Greeley Flower Shop News
Palmer merges with Loveland florist - The ColoradoanThursday, March 12, 2020
In 2010, it purchased Paul Wood Florists, 111 W. Olive St., which still retains its name.Palmer Flower Cos. is not done growing and plans to open a Longmont store next year. “In two to three years, Greeley is in our crosshairs,” Tim Jordan said. The company is also considering adding a Northern Colorado floral wholesale operation.Last year, Spiro Palmer “achieved a dream” and turned Palmer Flowers into an employee-owned company, bringing in as owners five longtime employees: Michele Adams, Patsy Deines, Sue Wambeke Charles, Susan Stockwell and Lisa Stadele. The merger with Front Range Flowers expands that ownership team to include the Jordans as principle owners along with Palmer. Brittany Barrett, general manager of Boulder Blooms, was also named an employee owner as part of the merger.The two teams “complement each other,” Tim Jordan said and will be stronger together.With the merger, Palmer Flower Cos. owns about 50 percent of the Larimer County flower market, Tim Jordan estimated.Like many other industries, the flower business has contracted over the last decade through attrition and consolidation, Palmer said.In 2005, there were about 24,000 flower shops in the United States and Canada. This year, there are 13,5600. Fort Collins had nearly a dozen flower shops in 1973 when its population was about 38,000. Today, there are a handful serving a population that’s four times larger.Nationally, competition from chain grocery stores and Internet sales have cut into sales at independently operated flower stores, according to industry analysts. https://www.coloradoan.com/story/money/2015/05/03/palmer-flowers-loveland-boulder/26663715/
Chance meeting between 4-H member and Erickson's Flowers owner leads to special parade float - Greeley TribuneTuesday, January 30, 2018
Erickson's Flowers owner Arla Rohrer starts crying almost every time she talks about the 4-H kids she's sponsoring in this year's Greeley Stampede Fourth of July parade.Rohrer grew up a country kid in the big city of Denver and admits that's left a bit of a soft spot in her heart for the 4-H kids. It's that soft spot that led to their parade partnership.After a chance meeting with a young 4-H member on Mother's Day, Rohrer decided to change her plans for this year's Greeley Stampede Independence Day Parade and make her entry all about Kersey's Centennial Clovers 4-H Club.She'll still have her Erickson's Flowers van driving along the parade route on 10th Avenue, but all the attention will be on the 4-H float she helped build, pay for and decorate. The 4-H kids, and Rohrer, did most of the work on the float and its assembly Saturday, but she spent weeks creating decorations for it.“I always wanted to be in the Greeley Stampede. So I thought what a great opportunity for them to get some recognition for their club, and I would be proud to have them represent my store.— Arla Rohrer, Erickson’s Flowers ownerRecommende...
The successful Greeley businesswoman's playbook - Greeley TribuneTuesday, January 30, 2018
National Association of Women Business Owners.While women-owned businesses grow across the nation, so, too, are they growing in Greeley.Sarah MacQuiddy, president of the Greeley Chamber of Commerce, says women have a strong foothold in the booming Greeley market that has seen an uptick in women-owned co- mpanies — from seed stores, public relations, digital marketing, clothing stores and in the oil and gas service industry.MacQuiddy views women as the strivers, passionate and committed to their lines of work, but she also believes passionate people drive success regardless of sex."Our community is a rainbow of colors and we're embracing that so much better than we did in the '60s and '70s. Expectations are the same for men or women, but it's the people who are willing to reinvent themselves and stay relevant who are succeeding. And women are great change agents," she notes.From healthcare to flowers and everything in between Greeley's growing contingent of women in charge all started with one thing in mind: success.Recommended Stories For YouGetting startedFresh out of chiropractic school, Dr. Alexia Peake wanted to open her own practice. With a great credit score but no cash, bankers were support...
