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

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The 2020 GLFA golf outing will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at Eldorado Golf Course in Mason, MI. The day will begin with check-in and range balls at 9:00 a.m. We will have a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start. You’ll get lunch at the turn. All golfers will meet at the...

COVID-19 Response & Preparedness Plan

COVID-19 Response & Preparedness Plan

In a recent Executive Order, Governor Whitmer laid out regulations for employers to provide a comprehensive written COVID-19 Response & Preparedness Plan. All businesses or operations that are permitted to require their employees to leave the homes or residences for...

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Tip: Click below, then enter your address/city (or the address/city of where you want to send your flowers) in the field below to find an GLFA Florist near you!

GLFA Industry Awards

To nominate yourself or someone to receive an award please complete the nomination here. Click to read the impressive MFA Awards History. (PDF)
2020 Lifetime Achievement Barbara Falls Raftshol, CF, Ph.D. Michigan State University,
E. Lansing, MI
2020 Retailer of the Year Margaret's Garden / Grand Hotel Mackinac Island, MI
2020 Supplier of the Year Flower Shop Network Paragould, AR

The Professional Florist

Do you have products or services especially designed for the floral industry?

Let me introduce you to a publication that can reach your target audience. I am the Executive Vice President of the Great Lakes Floral Association (GLFA). Our mission is to provide our members with education and professional partnerships. One of our primary resources for doing this is the Professional Florist magazine. The magazine is packed with insightful articles, valuable information, educational opportunities, and other relevant industry topics, which help keep the readers at the forefront of the floral industry. The magazine has an easy-to-read format, which encourages all who receive it to read it from front to back.

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