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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 10:10 am

David Bouseman, formerly of David’s Flowers, has set up shop in Dunwoody’s newest premier floral and event planning shop, Blooms of Dunwoody. David is not the only familiar face you will see, Laurel, Sandra and Beryl, all formerly of David’s Flowers have taken the same path.

Blooms of Dunwoody owner and chief event planner, Suzanne Conreaux, said, “We have always sought out florists with an innovative flair for design, and when David became available to lead our floral staff, we knew the stars had aligned to realize our vision.” The decision to open the family-owned business was fueled by a passion to create floral arrangements and special events that celebrate people in unique ways. “Suzanne and I have worked in the event planning and design industry for over 15 years and we have long dreamt of opening a flower shop that inspires customers with unique flower arrangements and innovative twists on traditional events,” adds co-owner Patrick Conreaux.

Blooms of Dunwoody is a full-service florist offering arrangements for funerals, weddings, and special occasions. They also offer event planning services for virtually every kind of celebration, from weddings to bar mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries and corporate events.

Blooms of Dunwoody is located in Dunwoody Village next door to Cutie Pies Children’s Boutique and Brittany Leigh Bridal. Their hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. They are also open by appointment. For information, call (770) 395-7638 or visit bloomsofdunwoody.com.


Dr. Shelley Buxbaum, MJCCA’s director of the Lisa F. Brill Institute for Jewish Learning and the Florence Melton Adult School of Jewish Learning, recently returned from the 18th Annual Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning International Directors Conference, held in Israel. Buxbaum was honored with a new Melton award for Excellence in Recruitment in recognition of her leadership and best practices in this field.   

Melton CEO Judy Mars Kupchan said, “Shelley’s amazing energy and her commitment to adult learning set the bar very high for all of us. The relationship she has built in the community with congregations and day schools beyond the walls of the JCC offers a model for Melton in every community.”


Rhea Lana’s of North Atlanta has been named as one of Consignment Mommies’ 2012 National Top 10 Consignment Sales.

Rhea Lana’s of North Atlanta is one of the largest sales in and around the Atlanta area featuring over 400 sellers with more than 40,000 children’s items. It is held in February and August at the Chamblee Plaza Shopping Center located at 5508 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. For information about the spring 2013 consignment sale, email sarah@rhealana.com or visit northatlanta.rhealana.com.

“We are so honored to be selected as one of Consignment Mommies’ National Top 10 Consignment Sales,” said Sarah McGarl, Rhea Lana’s of North Atlanta sale owner. “We work hard to put on successful sales each year and this national recognition makes it worth it. Thank you to the many women and men who help make our events possible.”

Consignment Mommies accepted nominations for its National Top 10 Consignment Sales Contest in October 2012. From Oct. 31 through Nov. 21, Consignment Mommies released the contest ballots and asked the public to vote for their favorite consignment sale. Following the public voting period, consignment and marketing industry veterans judged each sale’s business management, marketing efforts and charitable activities to select the winners.


Dunwoody Resident David Thatcher joined Sterling Risk Advisors as a producer.  He will provide risk management and commercial/professional insurance solutions with specialties in construction and surety.    

Thatcher brings more than 16 years in sales, management and marketing expertise for one of the world’s largest makers of building materials.  Prior to joining Sterling Risk Advisors, he was an architectural sales manager for Block USA, CEMEX and RMC Allied Materials.  He is a construction industry expert, specifically in the areas of: construction and contracting regulations, construction materials and the construction process. He is also active in both Associated Builders and Contractors and Associated General Contractors.  He has a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, with a major in marketing.  

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