Premier Flowers owner Colby Midgett becoming a household name in Memphis

Colby2Would you like to learn about all things flowers?

Try talking to Colby Midgett.

A native of Memphis, Midgett, 40, apparently is quite knowledgeable about an assortment of topics and trends pertaining to flowers.

You name it.

Surely, she can enlighten you about it.

For real.

“The way flowers make you feel,” said Midgett during an interview Wednesday afternoon with news reporter Andre Johnson, when asked what does she likes mostly about her business. “They are like therapy. They are beautiful. They can change your life. They light up and bring class to a room and they bring joy to others. They tell a story.”

Speaking of a story, Midgett, a rising business owner, who’s becoming a fixture as a professional florist in the Memphis-metropolitan area, certainly has gone to great lengths to share hers — a story that, fortunately for her, is greatly giving way to the essential exposure she needs in this ever-so-competitive industry.

FINDING HER NICHE --- A Memphis Trezevant High and University of Memphis graduate, Colby Midgett is in her second year as owner of Premier Flowers, but had been involved in floriculture and gardening for eight years and counting. To her credit, her immense track record has been nothing short of impressive.

FINDING HER NICHEA Memphis Trezevant High and University of Memphis graduate, Colby Midgett is in her second year as owner of Premier Flowers, but had been involved in floriculture and gardening for eight years and counting.
To her credit, her immense track record has been nothing short of impressive.

The owner and chief executive officer of Premier Flowers at 80 North Tillman Street, Suite #104, just minutes west of midtown, Midgett’s business venture — or “Floriculture,” as she labels it — is geared large around emerging as a preferred florist whom customers contact for all of their floral needs. “When you think of flowers, (I want) you think of Premier Flowers and how wonderful we made you feel through those flowers,” Midgett said. (We want) those memories to last a lifetime, to be a top event florist even for those on a small budget.”

Premier Flowers certainly is committed to accommodating consumers who can’t merely afford the proverbial overpriced, less-than-attractive flowers.

“Not everyone can afford to spend $3,000 or more on flowers,” Midgett said. “To be as successful as God allows me to be is by doing my due diligence to make this last.”

Midgett said her business caters to individuals of all ages, and has accommodated people as far as in Europe. A Memphis Trezevant High and University of Memphis graduate, Midgett is in her second year as owner of Premier Flowers, but has been involved in floriculture and gardening for eight years and counting.

To her credit, her immense track record has been nothing short of impressive.

For starters, her business was voted amongst the Top 10 To Watch by the Greater Memphis Chamber. And, just recently, she became a nominee for The Commercial Appeal’s Memphis Most Best in the florist category.

Also, she will be a recipient for the Tri-State Defender 2016 Woman of Excellence Award at the Esplanade on May 30, 2016 — “And I have a wedding that same day…Yikes!” she said — and she has been invited to be apart of the decorating committee for this year’s American Cancer Society’s Imagine Ball on August 27, news by which she said she’s “super excited about.”

SHOW STOPPER --- Midgett's business was voted amongst the Top 10 To Watch by the Greater Memphis Chamber. And, just recently, she became a nominee for The Commercial Appeal's Memphis Most Best in the florist category.

SHOW STOPPERMidgett’s business was voted amongst the Top 10 To Watch by the Greater Memphis Chamber. And, just recently, she became a nominee for The Commercial Appeal’s Memphis Most Best in the florist category.

As Midgett explained, it is in large part because of her success in her brief time as a business owner that she deems it necessary not to concern herself with what her competitors are doing.

“Never worry about the competition,” she said. “None is in comparison to you. And ignore the whispers.”

Among the things from which she never shy away is esteeming others daily highly than herself, particularly through her business venture.

“For some people, the only positive thing they have in their life is you inspiring them,” Midgett explained. “People in life are so judgmental, so vain. You never know what someone is going through, or where they have been, and where they are going in life.

“Follow your dreams and your heart. You’ll never know the outcome until you do,” Midgett added. “Only then, can you say, ‘At least I tried and now I know.’ You never know where life will take you and you have one shot at this. I inspire others to be themselves, to do what they love, and to ignore the naysayers. I strive to do and be the absolute best I can because there is always someone watching.”

Let alone someone who wants to talk about and purchase flowers.

You name it.

Surely, she can enlighten you about it.

For more information about Premier Flowers or to make purchases, call 901-320-7000 or send email to: premierflowers901@gmail.com.



AndreEDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is a senior writer for MemphiSport. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send an email to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

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