Sierra Rose Floral & Gifts
401 S. Curry St.
Name: Ramie Thomas
The store: She sells floral arrangements, gift baskets and other presents for occasions such as weddings, birthdays, funerals and anniversaries.
How she got started: She bought the store in August after working there part time. She’d owned other stores before and had always been a “crafty person.”
What flowers are popular now: Roses and bright spring bouquets
Future plans for the business: She wants to open other locations in Dayton and South Lake Tahoe
Best marketing technique: She had her 18-year-old son dress up in a red suit on Valentine’s Day; a “Mr. Valentine” to help bring in business.