The Society of American Florists will celebrate the longevity of three floral industry businesses with the SAF Century Award during SAF Amelia Island 2019 the association’s 135th Annual Convention in Amelia Island, Florida. The Century Award recognizes companies that have been in business for 100 years or more.
The 2019 Century Award honorees are St. Cloud Floral in St. Cloud, Minnesota; Tillie’s Flower Shop in Wichita, Kansas; and the Wisconsin & Upper Michigan Florists Association in Haslett, Michigan.
“Each year when we gather at the SAF convention, we interact with business owners who have determination, vision and grit,” said SAF Awards Committee Chairman Marvin Miller, Ph.D., AAF, of the Ball Horticultural Company in West Chicago, Illinois. “But to sustain that for 100 years or more is truly an impressive feat. It is truly an honor to be able to recognize these organizations for reaching this milestone.”