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Valentine’s Day cancelled: Businesses crushed as snap lockdown delivers $97 million hit - The New DailySunday, February 28, 2021
Mr Newton told AAP after cancelling four fully-booked sittings booked for the weekend.Businesses are still allowed to sell takeaway and delivery orders, but there’s not much romance in an UberEats bag.Tweet from @lisdavies Australian Retailers Association chief executive Paul Zahra said the lockdown is a “massive blow” for businesses across the state.“[Retailers] have been through so much in the past year and have done their best to return to even footing … the horrors of 2020 continue,” he said in a statement.“The vaccines can’t come soon enough, but even when they’re rolled out we’ll still be living with COVID for some time, so the existing challenges will remain for retail.”Bed-and-breakfasts are also feeling the pain.Anne, owner of Luna Blu Luxury B&B in Phillip Island, said she was booked out for the weekend but has had to cancel everyone.“What can you do, its better to be safe than sorry,” she told The New Daily.Some online businesses are expecting a surge, though.“There’s always a surge when there’s a lockdown,” Shaneka Joseph, of online florist My Flower Room, told The New Daily.“It’s a bit of a shock for everyone though, I’m really heartbroken for all the retailers that have to close.”The Australian Open will also continue, albeit without spectators.-with AAP... https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/finance-news/2021/02/12/valentines-day-lockdown-businesses/
Imlay Florist celebrates 180 years as a family owned business in local community - Y-City NewsSunday, February 28, 2021
For that, we are most thankful,” said Katie. “Everybody today as consumers have choices and when they select us to be a part in those moments, that’s very special to us.”Katie, like many business owners, spoke about the time and dedication that running a small business requires but also how their employees are the backbone of the operation.“We couldn’t do it without them,” said Katie. “They are just as dedicated to the family name and for that, we couldn’t be more thankful.”Customers are often greeted by Dave himself when they walk in the front door or call to place an order, and on occasion, he will even pick up an order and deliver it himself.For Dave, pride is at the heart of everything he does, not just because it’s the generational family business but because he knows that his flowers and arrangements carry a sentimental aspect to the recipient as well.To order a bouquet for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion call (740) 452-5496 or visit www.imlayflorists.comImlay Florist is located at 54 North Fifth Street in Zanesville. https://ycitynews.com/20606/events/imlay-florist-celebrates-180-years-as-a-family-owned-business-in-local-community/
Chicago Florist Delivers Free Pandemic Pick-Me-Ups - WTTW NewsWednesday, October 28, 2020
May wedding on its long-scheduled date.Ananda Zoe Breslof and her 21-month-old daughter. (Courtesy Ananda Zoe Breslof)Then there’s the arrangements sent to bereaving relatives.Breslof said she doesn’t ask customers questions about the circumstances, though a couple have shared with her that she’ll be delivering flowers to someone who lost a loved one to COVID-19.“I’m hearing stories … I hear the way,” she said.Sometimes the stories are more tender than they are sad.“I’m getting people who are ordering flowers for friends who are having a difficult time with this, birthdays they can’t really celebrate. People who just really want – they’re stuck inside now – they want something pretty to look at,” she said. “It’s nature, isn’t it? Being in nature elevates your mood exponentially. Flowers provide that.”Some flowers have gone to people who never ordered or paid for them.Breslof, who has been using Facebook to promote her business, has also been using social media to solicit requests for health care workers, volunteers and lonely hearts deserving of a free floral pick-me-up.“I’ve been doing … several free bouquets as a thank you,” she said.People can nominate anyone who they think could use flowers to “cheer them up a bit.”Deliveries have gone out to an ER nurse whose husband is an ER doctor, a team at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and an elderly woman who lives alone and whose neighbor thought would appreciate flowers.“I want to give flowers to those who are dealing with being isolated,” Breslof said. “It’s a hard mental state to be in, and if I can contribute even the smallest touch, the smallest bloom.”But not everyone is a believer in flower power.She’s received criticism on social media from people telling her “you’re not an essential business, stay home, stay home.”Breslof said she’s been careful to take precautions. She buys her flowers curbside from the market and takes them back to her shop where only she, her daughter and her dog have been allowed since the coronavirus pandemic hit. She wipes down any deliveries once she sets them on the the recipient’s doorstep, texts that the arrangement has arrived, waves through the window, and leaves.