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Florida State Florists’ Association Annual Convention 2014

This year, the Florida State Florists’ Association held their annual convention at BonAventure Resort & Spa in  Weston, Florida.  Florists from all over Florida as well as many other countries – including Canada, Mexico, Brasil, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Columbia, Puerto Rico, and El Salvador – were represented at this show.  Deborah and Gus De La Flor, of De La Flor Gardens and Florist, created our booth and we thank them for all of their time and effort!  Our booth featured some of the hottest flowers around:  eremurus, amaryllis, lotus pods, cymbidium orchids, vanda orchids, tulips, roses, garden roses, peonies, gloriosa lilies, hydrangea, and coxcomb.



We also had great pleasure in sponsoring Ivan Moreno, a great floral artist from Columbia.  His design incorporated a woodland and organic feel.  It was a great opportunity to showcase our novelty flowers, along with a great selection of local product from the Portland area.



If you attended the show, we hope you enjoyed our flowers and meeting our Miami team!  David Dahlson, one of our knowledgeable sales representatives, was able to take the floor to introduce Mayesh as well as share some of his insight.  Here’s a snippet:

FSFA Annual Convention

On June 7, 2013 the Florida State Florists’ Association’s Annual Convention will begin.  I’m particularly excited for this event because we were asked to sponsor our 2013 Mayesh Design Star, Jodi Duncan AIFD.  So we are sending her down to Tampa to present her program, “Armature Architecture”.

“Architecture, a Greek word meaning “chief” and “builder, carpenter” is both the process and product of planning, designing and construction. Today’s designer must be skilled in all areas, bringing beauty to the forefront in everyday shop merchandising as well as event construction. Explore armature based designs for bridal bouquets, big events & merchandising, and transform the landscape of your aesthetic as your profits build.”

Will you be attending the convention?  Not only will Jodi be there, but one of our representatives from our Miami branch will be at the trade fair.  Be sure to stop by our booth and say hi!  Here is more information about this event:

FSFA Annual Convention Registration- Members Only
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel, 200 North Ashely Drive, Tampa, FL


“Urban Inspiration” – Schedule of Events



  • 9a – 12p FSMD Workshop
  • 10a – 12p Sunshine Competition
  • 12p – 4p Trade Fair Setup
  • 1p – 3p Board Meetings
  • 2P – 5P Table Scape Competition / FSMD Testing
  • 3p – 6p Registration Open / Raffles Open / Silent Auction Open
  • 7p Welcome Reception / Entertainment



  • 8a – 10:30a DOY Competition
  • 10:30a – 11:30a Chrissy Craft / Ideal Design Events”Wedding Insanities”
  • 12p – 1:30p Lunch / Networking / Trade Fair Shopping / Corsage Bar / General Business Meeting
  • 1:45p – 3:15p Jodi Duncan,AIFD Sponsored by Mayesh
  • 3:30p – 4:45p Tim Ryan,FSMD Sponsored by Womar Glass
  • 7p Presidential Evening / Dinner / Awards



  • 8a – 9a Board Member Meeting
  • 9a – 10:15a Kevin Ylvisaker AIFD PFCI CFD Sponsored by Teleflora
  • 10:30a – 12p Jackie Lacey AIFD PFCI CFD Sponsored by Bloomnet
  • 12p – 1:30p Lunch / Final Trade Fair
  • 1:45p – 3p Ann Jordan AIFD PFCI CFD Sponsored by FTD “The Impact of Perception”
  • 3p – 3:30p Raffles / Design Auction
  • 3:30p Close of Convention
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