With a long history of business and community involvement, Kevin and Deb Newman made their roots in the Mankato community grow even deeper when they purchased Hilltop Florist in August.
“One of our goals has been to own our own business,” says Deb Newman. “For the last year we had been exploring different opportunities. When we learned that Hilltop Florist and Greenhouse was for sale – we felt it was the opportunity we were looking for.”
So they took the leap and became the fifth family to own Hilltop Florist.
“Our goal is to continue to serve the Greater Mankato area in the same manner that the community has become accustom to. We will continue to offer premier flowers and excellent personalized design services for every day events, weddings, and funerals – in addition to offering unique home décor and gifts items. We aim to build on the legacy of this 139-year-old business by staying true to its core but also inserting new products, studio classes, and more,” says Deb.
The Newmans are also injecting the business with plenty of philanthropy.
“Having served and supported nonprofits throughout our careers – we felt it was important to do something that could help raise both awareness and financial benefit for area nonprofit organizations,” explains Deb. “The focus of Hope in Bloom will be on nonprofit organizations whose missions are to improve the health and wellness of children, families, and the overall community. Each month, Hilltop Florist will partner with a different nonprofit organization, design a custom floral arrangement, and donate 20% of the proceeds to the selected organization to support their cause.”