To share her story and represent New Hampshire florists, Molly Meulenbroek of Studley Flower Gardens in Rochester, NH recently traveled to Washington, DC to meet with lawmakers, as an advocate for the floral industry.
Rochester, NH – On March 14th, Molly Meulenbroek, of Studley Flower Gardens in Rochester, NH joined nearly 120 growers, wholesalers, retailers and suppliers from 30 states, in Washington, DC for the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) 37th Annual Congressional Action Days (CAD).
CAD is organized by SAF to provide business owners the opportunity to connect directly with legislators on the issues impacting the floral industry. This year, the non-partisan SAF delegation focused its energy on three core issues: tax reform, immigration reform and industry research funding.
The meetings on Capitol Hill took place over two days and SAF President-Elect, Bill LaFever, PFCI, of the Bill Doran Company in Rockford, Illinois, reminded delegates in his welcome address, “…especially in a charged political environment, real-world, personal stories matter.”
This was Meulenbroek’s first time serving as a delegate in the congressional meetings, and after meeting with staff members of NH lawmakers, Molly said, “It was a truly empowering experience to participate in the political process and know my voice as a business owner is being heard.”
About Studley Flower Gardens
Studley’s Flower Garden has delighted its customers with fresh flowers and garden services from its downtown Rochester, New Hampshire, location for nearly 90 years. Since its inception, the business has grown to include a retail flower and gift shop, a full range of floral design services, an extensive selection of annual and perennial garden plants, plus landscaping and irrigation services. Today, Studley’s continues to offer personalized service and customized solutions for every flower and garden lover’s needs and interests.
For more information about Studley Flower Gardens, visit www.studleys.com.