Happy Bosses Day, Shirley Lyons!

Last month, our wonderful boss Shirley Lyons was installed as the President of the Society of American Florists (SAF), a trade association representing the U.S. floral industry that has been around for 130 years. Not only is she their first woman president, she is also the first Oregonian to serve. What an accomplishment! And what an example to women! We are so proud of her!

Shirley’s love for her community and desire to touch lives and make everyday things just that much more special is  evident in the community contests and events Dandelions hosts, and the employees at Dandelions get to benefit from this great-heartedness up close. We get the everyday view of Shirley that not everyone sees, and for this Bosses Day, we wanted her to catch a glimpse of how we see her, a sense of who she is to us. Each staff-member at Dandelions picked a word or two to describe Shirley, so she’d know how special she is to us:

Working on Elton John’s flowers!

Juggling grand kids

“Dynamic, and an educator.” – Jodie

Big-hearted and generous.” – Brenda

“Energetic.” – Marie

“Simpatica y suave.” – ShariAnn

“World-traveler. “ – Tami

“Inspirational.” – Tovi

“Comedian.” – Julianne

“Motivated. Fun-loving.” – Martha

“Sympathetic.” – Diana

“Admirable.” Tammy

KMTR’s Job Swap with Jordan Steele

track meet

Making arrangements for the U. of O. Olympic trials.

“Passionate.” – Sophie

“Madame President! And Gregarious.” – Cindy

“Vivacious.” – Sharon

“Appreciative. She is grateful for our service in her company.” – Beth

“Driven.” – Chela

“lively, positive.” – Stephanie

To our boss, Shirley Lyons: Happy Bosses Day!

Shirley with Eugene Emerald’s Sluggo on Valentine’s Day.

Presenting Eugene’s Favorite Mom Contest winner with her prize.

Bosses Day Giveaway Winner

Thank you everyone for your great entries to our 1st Annual Bosses Day Giveaway! We had a great response and it was a tough decision to choose a winner. We awarded the prize to Dr. Andy Bennion, an orthodontist here in Eugene. He was presented with a floral bouquet, Euphoria Chocolate truffles, and a balloon bouquet on Wednesday, October 14!

Read what his staff had to say about him:

“We feel our boss deserves this award because he supports us in the jobs that we do and with our decisions, he acknowledges us when we do a good job. We never feel anxiety if our child is sick or we are sick and can’t make it to work, he says family is first. Not only is he great to us but also to the community. He donates several pro bono cases to low income families that need braces, he donates his time coaching several different sport teams and is very active with his church. Last week we came to work on a Thursday and at our huddle he gave us all envelopes and rented a van and told us to trust him. We all loaded up and he took us to the Woodburn outlets. When we opened the envelopes there was $200 and he told us to have fun. On the way home he treated us to a great dinner and paid us for the days ‘work’. This is just one of the many great things he does for us. If that is not the BEST BOSS we really would not know what is!”