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Akron Ohio News - City Gardener & Florist offering flowers, gifts, more - Akron Leader PublicationsTuesday, August 13, 2019
City Gardener & Florist, offering creative arrangements and gift baskets for a variety of occasions, is located in a 122-year-old Victorian home at 329 N. Chestnut St., shown above. RAVENNA — City Gardener & Florist offers plants and gifts for occasions that mark events such as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and the birth of a new baby, and also serve as congratulatory notices, to say “I love you,” to lift someone’s spirits or wish them a speedy recovery and for funerals.The 26-year-old business, owned by Paul Moore and Nicolas Suarez, is located at 329 N. Chestnut St. in the historic 1897 Victorian home of Thomas Mendenhall, the first professor of physics at The Ohio State University, according to business officials.Bernadette Thomas, the business’ designer and marketer, said City Gardener is a full-service florist that creates arrangements using fresh or silk flowers and plants, planters, as well as a variety of gift baskets that can include fruit, teas, chocolates and truffles, tea biscuits, cheese and crackers and more.Delivery is available to homes, businesses, schools, hospitals and funeral homes in various parts of Akron, with a full listing of those areas provided at citygardener.com.“We offer creative and quality designs and exceptional service that brings customers back to us,” s... http://akron.com/akron-ohio-business-news.asp?aID=41216
Green Plains to buy 3 ethanol plants, increasing its production by 20 percent - Omaha World-HeraldTuesday, September 06, 2016
Abengoa is a Spanish renewable energy company whose U.S. unit, which included plants in York and Ravenna, Nebraska, filed for bankruptcy protection this year.The acquisition was announced after the close of Nasdaq trading. Shares of Green Plains have risen about 2 percent so far this year, to $23.44 Monday, after having fallen as low as about $13.Nebraska is the United States’ second-largest ethanol producer, behind Iowa.Contact the writer: 402-444-3133, firstname.lastname@example.org... http://www.omaha.com/money/green-plains-to-buy-ethanol-plants-increasing-its-production-by/article_9e1392cc-68cb-11e6-82f7-874ca5232343.html
Ethanol producers Green Plains, KAAPA prosper as they snap up plants sold in bankruptcy - Omaha World-HeraldTuesday, August 30, 2016
Indiana and Illinois. KAAPA Ethanol, owned by Kearney-area shareholders who also are members of an affiliated ag cooperative, submitted the winning bankruptcy bid for the Abengoa plant in Ravenna, Nebraska.Neither ethanol producer is new to the process. Both added plants during an earlier round of ethanol industry bankruptcies about seven years ago, buying capacity from insolvent operators that failed to successfully navigate a business with many moving parts. The price of corn, the price of crude oil, global grain production and motorist activity are just a few of the factors that can mean prosperity to an ethanol producer if judged correctly, disaster if misjudged.The case of Spain’s Abengoa is instructive. A global energy, industrial and construction titan, the company expanded heavily into renewable fuels, coming to operate six U.S. plants. But the effort was costly: The main Abengoa parent company eventually came to owe $10 billion to creditors who lent money for the global energy expansion.Ethanol prices, meanwhile plummeted by more than half from April 2014 to January of this year, falling as low as $1.30 a gallon, as high inventories, low motorist demand and dropping crude oil prices, which correlate with ethanol prices, crushed ethanol profit margins.End result: bankruptcy for Abengoa’s U.S. ethanol plants early this year. Corollary consequence: bargain acquisitions for Green Plains and KAAPA, also known as the Kearney Area Ag Producers Alliance.“We acquired some good plants at good prices for our shareholders,” Green Plains Chief Executive Todd Becker told The World-Herald. “And we aren’t done — we are always in the market when others aren’t.”Green Plains, employer of about 160 people in Omaha and now operator of 17 ethanol plants nationwide, paid $236 million to acquire 237 million gallons of produ... http://www.omaha.com/money/ethanol-producers-green-plains-kaapa-prosper-as-they-snap-up/article_dea944e4-acf4-55f7-aa6b-c0e96de4a57a.html
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.
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
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
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/