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MFA Awards

Each year at the annual Saturday night recognition banquet at the Great Lakes Floral Expo the association acknowledges companies and individuals whom have been selected as "First Amongst Your Peers." The categories for the awards include:

Wholesaler of the Year
Wholesale Employee of the Year
Retailer of the Year
Retail Employee of the Year

Young Person of the Year
National Service Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Special Recognition

To nominate yourself or someone to receive an award please download this form, include a letter (500 words or less) why this person deserves to receive this award, and fax or mail back to the MFA office at (517) 575-0115 no later than 1/5/14. If you have any questions please email Rod Crittenden at rod@michiganfloral.org or Awards and Nomination committee chairperson Alice Waterous AIFD, CF, PFCI at .

Read the impressive MFA Awards history. (.pdf file)


2013 Awards Gallery

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Lifetime Achievement Award - Kathy Petz AAF, CF, PFCI - Teleflora, LLC

Lifetime Achievement Award
Kathy Petz AAF, CF, PFCI
Teleflora, LLC

National Service Award - Dr. Bridget Behe Ph.D, CF - Michigan State University Department of Horticulture

National Service Award
Dr. Bridget Behe Ph.D, CF
Michigan State University
Department of Horticulture

Design Contest Academy Winner - Robbin Yelverton AAF, AIFD, CF, PFCI - Blumz by JR Designs - Ferndale, MI

Design Contest Academy Winner
Robbin Yelverton
AAF, AIFD, CF, PFCI
Blumz by JR Designs
Ferndale, MI

MFA Past President's Floriology Institute Scholarship Winner - Ms. Leanna Gearhart-Theye CF, CFD - Horrocks Market - Kentwood, MI

MFA Past President's
Floriology Institute
Scholarship Winner
Ms. Leanna Gearhart-Theye CF, CFD
Horrocks Market
Kentwood, MI

MFA / Chuck Bannow Award - Brad Youngstorm - The Rare Hare Studio - Grand Rapids, MI

MFA / Chuck Bannow Award
Brad Youngstorm
The Rare Hare Studio
Grand Rapids, MI

Retailer of the Year - Norton's Flowers & Gifts - Ypsilanti, MI

Retailer of the Year
Norton's Flowers & Gifts
Ypsilanti, MI

Retail Employee of the Year - Kiersten Schulte - Eastern Floral & Gifts - Grand Rapids, MI

Retail Employee of the Year
Kiersten Schulte
Eastern Floral & Gifts
Grand Rapids, MI

Supplier of the Year - FloraCraft Corporation - Ludington, MI

Supplier of the Year
FloraCraft Corporation
Ludington, MI

Wholesale Employee of the Year - Chris McGahey - Nordlie, Inc. - Flint, MI

Wholesale Employee of the Year
Chris McGahey
Nordlie, Inc.
Flint, MI

Best of Show - DeBrand Fine Chocolates - Fort Wayne, IN

Best of Show
DeBrand Fine Chocolates
Fort Wayne, IN

Designer of the Year - Jerry Baker CF - Wesley Berry Flowers - Detroit, MI

Designer of the Year
Jerry Baker CF
Wesley Berry Flowers
Detroit, MI

Young Person of the Year - Doug Bates CF - Designs By Vogts - Sturgis, MI

Young Person of the Year
Doug Bates CF
Designs By Vogts
Sturgis, MI

2013 Special Recognition Award - Deb Patterson - Patterson's Flowers - Big Rapids, MI

2013 Special Recognition Award
Deb Patterson
Patterson's Flowers
Big Rapids, MI

CF of the Year - Lea Kuklinski CF - Fruit Basket Flowerland - Comstock Park, MI

CF of the Year
Lea Kuklinski CF
Fruit Basket Flowerland
Comstock Park, MI

2013 CF Inductees

2013 CF Inductees


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