Albin Flower Shop News
Families gather at Ground Zero for 9/11 ceremony - Daily EgyptianTuesday, September 12, 2017
September 11th terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site in New York, New York, NY, USA on September 11, 2017. (Albin Lohr-Jones/Sipa USA/TNS)TNSTNSThe name of a victim of the 9/11 attacks is seen adorned an American flag on the perimeter of a reflecting pool at a ceremony commemoratoing the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center site in New York, New York, NY, USA on September 11, 2017. (Albin Lohr-Jones/Sipa USA/TNS)By NewsdaySeptember 11, 2017Filed under NationalSixteen years after the 9/11 attacks, emotions were still raw Monday as victims’ relatives and public officials gathered in lower Manhattan on the anniversary of the worst terrorism on U.S. soil.Shortly after 8:46 a.m., the moment when the first plane struck the north tower of the World Trade Center, pairs of relatives began reading the long list of those who were killed, name by name, in alphabetical order.Bells tolled, marking the moments of the 2001 assault on the two towers and the Pentagon, the crashing of United Airlines Flight 93 in a Pennsylvania field, and the astonishing collapse of the Twin Towers.AdvertisementAs they reached the end of their section of names, the relative...
Albina Biz Mob to bloom at Beaumont Florist in June - Hollywood Star NewsTuesday, June 20, 2017
Beaumont Florist will host an Albina Community Bank BizMob on Tuesday, June 20. (Ted Perkins)By Ted Perkinsofni.1497998847swen-1497998847rats@1497998847snikr1497998847epdet1497998847On Tuesday, June 20, Albina Community Bank will resume its innovative BizMob program with an event at Beaumont Florist in Beaumont Village. Albina’s BizMob program is designed to promote the bank’s neighborhood business customers and reinforce connections within the communities they serve.From 11:00 a.m. to noon, Albina associates will pass out flowers to anyone walking or driving by the flower shop at 4201 N.E. Fremont St. The flowers will come with cards attached that can be dropped off at the bank’s Beaumont branch, or at the florist, and one card will be drawn to win a Beaumont Florist gift certificate. Neighbors can also enter the raffle by stopping by the Beaumont branch anytime throughout the week.“We always strive to be interactive with our clients and this program is a great way to demonstrate that capability,” said Mike Hager,... http://star-news.info/2017/06/12/albina-biz-mob-to-bloom-at-beaumont-florist-in-june/
Caledonia florist Mary Ann Schmitz is ready to retire after 65 years - La Crosse TribuneTuesday, December 13, 2016
Welscher said of working at a flower shop.“I have to thank the people from places like Caledonia, Brownsville, Hokah, Houston, Spring Grove, Etizen, Freeburg and New Albin,” said Schmitz, who has three part-time employees. “They’ve all been very good to us. Without their help, we’d have never made it.”Schmitz said she always has loved flowers, and their smell. Pink roses are her favorites.“I like everything but sunflowers,” Schmitz said. “I’ll put them in (if asked), but I don’t like them because they tip their heads and look shabby.”Roses, carnations and lilies have been the shop’s biggest-selling flowers, Schmitz said.Mother’s Day is the shop’s busiest season, and Valentine’s Day is second.Besides cut flowers, Mary Ann’s Floral & Gift sells cemetery urns, plants, seeds, insecticides, fertilizer, other gardening supplies and party balloons.Schmitz still has the first item that her shop ever sold – a small ceramic planter in the shape of a woman. Her aunt, Tillie Ernster, bought the planter.“She always kept it on display in her house,” Schmitz said. “When she died (in 1968), her kids gave it to me.”Get news headlines sent daily to your inbox... http://lacrossetribune.com/business/local/caledonia-florist-mary-ann-schmitz-is-ready-to-retire-after/article_8b06e1cf-2fa6-5dc1-832e-744d35eeb25c.html
Citizen of the Year: Catlins fantastic florist - Champaign/Urbana News-GazetteTuesday, January 08, 2019
Danville, where she met her husband, Tim, then a manager trainee.She and Tim married in May 1987. That October, Tim's job with the department store took them to Iowa and then Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming and Minnesota. In Nebraska, Welsh — who continued to work as a florist out west — directed community theater, served on the Miss Nebraska Pageant board of directors and directed the pageant for three years. In Wyoming, she was involved with the Cheyenne Frontier Days, billed as the world's largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration.In 2004, the couple and their young son, Tanner, moved back to Catlin to be near family. A couple of years later, Welsh opened Floral-n-Flair, a flower shop and