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American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD)

The American Institute of Floral Designers was established in 1965 and is the floral industry's leading non-profit organization committed to establishing and maintaining higher standards in professional floral design. With over 1,200 members worldwide, AIFD and its members are in the forefront of the industry in presenting educational and design programs.

Accredited Membership in AIFD is selective. To be accredited, a floral designer must fulfill rigid qualifications and demonstrate advanced professional ability. Members are distinguished by the letters 'AIFD' used as an addendum to their name. To maintain accreditation, they must meet certain continuing education requirements. From diverse backgrounds and interests, from small-town florists to large-scale party designers, from college professors to Rose Parade consultants, from nationally known corporate advisors in product development to winners in international design competition, AIFD members are found in virtually every aspect of floriculture.



Illinois State Florists Association

The Illinois State Florists' Association is the only statewide Association for the floral industry, representing over 2000 florists and floral suppliers that serve Illinois. The objectives of the Association are to promote the advancement of Floriculture throughout the state and world by:

  1. Promoting Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture to a higher economic level through cooperation with all segments of the industry and other florist's organizations.
  2. Collecting, preserving and circulating valuable and useful information relative to Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture through the publication of a bulletin.
  3. Encouraging wise and useful legislation.
  4. Promoting economic and productive research for the improvement of markets.
  5. Promoting integrity, good faith, goodwill, and just and equitable principles of business in the industry.
  6. Striving in all ways to promote the proper relationship between all segments of the industry and the general public.

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