GLFF Hall of Fame
Dwight Larimer Inducted into GLFF Hall of Fame 2017
Floral industry members gathered last month to honor Dwight Larimer AAF, PFCI, at his induction into the Great Lakes Floral Foundation Hall of Fame. The dinner event was held at Michigan State University’s University Club in East Lansing, Michigan.
For over 40 years, Larimer has contributed to the success of many floral organizations including the Society of American Florists, the Wholesale Florist and Florist Supplier Association, the American Floral Endowment ant the Floral Marketing Research Fund.
Among his many honors are WF&FSA Leland T. Kinzele Award, SAF’s Paul Ecke Jr. award and the Great Lakes Floral Association’s National Service Award. In the past he has served as president of WF&FSA, SAF treasurer, and as a member of the AIFD artist in residence committee. Currently he is chairman of American Floral Endowment board of trustees, and chairman elect of the Floral Marketing Research Fund.
His career in the industry began at W.J. Cowee Inc., Berlin, NY and has culminated as president of Design Master color tool Inc., Boulder, Colorado. For 12 years he has made a commitment to fighting cancer and supporting AIDS research by participating in long distance bike rides.
Among those dignitaries attending the event were former GLFF Hall of Fame inductees Harrison “Red” Kennicott III AAF, Robert Friese AIFD, and Kathy Petz AAF, CF, PFCI. Dinner sponsors included Teleflora, Nordlie Grandville, a Kennicott Brothers Company, 2017 MFA Youngperson of the Year, Jason Rudicil Eastern Floral, Ludema’s Floral & Garden, and Gaudreau the Florist, LTD.
GLFF Hall of Fame Members
Bobbi Ecker-Blatchford – Inducted 2012
Harrison “Red” Kennicott – Inducted 2013
G. Keith Crittenden – Inducted 2014
Dwight Larimer - Inducted 2017
Alice Waterous - Inducted 2018
Debbie Stabenow - Inducted 2019
Jackie Burrell - Inducted 2021