South Charleston Flower Shop News
Village Floral in South Charleston closing after more than three decades in business - Charleston Gazette-MailTuesday, November 28, 2017
Customers wept when they heard the news.After 36 years in business, Village Floral at 4827 MacCorkle Ave. in the Spring Hill section of South Charleston is closing its doors.Owner Jim O’Dell said he decided to close his floral shop, because, at age 83, he’s ready to slow down and leave the business.Village Floral is having a going out of business sale, with remaining items priced at 50 percent off. When everything is sold, O’Dell will close the store, he said.“Fixtures and everything — it’s all going.”O’Dell, however, plans to continue operating his 24-Hour Flower Vendors of West Virginia business, which has flower vending machines in place at Charleston Area Medical Center hospitals.“I’m keeping that business open,” O’Dell said.When the remaining merchandise is cleared out of Village Floral, O’Dell, who owns the building, plans to rent the space to another business or organization.A DuPont retiree, O’Dell started 24-Hour Flower Vendors of West Virginia from the basement of his South Charleston home, where he and his late wife, Janet, would design various flower arrangements for their vending machines.That business was...
Springfield florist marks 100 years under the same name - Springfield News SunTuesday, October 11, 2016
READ MORE: New business opens in South CharlestonNetts Floral has operated in the same family in Springfield for more than 125 years, according to owner Julie Netts Quinones. Melissa Skinner, whose family owns Flower Craft on Bechtle, said that store has been in business for about six decades.“For sure we’re all in competition, but we have a good rapport with each other,” Skinner said of the locally owned businesses. “If I need something I call them, if they need something they call us.When Bill Ardle and his wife bought Schneider’s Florist in 1971, the business was located on West McCreight Avenue near Ferncliff Cemetery. The current location, at 633 N. Limestone St., originally housed the Leedles Flower shop in the 1930s.The Ardles recently renovated a portion of the second floor as a bridal consultation area. Special events like weddings, homecomings and proms now make up a much larger share of business than in the past, Aaron Ardle said.To remain competitive, flower shops have to constantly look for ways to stand out and offer consistent service, Aaron Ardle said. That also means developing good relationships with customers to keep them coming back for decades.“You have to engage with a younger audience and give them a good experience,” Aaron Ardle said.Operating a family-owned business for decades requires long hours, an ability to adapt to the customer’s needs and a little bit of luck, Netts Quinones said.“It’s all about keeping your customers happy,” she said. http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/business/springfield-florist-marks-100-years-under-the-same/nspQd/
A Closer Look at 15 American Floral Endowment Scholarship Winners - Greenhouse GrowerTuesday, September 10, 2019
Michigan Horticulture Education Foundation, horticulturist at MSU AgBioResearch, and researcher at MSU Floriculture.Harold Bettinger Scholarship Recipient: Rhiannon Newton, West Virginia UniversityNewton is entering her senior year completing her agricultural science degree with a major in horticulture and a minor in entrepreneurship. She hopes to be a greenhouse grower after graduation and would like to eventually own a business.BioWorks IPM/Sustainable Practices Scholarship Recipient: Sage Drohan, Orange Coast CollegeDrohan is a junior majoring in Landscape Architecture at Orange Coast College, where she focuses on sustainable design and horticulture. Since 2016, Drohan has owned Sage Succulents and Cacti.James Bridenbaugh Memorial Scholarship and Mike and Flo Novovesky Scholarship Recipient: Alexis Ramstine, Colorado State UniversityRamstine is a junior majoring in horticulture business management, with a focus on ornamental plants, fresh cut flower production, and horticulture as an instrument of public health. For the last few years, Ramstine has been employed full-time at Longmont Florist in Longmont, CO.CalFlowers Scholarship Recipient: Helene Dondero, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoA senior majoring in agricultural science with an emphasis in ornamental horticulture and a minor in agricultural business, Dondero grew up in the floral industry. In addition to working in her family’s business, Fiore Floral and Gifts, Dondero is active in numerous student and industry organizations with CalPoly and FFA.John Carew Memorial Scholarship Recipient: Mary Lewis, University of GeorgiaLewis expects to complete her master’s degree program in horticulture in December 2019. Her focus is on ornamental plant breeding, specifically eight native Asclepias species.Earl Dedman Memorial Scholarship and National Greenhouse Manufacturers Association (NGMA) Scholarship Recipient: Gergely Motolai, Kansas State UniversityGergely Motolai is a senior majoring in horticulture science and minoring in entomology. His focus is on in greenhouse production and entomology. Motolai is working at Bird’s Botanicals and at the Kansas State University Greenhouses.Long Island Flower Growers Association (LIFGA) Scholarship and Long Island Flower Growers Association Bob Gunther Scholarship Recipient: Cassandra Castano, Farmingdale State CollegeA senior in landscape development at Farmingdale State College majoring in horticulture technology management, Castano is planning further education to become a landscape architect, working on urban projects.Richard T. Meister Scholarship Recipient: Emily Teng, University of Hawaii at ManoaTeng is obtaining her Ph.D. in tropical plant and soil sciences, and plans on working in floriculture production and variety improvement research. In her dissertation research, she is analy... https://www.greenhousegrower.com/management/a-closer-look-at-15-american-floral-endowment-scholarship-winners/