“I don’t care what anybody says. My job is essential,” she said. “Pleasure, peace and happiness to know that you are touched and loved by somebody else sending you something beautiful.”Staying in business, she said, has helped everyone along the supply chain.“That’s the way to keep the economy going,” she said. “We have to keep the train going.”But business is down exponentially.While Breslof never stopped operations, some floral shops that did may be opening again.The governor’s May executive order permits all retailers that weren’t earlier expressly classified as “essential” to open, for curbside pickup and delivery.The latest executive order also includes “greenhouses, garden centers, and nurseries” as essential stores.While most mothers will be happy to receive flowers on Sunday, Breslof, a single mom of a 21-month-old (and an older golden retriever) would rather be giving them.She’s hoping to complete last-minute Mother’s Day orders, but in the coronavirus age, it’s difficult to gauge demand.Though she’s trying to take advantage of government small business grants, it’s not a good time to over-project and buy flowers that people won’t order.“People want peonies now,” said said. “I’ve got them.”Follow Amanda Vinicky on Twitter: @AmandaVinickyThanks to our sponsors:Thanks to our sponsors:... https://news.wttw.com/2020/05/09/chicago-florist-delivers-free-pandemic-pick-me-ups
McLennan Flowers and Gifts Provides No Contact Delivery - Press Release - Digital JournalWednesday, July 29, 2020
One area they excel in is designing flowers to convey your sympathy to family or friends who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Sending a sympathy bouquet to the bereaved shows them that you are thinking of them.“Sympathy flowers are a sweet and tasteful way of showing compassion and support to someone who has lost their loved one. Sending an arrangement of sympathy flowers adds pleasantness to an otherwise sombre atmosphere and expresses your condolences for the loss,” said the spokesperson of McLennan Flowers and Gifts.When choosing a bouquet to express your sympathy and compassion for the loss of someone, you want to ensure that you are receiving high-quality blooms that will be a beautiful sentiment instead of a burden. McLennan Flowers and Gifts, one of the leading flower shops in London Ontario, is dedicated to excellence and has a variety of sympathy flowers for delivery that can be easily ordered online.The spokesperson continued, “Some of the popular choices for sympathy flowers include lilies, roses, orchids, carnations, and hydrangea. Our florists in London Ontario offer a variety of beautifully arranged sympathy flowers that convey hope, love, and comfort.”At McLennan Flowers and Gifts, they offer no contact flower delivery in London Ontario, to ensure the safety of their florists and customers. Any floral arrangements ordered for homes will be delivered to the doorstep or left outside for the recipient.“During this time of uncertainty, we expect to deliver the same level of service and excellenc... http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4728671
As Coronavirus Limits Funeral Attendance, Demand Surges for Flower Delivery - The Wall Street JournalFriday, May 29, 2020
Demand for funeral bouquets and wreaths has surged as people succumb to Covid-19. Mr. Levenberg’s business, Allyson’s Flowers, is serving an important role during the pandemic. Bereaved family members and friends can’t attend funerals because of restrictions on public gatherings in many states, so they increasingly send flowers as a way to show their love. Funerals usually make up 80% of Mr. Levenberg’s business. Lately, the proportion has been closer to 95%. “We are doing about four times as much business as normally,” he said. “We could hire a dozen more people.” Allyson’s does most of its business in Cleveland, but it also links up with florists in other cities to fulfill national orders. As the new coronavirus forces big changes in how we work, The Wall Street Journal is looking at how different people are coping with the stresses and risks. Previous articles in the series: The Dr. Fauci of Eastern Ukraine Tackles Coronavirus McKinsey Partner Trades Life on Planes for Virtual Whiteboards and Pillow Fights Intel Is Acting Like Only the Paranoid Survive. The CEO Wants It to Stay That Way. Coronavirus Disrupts Travel Influencer’s Picture-Perfect Business Model a href="https://www.wsj.com/news/collection/makingitwork-aec5a7ef?mod=article_inline" clas... https://www.wsj.com/articles/as-coronavirus-limits-funeral-attendance-demand-surges-for-flower-delivery-11589794202
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Pemberton’s to open his own shop.
