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Friend of the month - May

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In Have your say... Cynthia Hanauer from USA!


"We must plan strategically as the climate continues to change and more energy and natural resources will be needed to supply food and housing for a growing global population"


As featured friend of the mother's month of may, we spoke with Cynthia Hanauerfounder of Grand Central Flower and 4th generation florist with family lineage beginning in 1875. She has 40+ successful years in the floral business including retail and supply chain operations. 


Florverde® Sustainable Flowers: We've heard a lot about you. What can you tell us about how your family began in the flower business in the late 19th century?
Cynthia: My maternal ancestors came over from Germany in 1875, which ultimately became the largest group of immigrants in the history of the United States; 8 Million Germans arrived into the United States in the 19th century.   In those times, the trip from Germany to the United States took 6 months, so the commitment was gre…