2013 Chamber of Commerce Woman Business Leader of the Year

Each year the Eugene Chamber of Commerce honors women business leaders in the Eugene area who are business owners or primary managers who have demonstrated a commitment to our community as well as their success in the business world. One woman is named as the Business Woman of the Year. Our owner, Shirley Lyons, was honored in 2011 with the title for her long-standing dedication the the Eugene community and her career achievements in the floral industry.  The 2013 winner of the title is Sharon Rudnick- Shareholder, Owner and Attorney for Harrang Long Gary Rudnick. Congratulations Sharon!

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Dandelions was asked to create the centerpieces and award bouquets for the Award Luncheon this year and we delighted in designing seasonal but modern arrangements for the event. We chose bright pops of yellow and green that were accented with copper flat wire, magnolia leaves and natural bark elements.

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Track and Field Olympic Trials

Here in Eugene we were so excited to again host the US Track and Field Olympic Trials at historic Hayward Field. Dandelions created the award bouquets for each athlete who will travel to London as an Olympian. A total of 120 athletes were awarded and we worked with the committees color scheme to create a yellow and green bouquet rich in textures. Spider mums, green trick dianthus, solid aster, green chyrsanthemums and yellow chrysanthemums were accented with bear grass and river grass. With world records and meet records set it was an exciting week of track and field to watch. Congratulations Olympians!

Our littlest florist, Shiloh, checks out her mom’s work!

She had plenty of fun with her mini bouquet

We also designed centerpieces and arrangements for British Petroleum’s hospitality suite on site at Hayward Field and at their hotel. It was great that their logo colors happened to match perfectly with our own UO! We used long-lasting tropicals to combat the outdoor venue and 14 day length of the event. What a fun job we have!

The hotel entrance flowers were a mixture of oncidium orchids, pincushion protea, bromeliad blossoms and grasses