Meet Charene Pratt
Charene Pratt got into the floral business at a young age. Growing up in Dawson Creek, she got her first job at the age of 15 in a local flower shop. She worked there for several years and decided to train as a florist, getting lots of business experience along the way. After taking a break for a few years to become a mom, she knew she was ready to get back into the floral business. She bought her own shop in 1997.
Originally, the business was a franchise. Soon, though, Charene began to see that there was a need for a broader range of services, such as wedding and event planning, which she was unable to offer as a franchise business. So she went independent and was able to expand. Today, her business is able to offer complete event planning services including flowers and rentals. Flowers by Charene has since become the first and last stop for local brides and others hoping to throw a successful celebration. Charene gets a sense of satisfaction out of helping people plan their events, especially significant ones like weddings. The smiles on a couples face when the big day is over makes it well worth it.
Charene has always loved her small town community of Dawson Creek. It has a distinctive close-knit, family atmosphere, yet is continually welcoming of new residents. She has seen tremendous change and growth in Dawson Creek in her more than 20 years in business here, but somehow Dawson Creek has managed to retain its character and charm. A big part of that ability, Charene believes, has to do with small businesses and their owners who work tirelessly to provide their services. Charene, who loves to travel, notes that she’s been to many different Canadian cities and is adamant that Dawson Creek has everything that other cities have to offer in the way of services and products, and friendlier, more personalized customer service than any big city on the map.
Trendy. Modern. Dependable.
Flowers By Charene is Dawson Creek’s full-service floral shop, offering fresh-cut flowers, plants, artistic floral arrangements and gift baskets by in-house designers for everyday and special occasions alike. Guests will also find a diverse and delightful selection of gifts that includes jewellery, purses, bath and body products and home decor and accessories for every room. Guests are often lured inside by the smell of rich, made-in-house fudge, along with a variety of specialty sweets and chocolates. Flowers by Charene can even help you plan your next big event. Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime occasion like a wedding, a special party or a corporate event, Flowers By Charene can help take your ideas and visions and bring them together into a day to remember. Flowers By Charene carries a spectacular selection of rentals that includes table covers, decorations and accessories, backdrops, lighting, trees and many more special touches for a personalized and memorable event.
>Flowers By Charene is a member of the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce. Flowers By Charene is a ten-time winner of the Dawson Creek Daily News’ People’s Choice Award. </strong
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