Penny's Florist, Home Decor & More has been named Greenfield Main Street's Member of the Month for December.
Since 1993 owner Denna Gundrum has presided over the popular floral shop, at 1311 W. Main St., just west of downtown Greenfield.
Her mother Penny opened the shop in 1972, but her namesake store is now brimming with not just flowers but also home decor, jewelry and other unique gifts.
"Denna has always been passionate about supporting fellow small business owners and promoting the Shop Local movement," said Greenfield Main Street's director Shelley Swift.
"She's known as the Shop Small Queen around here because she works so tirelessly to get that message out, especially at the holidays and Shop Small Saturday, which is so crucial for small businesses."
The staff at Penny's Florist loves to help customers with floral arrangements, home decorating and special event planning. Stop by from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, although holiday hours may vary. For more info, visit pennysflorist.net.
Twenty Main LLC was named Greenfield Main Street's Member of the Month for November.
The property improvement and management company, owned by husband-and-wife team Jeffrey and Linda Congdon, has been restoring historic properties for over thirty five years. The Congdons even brought their son Christopher into the family businesses.
"We own seven properties in Greenfield and sixty properties in Indianapolis," said Linda, who can often been found checking in on properties in downtown Greenfield. She and her husband like taking a chance on unattractive properties and watching them spring back to life, as they did when renovating the former Greenfield opera house to make a new home for Wooden Bear Brewing Co.
Earlier this year, the family renovated the second floor of the L.C. Thayer Building, which houses Greenfield Fitness on the first floor. The second floor, now known as the Thayer Business Center, serves as a warm and inviting shared space used by a diverse mix of tenants.
The Congdons' renovation work unveiled some unique markings and historical architecture, which is what fuels their passion for rehabbing old properties.
"We renovate historic properties in order to breathe new life into neglected buildings, several of which would otherwise be destined for the wrecking ball," said Linda. "We continue to work with Indiana Landmarks to rescue several properties."
December - Penny’s Florist November - Twenty Main LLC October - Kirkwood DDS September - Greenfield Auto Parts July - Wooten & Hoy May - Family Bike Chain April - Indie Art Studio March - Mt. Comfort Animal Hospital February - Francis & Fern January - City of Greenfield
December - Dellen Automotive November - Greenfield Chocolates October - Bradley United Methodist Church September - McCleerey's Sporting Goods August - Griggsby's Station July - Lemon Lane Boutique June - Two West Main May - Tour of Italy April - Eddie Lawrence March - Sprinkle CPA Feb - Downtown Cuts
December - Salon De'Elegance November - J.W. Riley's Emporium & Antiques October - Rhythms by Stacey September - Inskeep Ford August - Strike Force Lanes July - Price Eyecare June- PopINdy May- Family Bike Chain April-R2 Fit March- The Sweet Shop February- Lincoln Square Pancake House
December - Penny's Florist November - Riley Antique Emporium October - Hancock Regional Hospital September - Greenfield Music Center August - Ella June's July - Wooden Bear Brewery June - SoupHerb May - The Daily Reporter April - HC Community Foundation March - Lincoln Square February - Joyner Homes January - Cross Creative Marketing
December - Creative Arts & Event Center November - Forty Financial October - September - SONICU August - Red Banana July - Rhythms by Stacey June - Baker-Reimer Insurance May - Family Bike Chain April - Sprinkle CPA March - Wolf Law Firm February - Carol’s Cornerstone Cafe January - Wooden Bear Brewing
December - Wooden Bear Brewing Co. November - Greenfield Chocolates October - HEY Cafe September - Highsmith Guns August - Penney’s Florist July - Greenfield Banking Co. June - McCleerey’s Sporting Goods May - The Harbour April - Red Ribbon Antiques March - Soup Herb February - BBQ N’Fools January - Nutty Mutt
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