Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Presidents April Message


Spring is finally here. Domestic goddess love this time of year as every nook and cranny gets refreshed. Spring cleaning is also a good time to evaluate how things look and how our home is functioning. We strip out the old and throw out the broken, the project that never came about and the clutter.

Spring cleaning is also a good thing to do in our shops too! Clean up just like you do at home. Clean the walls, sweep the corners, throw out the ribbon you haven't used for 10 years, trash the old vases or sell them. Don't forget to spring clean the books and magazines. Evaluate your cost of goods, labor costs or other expenses you see as too high and clean them up as needed.

As we clean up our shops and business we'll be more prepared for the holidays that come at us back to back this year. Happy Spring Cleaning

Tracy Barlow AIFD, UPFA President

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


***********SAVE THE DATE ALERT****************
The 2011 State Convention and Annual Meeting will be held
June 25th and 26th at the Deer Valley Resort in Park City.
Last Years convention was a smashing hit so you don't want to
miss this year.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Expecting News

The Utah Professional Florist Association would like to announce and congratulate our illustrious secretary, Jeremy Trentelman and his family on expecting a new little one to join them. Jeremy does a fantastic job with UPFA and we appreciate all his hard work. Congrats Super Dad!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Shop Strolls

The Utah Professional Florist Association's 2011 kick off event this year will be something a little bit different. 
This year we will be starting free continuing educational events, "Shop strolls". Once a month there will be a tour hosted by a different shop to help foster a sense community within the floral industry here in Utah. These events will be great opportunities to meet with other florists to discuss the latest trends and discover different ways of looking at how we run our stores. 
Tracy Barlow, AIFD. will be hosting our first flower tour at the Window Box in Layton. Come check it out, learn about your neighbors and see what works at the Window Box. If there are any questions please call Tracy at 801 546-932
The tour starts at 6:30. There will be light refreshments. Please RSVP so Tracy will know how many guests to accommodate for, Space is limited. We will see everyone there!

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Great Loss for the Utah Floral Community

Mark H. Tillotson
(June 1, 1941 - October 14, 2010)

The world lost a caring, giving, kind, loving, wonderful, humble, devoted, wise, hardworking and humorous husband, father and friend, Mark Henry Tillotson. He peacefully passed away Thursday, October 14, 2010 at home with his loving daughter and son-in-law by his side, due to complications of cancer. He was born June 1, 1941, the son of Mark L. and Olive Klenke Tillotson. He was a life-long resident of Ogden and graduated from Ogden High in 1959. His grandparents started the business that he nurtured and loved all his life, Klenke Floral was his passion, pride and joy. Mark worked hard every day of his life because working was what he loved to do. He spent a lifetime pleasing and serving the community of Ogden. He considered his employees and customers his friends and family. He and his wife made countless life time “floral” friends. He worked alongside his parents and later his wife and children. Mark married his eternal companion, Paula Jean Beech Tillotson on November 16, 1974. They were married for time and all eternity in the Ogden LDS Temple in 1989. They raised three children; Eric Tillotson, of California; a daughter, his pride and joy, Andrea and amazing son-in-law, Scotty Scoggins; a special son Markie, who returned to his Father in Heaven in 1999. He missed him every day. He was proud of his two wonderful grandsons, Tyson and Cooper and his daughter -in-law Candace (Lance) Roberts. He taught his children to work hard and served others with love and compassion. His example of hard work, honesty, loyalty and determination will be remembered by all. He is also survived by his sister, Rawnie (Rod) Murphy, Burley ID; his brothers and sisters in-law, Paul and Jacquie, Larry and Caren, Jon and Shirley, Carl and Joan, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Elks and Eagles where he played cards with the same friends for 40 years. Mark enjoyed many activities such as bowling, The Ogden Gun club, shooting traps and reloading shells with his life-long friend Buck, time spent with his friends and family in Star Valley and St. George riding four wheelers, playing Mexican train, and golfing were always a cherished memory. He also enjoyed cruising, traveling, and family vacations with his wife and children. He loved vintage cars and old movies. His favorite past-time was sharing Creamies with his dog Lucky, while in the comfort of his Lazy Boy watching his favorite show, Two and a Half Men. He was a member The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in many callings and he looked forward to his home teaching. He believed in the power of prayer and had a very special relationship with the Lord. He will be reunited with his mother, father, wife and son in Heaven. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 20th at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. The family will meet friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mark “Tilly” Tillotson Scholarship fund at Weber County School District, 5320 So. Adams Ave. Ogden, Utah, 84405. Email condolences to the family at:

Saturday, August 28, 2010

More Convention Photos!

More photos from the Utah State Florist's Convention!  Leave a comment if you see a picture of you, an arrangement you liked or a friend.