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 Convention 2023  “CELEBRATE”
Embassy Suites
August 11-13, 2023
Greensboro, NC

LATEST NEWS

AIFD Southern Chapter Board 2023-2024
Carol Dowd, AIFD : Treasurer
Directors
Joseph Barnes, AIFD
Cindy Tole, AIFD
Congratulations to our NCSFA family!

Winston Salem Florist Association Meeting

Monday July 16th  6:30 pm
El Torero Restaurant
Featured Speaker Ellen Meachum
NCSFA DOY 22-23
Sympathy Program in Permanent Botanicals
Everyone is Invited !

It is with mixed feelings that we announce the retirement of our beloved and much appreciated Charles Stuckey. It is difficult if not impossible to sum up his achievements over 20+ years of dedicated service at Regency International.

He will always be remembered as a hardworking, committed, and dedicated sales person. He will be deeply missed but we can only feel happy for him after his many years of dedication. 

I’m sure that many of you member shop owners will miss his jovial personality and I hope that he’ll join us this year at the convention so we can all thank and congratulate him personally.

Seven Attributes to Help Shape Your Self-Improvement and Perseverance in 2023

1. Set Clear Goals: Define your objectives with SMART goals to stay focused and track progress.

2. Embrace Discipline: Build self-discipline with routines and positive habits to achieve your goals efficiently.

3. Prioritize Health and Fitness: Incorporate regular exercise and a balanced diet to improve overall well-being and boost energy levels.

4. Develop Mental Resilience: Practice positive thinking, embrace challenges, and learn from mistakes to build mental toughness.

5. Nurture Relationships: Invest time in fostering connections with friends, family, and colleagues who share your values and goals.

6. Continuous Learning: Seek opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills through books, seminars, and online courses.

7. Give Back: Contribute to your community and help others in need to create a positive impact.

 2023 CONVENTION “CELEBRATE”
Embassy Suites
August 11-13, 2023
Greensboro, NC

LATEST NEWS

AIFD Southern Chapter Board 2023-2024
Carol Dowd, AIFD : Treasurer
Directors
Joseph Barnes, AIFD
Cindy Tole, AIFD
Congratulations to our NCSFA family!

Winston Salem Florist Association Meeting

Monday July 16th  6:30 pm

Where: El Torero Restaurant
Featured Speaker Ellen Meachum
NCSFA DOY 22-23
Sympathy Program in Permanent Botanicals
Everyone is Invited !

It is with mixed feelings that we announce the retirement of our beloved and much appreciated Charles Stuckey. It is difficult if not impossible to sum up his achievements over 20+ years of dedicated service at Regency International.

He will always be remembered as a hardworking, committed, and dedicated sales person. He will be deeply missed but we can only feel happy for him after his many years of dedication. 

I’m sure that many of you member shop owners will miss his jovial personality and I hope that he’ll join us this year at the convention so we can all thank and congratulate him personally.

Seven Attributes to Help Shape Your Self-Improvement and Perseverance in 2023

1. Set Clear Goals: Define your objectives with SMART goals to stay focused and track progress.

2. Embrace Discipline: Build self-discipline with routines and positive habits to achieve your goals efficiently.

3. Prioritize Health and Fitness: Incorporate regular exercise and a balanced diet to improve overall well-being and boost energy levels.

4. Develop Mental Resilience: Practice positive thinking, embrace challenges, and learn from mistakes to build mental toughness.

5. Nurture Relationships: Invest time in fostering connections with friends, family, and colleagues who share your values and goals.

6. Continuous Learning: Seek opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills through books, seminars, and online courses.

7. Give Back: Contribute to your community and help others in need to create a positive impact.

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BOTANICAL BODY FLOWER WORKSHOP
.....artistic design in real time with a unique perspective
3:00 - 4:30 pm Inquire at Registration table

This hands-on workshop will give you mechanical concepts and skills to easily construct intricate and impressive floral accessories to offer beyond corsages. These techniques will set you up to create designs that are updated, fashion-forward and artful while remaining mechanically strong and wearable.
* Please bring your own tools, i.e. clippers, scissors, wire cutters, and knives.

Heather Ann Miller, NCCPF is the creative director of Eclectic Sage, a Raleigh based event design and floral studio. While spending many years working in the interior architectural design field, Heather also explored product and textile design. During these explorations, she realized she loved the studio experience and started contributing her artistic eye for colors, trends, and design to a wide variety of projects. Her venture with Eclectic Sage bridges her various art forms and allows her to lend a unique perspective to every design. To see some of her work check out her website www.eclecticsage.com and follow her on Instagram where she often shares behind the scene stories. @eclecticsage

Sponsored by the NCSFA Education Committee

FREE to observe for Weekend Ticket Holders - $25 to Participate
Please pre-register so we'll know how many flowers to provide.

CONVENTION 2019 FRIDAY BOTANICAL BODY FLOWER WORKSHOP

FFA WORKSHOP - Impress your AG Department
presented by former NCSFA President
Friday   4:30 - 6:30 pm in the Mendenhall Room
Sherri Suttle, Bostic, NC

Whether you are making arrangements for an FFA banquet , prom, etc. , learn how to make designs with an unexpected twist that will leave students and teachers alike in awe of what just came from the Ag Department! We will be using a variety of flowers, floral products and non traditional design products to create beautiful centerpieces that are sure to be a hit. Sherri will be showing you design tips, tricks and ideas, but this is a hands on class as well. So……. let your creative juices start flowing now!

$15 Discount Coupon for Members in the Members Zone

CONVENTION 2019 FRIDAY FFA WORKSHOP CHECKOUT

DESIGN II PROGRAM - "Will You Marry Me"
secrets will be revealed from a pro .....
Saturday - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm in the Chimney Rock Room

Flowers are much more than flowers in the 21st century, and to separate yourselves from the competition, you need to do much more than just flowers.  This program will open your eyes to possibilities that have worked well for Fresh Affairs and Michael will share some of their secrets that will help you take a different approach to your consults and services that you should be offering!

Michael Whaley Aifd Cfd has over three decades of experience in the floral industry and has been involved with every aspect during his career. He has a passion for continuing self-education and, more importantly, sharing that acquired knowledge with other designers in the industry. Over the years he has studied with some of the greatest designers in the world including Gregor Lersch, Hitomi Gilliam, Tomas De Bruyne and Per Benjamin among others.  Michael has been awarded NCSFA Designer of the Year and Southern Retail Florist Association Designer of the Year.  His love of interpretive design led him to The Jim Treadway Cup for interpretive design and after winning this coveted competition three times he was inducted into the Jim Treadway Hall of Fame.  He was also a regional representative for Americas Cup, Great American Design Competition.  Michael was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers and has been heavily involved with programs presented at AIFD National Symposium. He is currently the chairman of the National Education Committee, serves as vice president of the Southern Chapter of AIFD, and is an AIFD certified evaluator/judge.  Michael currently works as Creative Director for Fresh Affairs, an upscale wedding and special events studio based in Raleigh, NC. 

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