NEWS | Boston Floral Couture, UPS Stores Louisville Insider
MAY 6, 2014 7:00 AM
UPS Stores spotlight local florist for national commercial during Derby
by Melissa Chipman
First it was KFC partnering with local florist Nanz and Kraft to create their chicken corsages for a national ad campaign.
Now it’s UPS Stores putting the spotlight on local florist Boston’s Floral Couture in a national commercial that aired during the Kentucky Derby.
Andrea Glass, owner and designer at Boston’s Floral Couture, was born in the U.K. and raised in Lynn, Mass. “Couture” is key to Glass’s business — each of her creations is unique and fashion forward. She studied floral design for 10 years at Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute and lived and worked in the Boston area until she moved to Louisville in 2006. She not only makes floral arrangements and bouquets, she prepares fascinators as well.
Boston’s Floral Couture has been in three locations since 2007, though she bought her building on Broadway two years ago.
Boston’s is located at 735 E. Broadway, a few doors down from a UPS Store at 743 E. Broadway. The commercial taps into how Andrea makes ample use of the UPS Store’s services, especially during Derbytime. Debbie Adams, owner of the UPS Store, went to a conference and was asked if she had a local business that she regularly worked with during Derby season that would be worthy of filming for a commercial.
Adams recommended Glass.
“They didn’t even look at anyone else,” says Glass.
“If you have a business sense, you can easily see the abundant opportunities in Louisville for small businesses,” said Glass on the UPS Stores blog. “The city is not commercialized and prides itself on locally owned and operated” —
“Louisville not only supports small business, it thrives on them.”
From the UPS Store blog:
“I use The UPS Store to do all my printing,” said Andrea. They print my business cards, card inserts for floral arrangements, direct mail and more. It is easier for me to print through The UPS Store because they keep all my information on file. They save me time, which is my most valuable asset.”
For Andrea, small business in Louisville is blooming. When asked what advice she would offer other aspiring entrepreneurs, Andrea responded, “If you dream it, you have to go after it. No one else will make it happen. Everything is obtainable, as long as you don’t get in over your head. It’s important to realize you can’t do it all yourself and to know when to ask for help.”
UPS Stores filmed the commercial during the last week of March. She was required by NBC Studios to sign a nondisclosure and was not allowed to talk to anyone about the commercial until the Kentucky Derby was over.