What MNSFA Does For You

A Minnesota State Florist Association membership is good business. We save you time and money while making Minnesota Florist Industry stronger. MNSFA membership covers a range of benefits to address the needs of Minnesota’s florists large or small, metro or outstate, or newly opened or even the seasoned, established business. Our members include retail florists, freelance florists, floral students, and associate members which include wholesalers, manufacturers and service providers that work specifically with floral retailers.

Put Money in the Bank
MNSFA provides access to discounts on products and services retailers need to do business each day. Heartland Payment Systems is the 3rd largest processing company in the country. MNSFA has partnered with HPS for measurable discounts on credit card processing, payroll and check processing. Membership also entitles you to significant discounts on every MNSFA event, including educational programs.

Stay Connected
As a member MNSFA keeps you informed on about industry issues and trends that effect Minnesota’s florists with quarterly newsletters and social events that allow you to network with fellow florists. Our annual convention features educational, informative and design rich-ideas. Volunteers are always welcomed.

Giving You a Voice
MNSFA continually works with elected officials at the state level to shape legislation that affect the floral industry. In 2010, MNSFA leadership was successful in passing state legislation that will protect the public and support MN florists in fighting deceptive advertising on the internet and in yellow/white pages.

Better Yourself
The MN Certified Florist (MNCF) program provides recognition for a standardized, professional level of knowledge and expertise. It is a combination of self study, hands-on and continuing education. MNSFA also offers education classes for the business professional.

Creating Public Awareness
MNSFA maintains a public presence by marketing directly to Minnesota consumers with programs such as:

  • Marketing programs such as MN”s Funeral Directors, the general public at MN State Fair & other high impact events
  • Expanded listing on localmnflorists.com, linking your website & to our “Find a Florist” database
  • MN Certified Florist-Making us all better florists
  • Designer of the Year and designer education support
  • “Support Your Local Florist” program at the state’s largest events.
  • Mentoring program for young owners or new members.