Schaefer Wholesale Florist Launches New & Improved Website For Better Customer ExperienceMonday, October 01, 2018
Schaefer Wholesale Florist offers high quality florals and supplies for current and new clients in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. “SWF is continually seeking ways to fulfill our client’s needs with the highest-quality fresh-cut flowers, special event supplies, and more, and the new website does just that. With the new website, we not only expanded our customer reach with a clean, modern look, but deliver easy to access direct buying options that improve customer selection and offer expanding buying power with outstanding costs savings. In addition, we are excited about the new informational video tutorials on the new site.”- Sherry Schaefer, Buyer/Owner, Schaefer Wholesale Florist. The new website allows Schaefer Wholesale Florist to better serve their clients and continue the tradition of delivering the highest quality products with competitive prices. At Schaefer Wholesale Florist, the new site promises a fresh, up-to-date look that is easily navigated, to make selecting and purchasing the finest, freshest florals and accessories with value packed pricing, cost saving shipping solutions, and excellent service. Visit Schaefer Wholesale Florist (https://www.SWFlorist.com) today, experience the ease of the new client-centric website and find your favorite fresh florals and supplies! Bio: In 1958, Schaefer Wholesale Florist began providing stunning fresh cut flowers to florists, wedding and floral designers, retail and wholesale merchants, and special events planners. Their business has grown successfully due to guaranteed on-time delivery of premium fresh flowers and foliage to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Today their longstanding tradition of quality, service, and value continues with the South American Direct Program, the Holland Fresh Cut Direct Program, Quick Buy online ordering, and Dutch-Direct Online/Ecommerce Auction. As always, Schaefer Wholesale Florist continues to meet their longstanding goal of delivering the freshest fresh cut flowers anywhere along with foliage, plants, supplies, and accessories. Source: Schaefer Wholesale Florist ... http://www.perishablenews.com/index.php?article=0070771
Be Local when preparing for prom - Uniontown Herald StandardTuesday, May 01, 2018
Christmas with March and April being the busiest time — especially for seamstresses who make alterations. Lovat said her shop, which also carries silk flowers, receives customers from as far away as West Virginia and Ohio.This year’s trends for prom include mermaid gowns with a fluffy bottom as well as a two-piece gown that includes a separated bodice and skirt.“Some like the plain but more like the bling,’’ said Lovat. “Then they get the accessories: shoes and jewelry. It all has to blend in.’’Popular jewelry pieces include rose gold and blue sapphire, Lovat said, while popular colors for gowns this year include black, gray, white and champagne.Regarding tuxedos, Ptak said, “Basic black is still used but many are going for fashionable colors in the blue family: navy, cobalt and indigo. Slim-fitting pants are almost a must for those who like and can wear it. Slim-fitting tuxedos are extremely popular. It’s the look you see on TV: a shorter coat and slim fit is very popular.’’Ptak said many youths want to coordinate with their date’s outfit but some want their own looks. Matching vests are as popular as colored vests.“What’s really popular are bow ties,’’ said Ptak, noting some even choose plaid and multi colors.He observed that where youths came in alone or with their dates in the past, today it becomes a family event with lots of photographs taken.Photographs are also popular at hair salons where many youths are experiencing their first formal hairstyle.“Braids are in at the moment,’’ said Morriston. “But it’s usually an updo where you curl and pin everything.’’Morriston said hairdressers can add glitter or a piece the youths bring in, such as a broach, to accessorize the young lady’s hair.Don’t wait too long to order flowers as Steve Neubauer, of Neubauer’s Flowers in Uniontown, noted many proms are taking place over Mother’s Day weekend, already a busy time for florists. Order early to find the best selection of flowers.When you do order, there’s a variety of choices.“Hand-tied nosegays are the most popular this year,’’ said Neubauer, “followed by wrist corsages and arm bouquets.’’As for colors, Neubauer said, “With technology, everybody has plenty of colors. The colors are as varied...
Head-To-Head Survey: FTD Companies (FTD) versus Inergy (CEQP) - Macon DailyWednesday, April 11, 2018
Processing segment provides gathering and transportation services and processing, treating and compression services to producers in unconventional shale plays and tight-gas plays in North Dakota, West Virginia, Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The Storage and Transportation segment includes COLT Hub, which is crude-by-rail terminal serving Bakken crude oil production. The Marketing, Supply and Logistics segment includes West Coast operations, our supply and logistics operations, our storage and terminals operations, our crude oil and produced water trucking operations, and U.S. Salt, LLC. The company was founded on March 7, 2001 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.Receive News & Ratings for FTD Companies Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for FTD Co...