North Raleigh Florist Owner Janice Cutler Honored with Leadership and Service Award

Cutler Recognized for Her Ongoing Efforts Serving the Wake County Business Alliance for Mt. Vernon Middle School

Raleigh, NC, October 09, 2010 --( Janice Cutler, president and owner of North Raleigh Florist ( has been recognized with the award for Leadership and Service for her work with the Wake County Business Alliance for Mt. Vernon Middle School. This award highlights the work Cutler has achieved with the school, including the implementation of programs in which she held mock interviews with 8th-grade students and her participation in the job shadowing program and career fairs. Her efforts also include visiting classrooms to speak to students on topics such as career choice and character education. Cutler accepted her award at the Wake County Business Alliance Volunteer Breakfast on Sept. 21. Cutler partners with her Business Alliance Committee members to provide students with valuable resources for making productive and responsible career choices. In her second year as chair person for the business alliance, she works closely with Mt. Vernon’s career development counselor to provide leadership for the Alliance, engage in the planning and organization of career-related activities for students, facilitate meetings, implement goals and encourage Alliance members to meet them, and communicate the mission and goals of the alliance to the community.

The Wake County Business Alliance is a collaborative partnership between business leaders throughout Wake County and the educators at local middle and high schools. The career and life expertise of these business leaders provides students with the relevancy between education and future careers. Through career-related events, businesses can help prepare students to be future employees of Wake County. For more information on the Wake County Business Alliance and how to become involved, visit

“I am truly honored to have received the award for leadership and service,” said Cutler. “This award is a testament to the ongoing progress and the success that is achieved not just by me, but by the alliance as a whole and their dedication to enriching the lives of children here in North Carolina. We will continue to use all of the resources possible to help steer them down the right paths.”

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About North Raleigh Florist:
North Raleigh Florist, owned by Janice Cutler, former owner of Montgomery’s Florist from 1996-2001, is committed to providing only the finest floral arrangements and gifts. Located at 7457 Six Forks Road in Raleigh, the firm is convenient to North Hills and Crabtree Valley Mall, local businesses and a host of special-event locations. Honored by Metro Magazine with a MetroBravo! Award in 2008 and 2009, and named Best Florist by Independent Weekly’s 2010 Best of the Triangle awards, North Raleigh Florist is a full-service florist specializing in fabulous containers with elaborate designs for any occasion, and always offers the latest trends in floral design. The firm offers a variety of services including fresh flowers, silk flowers and plants for any occasion for local delivery and out of town ordering, in addition to a Sunday on-call option for sympathy work. For more information on North Raleigh Florist, please visit their Web site at or call (919) 847-3381 or (800) 447-5435.

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