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Pomeroy Alumni hold banquetTuesday, June 19, 2018
Miller Gilbert of Springfield, Danny Smith of South Point, Don Mayer, Yvonne Young and Donna Hatfield, all of Pomeroy;1965 — Hazel Phelps Cleland of Dupont, Ind., Susanne Arnold Fitzgerald of Olathe, Kan., Carla Werry of Belpre, Don Cullums, Donna Hauck Carr, Linda Darnell Mayer, Joan Hewetson Anderson, all of Pomeroy, George Harris of Middleport, and John Curd of Holly, Mich.;1966 — Gail St.Clair of Middleport, Mary Klein of Point Pleasant, W.Va., Dottie Phelps Will of Pomeroy, Bill Francis of Reedsville, and Don Napper of Pataskala;1967 — Ron Logan of Middleport;1968 (50th anniversary) — Beverly Beaver Smith of Marcellus, Mich., Pam Crew Napper of Pataskala, Carla Norton King of Mason, W.Va., Hilda Young Roush of Mason, W.Va., Maurisha Durst Nelson of Pickerington, Penny Hayes Holcomb of Lithopolis, Robert Murphy of Racine, Shelia Faulk Hollon of Chester, Jim and Becky Nease Anderson of Racine, Jennifer Menchini Kirby of Middleport, Sandy Bailley Mathews of Athens, Jane Wells Mitchell of Ravenswood, W.Va., Becky Hawley Ellis, Don Lambert, Jane Quivey, Janet St.Clair Peavley, Jerry Well, Paulette Hudson Harrison, John Goodwin, Sally Globokar Erwin, Loring Vaughan, Bonnie Banks Lightfoot and David Carr, all of Pomeroy.Officers elected for 2019 are William Young, President; William Francis, Vice President; Marcia Grueser Arnold and Thelma Davis Jeffers, secretary-treasurers.The executive committee elected includes Mary Scott Wise, April Shasteen Smith, Judy Wehrung Sisson, Lila Terrel Mitch, Charlene Diehl Rutherford, and Carol Strauss Kennedy.The advisory committee elected includes Norman Price, Carolyn Sisson Teaford, Jean Caston Hilton, Ed Kennedy and JoAnne Jones Williams.Ted Scott, Class of 1953, who lives in Westland, Michigan, was given a free ticket to next year’s banquet. The ticket was given by Madalyn Pickett Markham of Plantation, Florida. Markham graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1936. A second free ticket given by the alumni association went to Carolyn Brown Charles (1956), who comes to the banquet every year.Sara Hawk Cullumns (1938) celebrating her 80th anniversary and Belva Glaze (1943) celebrating her 75th anniversary were given purple and white flower arrangements.Many door prizes were given out and the ladies were given potted purple and white petunias at the conclusion of the meeting.Scholarship winners were also announced. (The winners will appear in a separate article).Singing of the Alma Mater and the benediction by Joe Kennedy closed the event. Group photos were taken of the reunion classes.Submitted by Marcia Arnold, secretary-treasurer. RECOMMENDED FOR YOU Load comments ... https://www.mydailysentinel.com/features/community/27230/pomeroy-alumni-holds-banquet
Business Snapshot: Craig Sole Designs is a floral wonderland - Kansas City StarMonday, November 16, 2015
Q: How did you get into the floral business?Sole grew up in Olathe and the family had land around their home. Both his mother and grandmother were gardeners and that’s how he cultivated his green thumb.“I learned pulling the weeds and learning what stuff is,” he said.Then Sole discovered the Johnson County Fair.“You could enter it and win ribbons and money for floral arranging…and after three years of doing it, I won $35,” said Sole, proudly.At 15, Sole took a job at Suburban Lawn & Garden, where he worked for the next 15 years, including during high school and college. Eventually he opened the floral department there.At 28, Sole was ready to try something else and teamed up with a former customer who had a special event company.“I did all the flowers for them and a couple of years later I went off by myself,” he said.With no formal business plan, Sole opened a shop at 95th Street and Mission Road using his own savings.After 11 years at that location, Sole purchased the two-bedroom 100-year-old home in downtown Overland Park and converted it to a shop.In 1992, Sole was accepted into the prestigious American Institute of Floral Designers.Q: Who are your customers and how do you get them?“People who we know,” said Sole of his client base. “It is mostly word of mouth.”Sole said he has spent his fair share on advertising, mostly in small publications. He hired his niece to do all of the Sole Designs social media.Q: You work with a highly perishable product. How do you handle inventory?Sole Designs has a walk-in 40-degree refrigeration cooler to store flowers. “It will hold things for two to three weeks without a problem,” Sole said.And there are tricks to the floral trade.“Chemicals are our friends,” Sole said. “We literally use three different chemicals on things before sending them out and they last a lot longer.”His inventory is based upon what events are coming up in a given week. Sole Designs receives three deliveries a day from area wholesalersSole has his favorite flowers include the exotic proteia and free spirit roses.Q: What about the competition?“I don’t get all that worked up about it,” Sole said. “Most of the competition in town are my friends. I focus on myself. I don’t worry about what my other friends are doing.”In a nutshellCompany: Craig Sole DesignsAddress: 7928 Conser, Overland ParkTelephone: (913) 649-9299Web site: www.craigsoledesigns.com... http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article44180226.html
Florists Industry | BizVibe Adds New Florist Companies Which Can Be Discovered and Tracked - PRNewswireWednesday, March 31, 2021
The establishments within this industry group tend to prepare the floral arrangements they sell. BizVibe's detailed company profile insights help users to discover, track, evaluate, and connect with florist companies from all over the world.What's in a BizVibe Company Profile?The 10 million+ company profiles on BizVibe's platform contain high-quality insights, helping procurement and sales teams find trusted suppliers and target sales prospects. Some of the valuable information found in these company profiles include:Organizational insights such as key competitors, operating categories, products, and service offerings Employee details such as key company personnel, stakeholders, and decision makers Company performance and risk monitoring Latest company news with the option to sign up for weekly or monthly alertsQuickly find the right companies best suited for your business. Get started for freeDiscover Companies in the Retail Trade IndustryBizVibe lists florists as a part of their retail trade industry. This industry contains 27 total industry groups which all contain hundreds of company profiles that can be viewed for free. These profiles are segmented into the following categories:Clothing Stores Health and Personal Care Stores Jewelry, Luggage, and Leather Goods Stores Beer, Wine, and Liquor Stores Automotive Parts, Accessories, and Tire StoresView all ... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/florists-industry--bizvibe-adds-new-florist-companies-which-can-be-discovered-and-tracked-301252619.html
Grow Plant Shop's First Brick-and-Mortar to Open Saturday - Fort Worth MagazineWednesday, March 31, 2021
Owners Emily and Bobby Lynge always saw the Airstream as temporary, however, and during the pandemic, were able to make the move to the space once occupied by The Enchanted Florist on Camp Bowie.
