Local Flower Shop News
Mercer Island Florist connects with the community - Mercer Island ReporterWednesday, October 28, 2020
Christina Montilla, business operations and marketing director.She added that the resilient and creative women who run the shop are there for Islanders through the art of flowers. They get to know customers’ names and stories while carrying on the shop’s robust floral tradition for 57 years.Customers have displayed their appreciation by making orders during the pandemic to keep the shop rolling. “Honestly, that’s all just because the local community embraces us and still finds us really valuable right now,” Montilla said.After owner Jennifer Hagstrom received permission from the governor’s office to operate under a floriculture designation in April, the team of floral designers got to work during Easter and Passover. Mother’s Day was an amazing time for sending flowers, Montilla said, because in-person visits weren’t allowed.Hagstrom has been the shop’s owner for the last four years. Before that, Diane Larson ran the show after her mother, Shirley, acquired the business from the original owners, Earl and Anne Payne, who bought Browne’s Florist and Nursery in 1963.Montilla and lead designer/shop manager Jenna Weischedel co-manage operations at its present location at 30... https://www.mi-reporter.com/news/mercer-island-florist-connects-with-the-community/
Local florist brings joy to Clevelanders with massive floral installation at Edgewater Park - News 5 ClevelandMonday, August 24, 2020
Thomas went back to his roots after he realized he couldn't fight fate."I started doing weddings and realized this is what I'm meant to be doing," he said.When told how Clevelanders could get used to public floral displays like this one, Thomas said this won't be the last one."I want everyone to know they can expect more displays popping up in the city after all of this [pandemic] is over with," Thomas said. https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/made-us-smile/local-florist-brings-joy-to-clevelanders-with-massive-floral-installation-at-edgewater-park
RVC florist fills window displays with 'holiday pandemic' scenes - NewsdaySunday, January 17, 2021
People passing by Masters and Company Florist in Rockville Centre will see a holiday window display not unlike those found in New York City. Its decked-out windows are inspired by both the holiday season and the pandemic. "I feel like everything is so surreal and depressing, especially during the holidays," says owner Laurie Speziale, 60. "Why not create something a little whimsy?" The scenes created by the Woodmere resident include a Santa Claus sporting a face covering and a Christmas tree with medical masks mixed in among its ornaments. "I always do [the windows] up quite elaborate, for every season and holiday," Speziale says of her decorative handiwork. This year, COVID pulled the plug on the events that typically carry her business such as weddings, bar and bas mitzvahes and other parties, which gave Speziale some extra time to beef up her holiday display. "I really wanted... https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/fashion-and-shopping/rockville-centre-masters-and-company-florist-1.50091128
BUSINESS OF THE MONTH: Sinicropi Florist & Gift Shop in Seneca Falls - FingerLakes1.comSunday, January 17, 2021
The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce and Hampton Inn Seneca Falls recognized Sinicropi Florist and Gift Shop of Seneca Falls as the December 2020 Business of the Month.Founded in 1975, Sinicropi Florist is now celebrating its 45th anniversary. Although this hobby-turned-dream-turned-success was not made overnight. Owner Joyce Sinicropi reflected on the journey and successes. “In all the years that we have been open, we did not have one business day go by that we did not have sales,” she said. It’s a testament to the great first impression Sinicropi Florist made on the community that has turned into a reputation of excellence and reliability. This achievement is thanks to the diligent work of the entire team to provide superb quality in their service and in their creative, full-value designs.The floral shop offers fresh flowers supplied by the area’s finest wholesale sources. The large, enchanting gift boutique offers products from around the world – including many local specialty goods. Reliable same-day service is available to all of Seneca Count... https://fingerlakes1.com/2020/12/19/business-of-the-month-sinicropi-florist-gift-shop-in-seneca-falls/
Are florists open in Tier 4 in England? - HeartSunday, January 17, 2021
December 2020, 10:03 Tier 4 restrictions have closed all non essential shops. Picture: Getty Images Are florists considered essential? Here's what we know about the Tier 4 rules... On Saturday Boris Johnson announced much of the south of England would be heading into stricter coronavirus restrictions. London, Essex, Kent and Hertfordshire are just some of the counties now in Tier 4 after a new strain of Covid was detected. But with all non essential shops closed for the foreseeable future in these areas, people have been wondering whether florists are allowed to open their doors. Are florists open in Tier 4?Florists are not considered an essential business, and have therefore been told to close in all Tier 4 areas. Florists must close in Tier 4 in England. Picture: PA Images However, while they cannot open their shops to the public, they can still organise delivery and collection services.Read More: What are the Tier 4 rules, how long will they last, and how will they affect Christmas?This means you can still order flowers from your local florist for collection or delive... https://www.heart.co.uk/news/florists-open-tier-4-england/
Toilet Tissue Bouquet goes viral amidst cornavirus TP shortages - WCTVSunday, January 17, 2021
By: IvanhoeMarch 18, 2020Faster than you can say "double play," the toilet tissue bouquet has been born.What started as a joke on Facebook for the owners of Blossom Events and Florists in Trumann, Arkansas has quickly become a viral sensation."Like I said, it was just for giggles," said David Faulkner. "You know, to bring some smiles to our community."??Work Flow .... Show ?? to Someone Special with this Unique and Fabulous Bouquet ?? ???????Why Be Ordinary when You can...Posted by Blossom Events & Florist on Friday, March 13, 2020With the coronavirus pandemic foremost on everyone's mind, David and Bart Faulkner recognized the need for something people would smile about.Judging from the nationwide reaction the TP bouquet has received, they're succeeding.It even got a big thumps up from a caller in the Big Apple."Because in New York, she said it's very doom and gloom," said Bart Faulkner. "She said this is definitely making people smile up here."Faulkner says people across the nation have asked about ordering a bouquet, but sales have been limited to local customers.While the unique arrangement is making for a lot of snickering, the pair is seriousl... https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Toilet-Tissue-Bouquet-goes-viral-amidst-cornavirus-TP-shortages-568902351.html
Longtime owner of Continental Florist dies - Vestavia VoiceSunday, January 17, 2021
Longtime owner of Continental Florist Barbara Orr died Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the age of 85.
Orr purchased the popular Rocky Ridge floral business in 1986 and was named the 2004 Florist of the Year by the Alabama State Florists' Association, according to her obituary.
Orr is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert L. Orr; son, John Michael Orr; brother, Gray Garner Jr.; sister, Faye Gardner; father, Edward Gray Garner Sr.; and mother, Tressa Allen Garner.
She is survived by her sons, James Steven Orr and David Garner Orr; daughter, Nancy Orr Athnos; grandchildren, Chelsea Marie Orr and Emily Louise Orr; and sister, Carolyn Bullard.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 5, 2020 from 10 a.m. to noon at Currie-Jefferson Funeral Home in Hoover.