Petals & Stems Floral Chosen Winner of Sharon City Business Holiday Display Contest

SHARON, Pa. – Petals & Stems Floral is the winner of the inaugural Sharon City Business Holiday Display Contest, the city announced Tuesday.

More than 30 businesses in the city participated in the contest, which ran from Dec. 12-23. Each business had a poster and a number on its storefront, and residents voted for their favorite displays.

Petals & Stems, 45 Taylor Ave., will receive a $250 gift card to any Sharon business of its choice, and the city will purchase four $25 gift cards from the shop to give to randomly chosen voters Sharon Marcantino, Nancy Pennington, Kelly Kushner and Frank Zelinsky.

“We at Petals & Stems Floral are so excited and beyond grateful to have won first place in the Sharon City Holiday Display Contest,” said Sheri Conlin of Hubbard, who has managed the store since 2014 when her son Jim opened it. “Thank you to our customers and the support of the wonderful community of Sharon.”

Conlin also owns the Orange Poppy Flower & Gift Shoppe in Hubbard.

The city said in a news release that due to the “extraordinary amount of holiday spirit” shown by the participating businesses, it decided to also award second- and third-place winners.

“We were really happy with the response from the business community and the number of businesses participating,” said Courtney Cilli, Downtown Events coordinator. “It was a really fun holiday event, and awarding a couple more businesses and voters just adds to the festivities.”

Croakers Brewing Co., a new brewpub that recently moved into the space at 74 N. Sharpsville Ave., will receive a second-place $50 gift card to a Sharon business of its choice, and randomly chosen voters Kim Kristyak and Jayson Bush will receive $25 gift cards to the brewpub.

Third place went to Sugar Magnolia Merchandise, 110 E. State St., which will receive a $25 gift card to a Sharon business of its choice, and voter Emily Cubellis will receive a $25 gift card for the shop.

“We want our business community to feel supported, and doing events like these are one way to make that happen,” said Bob Fiscus, city manager. “And congratulations to all the businesses that participated and helped make this event a success. Anything we can do to help our business community thrive.”

Pictured at top: Petals & Stems Floral’s holiday display.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.