Valley Flower Shop News
Valley Florist in E. Templeton receives $10K in startup money - Worcester Business JournalWednesday, March 31, 2021
Valley Florist and Greenhouse in East Templeton has received a $10,000 small business loan from the North Central Massachusetts Development Corp., the Fitchburg organization announced Friday.Brendan Loughman, owner of the company, received the loan, with funds earmarked for startup costs and inventory.Loughman has an advanced certification in floral design, as well as years of experience as a floral designer, according to a NCMDC press release. NCMDC, the economic development arm of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce, is a microloan lender which can provide loans to small businesses up to $150,000.Loughman was referred to NCMDC by the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center at Clark University in Worcester. https://www.wbjournal.com/article/valley-florist-in-e-templeton-receives-10k-in-startup-money
10 Northern Michigan Florists – mynorth.com - MyNorth.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
Hagstrom’s has been serving Cadillac and its surrounding area for more than 60 years. They offer a variety of fresh flowers and arrangements.Lilies of the Alley112-A Front Street (in the valley behind Votruba’s Leather Goods), Traverse City, MI 49684Tucked behind Votruba’s Leather Goods and across from Harvest in downtown Traverse City, this florist shop does anything from wedding arrangements to that perfect Valentine’s bouquet.Petals101 Mason Street, Charlevoix, MI 49720, 231.237.9335Their specialty is wedding arrangements, but custom orders for Valentine’s Day, anniversaries and more are welcome. They offer an array of “vintage and modern, along with traditional styles of vases, ceramics, baskets and specialty gift items.”Premier Floral Design and Gift Emporium800 Cottageview Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684, 231.947.1167Located in Building 50 at the Grand Traverse Commons this floral design store also acts as a gift emporium which offers a large selection of gift and home decor items. Custom designs for floral arrangements are encouraged.Stacey’s Flowers and Gifts301 First Street, Manistee MI, 49660, 231.723.1087 or Toll Free: 800.628.5689Customize an arrangement or order your Valentine a “Love Always Arrangement” or the “P.S. I Love You Valentine’s Day Bouquet.”Teboe Florist1223 E. Eighth Street, Traverse City MI, 49686, 231.946.8635 or Toll Free: 800.781.1097Floral arrangements from Teboe Florists can be delivered in Traverse City or nationwide. Choose from a list of options that include “Vintage Love” “Cupid’s Promise” and “Sassy.” All of the arrangements can be ordered online.Terrarium Bar/Darling Botanical Co.Warehouse Mrkt, 144 Hall Street, Suite 102, Traverse City MI, 49684, 231.421.8440Make your sweetie a “Love Terrarium” and customize it however you see fit. From toys ranging from mini people, animals, cars and you name it to natural elements like moss, rocks, bark and more, the possibilities are truly endless. If you’re not feeling creative they also have plenty of fresh blooms and plants to choose from!Victoria’s Floral 7117 South Street Suite A, Benzonia, MI, 49616, 231.882.5144This local florist shop brings romance to life with a bouquet of flowers. Whether you are shopping for a wedding bouquet or a Valentine’s Day bouquet, Victoria’s can customize a beautiful and custom floral arrangement for that special someone in your life.More Valentine’s DayRomantic February Food EventsS... https://mynorth.com/2015/01/10-northern-michigan-florists/
As coronavirus ravaged the prom and wedding seasons, florists found they had to adapt to survive - Pacific Northwest InlanderSunday, February 28, 2021
Rose and Blossom, run by Terri O'Connor for the last 28 years, recently moved to a new location in the Spokane Valley. She says in a typical wedding season Rose and Blossom would cater to 250 or more weddings. The pandemic has pushed all the late-spring weddings until at least September or October, and this definitely put a dent in typical flower sales. "I'm not putting too many eggs in my basket for this year," O'Connor says, but she also acknowledges how their everyday floral designs will be an important component in pulling them through this season. One of the best ways for customers to support local florists, O'Connor says, is to spread the word about businesses you like, including by writing reviews online. North Spokane floral and gift shop Ritters has also been offering curbside pickup and delivery. Kirsten Wyman, the head of