The American Nations joined forces, sending their best-of-the-best floral designers to compete in the Gateway to the Americas Cup 2018, hosted by the Florida State Florists Association. The best floral stage artists from near and far assembled in Orlando, Florida for three big days of fierce competition. First-class flowers….. grandiose greenery…. and handsome hard goods were provided by long-time supporters of education: Passion Growers, FTD, Accent Decor, Smithers-Oasis, Design Master, Lion Ribbon, Chrysal USA, Florist Review, Teleflora, Fern Trust, BloomNation , UCI Unlimited Containers inc, Syndicate Sales, Knud Nielsen, Pennock Orlando, David Austin and Gardens America. Congratulations to all winners!
About Cindy Hanauer
Cindy Hanauer comes from a 4-generation heritage in the floral industry with ancestors opening their first florist shop and greenhouse in 1875. She has held leadership positions in every aspect of the floral business: Field Training, Product Development, Visual Merchandising, Category Planning, Financial Strategy, Quality Assurance, Procurement, Transportation and eCommerce. In June 2013, Cindy started her own business to dedicate her remaining years in the education, development and training of those who will continue to build the floral business for many years to come. She is also available to work in a freelance capacity to assist retailers and suppliers who wish to achieve those same goals. Cindy can be contacted at 12620-3 Beach Blvd; Jacksonville, Florida 32246; Phone 904.327.1951