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Local Florist Receives High Honor

Congratulations to florist designer, Cathy Hock for winning an award for, “Excellence in the Workplace” from the Rotary Club of Merrimack, NH. This award is a high honor given to an individual that has displayed outstanding performance in their job.

“Cathy is awesome!  She approaches every arrangement, from a single flower bud vase to a $200.00 wedding bouquet, with creativity and finesse.  She loves looking outside the box.  Because of that thinking and her creativeness, she is a national award winner and it shows in every single arrangement she creates.  She is a great boss and coworker, always placing the needs of others before her own,” said Stephanie, an employee.

Cathy also recently won a nationwide annual design contest. She came up with a design using two champagne glasses, one with a rhinestone bracelet signifying the woman and one with crystals in it to represent the man, then united them with flowers.

Dan and Cathy Hock are the owners of Merrimack Flower Shop & Greenhouse in Merrimack, NH. The business has been family owned and operated for 47 years! They are known for their high-quality floral arrangements and gifts, backed by friendly and prompt service. Every bouquet from their shop is carefully arranged with the freshest flowers in Merrimack and is hand-delivered to your recipient’s door. FSN is grateful to be partners with Cathy and Merrimack Flower Shop & Greenhouse for 11 years now.

Thank you for your dedication to the floral industry and to providing your customers with excellent arrangements and service!

Big Congrats To Our Winning Members

Way To Go Florists!

Floral convention season is just kicking off and already our florist members are making their presence known! Check out all of our member’s latest great accomplishments in today’s post!

Florist Awards

  • Big congrats to Norton’s Flowers & Gifts in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor, MI for being voted Retailer of the Year at the Great Lakes Floral Expo 2013.

Doug Bates - 2013 Young Person of the Year

Doug Bates of Designs by Vogt’s in Sturgis MI

  • Congratulations to Doug Bates of Designs by Vogt’s in Sturgis MI for being voted the 2013 Young Person of the Year at the Great Lakes Florist Expo.

This young person has been excited about the MFA since their first conference and has never stopped.  Their energy has just kept growing. To watch them participate in classes and then in design events and competitions you can see the passion and energy in their eyes and it is contagious.  Always with a positive attitude toward the industry they have nothing but great admiration for their peers and respect for their fellow florists. From the Michigan Florist Association Press Release

Design Contest Winners

  • Way to go Debbie Royal of Royal Expressions Flowers & Gifts, Blissfield, MI for winning 3rd place in the Great Lakes Floral Expo professional division design contest themed Loving Memory. Debbie also took home 2nd place in the professional division design contest themed Surprise, Surprise.
  • Congrats to Robbin Yelverton of Blumz… by JR Designs in Detroit MI for taking home 1st place in the Great Lakes Floral Expo academy division design contest themed It’s A Party.
  • Big congrats to Rae Roberts-Griffith of True Colors Artistry for winning 1st runner up in the prestigious 2013 Lincoln Cup at the 2013 Illinois State Florist Association Convention.
  • Congratulations to Judy Fitzpatrick of Just Judy’s Flowers in Pensacola, FL for winning second place in the Northwest Florida Florists’ Association’s February Design Contest.
  • Congratulations to April Ridge of Alyce’s Floral Designs in Ft Walton Beach, FL for winning third place in the Northwest Florida Florists’ Association’s February Design Contest.

Congrats again, everyone!

I do my best to find our florists’ achievements through various association emails and online posts. If I left you out, please let me know and I will add you ASAP!

FSN Awards Banquet

Flowers for the Awards Banquet

Everyone deserves a little recognition for a job well done. At FSN, it’s our job to help local florists succeed, and recently we rewarded those on our team who are the very best at it!

Brock Atwill, President of FSN excitedly recognized our best team members. Cindy Prichard announcing award winners.

Brock Atwill, President of FSN, and Cindy Prichard, Sales Manager, led the event.

Flower Shop Network Winners

The Flower Shop Network Crew

FSN Divisions Winners

FSN Divisions (Wedding & Party Network, FSN Funeral Homes & FGmarket)

More pictures from this year’s Awards Banquet.

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Local Florist Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year - Monday Morning Flowers

A big congratulations is in order to Georgianne Vinicombe of Monday Morning Flower & Balloon Company in Princeton NJ for being named Entrepreneur of the Year in her community! This is a big honor!

Georgianne, President and co-owner of Monday Morning Flowers truly goes above and beyond in her roles at the flower shop. Georgianne is an avid social media guru, speaks at state and regional florist conventions, makes great videos, writes a fantastic Smile Blog, and so much more!

“We seem to be known at our local chamber as “hard working” retailers and because of our longevity, with both being in business and a member of the chamber. We are sort of known for being there for local non-profit with donations, products, etc. I’m just super excited that they chose a florist for the honor, more so than they chose me,” says Georgianne.

Georgianne works hard to keep her flower shop in the spotlight in her community. It’s great to see they are now shining back on her for all of her hard work and dedication to her business. Way to go, Georgianne and the entire Monday Morning team!

Florist Spotlight: Flowers By Bobbi Wins Big For Customer Service

Flowers By Bobbi Award

Designer Sharon Cargill (left) and owner Bobbi Mewhinney (right)

It’s always a great honor to win an award, especially given by your community. Flowers by Bobbi in Florence, OR. was recently honored by the Florence Area Chamber of Commerce for their amazing customer service.

It’s not easy to win a customer service award. Bobbi and her team have to really know their stuff when it comes to helping customers in their flower shop and even on deliveries. It’s not just about arranging pretty flowers, it’s about going the extra mile to make something truly special. Just take a look at some of their reviews and see for yourself:
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Flower Shop Network Announces Top Honors of 2008

Flower Shop Network recently announced the recipients of the sales achievement awards for 2008.  FSN President Brock Atwill presented these awards at the company’s annual sales breakfast held this year at the Paragould Community Center in Paragould, Arkansas.

Lynn Reavis took the top honors and was declared the 2008 Salesperson of the Year. Congratulations are also in order for annual sales contest winners. Leslie Cox, who was named Rookie of the Year in 2007, joins Cathy Condray in receiving all-expense paid vacation packages.

Established in March 1999, Flower Shop Network, Inc. is the parent company of FlowerShopNetwork.com, an online florists’ directory providing web hosting and internet advertising for over 6,000 member florists across the United States and Canada.

For more information, call 1-800-858-9925 or visit www.FlowerShopNetwork.com.

Lynn Reavis of Flower Shop Network

Lynn Reavis of Flower Shop Network
Cathy Condray and Leslie Cox of Flower Shop Network

Cathy Condray and Leslie Cox of Flower Shop Network