By Joseph Pratt
Local floral and craft aficionado Beth Bennett has recently opened the doors of her latest business venture, Bennett’s Floral Design. The Minford business sits on High Street and offers silk and fresh flower arrangements, funeral floral arrangements, balloon bouquets, and more.
Bennett said that the decision to pursue her interest in floral arrangements was a mutual agreement and partnership with her husband. After the two closed their relations with another local business, they decided to invest in Bennett’s talent for floral and craft items.
Bennett said that she has had no formal professional experience with the business, but she has been arranging her own products for years, as well as friends and family.
The craft and floral artist said that once people began seeing her work, they wanted to hire her to create personalized items for them.
“I’ve usually only worked for friends and family, and not professionally, with floral designs. I’ve always enjoyed stuff like this and I finally began asking myself why not try to make a profit off something I enjoy,” Bennett said.
Bennett said that she began working on products for students in a study hall, which is what finally made her decide to pursue the business venture.
“There hasn’t been a flower shop in Minford for years and we are happy to offer that service,” Bennett said. “We are also very happy to have the community’s support, too. We believe there is a need for this kind of business out here.”
Bennett said that she has had a great opening month and many positive reviews.
“I have a Facebook page for the business and people are very kind on there and have given me great reviews,” Bennett said. “I’ve really enjoyed working with my customers over the past few months and I look forward to much more.”
Bennett said that while they were officially opened only weeks ago, she has been operating out of her house for a few months, providing arrangements for prom, Mother’s Day, and more.
Bennett’s Floral Design is at 563 High Street in Minford, Ohio. For questions and inquiries, contact the shop at 740-820-3922.
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