HUMBOLDT PARK — Like many entrepreneurs, Amanda Forgash has had to overhaul her business in the past two years.
Forgash was creating fresh floral designs for weddings when the pandemic hit, bringing the event industry to a standstill and cutting Forgash’s client base. Quarantining also meant losing access to the industrial equipment she needed to keep her flowers watered.
That inspired the idea behind PetalPushr, Forgash’s company. She creates floral arrangements and sculptures using dried plants instead of the fresh ones she typically used for weddings.