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

Extreme Makeover – Passion Growers – Press Release – Final

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


Floral Industry Expert, Ben Pauley, Joins Passion Growers’ Family

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

In February 2010, Premium rose provider and importer, Passion Growers, announced that floral industry veteran and expert Ben Pauley has joined its growing company.  Pauley will be working with Passion Growers sales and marketing teams to increase value to the company’s customers.  For the entire story, read the official Ben Pauley – Passion Growers – Announcement.

Ben Pauley Joins Passion Growers

My Fair Wedding Press Release

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

Passion Growers helps turn near-disaster weddings into dream weddings on the hit WE Tv series My Fair Wedding hosted by celebrity wedding designer and planner, David Tutera.  Read the full press release for the full story.  Press Release