Local Flower Shop News
Ashland City woman opens new flower shopTuesday, July 17, 2018
On June 11, longtime florist Kim Bevels did something she’s wanted to do for years — she opened her own business in Ashland City. The timing was right — unlike three years ago, when she had another offer on the table — for Bevels to finally open her own shop, As You Wish Floral Designs, at 101 Stratton Blvd. The space became available a few months ago, she said. She mainly creates arrangements for big events, including birthdays, funerals and weddings — and holidays like Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day — but said she wants to be flexible to meet customer’s needs. “I can make whatever you want,” Bevels said. “I can make it happen.” She noted that she can make deliveries locally, or in surrounding areas including Nashville and Clarksville. Learning the industry “fresh out of high school” in 1999, Bevels said the flower business is “in her blood” now. “It’s just making people happy, (and seeing) smiles on their face when they get an arrangement,” she said of her interest ... https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/cheatham/2018/06/27/ashland-city-woman-opens-new-flower-shop/738350002/
Andersonville Celebrates Earth Day Weekend With 4th Annual Flower And Garden Show - edgevillebuzzTuesday, May 01, 2018
The full list of participating businesses and organizations includes:Andersonville Antiques 5245 N ClarkAndersonville Galleria 5247 N ClarkBethany Retirement Community< 4950 N AshlandButterfield Alpaca Ranch at Andersonville Galleria 5247 N Clark, 2nd FloorCandyality 5225 N ClarkCity Olive 5644 N ClarkCowboys and Astronauts 1478 W SummerdaleCrossroads Trading Company 5127 N ClarkEdgewater Environmental Sustainability ProjectFoursided 5061 N ClarkFoyer Shop 1480 W BerwynThe Guesthouse Hotel 4872 N ClarkJerry’s Sandwiches 5419 N ClarkKOVAL Distillery 5121 N RavenswoodLakeshore Dental Studio 5505 N ClarkMartha Mae: Art Supplies & Beautiful Things 5407 N ClarkMercantile M 5409 ½ N ClarkMilk Handmade< 5137 N ClarkMurray & White 5416 N ClarkNorcross and Scott 1476 W BerwynPeterson Garden Project< 1101 W LawrenceScout 5221 N ClarkStudioUs 4806 N ClarkStrange Cargo Tees 5216 N ClarkSwedish American Museum 5211 N ClarkTransit Tees 5226 N ClarkWest Andersonville Neighbors TogetherWFCW Black Club 5100 N ClarkWest Edgewater Andersonville ResidentsWomen & Children First Bookstore 5233 N ClarkLet's block ads! a href="https://blockads.fivefilters.org/acceptable.ht... http://www.edgevillebuzz.com/news/andersonville-celebrates-earth-day-weekend-with-4th-annual-flower-and-garden-show
New floral business blooming in Winter Harbor - The Ellsworth AmericanThursday, May 02, 2019
WINTER HARBOR — When Pam Di Ruggiero started working part time as a florist, she didn’t want to stop at the end of the day.Now the Winter Harbor resident is turning that energy into a new business. Schoodic in Bloom is set to open later this month, as soon as the signs she ordered come in.“We’re still getting stuff together,” she said, as she sat in her work space inside the Winter Harbor Inn, a four-room bed and breakfast she co-owns with her husband, Arnold.Di Ruggerio has always loved flowers. She grew up in Mexico, Maine, next to a field where she liked to pick wildflowers and tried to make arrangements.An octopus holding on to a shell serves as the coastal-theme container for this arrangement.ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY JOHANNA S. BILLINGSShe finally decided to pursue her passion for flowers and became certified as a floral designer about a year and a half ago. Afterward, she began working part time at Hampden Floral, helping out during peak times such as Valentine’s Day and during prom season.“I tried to get a full-time job but no one was hiring,... https://www.ellsworthamerican.com/maine-news/business-news/new-floral-business-blooming-in-winter-harbor/
Brighton florist achieves title of certified designer - AdVantageNEWS.comThursday, May 02, 2019
Internationally recognized floral industry professionals evaluated these advanced designs. Muenstermann is one of only five florists in Illinois to earn this accreditation.
She earned her title of Illinois certified professional florist during last year’s annual floral design show. She is one of 58 florists in the state to earn this distinction. She is working toward her national certified floral designer accreditation through the internationally recognized American Institute of Floral Designers.