Small gesture blooms into big smiles for senior citizens - Greeley TribuneTuesday, July 18, 2017
I don't have anybody that gives me flowers like I used to," said Clay, 82, with a laugh. Once a nurse working in a senior home in Windsor, Clay is now retired, living at the Life Care Center in Greeley, 4800 25th St.On Monday, Cottonwood Florist, working with Teleflora of the Rocky Mountains, delivered 75 flowers and mugs to the Life Care Center in Greeley, with plans to deliver 200 more flowers and mugs throughout the week to The Bridge Assisted Living, 4750 25th St., and Grace Pointe, 1919 68th Ave.This is the first year Judy Jackson, owner of Cottonwood Florist, 4681 W 20th St., has gotten involved with Make Someone Smile Week. "I think it's wonderful," Jackson said. "It only costs us labor."It's their way of giving back and getting involved in the community. The flowers arrived early Monday morning in large white and yellow bouquets, unfit for being presented to the residents. That's where Mariah Kern and Roxanne Martinez came in.Kern and Martinez, activity assistants at Life Care Center, then prepared the flowers, taking several bundles of flowers and trimming them to fit them into 75 mugs. For Kern and Roxanne, resident smiles were rewards for the tedious work. "Coming from a medical background, finally getting to be part of the day where we're just having a good time. That makes my day. I love it," Martinez said.Resident Luwanda Kelsey, 70, said getting a small bouquet brings her back to her youth."At first when you go through life, you're getting flowers before you get married, from the guys at dances, and that's really neat," she said.Now retired and married, she sa... http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/local/small-gesture-blooms-into-big-smiles-for-senior-citizens/
Best Bets On Buying A Mother's Day Gift Bouquet Near Mount Vernon - Patch.comMonday, May 08, 2017
Ossining3. East Meets West Flowers, 17 Brookfield Place, Pleasantville4. Hollywood Flower Shop, 7 Kirby Plaza, Mount Kisco5. Art of Flowers, 144 King Street, Chappaqua6. Whispering Pines, 83 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua7. Blossom Flower Shops, 275 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains8. Bedford Village Florist, 641 Old Post Road, Bedford9. Sunshine & Clover, 122 Grand Street, Croton-on-HudsonPutnam1. Carmel Flower Shop, 1908 Route 6, Carmel2. The Flower Boutique, Route 6 and Veschi Lane, Mahopac3. Putnam Valley Florist, 15-A Morrisey Drive, Putnam Valley4. The Brewster Flower Garden, 14 Main Street, Brewster5. Whispering Pine Garden Center & Florist, Mahopac6. Carolyn's Flower Shoppe, 126 Main Street, Cold SpringMid Hudson Valley1. Millbrook Floral Design, 3272 Franklin Avenue, Millbrook2. The Annex Florist, 28 Charles Colman Blvd, Pawling3. Flower Barn & Greenhouse, 261 Violet Avenue, Poughkeepsie4. Colonial Flower Shop, 20 New Paltz Plaza, New Paltz5. Green Cottage, 1204 State Route 213, High Falls6. Osborne's Flower Shop, 30 Vassar Road, Poughkeepsie7. Hyde Park Florist & Gifts, 4204 Albany Post Road, Hyde ParkRockland1. Bassett Flowers and Gifts, 305 South Main Street, New City2. Petals and Stems, 55 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern3. West Nyack Florist, 726 West Nyack Road4. Dykstra Florist & Greenhouse, 165 North Middletown Road, Pearl River5. Tappan Zee Florist, 176 Main Street, Nyack6. Pine Knoll Florist, 85 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern7. Rockland Florist, 8 Old Haverstraw Road, Congers Get free real-time news alerts from the Mount Vernon NY Patch.
