I would like to introduce you to the latest Michigan Floral Association member benefit, the NEW MFA website. The new site is constructed with cutting edge technology using Elegant Themes and Word Press. We have created a site that is easy to navigate on either a PC or a mobile device, whether you’re a florist or a consumer looking for information.The home page features a menu bar on the top allowing access to everything on the site with a click of the mouse. You can also use a drop down menu and then click. Information is available on the Great Lakes Floral Expo, Find a Local MI Florist (MFA retail shops, MFA retail shops with a Certified Florist on staff and a list of Certified Florist members), Join MFA, Benefits/Education (Education Center, Certified Florist, scholarships, MFA News, Professional Florist magazine, MFA board/ staff, industry awards, professional partnerships), MI Floral Foundation (Hall of Fame, funding, donors), events, classified ads and Contact MFA.

The Find a Local MI Florist page uses the very powerful interactive GoogleMaps tool. It allows users to locate a local MFA member flower shop or a member flower shop with a Certified Florist on staff. Simply enter your address, or the destination address in the address/zip field. To find a listing of MFA members in a particular city, use the “city” field, and scroll down to select the city. The radius button is preset at a 25-mile radius with the option to adjust to 10 miles for a tighter search or up to 50 miles for a wider search. Once the user has selected a florist there is the option of getting directions to the store via Google Maps, clicking on a link connecting directly to the member’s website, or sending an email to the store. The member’s store address, phone and fax