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PAGE 12 UPPER PENINSULA BUSINESS TODAY AUGUST 2017
Pam’s Petals opens in Escanaba
ESCANABA — Floral shop Pam’s Petals opened in May at 1208 Ludington St., Escanaba. Owned by Pam and Jason Frossard, the business carries fresh cut flowers, houseplants, Carson’s chimes, candles and other floral supplies.
“We arrange flowers for all occa- sions — sympathy, wedding/special events and every day. We also deliver to Escanaba, Bark River, Powers, Gladstone, Rapid River and inbe- tween,” the Frossards said. “We spe- cialize in creating original and cus- tom-designed arrangements as well as traditional arrangements. We pride ourselves on being able to incorporate just about anything into a design. We make specialty bouquets for commu- nity events such as ice shows, dance recitals and many more.”
The Frossards are bothe Delta County natives and resie in Ford River Township with their two chil- dren. Jason has worked at the local Ford dealership since high school — now Riverside Ford. Pam has had an assortment of jobs throughout the years, but never seemed to find quite where she belonged until starting at Flinn’s Flowers & Garden Center in Escanaba in 2013, where she started as a cashier. When an opportunity arose to learn floral design, she jumped at the chance. In 2015, she became the manager of the floral department until the store closed in the beginning of May 2017, follow- ing Wally Flinn’s retirement. Unable to imagine doing anything else for the rest of her life, she decided to open her own floral shop.
“Flowers bring joy to our hearts even in the most difficult of times. The memory will far outlast the life of the flowers — just as a mother will always remember the dandelions
picked by their children which they proudly displayed on the table. Pam believes that a piece of you should be in every arrangement, so stop in or call & order that special someone a unique design made especially for them,” the Frossards stated in a press
Ashley Furniture HomeStore to open new
store in Marquette
MARQUETTE — Ashley Furniture HomeStore in Escanaba is expanding to offer an additional loca- tion in the Upper Peninsula. The expansive showroom will be located on US-41 in Marquette across from the Marquette Mall. Extensive remodeling to both the interior and exterior of the new location is expect- ed to be completed by mid-to-late August. The store will be open to the public soon after.
“The store’s interior design, encompassing two levels in the store, includes modern and functional décor to meet all budgets and styles. With complete home furniture room settings and finishing touches of table lamps, area rugs, wall art and acces- sories, Ashley HomeStore has some- thing for everyone,” store officials said in a press release.
This is the second Ashley Furniture HomeStore owned and operated by the Jensen family. When the Jensen’s opened their Escanaba HomeStore in 2006, it was the 239th HomeStore in the U.S.. There are now more than 700 Ashley Furniture HomeStore locations worldwide, and the Jensen family is proud to bring this shopping experience to Marquette. The new store will staff approximately 15 employees, and will be open 7 days a week.
The Jensen family also operates Guindon Moving and Storage out of both Negaunee and Escanaba. Roger and Mary Jane Jensen originally pur- chased Guindon Moving and Storage in 1981 and started Roger’s Furniture in 1991. The companies continued to expand into different markets when their son, Scott (wife Sindy) and their daughter, Kelly entered full time into the businesses. In 2006 Roger’s
Furniture was converted and expand- ed to the Ashley HomeStore of Escanaba which brought creative and quality furnishings to the central UP. The companies are blessed to have many long term and dedicated employees that have made it possible to grow the companies in the fashion they have.
Kelly Jensen, owner/general man- ager of the two HomeStore’s stated, “The response that we’ve received from the Marquette community has been tremendous. We’re proud and excited to get to know our customers and serve the Marquette area as the number one furniture store brand, and we look forward to earning their loyalty and trust.”
Scott Jensen co-owner added, “As long-time residents of Marquette, my wife Sindy and I are excited to be a part of bringing the Ashley HomeStore concept to the Marquette area.”
The store will feature bedroom, dining room, upholstery, motion upholstery, leather, occasional tables, entertainment centers, home office, youth bedroom, recliners, mattresses, lamps, accent pillows, throws, area rugs and décor accessories. The youth bedroom section showcases a place for children to have a little fun and invite them to experience the creative selection of kids’ bunk, trundle and conventional beds; desks, mattresses and dressers. The bedding gallery exhibits the most popular mattress brands, including Ashley Sleep,
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