To maintain the Illinois certified designer accreditation, the designer must continue to accumulate continuing education credits each year and maintain his or her membership in the ISFA and ICPF program.
This program is designed to give ICPF graduates the opportunity to develop and broaden their knowledge of the floral industry and enhance the professionalism of Illinois florists.
Leanne and her husband, Bruce, own Leanne’s Pretty Petals in Brighton. They are a full-service florist serving Brighton, Alton, Godfrey, Jerseyville, Bethalto, Medora, Shipman, Piasa and Bunker Hill. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois State Floral Association.
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Buying flowers for Mother's Day? Florists say do your research - WHECThursday, May 02, 2019
Here's how it works.You find a florist online that you think is local but they take a fee. Then they send your order to a middle man who also takes a cut. The florist you thought you were contacting in the first place then finally receives your order. However, because both parties take fees, the big bouquet you thought you were sending winds up not being so big."They spend $100, they get a $50 arrangement," said Melanie Longhitano, florist. "They're literally just there to take your order and after that, they have nothing to do with it." Flower shop owners say if you want to order online, make sure it's from a reputable site or go to the florists' actual website. ... https://www.whec.com/news/buying-flowers-for-mothers-day-florists-say-do-your-research/5334311/
5 locally-owned shops every Atlantan should visit - Atlanta Journal ConstitutionThursday, May 02, 2019
Flower Bar Selecting the right kind of flowers for a loved one can be a difficult choice unless someone knows exactly what they’re after, but a hometown florist can give the process a personal touch with attention to detail. According to its website, Flower Bar – located just off the BeltLine, between Inman Park and Old Fourth Ward – “has been a neighborhood favorite since 2006 … We get new flowers in every day, and every order gets our special, artistic attention.” The florist specializes in daily delivery, events, weddings, weekly accounts and DIY design classes, which are offered once a week.660 Irwin St., Atlanta. 404-431-0811. atlantaflowerbar.com -- Big Peach Running Co.In 2004, the founders of locally-owned footwear store Big Peach Running Co. noticed what they described as a “noticeable dearth of retailers catering to (runners and walkers) … our residents and visitors were oftentimes left with inconvenient, unattractive and unqualified shopping options …” Since then, the company has expanded, with seven locations currently throughout metro Atlanta. Stores carry a wide range of footwear, apparel and accessories with an aim to “promote and ensure that every aspect of your fitness routine is properly addressed.”All locations (Suwanee, Midtown, Marietta, Kennesaw, Decatur, Brookhaven and Alpharetta) are open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. bigpeachrunningco.com.My Parents’ BasementFew locations in Atlanta can boast an arcade, comic bookstore, restaurant and bar all in the same location, but My Parents’ Basement in Avondale Estates has pulled it off. The locally-owned business – billed with a clever nod to its likely clientele as “Your Friendly Neighborhood Comic Book Bar” – was started by three friends with similar interests in the business’ featured wares and entertainment. What began as a “humble pop-up shop” turned into a full-blown brick-and-mortar location in 2015 and has been evolving in its offerings ever since.11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. 22 N. Avondale Road, Avondale Estates. 404-292-4607. myparentsbasementcbcb.comCriminal RecordsThis Little Five Points destination for all things ... https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/locally-owned-shops-every-atlantan-should-visit/LJ9KU2kC5YWBRgbjFVaHgJ/
Mesa's top 5 florists, ranked - HoodlineThursday, May 02, 2019
Looking to explore the best florists in town?Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top florists in Mesa, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for florists. [embedded content] 1. Lighthouse Flower ShopPhoto: Lighthouse Flower Shop/YelpTopping the list is Lighthouse Flower Shop. Located at 1007 E. Southern Ave. in Sherwood Manor, the florist is the highest rated florist in Mesa, boasting 4.5 stars out of 46 reviews on Yelp.2. Karen's FlowersPhoto: Terri F./YelpNext up is Karen's Flowers, situated at 2048 E. Baseline Road, Suite 9. With 4.5 stars out of 26 reviews on Yelp, the florist has proven to be a local favorite.3. Watson Flower ShopsPhoto: Watson Flower Shops/YelpWatson Flower Shops, located at 2525 W. Main St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the florist 4.5 stars out of 23 reviews.4. Razzle Dazzle Flowers and GiftsPhoto: Rick H./YelpRazzle Dazzle Flowers and Gifts, a florist, is another much... https://hoodline.com/2019/05/mesa-s-top-5-florists-ranked