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Valentine's Day lasts longer than just Feb. 14 for local businesses

...Day take months of preparation for some local businesses."It's so much more than just one day for us," said Deborah Partridge, co-founder of Martina's Flowers and Gifts, which has two Augusta locations.Partridge said she has to place...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2012-02-09/valentines-
New owner for Martina's Flowers

...more than 20 locations across the U.S.Terms of the deal with McCarthy Group Florist were not disclosed, but Deborah Partridge, who founded the business in 1975 with her mother, Martina, will remain as general manager. She said her two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2010-11-09/new-owners-
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...more than 20 shops across the United States.Terms of the deal with McCarthy Group Florist were not disclosed, but Deborah Partridge, who founded the business in 1975 with her mother, Martina, will remain as general manager. She said her two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2010-11-09/business-ne
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Forgot to buy a Valentine's Day gift?

...will appear thoughtful and considerate. The classic Valentine's Day gift of flowers is always a good choice. But Deborah Partridge, the owner of Martina's Flowers & Gifts, isn't making any promises for last-minute delivery requests. Her...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/14/met_442808.shtml
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Treeless Christmas

...put the presents. The idea is to celebrate, said Deborah Partridge, co-owner of Martina's Flowers and Gifts. Wherever...wish to avoid the tree this season. Martina's Deborah Partridge offers some alternate ideas. Decorate key places...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/10/liv_107666.shtml
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Service sector's sales soar

...in to buy gifts for their bosses and stock up for holiday parties. Those customers are hitting florists, too. Deborah Partridge, the owner of Martina's Flowers & Gifts on Washington and Peach Orchard roads, said many of her customers are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/12/15/bus_437192.shtml
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Date is popular for weddings

...We also thought about 09/10/11. I'm really a numbers person and like sequences. He didn't care."Deborah Partridge remembers that last year's 10/10/10 was a popular wedding date, too."There are all different reasons to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-11-10/date-popular-weddings
Augusta plans for crowds

...said it didn't appear that they would be strained. Probably the most affected so far were local flower shops. Deborah Partridge, co-owner of Martina's, said bouquets to lay at the memorial have been the most requested. Buster Boshears...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/28/met_110235.shtml
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Gas prices are falling, but fuel charges remain on bills

...Gifts, didn't increase delivery fees, instead swallowing the increased fuel costs. Martina's co-owner Deborah Partridge said that the company's fuel costs have dropped significantly now that prices are no longer above $3 a gallon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/02/met_102866.shtml
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'Tis the season?

...some of every single season. So we don't have the Christmas lights in your face. It's 80 degrees outside." - Deborah Partridge, Martina's Flowers and Gifts, Martinez "I think it seems a bit too early to put decorations out for Christmas...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/08/bus_99515.shtml
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