event-planning business, in the same downtown building she started out in. She and business partner Kay Smoot also own and operate a gift boutique called Pauline's Attic.Welsh was working one evening when Stutsman popped in."Who got it, and how are we going to decorate?" she asked, thinking he'd stopped by to discuss the Citizen of the Year banquet at the Methodist Church, which she decorates.She was floored by his answer."It still hasn't sunk in," she said, the day before the banquet.While honored, Welsh was quick to acknowledge her "crew," including local high school students and residents who help her set up for community events, weddings and parties — and family. Tanner, who turns 21 this month, has autism, and Tim is his full-time caregiver and still finds time to help out at work."I wouldn't be able to do any of this without him," she said."It's always been a team effort," she continued, adding she learned that from her dad who helped out in many ways at the shop and home before he passed away a couple of years ago.Welsh recalled sitting at the family table years ago after her brother became a 1,000-yard rusher on his high school football team."My dad pointed to his picture on the front of the sports page and said, 'He wouldn't have done that without his line that blocked for him.' I've always remembered that. You can't do it alone. You have to surround yourself with good people and work as a team."... http://www.news-gazette.com/noelle-mcgee/2018-11-01/citizen-the-year-catlins-fantastic-florist.html
Carmen's Flowers & Gifts has been area staple since 1926Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Carmen’s florist on yoming Ave in Exeter. Aimee DilgerTimes Leader - - Aimee Dilger Sunday Dispatch EXETER – Carmen’s Flowers and Gifts on Wyoming Avenue has been an area staple since 1926.Helen Mauriello, along with her children Andrea and Carmen Mauriello, own the business, with emphasis both on tradition and continuing growth.The secret to the business’ success, the owners say, is catering to the needs of their customers, offering both time-honored favorites and contemporary arrangements.“It’s like all businesses,” Carmen Mauriello said. “It’s a lot of hard work and knowing the needs of customers.”The business was started by Carmen’s grandparents Carmen and Catherine Mauriello, Italian immigrants who came to America for a better life.“My grandfather was working in a flower show for a short time, and he wanted to provide for his family,” he said. “So he opened his own flower shop.”From the beginning, the shop offered flowers for funerals, weddings and holidays, which remain much the same to this day.Other offerings have been introduced in response to customers’ needs and requests.“One thing that is really popular are the balloons,” said Mauriello. “We do a lot of creative things, including archways for weddings and other events.”Andrea Mauriello also emphasized the business consistently keeps up with current trends.“For example, we also carry plants,” she said “Perfect to send if someone is opening a busines... https://www.psdispatch.com/news/local/64209/carmens-flowers-gifts-has-been-area-staple-since-1926
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How an Ecuadorian rose makes the journey to your American sweetheart for Valentine's Day - The Denver PostSunday, February 11, 2018
Wholesale Florist in north Denver. Amato broke into the wholesale business in January 1974. (The company started as a carnation grower in 1958.) It ships flowers across Colorado, but also to Kansas, Wyoming and Nebraska.President and CEO Heather Weickum was born in that first year. She grew up roller skating on the warehouse’s concrete floors after hours. Her father was a co-founder and eventually became the sole owner of the business.“This place was my only sibling growing up,” she said.Now Weickum runs the company and employs 70 people. Amato projects it will sell 130,000 stems of flowers over the Valentine’s holiday, tallying up hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit. The most popular varieties of roses can cost a retailer more than $70 a bunch.Amato can stock several hundred varieties of flowers at a time in the warehouse, and more than half of those are roses. They come in a rainbow of hues and gaggle of names, many inspired by the flower breeder’s daughter, mother or lover. Some names, such as Hot Nina, Lola and Jessika, call to mind an old flame. Others read like perfume ads tucked in a magazine: Pearl Avalanche, Sweet Unique, Cool Water. And then there are the names that beckon to whom they’re selling: Sweetness, Engagement, Soulmate. Rose breeders trademark these names and can receive royalties from other plantations that grow their variety.Most roses are natives of Ecuador. The year-round sunshine and high-altitude...