AIFD Industry Partners
Related floral industry professionals such as manufacturers, shippers, wire services, wholesalers and growers can join our impressive list of Industry Partner and Regional Partner members of AIFD.
Many of these companies share the same goals as active AIFD members, which are to increase awareness of the importance of design education, develop innovative new products and services and raise the level of professionalism in the floral industry.
Partner Membership also promotes the awareness of your company through a partnership with our members. The conventions, programs and newsletters introduce your company to all the right people. Learn more about the benefits of Industry Partner Membership, the benefits of Regional Partner Membership or register to become an AIFD Industry Partner now!
Industry Partners Committee:
- Chairperson: Susan Ishkanian AIFD, CFD
- Vice Chairperson: David Powers AIFD, CFD
– 2017: Ace Berry AIFD, CFD, Winnie Leenaarts AIFD, CFD
– 2018: Karen Schubert-Genoud AIFD, CFD, Darnella Garcia Gomez AIFD, CFD
– 2019: Debbie Strand AIFD, ICPF, CFD, Barry Cowart AIFD, CFD
- Board Liaison: Frank Feysa AIFD, CFD (V.Pres)
- Advisor: Kelly Mace, Smithers-Oasis
AIFD Regional Partners
Incorporated into AIFD’s Industry Partner program, Regional Partner membership offers suppliers such as local wholesalers, regional sales representatives and local distributors marketing benefits without having to pay the same level of dues as a large national supplier.
Regional partners have the ability to participate in the Industry Partners exhibit at AIFD’s National Symposium when the Symposium is being held in the respective geographic region of the partner. The partner may only participate in an event in conjunction with the AIFD National Symposium when the program takes place in the Partner’s respective region.
Additionally, the fee to participate in the appropriate Symposium event will be $100 greater than requested from national AIFD Industry Partners.
Download the Membership Application.
Become an AIFD Industry Partner Now!
Demonstrate your support for the ideals of the American Institute of Floral Designers by becoming an AIFD Industry Partner member. The annual membership investment fee is $500 (membership year runs July through June).
Partner Members are listed in and receive a copy of AIFD’s annual membership roster, a photo and address directory of all accredited AIFD members and registered candidates.
Partner Membership includes a subscription to Focal Points, the official newsletter of AIFD. New Partner Members are often profiled in the newsletter and established companies can send press release to the newsletter editor for publication.
Partner Membership allows your company to participate in the new products display at the annual AIFD National Symposium. Partner Membership also allows company representative to attend regional and national symposia at the reduced AIFD membership rate.
Membership Certificate and use of Logo
Each Partner Member receives a handsome membership certificate. This certificate can be displayed at your place of business and has 10 spaces for gold renewal stickers (one is sent each year upon renewal). There is also a special Partner logo that can be used on your company’s stationary or shipping boxes.
Fifty dollars of each year’s annual membership investment directly supports the AIFD Foundation, a scholarship program that awards funds to deserving students pursuing a career in the floral industry.
Your company may also choose to participate in funding and Artist-in-Residence or Guest Artist program at one of the AIFD Student Chapter colleges. These important programs put AIFD members into the academic world.
Exclusively for our Partner Members, we make available (for a nominal fee) mailing lists of accredited AIFD members and member companies. These can be attained from AIFD Headquarters in Baltimore, and used to send your company’s product catalogs, product samples or literature to AIFD members.
List of AIFD Industry Partners
View a list of all current AIFD Industry Partners here.