New Life…New Owner
Dawn Usher Takes The Reigns at New Life Flowers and Gifts
It’s been business as usual at New Life Flowers and Gifts. Not many people would even recognize any changes at all. But…there has been a big change…Stephanie Long has sold the business to long-time employee, Dawn Usher.
“Dawn was the very first full-time employee I ever hired. She had been with me, off and on, for the past 28 years. She and I have seen a lot of changes together, and I am happy to see her moving forward with the business. The reigns are now in her hands and I wish her the very best,” states Stephanie.
Dawn started in this industry in May of 1979 at Flowers-n-Things in Rincon. They are no longer in business. With a total of 39 years in the industry, her talent in floral design has just continued to grow.
“This has been a life-long dream. I have always wanted to own my own flower shop,” Dawn says.
For the past several years, Stephanie has thought of selling the shop. But, as they say, timing is everything. So, when she was ready, she approached Dawn with her idea.
“I had no idea if I could pull it off, but I asked her to give me a number. We were able to work it out, and here I am,” says Dawn of her recent purchase.
The actual change of ownership happened on January 1 of this year. Yes, it has been four months now, and the shop is running full steam ahead. “We have been extremely busy since the change, work has been very steady,” adds Dawn.
Dawn wants all her customers to know that New Life Flowers and Gifts still offers the same great products and services as always. Fresh flowers bring new life and energy to any space. So, always think of them when it’s time for a new arrangement for any occasion.
New Life Flowers and Gifts is not just a florist. It is a gift shop stocking all the latest and best gift items, and they carry unique items to decorate any room in your home.
Dawn is proud to carry on the tradition of New Life…being the florist and gift shop that makes the ordinary, extraordinary.
So, stop by and congratulate Dawn on her new venture. She and her staff will continue to give you the “little extra” that helps set them apart.