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PassionRoses Appointed Official Rose of the 70th Annual Tony Awards

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

MIAMI, FL–(Marketwired – Jun 15, 2016) – When it came time to selecting roses befitting of a Broadway Star, the Tony Awards turned to PassionRoses. PassionRoses is proud to partner with the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League to be the Official Rose of the 2016 Tony Awards.

The 70th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden, aired on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 12, 2016, live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. A stunning rose wall, built by Raúl Àvila Inc. and comprised of 70,000 hand-picked red PassionRoses grown in the fields of Colombia, took center stage alongside Broadway theatres’ finest as they posed for photos and walked the red carpet.

Also from Bogota, Colombia was celebrity event designer Raúl Àvila whose team designed and constructed the magnificent PassionRoses rose wall.

“I am honored to be designing the red carpet for the Tony Awards for the second time,” says Àvila. “This year, I was inspired to by the striking red roses, which I feel captured the impact and elegance of the Theater and the Tony Awards.”

“Partnering with The Tony Awards is an incredible opportunity for PassionRoses to share in the celebration of the best of the best,” says PassionRoses founder Jaime Peisach. “Gifting roses has always been a theater tradition of celebrating a job well done, and we are so pleased to have our roses shown in such an extravagant fashion on the red carpet.”

“The rose is a symbol of love and admiration — and therefore, roses seemed like the perfect setting for an industry we adore and one with so much passion within it. We were honored to have PassionRoses partner with us as we celebrated our 70th Anniversary, last night,” said Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing and Charlotte St. Martin, President, The Broadway League.

For more information on this year’s Tony Awards and for images of the Red Carpet, please log onto www.TonyAwards.com/presskit.

About PassionRoses

PassionGrowers, founded in 2001, is a family-oriented company dedicated to growing and providing the most beautiful and highest-quality roses. Passion Growers’ 200 varieties of roses can be found in more than 5,000 retail and grocery stores around the country, and online under the brand name PassionRoses.

We support the communities where we live and work through education, donations, and community outreach, and provide continuing educational efforts for employees. Passion Growers farms were voted a Great Place to Work® in Colombia, and it shows in every rose. We are committed to sustainable agriculture and environmentally friendly practices, and our Ipanema farms are BASC and Rainforest Alliance Certified™.

PassionRoses is the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl and the Official Rose of Miss America. For more information on PassionRoses visit www.PassionRoses.com.

About The Tony Awards 

The 2016 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. At The Broadway League, Robert E. Wankel is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is President. At the American Theatre Wing, William Ivey Long is Chairman and Heather A. Hitchens is President. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2016 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss also served as Director of the 2016 Tony Awards.

About Raúl Àvila Inc. 

Raúl Àvila Inc. is a high end event production company that specializes in décor and floral design, servicing clients in the fashion industry. Known most widely for designing the décor for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala, Raúl Àvila Inc produces events on any scale from small dinner gatherings to elaborate benefits and weddings to fashion shows. Raúl Àvila and his team bring vision to reality with ease, instilling a sense of calm that is valued by clients in the fast-paced world of special events.

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PassionRoses Appointed the Official Rose of the 2016 Miss America Competition

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

 

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MIAMI, FL–(September 01, 2015) – The Miss America Organization has once again turned to PassionRoses, for the sixth year in a row, to provide roses befitting a beauty queen and her court. We are proud to partner with the Miss America Organization and be the Official Rose of the 2016 Miss America Competition. The 2016 Miss America Competition will be broadcast live from the Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, September 13, 2015 on ABC.

Our special pageant bouquets, made with red PassionRoses grown in the savannah of Bogota, Colombia and hand-picked specifically for Miss America, will be featured prominently during the 2016 Miss America Competition by the newly appointed Miss America 2016 and her court of Honor, both on-air during the crowning ceremony as well as at the off-air press conference. PassionRoses bouquets will additionally be showcased at each of the Miss America reception, luncheon and press events.

“Partnering with the Miss America Competition is an incredible opportunity for PassionRoses,” says PassionRoses founder Jaime Peisach. “Participating with an organization that so closely reflects our own values and the importance of education is a true honor as well as an amazing experience. We are proud to be a part of the Competition and look forward to continuing to grow the Miss America partnership in the future.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to continue the partnership with PassionRoses as the Official Rose of the Miss America Competition. For the sixth year of the tradition, Miss America 2016 and her Court of Honor will be presented with PassionRoses live on ABC,” stated Sam Haskell, III the Executive Chairman and CEO of the Miss America Organization.

