MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce Presents Excellence In Business Awards

Published on March 21, 2016

The MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce presented it's 2015 Award Winners of the Excellence In Business Awards recently at the TPC Twin Cities Club House. The four categories of winners were Small Business, Business, Not For Profit and Micro Business. The acceptance of speech of Schaaf Floral was very unique.

From left in photo above: Bud Dauphin, Schaaf Floral; Mike Moroz, Walters; Julie Jeppson, Stepping Stone; Danielle Pittman Holten,  Essentially Massage.

Lori Higgins, the President of MetroNorth Chamber of Commerce presented video tributes about each business honoree and each honoree gave remarks.  With more than 800 members, the MetroNorth Chamber is the fourth largest in the Metropolitan area.  Bud Dauphin, from Schaaf Floral gave his remarks in rhyme while also paying tribute to the other honoree’s. Dauphin is known to give many presentations in this format and has been quoted, “With a unique approach, I’m remembered, they already know that Schaaf Floral provides flowers.”

“I’m Bud from Schaaf Floral in beautiful downtown Fridley, MinnesotaFirst I’d like to thank the Academy – I’m sorry, that’s something I always wanted to say
First I’d like to thank the Academy – I’m sorry, that’s something I always wanted to say
Seriously, this is a great honor – For my wife Marcia and me today
We’re humbled and honored to be recognized – With such an esteemed group
But none of us in the Metro North Chamber – Treats this as some big scoop
The Metro North is very vital – For Lori and her staff this is no easy chore
They work tirelessly to keep it exciting for the members – It’s caused the membership to soar
Business and life are about relationships – Let’s all do business with a friend
You get an honest deal – And it puts your mind at ease in the end
So I’m sure it comes as no surprise – That these honorees here today
Are friends of ours in business – But there’s more I need to say
Danielle, at Essentially Massage works on my shoulder – As she’s done for quite awhile
At the end of each session it feels much better – And all of it is done with a smile
Walters picks up our cardboard and garbage – And you’ll get a kick out of this
One day someone loaded it with their junk – For me, this was not a moment of bliss
I called and ordered dumpsters with locks – Explaining the situation at hand
They said, We’ll come empty it for nothing – Now customer service like that is grand
Stepping Stone of Anoka – Has Julie Jeppson out there working hard
Finding resources for those less fortunate – Never letting down her guard
I’ve watched her eloquently state her case – For those less fortunate and in need
And the Metro North members have been quite supportive – Always eager to do a good deed
So again we’d like to thank you – And we’re proud to have met the test
And to be honored with these three organizations – We truly do feel blessed
Thank You Very Much    And again, I’d like to thank the Academy”

Company Name: Schaaf Floral
Contact Person: Bud Dauphi n
Phone: 612-270-7487
Country: United States