Today, Hein’s floral shop has turned into a true family affair, with his granddaughter, Kelsey Hein Smith, having worked alongside him since graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2017. A floral designer and the store’s social media manager, Smith calls her grandfather PoPo – except during business hours.
“It’s weird to call him Steve,” she admitted.
Thoughtful, artistic expression has always been appreciated in the floral business, and remains a staple of Hein’s business model. While centerpieces and corsages are less common than they were at the start of his business, sending flowers across town – or even across the country – remains a popular action, and Hein can help with both. Some of his loyal clients utilize his services not only for local flower delivery but also to coordinate out-of-state arrangements for funerals or special occasions.
“We know what to say to the other florist, the dos and don’ts of what to use and what not to use,” Hein said, explaining that his clients appreciate his specific aesthetic. His penchant for communicating the specifics of that aesthetic when “calling out” orders to other florists hasn’t gone unnoticed, as the shop has often been lauded for orders that Hein helps coordinate across the country.
Former and fellow florists have also expressed their gratitude to Hein over the years.
“They have told me that when I set up shop in Lexington in 1987, I raised the bar for what florists do to make a show with their flower arrangements,” he said. “I thought that was a very nice compliment.”
E. Stephen Hein Florist is located at 380 E. Second St. More info is available at www.estephenheinflorist.com.
Calif. flower shop with no connection to Capitol riot flooded with threats, negative reviews - SFGateSunday, January 17, 2021
Alberti’s business appeared to have been removed from the platform. However, Cudd’s business also has a 4.6 rating.) Two other florists bearing the same name in Kentucky and Scotland were burdened with similar harassment. Alberti said all of them have given up on deleting the comments, and are instead attempting to respond to each one in order to set the record straight. “I offered to send some people maps of the United States,” joked Alberti. “Most people apologize and then they reverse, but some are steadfast. My thing is, I understand the need to vent and get rid of that hostility, but just spend an extra five seconds of time to see that we’re not in Texas. The very platforms that these people are using to type these rants and tirades … it would take them less time to find out we’re not that business than it would take for them to write the post.” He’s concerned about what the future holds for his business, which has been around since 1973 and spans four generations. “We’re just trying to survive,” said Alberti. “Being a florist is hard enough. We don’t have a high profit margin. We do it because we love it and love flowers. To already be suffering through COVID and add this on top of it, it’s stressful.” source srcset="https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20494742/3/700x0.jpg 1x, https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20... https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Beckys-Flowers-Roseville-mistaken-Capitol-rioter-15871654.php
Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosis Office Charged - Patch.comSunday, January 17, 2021
KOSA. Death threats have been left for Cudd at her flower shop, she told KOSA. Other businesses with similar names to "Becky's Flowers" across the country have also been targeted. In Kentucky, Becky's Flower Basket has received backlash even though its business has no affiliation with Cudd's Texas shop, according to a WKYT report. Amber Sergent told the Kentucky television station her family has been swamped with angry calls from people who are confusing them with Cudd's business. "Very violent language, I'll put it that way," Sergent said. The FBI had not listed the exact charges Cudd faces as of Wednesday afternoon. To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to email@example.com.Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosi's Office ChargedThe rules of replying: Be respectful. This is a space for friendly local discussions. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated. Be transparent. Use your real name, and back up your claims. Keep it local and relevant. Make sure your replies stay on topic. Review the Patch Community Guidelines.Reply to this articleReplyReplies (1)Show 1 previous reply... https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/florist-who-bragged-entering-nancy-pelosis-office-charged
Audrey Cleary Bailey, 76, advocated for military families - Port City DailyWednesday, December 02, 2020
Survivors include her three children, retired U.S. Cmdr. Navy Todd E. Bailey, and his wife, Anita, of Norman, Oklahoma, Deborah B. Stakelum, and her husband, Kevin, of Prospect, Kentucky, and Leigh Ann Cumberland, and her husband, Jeff, of Chaplin, Connecticut; and seven grandchildren, Ali, Tyler, T.J., Brigid, Molly, Eddie and Caelan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, retired U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Harry E. Bailey.At her direction, no local services will be held. A service and interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Paws4People/Paws4Vets.Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service. https://portcitydaily.com/obits/2020/11/30/audrey-cleary-bailey-76-advocated-for-military-families/