This program, which was started in 1994, utilizes many of the remaining flowers from AIFD
symposium events to help brighten people's lives with the fragrance and beauty of nature at its finest.
Courtney Lonergan (USA, Phoenix, AIFD
Community Outreach Director, Professional facilitator)
The "5-Day Sympathy of Today" course, with instructor Jackie Lacey, AIFD
, CFD, PFCI, begins on March 10 and offers the latest design techniques and tips for creating the kinds of sympathy arrangements today's consumers are seeking.
Working hand-in-hand with vice president and floral director, Jim Hynd AIFD
, and world-renowned float designer, Raul Rodriguez, Tim Estes and his talented team of professionals look to bolster Fiesta Parade Floats' impressive Rose Parade float building track record, which includes the highest award win rate in the Rose Parade float building industry and Fiesta's Rose Parade record setting nineteen straight Sweepstakes Trophy winning floats, the parade's highest honor.
, however, has insisted that Abdo's claim is "patently false," and is a cowardly attempt to use his faith to make a political statement.
Renowned floral artist Bill Taylor, AIFD
Fellow and a member of the BloomNet design team, has led the design phase for "Design Portfolio.
Jasser founded AIFD
in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the United States as an effort to provide an American Muslim voice advocating for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Constitution, liberty and freedom, through the separation of mosque and state.
The American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD
) has approved the BloomNet[R] Floriology Institute as an AIFD
Professional Floral Design Evaluation (PFDE) Pathway Provider.
On hand for the three-day event were: Vivian Chang of 1-800-Flowers | Conroy's in Los Angeles, California; Ann Marie Pierce of 1-800-Flowers | Imperial Florist in Baldwin, New York; Wendel Cook of 1-800-Flowers | Nancy's Floral in Gresham, Oregon; Tricia Smith of 1-800-Flowers | Fairfax in Fairfax, Virginia; Phil DeVito of 1-800-Flowers | Carle Place in Carle Place, New York; and BloomNet Design Specialist Jackie Lacey, AIFD
, PFCI, CFD from Jacksonville, Florida.
McNamara President and CEO Toomie Farris, AAF, AIFD
, has been with the company since 1980.
Keith White AIFD
leads the design and decoration of the vehicles in the parade.
Coordinating Charisma Designs massive Oscar effort will be President Larry Crain and Floral Director Richard Salvaggio, AIFD