Love is in the air. From red roses to chocolate covered strawberries, local businesses are feeling the love with customers making a number of online and in-store purchases this Valentine's Day.
Larry Temo, owner of Temo's Candies in Akron said he counts on holidays like Valentine's Day to keep a strong and successful business.
"This is our bread and butter," said Temo. "That's what keeps us in business."
Following Mother's Day and Easter, Temo said Valentine's Day is their third busiest week. The most popular treats people are snatching up for their loved ones: 1-pound chocolate hearts.
"We've been here since 1947, so we're getting a lot of people from second and third generations," said Temo.
After Mother's Day, Temo's Candies takes a break and closes shop and production through August.
Greg Ress, owner of Pam's Posies in Akron, said this is the second busiest week for the flower company following Mother's Day.
"The 13th and 14th are the two biggest days because it's all last minute," said Ress.
Ress said this time of year can be challenging for florists because most people like to have flowers delivered on the 14th, a little different than Mother's Day.
"...where as on Mother's Day, most people really don't care if their delivered on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday."
Despite working through the challenges of filling numerous orders throughout the week, Ress said he counts on holidays to keep his business alive.
"It's a very good holiday for our business. There's no doubt about it," said Ress.
Most customers are going traditional according to both owners - that includes one pound chocolate hearts and red roses.