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BEWARE where you click during the holidays!

Friday, November 19th, 2010

A Google search for b brooks fine flowers reveals a sponsored add (see below) with a link to Proflowers;  There they lurk, clothed in our fine reputation,  shady and deceptive, hiding behind our name attempting to divert customers from us to themselves.  So go ahead – click on that ad – it costs them money…just do not buy anything from them unless that is your intention.   Let this be a warning to everyone that the bad guys are out there prowling.  When you click on a link, any link, be sure the web address that you land on is the one you want.

What can we do to protect ourselves and stop Proflowers sleazy business strategies?  Well, stay tuned and follow our story:  Protecting Our Brand In the meantime, maybe some smart IP lawyers, judges and politicians will comment on this.


Design By Nature

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

New member Design By Nature in Baltimore, MD www.designbynaturemd.com has a lovely feature in the Oct/Nov 2010  issue of Chesapeake Home!

Owner Robert Honaker launched the store, which features full-service floral design, a well-edited selection of containers and green accessories in a pet-friendly atmosphere, this past August.

With  a 25 year career in floral design, his idea was to meet the needs of the community for a local green florist- using local materials, recycling as much as possible and offering customers an example of how they can incorporate this approach  into what they do on their own.  Some techniques he employs are carrying exclusive items such as  refillable, organic candles in recycled glass containers and having a charitable component built into the sale of select products.

Inspired by advise from an 80-year-old woman:  “When you’re green you grow and when you’re ripe you rot.”, Honaker intends to maintain a reputation for being a new kind of store for a new era of retail!


Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

The Giants made franchise history with a 3-1 triumph over the Rangers in Game 5 of the World Series, ignoring their underdog status to capture the 106th Fall Classic, four games to one.

A proven yet unlikely hero combined with the team’s most recognizable star to elevate San Francisco to unprecedented heights. Read more.