Efflorescence Celebrates Grand Re-Opening in DuBois
Colleen Bontempo, owner of Efflorescence, recently opened her new location along Shaffer Road in DuBois, Pennsylvania. Efflorescence was previously located in Treasure Lake but in order to expand her target market the decision was made to move outside the gated community. Efflorescence is now located at the intersection of Shaffer Road, State Route 4014, and Maple Avenue. Efflorescence is a full-service florist and also offers custom window treatment design and installation, original artwork, and custom silk decorating. Ms. Bontempo specializes in weddings, funerals, birthdays, and other special events.
Efflorescence currently employs one part-time designer, Cheryl Husted, who works closely with Ms. Bontempo to custom design every arrangement whether it be silk flower arrangements or live flower/plant arrangements. Ms. Bontempo contacted the Clarion University Small Business Development Center in June 2007. Mr. Corry Riley, Outreach Business Consultant, has assisted Ms. Bontempo with marketing ideas, financial analyses, and general business concerns. Mr. Riley meets with Ms. Bontempo on a regular basis to discuss decisions and opportunities that are in the best interest of the business.
Efflorescence has been well received by the community since moving to its new location. When asked what the SBDC and the DuBois Chamber means to local businesses in the Greater DuBois area, Colleen Bontempo replied, “Both organizations will do whatever is possible to grow our local businesses and economy. Every business needs to work with each of these organizations in order to grow their respective business. The SBDC and chamber of commerce work together to help expand our local community.”
Colleen Bontempo Efflorescence
5045 Shaffer Road
DuBois, PA 15801-2973 Clearfield County
Year Founded: 2006
SBDC Assistance: marketing, financial analysis, general business concerns Additional Partners: Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce • Economic Development