Last month, our wonderful boss Shirley Lyons was installed as the President of the Society of American Florists (SAF), a trade association representing the U.S. floral industry that has been around for 130 years. Not only is she their first woman president, she is also the first Oregonian to serve. What an accomplishment! And what an example to women! We are so proud of her!
Shirley’s love for her community and desire to touch lives and make everyday things just that much more special is evident in the community contests and events Dandelions hosts, and the employees at Dandelions get to benefit from this great-heartedness up close. We get the everyday view of Shirley that not everyone sees, and for this Bosses Day, we wanted her to catch a glimpse of how we see her, a sense of who she is to us. Each staff-member at Dandelions picked a word or two to describe Shirley, so she’d know how special she is to us:
Working on Elton John’s flowers!
Juggling grand kids
“Dynamic, and an educator.” – Jodie
Big-hearted and generous.” – Brenda
“Energetic.” – Marie
“Simpatica y suave.” – ShariAnn
“World-traveler. “ – Tami
“Inspirational.” – Tovi
“Comedian.” – Julianne
“Motivated. Fun-loving.” – Martha
“Sympathetic.” – Diana
KMTR’s Job Swap with Jordan Steele
Making arrangements for the U. of O. Olympic trials.
“Passionate.” – Sophie
“Madame President! And Gregarious.” – Cindy
“Vivacious.” – Sharon
“Appreciative. She is grateful for our service in her company.” – Beth
“Driven.” – Chela
“lively, positive.” – Stephanie
To our boss, Shirley Lyons: Happy Bosses Day!
Shirley with Eugene Emerald’s Sluggo on Valentine’s Day.
Presenting Eugene’s Favorite Mom Contest winner with her prize.