It is not everyday that a person receives acknowledgement from their peers and community for their hard work. That is why I was truly surprised to receive Orleans County Chamber’s Business Person of The Year Award on 9/22/17. An honor I will never forget and I would like to share my words of acceptance from the banquet.–
I am honored to accept this award tonight. 18 years ago, almost to this day, I lost a job of 10 years I loved and depended on. It was time to create a new dream and that is when I had my first meeting to purchase Bloom’s Flower Shop. A doored closed but another one opened…
I would like to recognize the 3 Previous Owners for their hard work in cultivating the 82 year old legacy, Bloom’s Flower Shop. The Bloom’s, Tumb’s and Oakley’s.
I would also like to thank My staff over the last 18 years & all our Family and Friends who come work with us during peak holiday seasons at the store.
My Husband Brian and Business Partner in all 3 of our Business. Bloom’s Flower Shop, Brian London Electric, BGL Fly Fishing
The Chamber for recognizing me in such a meaningful way.
And All our loyal customers and new customers who trust us daily to create their floral designs.
Being successful in life & business is not just about mastering the bookkeeping, technique, marketing, buying/selling or even the money made. It is about those relationships you foster with your customers and community and the trust built. I hope I will continue to be inspired by those we service and our community in the years that follow. Because it is those special moments shared with our customers of laughter and tears that keep this Florist going to her shop every day.