FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Phoenix, AZ)— Teleflora has narrowed the contenders for the 2nd Annual Tom Butler Retailer of the Year Award from 100 florist nominations to 10. Arizona Florist, a Phoenix flower shop, is proud to celebrate the fact that they have been named as one of the top 10 finalists for the award. This year's award recipient will be announced and honored at the American Floral Endowment (AFE) Fundraising Dinner in conjunction with the Society of American Florists (SAF) Maui 2016.
Owner Brad Denham stated, "It is an honor for our business to be considered a worthy candidate for this prestigious award. The possibility of Teleflora bestowing an award on us that embodies the reputation and commitment of Tom Butler is truly humbling".
In 2015, Teleflora established the Retailer of the Year Award to honor Tom Butler, Teleflora’s past chairman. It is the company’s desire to use the award to recognize a retail florist and Teleflora member that best embodies Tom’s legacy. Tom died in 2014 after battling cancer. In addition to running a first-class retail operation and providing excellent flower delivery Phoenix, award winners show the highest level of commitment and service to their local community, are dedicated ambassadors to the floral industry, and provide leadership and guidance to fellow florists.
As Denham continued, “As a local Phoenix florist, we strive every day to do excellent work and ensure that we deliver only the best to our customers. We are so appreciative of the staff at Teleflora for recognizing our sincere efforts to honor the opportunity our community has given us to serve them.”
About Arizona Florist:
Arizona Florist is the state's largest volume full-service floral and gifting retailer, open and delivering flowers valley-wide 7 days a week. Committed to providing the highest quality flowers and service, Arizona Florist delivers flower arrangements for any occasion, custom designs, funeral and sympathy arrangements, fruit baskets, gourmet baskets, balloon arrangements, and chocolates.
The company is a division of parent company Arizona Family Florist, located in Phoenix, AZ. Arizona Family Florist was founded in 2005 and has quickly become one of the industry's leading floral and gift providers. Their multi-channel approach to retailing has spawned a diverse family of brands all housed under one roof, dubbed the Phoenix Flower District. Their brands include Arizona Flower Market, a wholesale flower and decor market open to the public, and LUX Wedding Florist, an award-winning, full-service bridal and event floral design studio.