Local Flower Shop News
Especially Yours Florist to Celebrate 20 Years in Kenilworth - TAPinto.netSunday, February 28, 2021
I realize none of it mattered if we didn’t give back. We support school and town fundraising, we collect toiletries for the veterans, we have helped the people directly impacted by Hurricane Sandy, and we help support the Giving Box at Overlook Hospital Cancer Center. We have sent roses to the Cancer center to hand out to the patients to hopefully feel they are not alone. We have also been an active part of Kenilworth’s Relay for Life. Our newsletter delivers the local news that you can trust.Joey Ferrara joined the shop six years ago and has become such a big part of our success. He knows our customers and treats them like his own family. This helps in the situation we are in today. Having a small business during a pandemic is a challenge. Again, not sure of what would be ahead of me, I sold and delivered red bows around town for support against the virus, and was able to donate to the Fire Department from that. In the beginning months of COVID-19 I moved my work area to the window and tried to put smiles on faces when families were taking walks. We are trying to be optimistic for the future. Not wanting to let the virus stop Santa from coming to the shop, as he has done the past ten years, we are figuring out how to do this socially distanced. We are having a large sleigh built, and you can take your pictures outside. The children can still talk to Santa, but pictures this year will be a little different. Santa will be in the front of the sleigh, and the kids behind him. We can’t wait as it is always fun. The best part for us is seeing the kids every year and how much they have grown!So if you asked me 35 years ago when I first became a florist, if I would I own my own shop and would have it for 20 years, and would it be my best decision ever….I would have said you were crazy! But I am here to tell you it has been the best decision and I wouldn’t change any of it. This is because the customers and friends I have made make it all worthwhile. I have been fortunate to be part of your engagements, weddings, birthdays, babies, and even losses. I have been happy f... https://www.tapinto.net/articles/especially-yours-florist-to-celebrate-20-years-in-kenilworth
Florists wilt under COVID-19's impact, losing Easter and Mother's Day would be devastating - yoursun.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Americans alone will purchase 110 million roses in a normal year, three-quarters of them by men. Wholesale fresh-cut flowers and plants account for billions more in revenue.And while hurricanes and other natural events damage florists, COVID-19 is especially hurtful, as it closes off weeks of sales and the places to which flowers, arrangements and things related to the business go.At the 1-800-Flowers in Port Charlotte shop, for instance, March 2019 sales blossomed. Should COVID-19 keep its pace and the country remain tucked away in isolation, however, this season could be devastating, said Vanessa Carusone, the shop’s manager and a North Port city commissioner.“Probably looking at one-third of last year,” she said of 2020’s predicted sales for March and April, should trends continue. “The odds are stacked against us.”Easter and Mother’s Day, she added “are our bread and butter.”COVID-19 has also changed delivery rules, which may sour some on the receiving end. Drivers may not come into contact with customers, for example, so they place deliveries at the door and call to confirm arrival. That can turn out poorly in the flower business if they stay outside. Some e-commerce florist providers had wanted customer signatures, but dropped that requirement when it became too much.Andree Belliveau, the owner of North Port Natural Florist off Tamiami Trail, on Thursday ended walk-in traffic with Florida’s order to shutter non-essential businesses. But she pushes forward, taking calls and web orders and delivering, hoping that COVID-19 will runs its cycle and vanish.“We’ll see what happens,” she said. https://www.yoursun.com/northport/news/florists-wilt-under-covid-19s-impact-losing-easter-and-mothers-day-would-be-devastating/article_2e88771e-75de-11ea-a009-0b875913d327.html
Native blooms in South Carolina | COLAtoday - COLAtodayWednesday, March 31, 2021
Not sure where to pick up a bouquet locally? Here are a few suggestions. American Floral, 7565 St. Andrews Rd. Blossom Shop Columbia, 2001 Devine St. De Loach Florist, 2927 Millwood Ave. Fern Studio, 2855 Devine St. Florist on Main, 1546 Main St., Suite CForest Acres Florals, 2305 Beltline Blvd., Suite B. Pineview Florist, 3030 Leaphart Rd., West Columbia The Flower Station, 5216 Two Notch Rd. Three Oaks Florist, 142 State St., West ColumbiaWoodley’s Garden Center, Two Notch + Irmo Polldiv style="width: 1... https://colatoday.6amcity.com/south-carolina-native-flowers/
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.
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
Texas Florist Who Admitted to Being in Pelosi’s Office Wants Case Moved from D.C. Because of ‘Cancel Culture’ - Law & CrimeWednesday, March 31, 2021
Washington, D.C. because of “cancel culture.” The defense for Texas florist Jenny Louise Cudd, who was on video happily admitting to being in the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asserted authorities were creating the “illusion” of a conspiracy between her and Eliel Rosa by linking their cases.“According to the Government’s Statement of Facts, the two were seen on security footage walking into the building, walking around, and walking out,” attorney Marina Medvin said in a filing Wednesday. “There is no evidence of communications or a plan between the two to enter the Capitol. Instead, the evidence is purported to be that they were at the same place, at the same time, followed a crowd into the open doors of the Capitol building, then walked out. They didn’t take anything, they didn’t break anything.”Cudd was among rioters raiding the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6, after then-President Donald Trump continued to lie that he actually won the 2020 presidential election. The invaders postponed but did not prevent Congress for counting electoral college votes weighing in favor of the real winner, President Joe ... https://lawandcrime.com/u-s-capitol-siege/texas-florist-who-admitted-to-being-in-pelosis-office-wants-case-moved-from-d-c-because-of-cancel-culture/
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