Jennifer Grove is the CEO and Founder of Repeat Roses. Founded in 2014, Repeat Roses is ushering in a new era of socially minded businesses by focusing on triple bottom line goals: Making an impact in the realm of social responsibility, environmental protection and economic prosperity. The team goes to events after they're over to collect the flowers, repurposes the arrangements, delivers them to places like hospice centers and homeless shelters, and then returns to compost them.
Prior to founding Repeat Roses, Jennifer led Sky Blue Events as President and Creative Director, was Creative Director and Communications Director at Maiden America, and also founded her own fashion boutiques.
Episode #1462 Jennifer Grove: Repeat Roses And The Future Of Social Business
Repeat Roses Founder Jennifer Grove and Jenna kick off discussing her team’s remarkable work repurposing event flowers, delivering them to places like homeless shelters and hospice centers, and then returning to compost them. More importantly, we cover the new precedent the company is setting for businesses to focus on triple bottom line goals: Making an impact in the realm of social responsibility, environmental protection and economic prosperity.
Beginning in Jennifer’s college years, we walk through her most formative experiences, from the moment she knew she wasn’t going back to Villanova to deciding to move to the mountains despite a rising career in NYC, working 24-7 to start one of the early e-commerce fashion businesses, while also having a newborn, and her journey at Repeat Roses. Jennifer opens up about the personal growth that accompanied each of these experiences, how she stays present through self-assessment, and her parents’ extraordinary support in achieving her dreams.