Ritters' social media accounts, has been working hard to promote every plant the company receives and show a deeper look into the plant company's daily orders. They also worked to get more creative with their online sales. With sales dipping dramatically this spring for fresh-cut flowers, Ritters decided to close its fresh-cut flower shop for good; however, it kept open all other aspects of its business. "It wasn't an easy decision by any means, but it's a perishable item," says Denice Thompson, the company's manager. The pandemic has ultimately brought unpredictability to the forefront of many businesses and, Thompson says, "the unknown is the scariest part." Florists in Coeur d'Alene faced a change of pace this spring season, too. Katrina Jaeger, manager of Hansen's Florist and Gifts, says despite the cancellation of graduations and proms, the family-owned shop has seen an overwhelming amount of positivity and support from customers. As the company made porch drops part of its delivery service, Jaeger points out how the world needed flowers to make people happy, especially at a time like this. Despite struggling to get flowers in on time and kept fresh, this flower shop has seen positives from the pandemic along with the challenges. ? ... https://www.inlander.com/spokane/as-coronavirus-ravaged-the-prom-and-wedding-seasons-florists-found-they-had-to-adapt-to-survive/Content?oid=19786088
7 Boutique Plant Shops for All You Indoor Gardeners - https://www.chronogram.com/Sunday, February 28, 2021
Finding a new plant shop is a joy, even if we have to pace ourselves. The Hudson Valley is dotted with large nurseries, which carry a selection of houseplants in addition to their landscaping shrubs, flowers, and trees (Adam's greenhouse is a tropical oasis). But tucked in among these bigger players, and a handful of cute and carefully curated plant boutiques waiting to charm you. Whether your love of plants is new to lockdown of lifelong, and whether you're hunting for a gift or adding to your own jungle, these sweet independent plant shops in the Hudson Valley have you covered. Here are seven of our favorites. Flora Good Times Beacon Florist Corinne Bryson founded this brick-and-mortar plant shop and floral design studio in 2019. At Flora Good Times, located on the west end of Beacon, you’ll find recognizable design celebrity plants like the Peace Lily, Monstera Deliciosa, Fiddle Leaf Fig, and String of Pearls, alongside fresh flowers and vibrant, made-to-order arrangements. The shop offers weekly flower subscriptions, floral arrangements for weddings and celebrations, window displays, dried, and fresh flowers––all sourced from local Hudson Valley farms. The shop also provides greening services, plant consultations ... https://www.chronogram.com/hudsonvalley/7-boutique-plant-shops-for-all-you-indoor-gardeners/Content?oid=12432343
All the winners of the Reader's Choice Awards, from AZ | The Spinal Column - Spinal Column OnlineSunday, February 28, 2021
Kevin Rashid.• Countryside Plumbing• Cranberry Park at Milford• Czapski’s Kitchen• D.E. McNabb Flooring• Dairy Queen• Dan Proctor Painting• DeFore’s Lanscaping• Dimitri’s Coney Island• DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital• Downtown Garage AutomotiveRepair• Dr. Curt Ahern, Ahern FamilyChiropractic• Dr. David Campbell, D.D.S.(White Lake)• Dr. Gregory Hicks, HicksChiropractic• Dr. Nicole Palmer, SerenityFamily Chiropractic• Dukes of Highland• Edelman Financial• Edward Jones• El Patio• Enochs Home Improvement• Exclusive Floor Covering• Eyecare Connection• Faerber Construction• Family Heating, Cooling &Electrical• Famous Footwear• Feldman Chevrolet of Highland• Fifth Third Bank• Five Star ACE Hardware• Flowers of the Lakes• For Feets Sake• Fragments• GEB Collision Inc.img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-35349" class="wp-image-35349 size-medium" src="https://www.spinalcolumnonline.com/wp-content/uploads/images/2021-02-24/20p3-300x300.jpg" alt=... https://www.spinalcolumnonline.com/articles/all-the-winners-of-the-readers-choice-awards-from-a-z/
Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
Continental Florist Barbara Orr died Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the age of 85.
Orr purchased the popular Rocky Ridge floral business in 1986 and was named the 2004 Florist of the Year by the Alabama State Florists' Association, according to her obituary.
Orr is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Orr; son, John Michael Orr; brother, Gray Garner Jr.; sister, Faye Gardner; father, Edward Gray Garner Sr.; and mother, Tressa Allen Garner.
