Welcome to the National Alliance of Floral Associations Where Florist Associations Exchange Ideas & Improve Their Programs.
A Letter from Your President:
I hope this finds you well and excited about our upcoming conference happening October 7-8, 2018. This year we are fortunate to have our conference at the beautiful Hotel Kirkwood Center 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. .
The decision was made to put the National Designer of the Year competition on hold for 2018. We will discuss opportunities at our meeting for future competitions.
This year we will be giving away 3- $1,000 scholarships to attend the conference sponsored by BloomNet and Calflowers! This scholarship application is available to any state florists association that is either 1st time state association participation in the conference OR an association who has not been at the meeting for the past 3 years with fewer than 75 members. The recipient of the scholarship will receive: 2018 NAFA dues, 2018 NAFA conference registration, 2 night hotel, and travel expenses up to $475.00. We are here to help grow the floral industry and we felt this is a perfect way to share the knowledge with fellow associations.
Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have. I look forward to seeing you in October at our 2018 “Enlightened, Excited & Energized for our Associations’ Futures” Conference!
Adam Havrilla AIFD, PFCI, ICPF
Click below for more information and the application:
Improve your State Floral Association
Each year, more leaders of associations serving America's floral industry come together at the NAFA annual conference to learn and network, taking back home critical information to better serve their members. Last year, nearly 50 floral leaders from over 20 state/regional associations met, and the results were dynamic.
Our meetings feature intensive meetings of floral association leaders covering wide ranges of topics: membership, benefits, communications, legislation and lobbying, education and certification, meetings and conventions, floral marketing, finances, and much more.
NAFA is the sponsor of the Certified Florist program. Click here to learn more
SAVE THE DATE!
NAFA Annual Meeting and Design of the Year Contest
Enlightened, Excited, and Energized for our Associations' Futures
October 07-08, 2018
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Hotel Kirkwood Center
7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
mention NAFA to receive your room rate of 125.00 per night before Sept 21,2018
If you would like to be added to the NAFA mailing list please email information to Adam@ArtisticBloomsChicago.com
Big Bang For The Buck!
All this for the small investment of $150 per person (includes all meal functions. additional meal tickets can be purchased if needed) and annual NAFA dues of $75 for your Association. You'll come away enriched and recharged.
Who Can Join?
Any state floral association in the United States can join. Click here for more information
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