The Magnolia Avenue Airstream will be open until Thursday. On Saturday, the Camp Bowie space will be open from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Earth Within Flowers A Florist in Missoula MT, Announces Valentine's Day Promotion - PR WebWednesday, March 31, 2021
February 02, 2021 Earth Within Flowers, a flower shop in Missoula, Montana, is pleased to announce its Valentine’s Day flower promotion. Melissa the florist, is encouraging local residents to begin the season by planning the best Valentine’s Day gifts for your loved ones. Earth Within Flowers customers can enjoy savings on flowers this Valentine’s day by visiting the website https://earthwithin.com to order ahead of time. Nothing will make one’s sweetheart’s day complete quite like a bouquet of flowers. No matter if a person opts for dried flower bouquets or locally grown flower arrangements, a Valentine’s Day flower delivery is an excellent way to tell someone how much they love you.Earth Within Flowers is a flower shop that provides wedding arrangements and flower delivery services to send gifts to anyone in Missoula and surrounding areas. The flower delivery services are elegant, and use the regional beauty of Montana. Customers will be thrilled on this upcoming special day of the year to receive a beautiful arrangement or bouquet of flowers. The flower shop invites everyone to feel the dreamy atmosphere of love and make the month of February a celebratory day to spend with their loved ones. According to Melissa Lafontaine, “To celebrate the coming Valentine’s Day, Earth Within Flowers – Missoula’s biggest supplier of freshly sourced flowers – is proud to provide an assortment of flower and gift ideas that will add beauty and joy to you and your special someone’s Valentine’s experience.”Interested people can check out their official website for available flowers... https://www.prweb.com/releases/earth_within_flowers_a_florist_in_missoula_mt_announces_valentines_day_promotion/prweb17701384.htm
A Flower Display in Burlington Honored the COVID-19 Dead - Seven DaysWednesday, March 31, 2021
Vermonters who have died from COVID-19 since the disease struck the state nearly a year ago. "It often feels like we're just talking about numbers and tallies," said creator Jayson Munn, a florist who mainly works weddings and other events. "I thought this was a great opportunity to do it in the public square." Burlington was one of about 80 cities nationwide that hosted an art installation as part of the Floral Heart Project. Created by New York City-based artist Kristina Libby, the idea was to designate March 1 as a national day of mourning to publicly grieve those "lost to and suffering from COVID-19." As of Tuesday, more than 515,000 Americans have died. Munn said one woman he talked to had lost her husband to the disease. She told him that visiting the flower memorial had been the first time she'd publicly grieved his death; both she and Munn "started bawling," he said. He gave her a rose. "It was a really touching, touching moment," Munn said. Daniel "D.J." Boyd of Wilmington was walking down Church Street when he saw a crowd by the display and thought, Gee, only in Burlington do you see a bunch of roses in the street and everyone just walking around taking pictures. Boyd walked over himself and read the sign that Munn had erected explaining the display, "and it just struck me," he said. His uncles, twins Leon and Cleon Boyd, had died of COVID-19 early last April, just six days apart. "It's amazing," Boyd said of the display. "It's a good gesture. It puts it into perspective, you know?" Boyd walked over to Munn and told him he'd lost his uncles. Munn picked up two long-stemmed roses from the bricks, and then handed them to Boyd. https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/a-flower-display-in-burlington-honored-the-covid-19-dead/Content?oid=32450871
Melbourne Florists Feel the Force of the Pandemic - PRNewswireWednesday, March 31, 2021
MELBOURNE, Australia, March 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- One industry that has been severely affected by prolonged and snap lockdowns is Australia's florists. Local Melbourne flower shops, such as Amazing Graze Flowers, have been forced to discard blooms they could have otherwise sold.Continue ReadingFlower Delivery in MelbourneWhile other industries have also been affected, the florist industry, in particular, is a slave to the nature of its product. Once flowers have been cut, they have a short shelf-life where they either need to be sold or discarded. Lockdowns have put Amazing Graze Flowers and many florists into a less-than-desirable situation as they were forced to get rid of stock ordered in anticipation of flower delivery in Melbourne.The halt of events and weddings also had repercussions for local florists, reducing one of their most profitable revenue streams for close to a year. Now that gatherings are permitted, there are those who are making big orders again. However, local florists say that many have decreased their budget for flowers, opting to have a scaled-back version of the event they'd once imagined.On the other... https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/melbourne-florists-feel-the-force-of-the-pandemic-301243018.html