Local Flower Shop News
Ordering flowers online and funeral home upselling: CBC's Marketplace consumer cheat sheet - CBC NewsTuesday, July 23, 2019
David MacIntosh/CBC) WTF happened to romaine lettuce? You might want to order the fries and skip the salad. The Public Health Agency of Canada is warning Canadians in Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick to avoid romaine lettuce, but still hasn't issued a formal recall. Grocery chains across the country moved quickly to take the product — which could be contaminated with E. coli — off their shelves. If there's some in your fridge at home, experts warn there is no point in trying to wash the bacteria away. A similar outbreak last year sickened people and it also wasn't met with an immediate recall. The outbreak has made at least 22 people sick in Canada and the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the contaminated greens likely came from California. The E. coli contamination of romaine lettuce has made at least 22 people sick in Canada. (Marina von Stackelberg/CBC) Back-to-work bill for Canada Post Your parcels may still be stuck in the Canada Post backlog, but the federal government is trying to change that. The Liberals have begun the process to force postal workers back on the job, but the union representing the carriers says that's a violation of their constitutional rights. The labour minister says the government still hopes for a negotiated settlement, but that people in rural and remote communities are relying on mailed cheques to pay bills. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says back-to-work legislation will be used if the two sides in the Canada Post dispute can't come to an agreement. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press) Why some experts argue we need pharmacare Do you find yourself reducing spending in order to pay for drugs prescribed by your doctor? New research from the University of British Columbia says Canadians are going into debt to pay for their medications. The study found those going into debt tended to be younger, had lower household income, chronic medical conditions and no prescription drug insurance. Younger Canadians and those without private insurance were more likely to take on debt, researchers fr... https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/marketplace-cheat-sheet-1.4917466
Community blossoms at Princeton's Vaseful Flowers and Gifts - Community News ServiceTuesday, July 09, 2019
This Vaseful store is the second that Community Options has opened in the state. The first was in New Brunswick, in 1999, but it subsequently relocated to Edison on Route 1.Like with any business, Vaseful seeks to provide employees with the right jobs matching their abilities.“When you look at the actual job itself of flowers, there’s a multitude of tasks that can be broken down that can fit the individual’s needs,” said Robert Stack, president and CEO of Community Options and a Princeton resident. “So let’s just say you have a person that happens to be high on the autistic scale and he can’t speak, maybe he can wash the refrigeration units down. Maybe he wants to count the vases and do inventory.”The aim is eventually to hire 12 employees with disabilities at the store, all under the watchful eye of a program manager, Nicole Young, and a professional florist, Kathleen Angelinovich.Above, employees at work in the store, which plans to hire a total of 12 employees with disabilities.Kanjani works at the shop five days a week, from Monday to Friday, as a floral trainee. He called working there “pretty good” and said his duties include feeding the flowers, putting them in vases, and sweeping the floors. Jose Saez, another employee, felt it was exciting to be a part of a new business.Employees work part-time, 20 hours a week, and get paid at the state minimum wage. Their tasks run the gamut, like working the cash register, keeping the store clean, and making deliveries — all intended to build job skills that they can take to their next employer.“This is a stepping stone for them, so we’re looking for them to gain competitive employment outside of here,” Young said. “So this is their training ground. This is where it all gets started. This is where they get the taste of what employ... https://communitynews.org/2019/07/01/community-blossoms-at-princetons-vaseful-flowers-and-gifts/
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
Lorraine Lucille Layton, florist, craftsperson - CapeGazette.comWednesday, March 31, 2021
High School and after getting married, moved to Lewes. Ms. Layton enjoyed being a homemaker and embarked on a career in floral design working for McNichol Place, and then spent many years at Windsors Florist. Later in life she enjoyed working with extended family at Millmans Hardware, and there she was able to showcase one of her many talents - wood crafts. Lorraine had a lifetime passion for crafts, art, drawing, and woodworking. She was generous and kind and loved to make Christmas ornaments, wooden toys and decorations, and other intricate handmade crafts for friends and family. When she wasn't busy working and crafting, Ms. Layton was spending time with those she loved most. Lorraine was a dear friend to all, and a wonderful loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to many. In addition to her parents, Ms. Layton was preceded in death by her son, Wayne Layton. She is survived by her son, Eddie Layton (Beverly) of Lewes; her daughter, Jeanne M. Fischer of Lewes; her son, Richard Layton of Lewes; her daughter, Judy Bundick (Lee) of Lewes; and her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. All services will be private. Arrangements have been entrusted to Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, Lewes. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Lorraine's honor to The Alzheimers Association alz.org or the Surfgimp Foundation surfgimpfoundation.org (a local organization who provides limitless adventures or grants for adaptive eq... https://www.capegazette.com/article/lorraine-lucille-layton-florist-craftsperson/216239
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.
Colorado Springs entrepreneur brings flowers and charm to Old Colorado City with Sweetwater: A Flower Market - Colorado Springs GazetteWednesday, March 31, 2021
She’s very self-sufficient and ambitious, and she just embraces what comes.”Izzy Cline, Kristyn’s 20-year-old daughter, is also involved in growing the business. In addition to being a Sweetwater florist, she handles the market’s social media channels, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.“We built this business from the ground up and seeing it come to life is mesmerizing,” Izzy Cline said. “As a young woman working for a woman-owned business it feels powerful ... I am my mom’s biggest fan and there is absolutely nothing she can’t do.”Christy Metz, Sweetwater’s head florist and creative director, echoed the same sentiments as Cline’s daughters.“She has really great relationships and cares about everybody, and that just comes across,” Metz said of Cline. “She’s also great at delegating and finding out peoples’ strengths and using those to build a strong team.”Metz, 57, was a florist in Chicago for over a decade before returning to her hometown a few years ago. She met Cline through a mutual friend in November, and Metz learned about Cline’s passion for opening the new business.“I could tell that she was a successful businesswoman just by the way she talked about her business and her staff, and we hit it off right away,” Metz said. “I envision Sweetwater being a really welcoming, wonderful place ... where they can feel really energized and inspired.”Cline and her team plan to open the store on Friday, March 5.“I am looking forward to genuinely just putting smiles on our customers’ faces,” Izzy Cline said. “We ware doing it for our community and we are doing it in the form of flowers and flower trucks.”To learn more, visit Sweetwater: A Flower Market on Facebook and Instagram at “SweetwaterFlowerMarket” and Twitter at “Sweetwaterxx.”... https://gazette.com/cheyenneedition/colorado-springs-entrepreneur-brings-flowers-and-charm-to-old-colorado-city-with-sweetwater-a-flower/article_7dbaedde-77a5-11eb-8fe3-1b45ec1a2d2e.html
Make a bouquet of cut flowers last longer - FOX 2 DetroitWednesday, March 31, 2021
Jill recommends even doing this for a brand new bouquet. She says that, even though it’s new to you, you don’t know how long the flowers were in water at the store or florist shop. It’s possible that they were sitting for a few days already. A fresh start never hurts, says Jill.Jill says it is often shocking how long you can get a bouquet to last when you care for it this way.PROJECT RATING: Super EasyTo watch Jill take you through the process, just click on the video player above. ... https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/make-a-bouquet-of-cut-flowers-last-longer