Awards and Honors

Retail Florist of the Year

Retail Florist of the Year - Carver Country Floral

Marketer of the Year

Marketer of the Year - Stephanie Sands, Hermes

Retail Florist Employee of the Year

Rhoda Paurus St Cloud Floral - Retail Florist Employee of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Todd Bachman Lifetime Achievement Award Todd Bachman (Barbara)

Todd Bachman Lifetime Achievement Award 2

Todd Bachman Lifetime Achievement Award Paul Strommen (Jan)

Todd Bachman Lifetime Achievement Award 3

Todd Bachman Lifetime Achievement Award Kosovo Zobbie

Outstanding Service Award

Outstanding Service Award Len Busch Roses Patrick Busch

Outstanding Service Award 2

Outstanding Service Award Lakeland Florist Supply Myron Herman

Outstanding Service Award 3

Outstanding Service Award Koehler & Dramm Michael Weinmeyer

Outstanding Service Award 4

Outstanding Service Award Krueger Wholesale Robin Morris

Outstanding Service Award 5

Outstanding Service Award Hermes Wholesale Don Hermes

Outstanding Service Award 6

Outstanding Service Award Vans Of Minnesota Kim Biersdorf & Elaine Anderson

Young Person of the Year

Young Person of the Year Alisha Solmia Soderberg‘s Floral & Gift

National Service Award

National Service Award Rod Saline Engwall‘s Florist

Presidents Award

President’s Award Howard O‘Neill Soderberg‘s Floral & Gift

Wholesaler Employee of the Year

Wholesaler Employee of the Year Jason Lenz, Len Bush

Hall of Fame  1st Inductee

Hall of Fame – 1st Inductee Ardith Beveridge AAF, AIFD, PFCI, MNCF

Awards and Recognition

In celebration of MNSFA Success MNSFA is bringing back the President’s Awards and Recognition Banquet. The event was held at the Northland Inn, Brooklyn Park, MN on October 9th,2010. The Criteria for the MNSFA member Awards are based on Key Areas of MNSFA Membership, participation in the industry and innovative business practices.  The recipients of these prestigious awards set examples for leadership and innovation in the floral industry.

All Minnesota florists are invited to Summit Nominations for any MNSFA Member whether it be for your business or a fellow florist.

Marketer of the Year

This company or individual has demonstrated extraordinary leadership and achievement in the outstanding marketing. Wholesale, Associate or Retail members are eligible.

Wholesale/Supplier Employee of the Year

This individual has demonstrated exemplary service and product knowledge to the members of the Minnesota State Floral Association.

Retailer of the Year

This Active Association member has promoted high standards and professionalism not only to the industry but also to the community that they serve.

Retail Employee of the Year

This individual is an employee of an Active Association member and has demonstrated professionalism and a dedication to the success of the company in which they are employed.

Young Person of the Year

This individual is an employee of an Active Association member and has been employed in the floral industry for a minimum of two years. They must be 35 years of age or younger upon presentation of the award. This person can come from any segment of the industry.

National Service Award

This individual or company is connected to the floral industry locally, nationally, or internationally. They may be a retailer, wholesaler, grower, educator, etc. and have demonstrated outstanding service to the floral industry of America.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This individual has dedicated the majority of their life to the floral industry. Through their love and passion the industry is better today.

Special Recognition

This award is presented to an individual or company that has shown exemplary dedication to the Minnesota State Florist Association. The MNSFA has directly benefited through the contributions of the recipient. They must be an Active member or an employee of an Active member of the association.

Awards and nominations Form

Click Here to Download the Awards and Nominations Form

The Nomination Deadline for all MNSFA awards is March 1st 2012

Acceptable forms of Nomination submissions are Online at mnsfa.org (Nomination forms can be printed from the website)Via fax at 612-724-6693 or Via mail to: MNSFA, 3305 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406