President’s Message

Hope this finds all of our floral friends doing well as we enter into our Fall and Winter Seasons.

For most of us the busy holiday season begin in October winding down with the New Year. We are working diligently to make educational information more available to you as fellow florist and also to the general public. Programs to better inform you and ways to improve your business, as well as information to the general public for consumer awareness. We are currently working on a survey to send out to our members for your feedback and suggestions on making our organization better organization, please take the time to reply so that we can use the information to improve and better serve the industry as a whole. Our Fall Board Meeting is scheduled for the end of October in Louisville Kentucky, as we work on the day to day items and view the facilities for our 2016 conference. Our Spring Conference- “Botanical Bliss”, is being held in Birmingham, Alabama on April 10-12, 2015, at the Aloft Hotel/Rosewood Hall, many thanks to Mandy Majerick CFD AIFD and Kevin Hinton CFD AIFD for working so hard and co-chairing this wonderful event. Information can be obtained on this web page or on the national AIFD web site. Please mark your calendars and come and join us for an educational and fun filled weekend. I look forward to a great year with all of the dedicated board members who are making every effort to improve our organization. Hope to see you in Birmingham- if there is any suggestions or questions please email me at

Russ Barley AIFD, CFD, AAF, FSMD


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