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Local floral designer awarded industry designation

Atmore Flower Shop Owner Joyce Petty was awarded the floral industry’s Accredited in Floral Design (AIFD) designation and was inducted into the American Institute of Floral Designers during a ceremony on July 9 at AIFD’s internationally-acclaimed 2019 Symposium in Las Vegas, N.V.

The AIFD Accredited membership, a non profit education association dedicated to the advancement of professional floral design through education and leadership, according to a release. The membership is regarded as a high honor in the floral industry.

Members are considered to be a Certified Floral Designer (CFD).

With more than 1,500 members worldwide, AIFD recognizes those who have excelled in their floral design skills.

The 2020 symposium will be held July 2-7 in Chicago, Ill.