About PassionRoses

PassionRoses, founded in 2001, is a family-oriented company dedicated to growing and providing the most beautiful and highest-quality roses. PassionRoses’ 200 varieties of roses can be found in more than 6,000 retail and grocery stores around the country. Committed to supporting the communities where we live and work through education, donations, and community outreach, PassionRoses makes yearly donations to organizations such as the Joe DiMaggio and Miami Children’s Hospitals, and supports continuing educational efforts for employees. Our farms were named as a Great Place to Work by the Great Places to Work® Institute Colombia. PassionRoses was selected by the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses to become the Rose Bowl’s Official Rose of the Rose Bowl, the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl Game, and the Official Rose of Rose Bowl Stadium. For more information on PassionRoses, visit www.PassionGrowers.com.

About The Miss American Organization

The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $13 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007. Additional information about the Miss America Organization can be found at www.missamerica.org.

Passion Growers Appointed the Official Rose of the 2013 Miss America Competition and Announces First Licensing Partnership

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

MAO Pageant finaleIMG_2083MIAMI, FL–(January 13, 2013) – Passion Growers, a premium rose supplier and provider, is proud to continue their third year partnership as Official Rose of the 2013 Miss America Competition and formally announce the launch of their first licensing partnership with the Miss America Organization.  The 2013 Miss America Competition was broadcasted live from the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 12 on ABC. Passion Growers provided the Competition with Freedom red roses prominently featured during the Miss America Competition by the newly appointed Miss America, former Miss New York Mallory Hagan, and her Court of Honor on-air during the crowning ceremony and at the off-air press conference.  Miss America branded preserved cubes of Passion Growers roses identical to the rose Miss America carried were sold on premise, with sales extensions through various retail partners planned in upcoming months.

“Partnering with the Miss America Competition is an incredible opportunity for Passion Growers,” says Passion Growers founder Jaime Peisach. “To participate with an organization that so closely mirrors our own beliefs of the importance and value of education is a truly amazing experience. We are proud to be a part of the Competition and look forward to continuing to grow the Miss America partnership in the upcoming years.”

“We are thrilled to continue the partnership with Passion Growers as the Official Rose of the Miss America Competition. Miss America 2013 and her Court of Honor were presented with Passion Growers Roses live on ABC. The Miss America Passion Growers rose cubes allowed attendees and fans a unique and beautiful keepsake of this year’s Miss America.   How perfect to have our Passion Growers official rose commemorate our Miss Americas and our great American tradition,” stated Art McMaster, President and CEO of the Miss America Organization.

About Passion Growers

Passion Growers, founded in 2001, is a family-oriented company dedicated to growing and providing the most beautiful and highest-quality roses. Passion Growers’ 180 varieties of roses can be found in more than 5,000 retail and grocery stores around the country. Committed to supporting the communities where we live and work through education, donations, and community outreach, Passion Growers makes yearly donations to organizations such as the Joe DiMaggio and Miami Children’s Hospitals, and supports continuing educational efforts for employees. Passion Growers was selected by the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses to become the Rose Bowl’s Official Rose of the Rose Bowl, the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl Game, and the Official Rose of Rose Bowl Stadium. For more information on Passion Growers, visit www.PassionGrowers.com.

About The Miss American Organization
As the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women and one of the nation’s leading achievement programs, the Miss America Organization made available last year more than $45 million in scholarship assistance. The Miss America Organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of nationwide community-based programs. Additional information about the Miss America Organization can be found at http://www.missamerica.org/.

Passion Growers, The Official Rose of the 2012 Miss America Pageant, Congratulates Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler, as the New Miss America!

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of the Miss America Organization

Passion Growers, a premium rose supplier and provider, congratulates Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler, who was crowned as the newest Miss America on Saturday, January 14. The 2011 Miss America Pageant was broadcasted live from the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, January 14, 2012 (9:00-11:00 p.m., EST) on ABC.

Passion Growers, the Official Rose of The 2012 Miss America Pageant, provided the pageant with an assortment of roses that were prominently featured on-air and off-air during the pre-and post-Miss America Pageant events. This year’s winner (as well as the 2011 Miss America winner) received a luscious bouquet of red Passion Growers roses during her coronation.

