Patterson’s Flowers keep family tradition in full bloom

This article is part of Business Buzz, a series designed to feature small businesses that make a big impact on the community. Participants featured will include the locally-owned businesses that make up the fabric of Big Rapids and the surrounding area.

BIG RAPIDS — Patterson’s Flowers has been virtually synonymous with Big Rapids and its surrounding areas since its inception more than a half-century ago.

Nearly seven decades later, Patterson’s has since bloomed two additional locations, one in Reed City and one in Cadillac.

Owner Bob Patterson said he’s happy and proud to keep the name alive and to be able to offer continued quality service to the community.

He, along with his brother, Brad, operate the three locations, with the former spending most of his time at primary BR storefront.

“My brother and I are second-generation florists,” Bob Patterson said. “Our parents…

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