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SAF annual convention meets this month

It’s not too late to plan to attend the Society of American Florists 130th annual convention Aug. 13-16 at the Marco Island Marriott in Marco Island, FL.

The convention will feature 30 speakers, a supply chain refresher, and multiple educational and networking opportunities. SAF will also honor seven professionals with induction into the American Academy of Floriculture during the Stars of the Industry Awards Dinner on Aug. 16, according to an news release.

AAF inductees for 2014 are:

Rochette (Rochie) Webb Allen from Rochette’s Florist in Farmville, VA.

Dana Cook from Julia’s Florist in Wilmington, NC.

Christie Ann Cothrun from the Arizona State Florists Association in Phoenix.

Josh Glass from Peoples Flower Shops in Albuquerque, NM.

Joyce Mason-Monheim from Designer Destination in Tucson, AZ.

Carlos Manuel Uribe, from Flores El Capiro S.A. in Medellin, Colombia.

Eileen Looby Weber from Lake Forest Flowers & Greenhouses in Lake Forest, IL.

AAF members earn the rank by committing their time and energy to both the floral industry and their local communities, the release stated.

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