“We congratulate Miss America winner, Laura Kaeppeler, on winning the coveted title. We wish her much success as she begins her year-long journey focused on her social justice platform – mentoring children of incarcerated parents,” says Passion Growers founder Jaime Peisach. “The Miss America Organizations’ commitment to education and community outreach are equally aligned with Passion Growers’ own core values. We are excited to be bestowed this honor, and congratulate all of the participants who strive to create a better world for future generations.”

Passion Growers recognizes the important mission that the Miss America Organization works towards; providing young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instill a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nationwide community-based programs. Likewise, Passion Growers is committed to being a company where its people can develop their full potential and we continuously strive to improve the communities where we work and live.

About Passion Growers
Now in its 10th year, Passion Growers is a family-oriented company dedicated to growing and providing the most beautiful and highest-quality roses. Passion Growers’ 200+ varieties of roses can be found in more than 5,000 retail and grocery stores around the country. Recently, Passion Growers was selected by the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses to become the Rose Bowl’s Official Rose of the Rose Bowl, the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl Game, and the Official Rose of Rose Bowl Stadium. For more information on Passion Growers, visit www.PassionGrowers.com.

PASSION GROWERS’ ROSE FARM NAMED AS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK IN COLOMBIA

Friday, December 16th, 2011


PASSION GROWERS’ ROSE FARM NAMED AS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK IN COLOMBIA

Ipanema Farms Achieves Accolade by the Great Places to Work® Institute Colombia

MIAMI, FL (December 16, 2011)Passion Growers, a premium rose grower and provider, proudly announces that its rose farm, C.I. Flores Ipanema S.A. (Ipanema Farms), has been named as a Great Place to Work by the Great Places to Work® Institute Colombia. Ipanema Farms was ranked in the top twenty-five Great Places to Work, coming in at number twenty.

According to the Great Places to Work® Institute, great workplaces are built through the day-to-day relationships that employees experience. Employees believe they work for great organizations when they consistently trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do, and enjoy the people they work with.

“We are excited and humbled by this achievement,” said Jaime Peisach of Passion Growers. “When we started Passion Growers ten years ago, our vision was to create a workplace where every employee, at every level, could develop their full potential and build their careers in an environment that reflects and respects their values. With more than 3,000 people employed by Ipanema Farms, we have always placed a priority on providing a supportive environment in which every employee can flourish. We would like to congratulate Ipanema Farms’ team on this achievement.”

Passion Growers and Ipanema Farms are proud to share this recognition with many other worldwide brands and companies who come from broad industries such as telecommunications, automotive, food and beverage and many more. We salute all companies who work hard to create the best place to work for their employees.

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About Passion Growers:
Now in its 10th year, Passion Growers is a family-oriented company dedicated to growing and providing the most beautiful and highest-quality roses. Passion Growers’ 200+ varieties of roses can be found in more than 5,000 retail and grocery stores around the country. Recently, Passion Growers was selected by the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses to become the Rose Bowl’s Official Rose of the Rose Bowl, the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl Game, and the Official Rose of Rose Bowl Stadium. Passion Growers was also named as the Official Rose of the 2011 Miss America Pageant. For more information on Passion Growers, visit www.PassionGrowers.com.

About Great Place to Work:
The Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc. is an investigation and business management organization, with their main offices in the United States and affiliates around the world. At the Great Place to Work® Institute, since 1980, employees have been heard and employers are evaluated, to understand what aspects make up a great workplace. The permanent investigation, the assessment tools and the interventions realized, have made the Institute a leader in helping to consolidate workplaces with a high level of trust and that contribute a great value to the construction of a better society. For more information on The Great Place to Work® Institute, visit www.greatplacetowork.com.

