In January of 2014, my husband Kevin and I purchased the established business of Meant To Be in downtown DeWitt. At that time we added fresh flowers to the store, which was the reason for the name change to Meant To Be With Flowers. I completed Floral Design Schooling in West Palm Beach from South Florida Center for Floral studies in 2013. It had always been a passion for me to become a floral designer and I truly enjoy decorating and searching for new, unique ideas!
I grew up in a small town in Northeastern Iowa on a dairy farm, and I have always had a passion to work hard, play hard, be kind and pray! I feel very fortunate to own a small business in DeWitt and to be a part of this thriving community! I realize that owning a small business takes lots of hard work, commitment, and a dedication to make every customer that comes in the door feel like they are special. Our main focus at Meant To Be With Flowers is for people to feel welcome and regardless if they purchase anything or not, that they feel at home! I enjoy hearing our customers call this their “happy place”, or when they say they would like to “bottle our smell up and take home”! We have a special candle always burning, butter maple syrup is our signature scent. One of our hometown customer service details is every customer that comes in the door is greeted with a delicious chocolate mint.
DeWitt is becoming a “destination small town” and I am honored to be part of the retail businesses. I feel we do our best to direct people to other shops in town if they are looking for something that we do not offer. When customers realize that the retail businesses are working together it makes their shopping experience even more rewarding. As a businesses owners I really enjoy the DCDC’s Look Local First Campaign we have lots of customers, local and visitors to the community, talking about the program and the Chamber Bucks drawings. It is exciting to hear customers for miles away talking so highly of DeWitt!
My husband Kevin and I are blessed with four wonderful children, Jenna 25, Krista 23, Colin 20, and Kara 16. I enjoy golfing, exercising, spending time with family and the long hours of being a small business owner. I feel my reward for the long hours and commitment to the business is helping people find those unique gift items, decorating for hours for each holiday, which our entire store is now Christmas! And of course I love to visit with customer and listen to their likes in home décor! Have a Happy Holiday Season and stop by to view our decorated LIVE Window during the upcoming Hometown Christmas Window Walk, on December 2nd!
Lisa Duffy – Owner of Meant to Be With Flowers
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