The mission of the association shall be to advance the sale and service of flowers and to promote integrity, honesty, and professionalism in the floral industry.
The first convention for North Dakota florists was held at the Sheraton Riverside Inn of Minot. The concept was to bring together ND florists and the wholesale representatives that serve them to learn and have fun and the concept was brought to life by the following people who made up the first ever Board of Directors: Nancy Larson (President), Nola Olson (VP), and Jennifer Lowe (Secretary/Treasurer). The records from the first convention are few but we know there was a trade fair, educational seminars, and design shows featuring guest designers: Paul Duzmati, Johan Weisz, Kevin Larson, and Jennifer Lund. Since then the North Dakota State Florist Association has met yearly for a convention based on the ideas from that first one in the summer of '85 and our mission has remained the same.
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2018-2019 Board of Directors
The volunteers that make it happen.
We are a group of individuals with a passion for the floral industry and dedicated to bringing floral design education opportunities to the Floral Designers of North Dakota.
Officers: President- Tammy Krein Vice President- Billy Bruggeman Treasurer- Jeff Brose Secretary- Tatiana Davis
Directors: Gretchen Barnick (Past President), Niki Brose AIFD (Past President), Melissa Dorman, Erika Wilson, Cindy Fennewald, and Jacquie Knutson.
I started in the floral industry as a part-time delivery driver as many of you may have at the age of 18 working for a friend. Gradually moving into the Design room to assist with the basic floral design concepts and helping with customer service. During this time, I also attended college and Graduated with an Associates Degree in Business Management. After graduation I worked for a few local Businesses full time while still assisting the flower shop on Holidays and weekends. When the Owner was ready to retire, with some heavy persuasion she convinced me to purchase the shop and give it a go. I have been the Owner of Ken’s Flower Shop in Bismarck since 2001 and Still enjoy coming to work every day. This industry allows you to be so creative and design flower pieces that you never thought were possible. I try to attend as many educational events as possible, believing education is the key to success in this everchanging industry. I have been involved with the association since I purchased the shop and have learned so much, not only from the featured Designers but from fellow Florists and Vendors. It is an Honor to be to be the President and work with so many amazing people. If you have any questions about out Association, Please feel free to contact myself or any one of the board members directly.
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