Meet Pickletown Flower Co., Denver's Mobile Floral Studio - 5280 | The Denver MagazineMonday, April 27, 2020
The scene inspired her to start crafting bouquets for her nonprofit employer’s events—and she quickly found her calling. Six years after moving to Colorado, she began making imaginative floral and wreath installations for her neighborhood coffee shop, Spur, and Pickletown was born soon after.Since last summer, Sparzak has been traveling around Denver, Littleton, and Golden in her gray truck—once used to haul furniture deliveries—selling individual stems and limited grab-and-go arrangements during twice-monthly pop-ups. If you can’t get to the vehicle, the flowers will come to you: Pickletown offers a subscription service that supplies florals to your office or home on a recurring basis. (Office flower subscriptions start at $35 per delivery; the personal Bouquet Coterie membership program starts at $48 per month.) And if you want to try your hand at the craft, Sparzak host... https://www.5280.com/2020/03/meet-pickletown-flower-co-denvers-mobile-floral-studio/
Fort Collins woman gets traditional wedding, prepares for death on own terms - ColoradoanThursday, April 02, 2020
Kevin DugganFort Collins ColoradoanPublished 11:35 PM EDT Mar 13, 2020Debra Brockel knows her days are numbered. But her mind is at ease because she’s the one doing the counting. Brockel, 60, has suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, since 2006. She has endured severe exacerbations of the disease, which irreversibly damages the lungs, and all manner of medical treatment and hospitalizations.She has received hospice care from Pathways at her home in southwest Fort Collins since December after a year of palliative care, which is geared toward making gravely ill patients comfortable rather than curing them.Her condition has deteriorated to the point she is prepared to take aid-in-dying medication. She wants to end her suffering, but she also wants to spare her family the anguish of watching her waste away.“It’s been a long haul,” she said. “It’s time to say goodbye.”The decision to end her life as allowed under Colorado law did not come quickly or easily. She consulted with doctors an... https://www.coloradoan.com/story/news/2020/03/13/fort-collins-woman-plans-death-aid-dying-medication/5013976002/
Philadelphia case shouldn't stop Supreme Court from taking floral artist case | TheHill - The HillThursday, March 12, 2020
The court has already chastised a state for insufficiently respecting the religious rights of artists. Two years ago, in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the court sided with cake artist Jack Phillips after Colorado persecuted him for declining to prepare a cake celebrating a same-sex wedding. But the ink on Jack’s Supreme Court victory was barely dry before Colorado went after him again, prosecuting him for declining to create a custom cake that would celebrate sex reassignment surgery. Jack is now defending himself in a third action, one brought by the customer who requested that cake.States simply aren’t getting the message. Jack’s and Barronelle’s cases show that ruling for Catholic Social Services in the Fulton case isn’t enough. It’s time for the court to declare unequivocally that Washington cannot persecute Barronelle.If the court sits on the sidelines, state and local officials will continue to drag people of faith like Barronelle and Jack through the courts. A favorable and much-needed opinion regarding faith-based adoption providers is unlikely to deter these attacks. A decision vindicating the rights of creative professionals and other religiously minded small business owners will.The Supreme Court should take up Arlene’s Flowers now and stop activist government bureaucrats from stripping devout Muslims, Jews and Christians of their livelihoods. Postponing Arlene’s Flowers means that people like Barronelle – who epitomize how Americans with differing marriage beliefs can coexist – will continue to be maligned in their businesses and communities.Kyle Hawkins is the solicitor general of Texas. He is counsel on two friend-of-the-court briefs filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in Fulton v. Philadelphia and Arlene’s Flowers v. Washington. https://thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/486124-philadelphia-case-shouldnt-stop-supreme-court-from-taking-floral-artist
Fresh Flowers: Colorado natives open Bloom Bar & Co. boutique in Rockrimmon - Colorado Springs GazetteThursday, March 12, 2020
There is an art to floral arranging, and Bloom Bar & Co. craft floral boutique takes it to another level. The bouquets are anything but basic.Jen Maraia and Andrew Oliver, Colorado locals and business partners, opened the Rockrimmon shop July 22.Already they have established a reputation for beautiful, well-crafted arrangements and a wide array of succulents, botanicals and floral designs. Nick Walker, a master florist with more than 30 years’ experience in design, creates the arrangements. He earned eight Kennedy Center Awards, including one for floral design.“Nick is truly passionate about what he does and it shows,” said Andrew Oliver, who also co-owns and manages his family business, Oliver’s Deli, as well as Colorado Crust Pizza Co., both situated within walking distance of Bloom Bar & Co.Although Oliver described his life as busy and demanding, he shared his gratitude for the wonderful team that helps make Bloom Bar & Co. such a wonderful place.“We do rely heavily on our independent team. You don’t always find people like this, who will put in their all and best effort as well as a lot of love,” Oliver said.Before landing in Colorado Springs, Maraia ... https://gazette.com/woodmenedition/fresh-flowers-colorado-natives-open-bloom-bar-co-boutique-in/article_1946e186-3d78-11ea-a5c5-47394e19e645.html