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Local floral designer receives coveted industry designation

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Special to LFN

Abel Gonzalez Mencio AIFD, CFD, TMF, of La Feria was awarded the floral industry’s coveted Accredited in Floral Design designation and was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers.

A virtual induction celebration took place on Facebook Live on Sunday, July 5, to honor the 61 newly accredited members of the AIFD Class of 2020. The event drew over 300 viewers and accolades were shared from industry icons and partners. All 2020 Inductees will also be invited to walk the stage to receive their membership pins during the 2021 Symposium “DNA” in Washington, D.C, July 5-10.

A non-profit education association committed to the advancement of professional floral design through leadership and education, AIFD Accredited membership is regarded as a high honor in the floral industry.

Members of the 55-year-old association are distinguished by the use of the “AIFD” mark as an addendum to their name. They are further considered to be a Certified Floral Designer.

With over 2,000 members worldwide, AIFD recognizes those who have excelled in their professional floral design skills. Candidates become accredited by successfully demonstrating their advanced creative abilities before an international panel of AIFD Certified Evaluators.

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