On 20th Avenue just west of Marketplace Foods, Meiers Floral has opened in the building that houses Carribean Color. This is a partnership between Williston native Kyle Mayer, and Jean Meiers who owned a floral business in Stanley for a decade. They offer full floral services, including weddings and events.
(Jean Meier - Co-Owner) "We have always had an emphasis on weddings and floral work, but now that we are opening a full time shop, we really want to focus on sympathy work, everyday design...any floral needs that people might have."
For co-owner Kyle...this business is a dream come true.
(Kyle Mayer - Co-Owner) "This is a dream come true for me. I went to school for graphic design and took a few classes in floral design and I just took to it."
Meiers Floral is open 7 days a week.
The owners of The View in Minot have recently purchased Southview Assisted Living located between Dakota Square Mall and Wal-Mart. Southview is much smaller than your typical center, only having space for 8 residents. That is certainly one reason residents say they enjoy it here...the small, home-like atmosphere. Michelle Schmitt is the director. She says that feel keeps everyone happy.
(Michelle Schmitt - Director) "Family home setting...we try to do everything as close to as being at home as possible. We have the dining room for small groups and a living room on the other side."
Schmitt says they currently have two openings at Southview.
Finally, along 16th Street, Tesoro is in the midst of an expansion that will greatly improve the facility. Obviously the outside is getting a make-over, but the inside is growing to bring in larger bathrooms and more room for merchandise. Lori Zavalney says the hope is to be complete with the renovation by sometime in March.
With Business Beat, I'm Perry Olson.