November Chamber Spotlight- The Florette

The history that lies within a town is what can set it apart from the rest.  The buildings, the stories, and the characters of past years, all contribute to the legacy and vibrancy of a community.  Sometimes, the hardest legacies to keep alive are the long-standing businesses that have been greeting visitors and capturing new residents for decades.  Watching a business transition is incredible, as it is not an easy task.  Ord is truly lucky to have the legacy of several businesses transition that live on in new ownership and, sometimes, new families.  One of those legacies is The Florette.

The Florette “found its roots” in Ord in 1936 with its original owner Celia Zabloudil, starting as a flower and gift shop.  Over the next 80 years, the business transitioned to various locations and families who would own the business for a decade or two, then transition it on to the next owner.  The Florette found its current store front location in 1965.  

Two years ago, Kate Zangger took an entrepreneurial leap by inquiring with the owners about the potential to purchase The Florette and the transition was finalized in the fall of 2021. It was her vision to build on the existing legacy of the floral shop. The transformation started with bringing fresh energy to the appearance of the shop through a complete update of the retail space and its offerings; and it continues by fostering a creative team that collectively prioritizes growth and communication while using their limitless creative potential to elevate the designs for our clients.

Through the years this shop in downtown Ord has served the community and surrounding areas during times of sadness and joy. Local customers have sustained The Florette through many decades and add value today by choosing this business for their fresh floral needs ranging from a single arrangement to floral designs for an entire event, along with selecting gifts from the abundant selection of items. Kate and her team of five enjoy assisting customers with putting together unique gifts for the special people in your lives and can deliver anything you can find in store!  

To learn more about all the services offered at The Florette, visit their newly renovated storefront at 1430 L Street in Ord.  You can also view their items online by visiting their website at www.theflorette.ord.com or following them on social media. Don’t miss their holiday open house happening Thursday, November 30, 2023 from 3:00-7:00 PM.

Website: www.theflorette.ord.com

Facebook: @theflorette

Instagram: @thefloretteord

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