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Digger History and stories on the team.

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LISA

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Lisa was a childhood friend of then,

"Buddy" LeFevre when she would come visit

grandparents Hub and Mary Higby

who lived across the street from Bud.

 

 She grew up in Iowa.  In 1987 she graduated

with a degree in Painting and Computer Graphics

from Marycrest University in Davenport, IA.

 

   In the 90's, she worked in the fields of art, 

educational technology,

and horticulture, in Milwaukee, WI.

 

 In 2000, she found her self back in Sterling, IL,

to care for her grandmother, Mary, upon which

she became reacquainted with Bud.

 

  She joined Distinctive Gardens in 2001

bringing with her a background in art,

computer technology, horticulture and business.

 

 She continues to operate her studio while running

Distinctive Gardens with Bud.

 

In 2012 she was awarded the YWCA of the

Sauk Valley "Pearl Woods" award for achievement

in industry and private business

for her work in the community

in bringing culture and small businesses together through

Second Saturdays Art Happenings and Sauk Valley Shop Small.

 

 
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Honors and accomplishments Distinctive Gardens picked up along the way.

 

2012 MAY 23   Provincetown, MA

Provincetown Panel Discussion and Workshop - How Social Media Can Help Small Business by American Express OPEN

Bud and Lisa are invited to sit on a discussion panel to talk about use social media to boost business.


 

2012 APRIL 12     Rock Falls, IL

YWCA of the Sauk Valley

Lisa awarded the "Pearl Woods" award for achievement in industry and private business for her work in the community in bringing culture and small businesses together through Second Saturdays Art Happenings and Sauk Valley Shop Small


 

2012 feb 29     New York City, NY

fMC Facebook marketing conference
 
Three different stories show how real people are developing lasting relationships with brands on Facebook.  Bud and Lisa for Distinctive Gardens are one of three stories featured in video.

 

 

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KUDOS

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LGR

2016.09

Lawn & Garden Retailer's Merchandiser of the Year

 

 


 

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2015.04

Monarch Waystation Certification #10188

 

 


 
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2015.01.05

Today's Garden Center Revolutionary 100 

Distinctive Garden's named as a Revolutionary 100 Garden Center by the Today's Garden Center magazine.

 

 


 

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2014.03.06

Palo Alto, CA

Facebook Small and Medium Business Council

Bud and Lisa are asked to serve on the inaugural Facebook Small and Medium Business Council.

They fly out to Facebook to meet other council members, share ideas and get an insiders look into FB future plans.

 

 


 

2013.11.26

New York City, NY

Today Show Line

American Express OPEN flies Bud out to NYC to represent small business owners across the country

for Small Business Saturday.  

 

 


 

2013.07.09

 Dixon, IL

Small Business Saturday video

American Express OPEN sends a video team to shoot a video featuring Distinctive Gardens and Sauk Valley Shop Small for the upcoming Small Business Saturday event.

 

 


 

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2012.05.23

Provincetown, MA

American Express OPEN, Provincetown Panel Discussion and Workshop -

How Social Media Can Help Small Business 

Bud and Lisa are invited to sit on a discussion panel to talk about use social media to boost business.

 

 


 


2012.04.12

Rock Falls, IL

YWCA of the Sauk Valley Pearl Woods Award

Lisa awarded the "Pearl Woods" award for achievement in industry

and private business for her work in the community bringing culture and small businesses together

through Second Saturdays Art Happenings and Sauk Valley Shop Small

 

 


 

2012.02.29

New York City, NY

fMC Facebook marketing conference featured business

Building Essential Connections video 

Three different stories show how real people are developing lasting relationships with brands on Facebook. 

Bud and Lisa for Distinctive Gardens are one of three stories featured in video.

 

 



 

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2011.07.18

Palo Alto, CA

Facebook American Express Big Break for Small Business national contest winner

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2003.11, Moline, IL

Quad City Arts, Festival of Trees 

Best of Show, Most Artistic Tree, Designer's Choice, People's Choice awards

 

 


 

2002.11, Moline, IL

Quad City Arts, Festival of Trees 

Designer's Choice award

 

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QUAD CITY ARTS

FESTIVAL OF TREES

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More than a premier holiday event,

Festival of Trees is the annual fundraiser

for Quad City Arts, a local not-for-profit arts agency.

 

This fundraiser makes it possible for Quad City Arts

to provide quality arts programming and support year round

for the residents of six counties in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.

 

  Over the past 26 years, Festival has evolved from

a weekend-long event in one room, into an 11-day event

utilizing the entire 70,000 square foot

RiverCenter complex in Downtown Davenport.

 

  The event features 100 designer trees,

14 special events,

the largest helium balloon parade in the Midwest,

3,500 volunteers and more than 100,000 visitors each year. 

 

 

Distinctive Gardens designed award winning trees receiving:

 
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2003 Best of Show

2003 1st Place Most Artistic Tree

2003, 2002 Designer's Choice

2003 People's Choice

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