She is survived by her sons, James Steven Orr and David Garner Orr; daughter, Nancy Orr Athnos; grandchildren, Chelsea Marie Orr and Emily Louise Orr; and sister, Carolyn Bullard.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home in Hoover.
‘The power of flowers’: Alabama’s florists cope with pandemic, recovery - AL.comMonday, August 24, 2020
Volume dropped to almost nothing except what I could do,” Morris said.Morris’ experience was much like other industries, but it illustrates the particular challenges felt by florists around Alabama. The life events where people expect flowers - hospitalizations, funerals - were suddenly in the news, but the demand for them was all but extinguished.Cameron Pappas at Norton’s Florist in Birmingham said the lockdown, and the reopening that followed, has reminded him of the “power of flowers.”“We’ve had a lot of reminders of how important flowers are to everyone,” he said. “They keep people sane.”The pandemic hit America right in a peak season for florists - the rush before Easter, proms and spring events. Pappas said business began to slowdown by about 40 percent one week before his shop closed for two weeks on March 23. The store laid off all of its employees for that period.Cameron Pappas delivered flowers to Birmingham-area restaurants during the coronavirus shutdown.Thousands of floral businesses around America were left with perishable goods that they couldn’t sell. Just three days before Norton’s closed, it had received a shipment of about $5,000 in flowers. Rather than throw them out, Pappas said, they made bouquets to give away at restaurants and nursing homes that would accept them. In some cases, he hand delivered them.“We wanted the flowers to still do their job, to bring joy to bad situations,” he said. “We wanted them to say that we’re not going to let this virus take away the heart of our city.”Morris, 86, said he was reduced to little better than a one-man operation for about five weeks, with his nephew keeping the books. Most of the business coming in ... https://www.al.com/business/2020/06/the-power-of-flowers-alabamas-florists-cope-with-pandemic-recovery.html
HER | Local decorator helps get homes ready for holidays - Texarkana GazetteWednesday, December 11, 2019
Marie said, "including four banks, a phone company, some cell phone businesses and lodges at Beaver's Bend."But Oklahoma isn't as far as she is willing to go. "Every July I go to Dauphin Island, Alabama, where I have several clients. They get decor 'refreshers' each summer," she said. "When I go down there I also go deep-sea fishing for Red Snapper, so it's an annual vacation for me."When she isn't decorating for others, she and her husband Jerry reside on the Louisiana side of Caddo Lake where they enjoy entertaining. They are also very active at Trees Baptist Church. They have four children: Tony Campbell of Queen City, Dee Dee Wells and Misty Lutton of Atlanta, and Damon Donnell of Athens, Texas.Marie says she has never gotten too busy to take on more clients."I never turn anyone down," she said. "I just hire more people to do the work. We will do what it takes to make people happy." n... https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/her/story/2019/dec/03/her-local-decorator-helps-get-homes-ready-holidays/806564/
Wild Honey Flower Truck is Birmingham's florist on wheels - Alabama NewsCenterTuesday, September 10, 2019
It’s an idea that bloomed when Kelsey Sizemore and her husband, Josh, saw similar flower operations outside of Alabama.“We had seen a couple of similar businesses in other cities and we thought it was something that Birmingham would really love,” Kelsey Sizemore said.If you’re going to have a flower truck, it has to start with the truck.“We started by looking at trucks on Craigslist and eBay,” Sizemore said. “We decided on the kind of truck that we liked.”[embedded content]Wild Honey Flower Truck is blooming in Birmingham from Alabama NewsCenter on Vimeo.When they found a potential truck in Ohio, Sizemore sent her father-in-law to check it out. When it earned a thumbs-up, they had the truck towed to Birmingham.“We started the process of really transforming the truck into something that could house the flowers,” she said.That meant a paint job, building out the back to carry flower vases and adding an awning.Next came procuring flowers by working with wholesalers, flower markets and other dealers.With the truck ready and outfitted with flowers, the only decision was where to go to sell them.“We just sought out the places that we really like to go,” Sizemore said.That could mean being outside of the Pizitz building one day and in Woodlawn the next.You can also find Wild Honey Food Truck at the West Homewood Farmer’... https://alabamanewscenter.com/2019/06/28/wild-honey-flower-truck-is-birminghams-florist-on-wheels/