Sunday, February 17, 2013
Let us know about your experiences at Don Henefer Jewelers.
Have you just had the greatest customer service experience, or worst off, a bad one? Well, here’s your opportunity to let others know. Each week, we’re giving a readers a chance to rate a business in Florissant and tell others what they’ve experienced. It’s very simple. Just click on the link provided of the business’s name, and rate it from there. You can write a small review as well as give between one and five stars. This week, we’re putting Don Henefer Jewelers in the hot seat for a review. Tell us what you think about the business, or any of the businesses in our directory.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
We're asking readers to chime in on businesses they hope come to town.
With the Walmart development possibly on its way and the former Value City building under construction, it begs the question of what could come to town next. While there’s no word on another big development coming to town, it doesn’t hurt to hope and dream for that next big business or restaurant, so let’s hear it. What would you like to see come to town or be built in town? Vote below in our poll or comment and let us know what you would like to see come in town.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
In our new weekly feature, readers and residents can review local businesses in town.
Have you just had the greatest customer service experience, or worst off, a bad one? Well, here’s your opportunity to let others know. Each week, we’re giving a readers a chance to rate a business in Florissant and tell others what they’ve experienced. It’s very simple. Just click on the link provided of the business’s name, and rate it from there. You can write a small review as well as give between one and five stars. This week, we’re putting Florissant residents to the test with Dooley’s Florist and Gifts. You can always go through our directory at any time and review any business in Florissant.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
The first Christmas holiday as a married couple should be special, and we hope to make the most of it.
Christmas shopping has been a bit of a beast this year. It’s required a bit more thinking and creativity to celebrate our first Christmas as a married couple together. I want it to be truly special and memorable, and I hoped to give him a special gift to commemorate the holiday season spirit. That seems to be a taller task than I had imagined. In past years, we’ve given each other a list and a budget that we would stay within. This year, we exchanged lists, but we didn’t set a budget, and we each had our own ideas of something else we wanted in addition to the lists. We entered dangerous territory on that one. In past years, I’ve gotten him wallets, clothes, a valet tote—to place his constantly forgotten keys, wallet and cellphone and …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Chamber's members are busy with upcoming events.
Florissant has a lot going on within the community, and our chamber is no exception. The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce hosts a number of meetings and events, we’re keeping the community in the loop about their latest happenings. Check out what the chamber and its members have coming up:
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
"Florissant Patch" dives into researching the lack of office towers in North County.
In recent months, Florissant Patch has examined our community in the context of business. One of the angles we decided to explore was the lack of high-rise towers in the North County, more specifically, Florissant area. More commonly known for its retail and restaurant offerings, Florissant has deep business roots along with an active chamber of commerce. Therefore, it seemed peculiar that we wouldn’t have more business towers or offices in our community. For the past couple of months, we’ve called, researched and interviewed officials and experts in real estate regarding Florissant as a business hub, and we’re presenting a three-part series that we’ve titled, “Florissant Office Spaces.” In the series, we’ll explore the necessary …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The granddaughter of John Goeke, founder of Goeke Produce, sat down with "Florissant Patch" to share memories of her grandfather and the latest news on the historic family business.
John Goeke’s granddaughter Tricia Stout has fond memories of spending time at the Goeke Produce store in Old Town Florissant during her childhood. “When we were there, we knew we had to work,” Stout said. “Grandpa was one of the people I idolized in my life, and you knew he wouldn’t let you just sit around.” Stout said she remembers that she and several of her cousins would go to the store and put up bananas, peel onions and do other tasks assigned by Goeke. Since Goeke died nearly 10 years ago, Stout said her mother Karen Ormsby now runs the store, along with Ormsby’s sister Lynne Combest and two other sisters. She said the sisters took over the store about five years before Goeke died, when he officially retired. Stout told Florissant …
Friday, July 29, 2011
The candidates answered questions about the relations between councilors and administration.
What should Florissant do to attract more high-level commercial businesses? Mark Behlmann, Ward 3: The City of Florissant has a stigma hanging over it. The perception related to businesses coming into the city is negative. This perception is due to the uncertainty of its previous and current leadership. This perception needs to be changed starting with the city council's ability to work together. Communication and hard work within the council itself starts the healing process. Joe Eagan, Ward 3: All cities throughout the nation have experienced tough times due to the recession. This recession is one of the worst economic periods that this country has ever endured. This recession has had a devastating effect on many of our lives. Many have …