Great Lakes Floral Association (GLFA)

Formerly the Michigan Floral Association (MFA) the new Great Lakes Floral Association (GLFA) is a full-service trade association representing florists, growers, suppliers, wholesalers, educators and students.

The Great Lakes Floral Association (GLFA), founded in 1920 as the Michigan Floral Association (MFA), is a full-service trade association representing florists, growers, suppliers, wholesalers, educators and students.

The GLFA provides education and professional partnerships, sponsors the Certified Florist (CF) program, creates and hosts The Great Lakes Floral and Event Expo conducts educational seminars at the Professional Education Center, partners with local wholesale houses around MI to produce design seminars.

 

The Great Lakes Floral and Event Expo

Each March the GLFA holds their annual convention, the Great Lakes Floral and Event Expo (GLFEE). Geared towards both florists and event planners this is one of the very best events in the flower business.

 

Advocacy

The  collective voice of the retail floral industry at the state and national level.

 

Professional Education Center

One of the best training centers available in the floral industry, the GLFA offers year-round educational opportunities for floral industry employees and those seeking to enter the industry.

 

The Professional Florist Magazine

Weddings, Sympathy, Events, Design Tips, and more in can be found in each and every bi-monthly issue of The Professional Florist, one of the very best publications in the floral industry.

 

Certified Florist (CF) Program

Nationally recognized certification program.

 

Scholarships

Application deadline is June 30th each year. Applications can be made online.

 

Professionally Staffed Office

Provides professional leadership and educational opportunities to the floral industry.

 

“Find – A – Florist”

An online consumer facing resource that drives consumers to retail flower shops 24/7/365.

 

Insurance Savings

Save on workman’s comp, business, auto, personal, and health insurance.

 

Great Lakes Floral Association (GLFA)
https://greatlakesfloralassociation.org
(517) 575-0110

Rod Crittenden

1152 Haslett Road Haslett, MI 48840


Last Updated: 06/09/2021

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