The 29th Miss University of Central Florida Wears the Crown and Carries the Passion [Growers]

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

On Saturday, November 19, the University of Central Florida, located in Orlando, crowned their 29th Miss University of Central Florida. A university rich in pageant history and affiliated with the Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant and Miss America Organization, a crowd of over 1,000 watched both in person and online through the local Student Government Association. Alexa Schmidt a senior from Jacksonville, Florida was named the winner from among 20 contestants vying for the title. Alexa joins Mr. UCF, Zachary Cabrera from Lakeland, Florida who was named Mr. UCF the night before on Friday, November 18. These two students will spend the upcoming year making appearances both on campus and in the community supporting organizations such as IHOP National Pancake Day to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, Relay for Life, American Cancer Society, UCF KnightWalk for the March of Dimes, Knight-Thon benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network. Veronica Livesay, Pageant Executive Director, said, “Partnering with Passion Growers was a fabulous opportunity for our university to showcase the beautiful roses from Passion Growers, and provide beautiful arm bouquets for all our winners”. “We look forward to a continued partnership between Passion Growers and the Miss University of Central Florida Scholarship Pageant”.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Adds Passion [Growers] to its Ninth Season

Monday, September 19th, 2011

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Passion Growers Named as ‘Preferred Rose’ of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

MIAMI, FL (SEPTEMBER 19, 2011) – Passion Growers, a premium rose grower and provider, has been named as the “Preferred Rose of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” This marks the first time in the show’s history that a floral grower has become a major supplier to each home build.

Recent studies have shown the affects that fresh-cut flowers have on emotions and mood, and Passion Growers’ roses will help to decorate, inspire and add some passion as well as happiness to each home during the show’s upcoming season which begins airing September 25, 2011.

“We’re thrilled to be the Preferred Rose of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” said Jaime Peisach, Owner of Passion Growers. “Passion Growers works hard to make a difference in the lives of our employees and community members where we live and work, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition focuses on the same effort. We’re proud that our brand values, and the show’s goals, are perfectly aligned to build such a budding relationship.”

“At Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, we always say ‘home is where the heart is.’ Now we want to add that ‘home is where the heart and Passion are too,” said Diane Korman, Executive Producer. “We’re grateful to Passion Growers for believing in the families as much as we do, and together we can make these homes even more beautiful, one environmentally-friendly bouquet at-a-time.”
As part of its contribution, Passion Growers will deliver fresh-from-the-field roses in a variety of colors to each build, which will be used to decorate and accentuate the newly-built home. Passion Growers will provide roses for each of the twenty-two episodes during the upcoming ninth season.

About “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition:”
The Emmy award winning reality program “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” now entering its 9th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.

About Passion Growers:
Now in its 10th year, Passion Growers is a family-oriented company dedicated to growing and providing the most beautiful and highest-quality roses. Passion Growers’ 200+ varieties of roses can be found in more than 5,000 retail and grocery stores around the country. Recently, Passion Growers was selected by the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses to become the Rose Bowl’s Official Rose of the Rose Bowl, the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl Game, and the Official Rose of Rose Bowl Stadium. Passion Growers was also named as the Official Rose of the 2011 Miss America Pageant. For more information on Passion Growers, visit www.PassionGrowers.com.

Winn-Dixie Offers Florist-Grade Quality Roses for Valentine’s Day

Friday, February 11th, 2011

Winn-Dixie has Passion for Valentine’s Day.  One of the nation’s largest food retailers recently announced a reminder that Passion Growers’ roses are available at their stores in time for Valentine’s Day.  “Winn-Dixie’s exclusive partnership with Passion Growers allows us to provide our customers with flowers that are florist-grade quality at an affordable price with the ability to design and customize any arrangement,” said Mary Kellmanson, marketing group vice president for Winn-Dixie.  To read the full story, click here.

Passion Growers Named as the Official Rose of the 2011 Miss America Pageant

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Passion Growers is named "The Official Rose of the 2011 Miss America Pageant"

The 2011 Miss America Pageant names Passion Growers as its Official Rose.  Now in its 90th year, the Miss America Organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nationwide community-based programs. Passion Growers recognizes the important work and contributions that the Miss America winners and organization offer to their respective communities.  Their mission and values are directly aligned with Passion Growers’ commitment to professional and educational development as well as community outreach and service.  To read the full press release, click here.

Passion Growers and the Rose Bowl Announcement

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Passion Growers Gets Hand Picked by the Rose Bowl as the ‘Official Rose of the Rose Bowl.’  On July 29, 2010, Passion Growers announced its new relationship with the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses.  We are now the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl, Official Rose of the Rose Bowl Game and the Official Rose of the Rose Bowl Stadium.  Read the official press release for more information. Rose Bowl Press Release