Passion Growers Featured on Extra TV

February 14th, 2012

Passion Growers’ roses were featured on Extra TV. Show host, Mario Lopez, encouraged all of his viewers and audience members to buy their loved ones Passion Growers’ roses this Valentine’s Day! Check out the video here: Passion Growers on Extra TV

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

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

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.

Passion Growers Makes the ‘5 Simple Tips and Ideas for a Green Christmas’ List by Eco-Friendly Party™

November 28th, 2011

Monica Sanchez from ecofriendlyparty.com offers 5 simple tips and Ideas for a Green Christmas. Sanchez incorporates Passion Growers into her party planning tips. If you are planning a Christmas party start by reading her list by clicking here.

Passion Growers’ Roses Offered as Thank You to Mayfield Florist Blood Drive Donors

November 26th, 2011


Passion Growers’ friends at Mayfield Florist, along with the American Red Cross teamed up on Nov. 26, 2011 for a blood drive. Since 2003, Don Coleman, co-owner of Mayfield Florist, has been working with the American Red Cross to hold the Blood Drive in Honor of his son Sean Coleman, whose life was saved by a blood transfusion following a heart transplant when he was only four months old.

Sean Coleman was diagnosed days after his birth with a heart defect that lead to the thickening of the heart walls and eventually limited the pumping action of the organ. His parents had lost Sean’s older brother, Patrick, to the disease four months before Sean was born.

Sean was placed on a transplant waiting list and, when he was 4 months old, on Nov. 29, 1995; he became the youngest heart transplant patient at University Medical Center. Today Sean is an active normal sophomore in high school and an amazing young man. Don, who is co-owner of Mayfield Florist, schedules the blood drive around the anniversary of his son’s successful operation. Each donor received a bouquet of Passion Growers’ roses as a Thank You for those who gave blood. Donors also had the option to “Pay it Forward” and donate their roses to either Peppi’s House (TMC Hospice) or the Diamond Children’s Medical Center.

Click for more information on Mayfield Florist or the American Red Cross.

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

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”.

PASSION GROWERS LENDS SUPPORT FOR THE 2011 SAN DIEGO 3-DAY FOR THE CURE, ONE PINK ROSE AT A TIME

November 16th, 2011


We’ve all been touched by breast cancer in some way and we remain optimistic that we will live to see the day when they find a cure. By joining together in this most fabulous team effort, we gain strength along our journey. Not just our legs and our bodies getting stronger from all the miles we walk while training, but from the friendships we build and the bonds we create. The 3-Day 60 mile walk had two basic objectives, to raise money to find a cure and to raise awareness of the disease. Every 13 minutes someone in the United States will lose their battle with breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk team Powered By Optimism wants to make a visual statement that will reflect this statistic. During the 60 mile walk, 272 people in the United States will die from breast cancer! For every life lost, walkers will carry a pink rose. At the start of day two, 110 pink roses were carried and on day three 220 pink roses were carried. At the end of the three day walk, 272 pink roses represented the lives lost.

Over the last few years, Passion Growers has been committed to helping raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer research and education. We congratulate all of the walkers who helped to raise money and awareness during the 2011 San Diego 3-Day for the Cure walk. We salute you.

For media coverage of the event, click here. To learn more about The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk, click here.

Passion Growers Teams up with the LIVESTRONG® Challenge in Austin

October 15th, 2011

On October 15, 2011, Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, cycling champion and LIVESTRONG® founder and chairman, celebrated 15 years of cancer survivorship by joining 4,300 fellow survivors, advocates and supporters who participated in the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge in Austin. The two-day event included a 5k walk/run through the heart of downtown Austin on Sat., Oct. 15 and a multi-distance bike ride, including 20-, 45-, 65- and 90-mile options, through the Texas hill country on Sun., Oct. 16 to raise awareness and funds for people affected by cancer. This year, the Team LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin participants have collectively raised more than $2.3 million.

Passion Growers provided more than 1600 stems of roses to this year’s LIVESTRONG Challenge Austin, a milestone event for Lance Armstrong and his organization. We are proud to participate by offering our beautiful, colorful and cheerful roses to the event to help create a positive and encouraging environment. We are also honored to be among the many cancer survivors, advocates and supporters who truly “live strong” each day. Passion Growers salutes you!

SUSAN G. KOMEN ORANGE COUNTY RACE FOR THE CURE® ADDS MORE PINK TO ITS RACE THIS YEAR WITH PASSION GROWER ROSES!

September 25th, 2011

A virtual river of pink rushed through Fashion Island on September 25, 2011, as more than 30,000 attendees joined forces for the 20th Annual Susan G. Komen Orange County Race for the Cure® in Newport Beach, Calif. Breast cancer survivors, clad in pink t-shirts and hats, raced alongside family, friends and advocates honoring loved ones touched by breast cancer in an effort to create a world without the disease. This year, Passion Growers provided a pink rose to each of the 2,000 survivors who were participating in the event.

The annual Komen Orange County Race for the Cure kicked-off breast cancer awareness month, which began October 1, and fundraising for Komen Orange County Race will continue through October 31. The Komen Orange County affiliate encourages further community involvement through volunteering, donations, and participating in the Passionately Pink for the Cure initiative to get communities involved in the fight against breast cancer.

To see the news coverage visit ABC7 News.

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

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.