Leah Van Ness
McArdle's Florist - Greenwich, CT
Fall River Florist Supply - Fall River, MA
Paul Buettner Florist, Hartford, CT
Connecticut Florists Association - Trumbull, CT
The purpose of the Connecticut Florists Association is to support the Connecticut florists &
the floral industry through education, consumer information, business networking and related opportunities in order to strengthen the industry and contribute to the local economy
The Connecticut Florists Association, founded in 1933 is a professional trade association for all branches of the floral industry including retailers, wholesalers, growers, manufacturers of floral products and supplies, brokers, shippers, importers, and others who service the floral industry. The varied membership, bound together by common interests, also includes students, retired florists, university professors and researchers. CFA represents and serves the floral industry in Connecticut and has members in many other states.
Through a structure of actively functioning committees and a Board of Directors elected by the Membership, the Association develops and implements programs to help members grow and become distinguished professionals in the operation of their businesses. The Association leads, unifies and promotes the industry.
CFA, through its educational programs, provides members with new ways to solve management problems, helps them to improve their skills and motivates them to get things done through and motivates them to get things done through cooperative effort. Members also learn how to become more effective in government relations when issues arise that may have an effect on the floral industry. CFA provides its membership with a variety of services to help them save money and increase security through benefits for owners and employees, sponsorship of training programs, and updates on developing trends in this ever-changing industry.
Michael Derouin AAF, AIFD, PFCI, CAFA
1933 Louis Bradley
1935 & 46 W.WallaceThomson
1936-1937 Clemens Mortensen
1938-1939 Edward Nutile
1940-1941 Meyer Wilson
1942-1945 John Sullivan
1947-1948 William Dawson
1949-1950 Sidney Keser
1951-1952 Milton Ginter
1953-1954 R. Roy Thomson
1955-1956 John Racanello AAF
1957-1958 Joseph Meckel
1959-1960 Walter Ginter
1961-1962 Hiram Peck Jr.
1963-1964 Kenneth OConnorSr.
1965-1966 Edwin Johnson Jr.
1967-1968 John Byrnes
1969-1970 Raymond Dowling
1971-1972 Clark Smith
THE CONNECTICUT FLORISTS ASSOCIATION
Educator - Ivoryton, CT
Montville Florist - Uncasville, CT
Hi I'm Flora, CFA's resident floral expert!
I'm here to answer all your question about
CFA, flowers, design or anything floral related!
But, if you just want to share your opinion or
offer suggestions, I'm here to listen.
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City Line Florist - Trumbull, CT
1973-1974 Albert Sandelli
1975-1976 Phillips Brown Sr.
1977-1978 William Brown AAF
1979-1980 Robert Judd
1981-1982 Ronald Kogut
1983-1984 Laurette Swingen AAF
1985-1986 Malcolm Graham
1987-1988 Kenneth O’Connor Jr.
1989-1990 Bunnie Hovan AAF AIFD
1991-1992 James Brody
1992-1993 Tom Wirth
1993-1996 Rosemary Agostinucci AIFD
1997-1998 Bob Sabia, AIFD
1999-2000 Jon Hinman
2001-2002 Andrew Caporossi
2003-2004 Sylvia Nichols AIFD
2005-2006 Bob Sabia AIFD
2006-2010 John Tornatore
2011-2012 Rosemary Agostinucci AIFD
2012-2015 Cathie Guiffrida
2015 - 2018 Leah Van Ness