of those industry members to the south and east where retail floral education and professional industry partnerships are getting hard to find.As the Association moves forward into our second century we embrace change and look forward to welcoming industry members from near and far. Our goal is to make you feel welcome and part of the Great Lake... https://www.perishablenews.com/floral/michigan-floral-association-is-now-great-lakes-floral-association/
Field and Florist creates floral arrangements for freshness and sustainability - Chicago ReaderTuesday, April 16, 2019
Field & florist, which opened in 2017 in a charming basement in Wicker Park on Division just east of Damen, grows its flowers on a 30-acre farm in southwest Michigan. Owners Heidi Joynt, 36, and Molly Kobelt, 32, say this land—surrounded by woods, vineyards, and blueberry fields—is the beating heart of their business. "Farm-to-table" isn't just for restaurants anymore. Joynt says she wanted customers to interact with regional growers who are also designers. "In today's economy of Amazon-available-anything, I think it's increasingly important to make these connections to gain a little insight into everything from the labor required to produce something to the necessary seasonality of flower varieties," Joynt says. "It's important to see the world as a complex web of interconnected systems." Field & Florist uses organic fertilizer made from cow manure, mushroom compost, and a mixture of fish emulsion and kelp spray, and avoids pesticides. "While the environment is idyllic, I would say that the farm itself probably doesn't look like what people imagine when the... https://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/field-and-florist-creates-floral-arrangements-for-freshness-sustainability/Content?oid=69018730
Urbandale: Where business is blooming and helping one another is the way the neighborhood grows - south west michiganTuesday, April 16, 2019
Athens,” says Elisha Hodge, owner of Plumeria Botanical Boutique. “I didn’t have a great high school experience and I never thought I would come back.”Hodge graduated from Central Michigan University and took a job in banking and later in financial advising. She had a good job, a dog, and a home in Grand Blanc, but realized she wasn’t happy with what she was doing.“I had this heart and this spirit, but the world kind of steps on you at times and I learned to be quiet,” Hodge says. A telephone call to her mother in Battle Creek set her life on a course she never expected to follow.“I was calling my mother and she said you should come home,” Hodge says. “My mom, my two sisters, their two families, and the rest of my family lives in Battle Creek. I don’t have a relative outside of Battle Creek. For years they were asking me to come back.”Hodge’s mother, Sandy, had worked for more than 30 years at the Country Bouquet Flower Shop located on West Michigan Avenue in Urbandale. The owner of the flower shop was planning to sell the business and at her mother’s urging, Elisha decided to throw caution to the wind. She put her house in Grand Blanc on the market.“My mom said I could take my banking background and her florist background and we could buy this business,” Hodge says. “When she mentioned it, I don’t know if any of us thought she was serious.”However, when Hodge’s Grand Blanc home sold in two weeks, she took it as a sign and moved back in June 2015 to embark on a new career as a business owner. She lived that summer in her sister’s basement and interned at the flower shop, putting her energy into learning about everything from how to order flowers, to arranging, to delivering.“I made a business plan and researched the market and did what I could to see if I could make this work,” Hodge says. “Over Labor Day my family came in and we cleaned and pa... http://www.secondwavemedia.com/southwest-michigan/features/Urbandale-Where-business-is-blooming-and-helping-one-another-is-the-way-neighborhood-grows1213.aspx
Spring is in the air year round with Floral Underground - UpNorthLive.comTuesday, March 19, 2019
GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU)-- Spring is in the air! Well, kind of. If northern Michigan winters have you dreaming of warmer days, consider some bright blooms to get you through the remainder of the cold season.Floral Underground, based in Traverse City, can help by providing a custom box of flowers, sent right to your doorstep.The floral design company, owned and operated by Derek Woodruff, is unlike a retail florist or flower shop. It's subscription-based model allows people all over the Midwest to custom order flower boxes and then put their arrangements together with the help of Derek's quick and easy video tutorials.To sign up, people first select how frequently they would like to receive fresh flowers, whether it be weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or on special occasions.Then fresh flowers are delivered free to homes along with a complimentary vase and video tutorial on Floral Underground's website. Woodruff, a Michigan native, has been in the floral design business for 18 years after discovering the career in a vocational class. Woodruff's passion and talent has... http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/spring-is-in-the-air-year-round-with-floral-underground