Edward Smith named 2017 Retail Employee of the Year

The Michigan Floral Association presented the Retail Employee of the Year award to Edward Smith, Country Lane Flower Shop, Howell, Michigan. The ceremony took place at the 2017 Great Lakes Floral Expo.

After graduating college, Smith worked at several flower shops throughout the years. In 1998 he took a position with the Event Source, traveling all over the world where he was responsible for designing, setting up and tearing down large scale events. For the past five years he has been a designer at Country Lane where he has helped the shop to the next level with his design skills and customer service.

Each year the MFA Awards and Nominations Committee is responsible for soliciting and reviewing award nominations. The committee sends all qualified nominations to a panel of independent judges who complete an evaluation form for each nominee. The committee totals the points received for each candidate nominated in a specific category and averages. The candidate receiving the highest average score in each category is chosen to receive the award.