Associations

August 29, 2016
SAF Elects New Council Leaders

Members of the Society of American Florists (SAF) have elected nine members to positions on its Retailers, Wholesalers and Growers Councils. New council members begin their terms at the close of SAF Maui 2016, the... more »

June 7, 2016
AmericanHort Names New President and CEO

The AmericanHort board of directors has named Ken Fisher as the company’s president and CEO, effective immediately. Fisher has 20 years of experience leading public and privately held companies, including iconic consumer brands with The Coleman... more »

June 7, 2016
GCA Extends Bathroom Competition Deadline

Garden Centers of America’s (GCA) Best Garden Center Bathroom Awards, now in its sixth year, recognize IGC retailers whose restrooms contribute to the store’s favorable shopping experience. Independent garden centers are encouraged to submit their garden... more »

March 22, 2016
AmericanHort Gives CEO Search Timeline

The search for a new AmericanHort CEO is progressing successfully, the association says. With the help of AmericanHort member company Key Corporate Services as the search firm, the search committee expects to announce the new... more »

March 22, 2016
America in Bloom Chooses New Officers

America in Bloom announced the election of new board members and officers following its annual meeting on March 5.Katy Moss Warner, president emeritus of the American Horticultural Society, was elected president of the board. Evelyn... more »

November 4, 2015
AAS Introduces Nine New Winners

All-America Selections has made a November announcement of nine new plants that have been trialed by horticulture experts throughout North America and deemed worthy of the All-America Selections brand. All of the following new varieties... more »

November 3, 2015
Calabro Joins AmericanHort as New Research and Science Programs Director

Jill Calabro, Ph.D., has been hired as the new research and science programs director at AmericanHort.Calabro will bring strategic direction and oversight to research funding by the Horticultural Research Institute, the research affiliate of AmericanHort,... more »

October 15, 2015
AAS Hands Out Awards at Annual Meeting

All-America Selections honored two acclaimed horticulture visionaries at its annual AAS Awards Banquet in October at the Dallas Arboretum in Dallas,Texas with the AAS Medallion of Honor and the AAS Breeder's Cup.Dr. Elisabeth Sahin-Georgiadou was... more »

September 17, 2015
AmericanHort Will Represent Retailers in the IGCA

The board of directors of the International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) recently selected AmericanHort to be the U.S. representative to the association. The IGCA is an independent nonprofit organization that supports national garden center associations... more »

September 16, 2015
AIB to Stream Symposium Online

For the first time ever, the America in Bloom symposium will be streamed live online.Streaming will begin on Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m. EST with the "Celebration of Communities."Friday and Saturday morning educational sessions,... more »

July 21, 2015
Horticulture Industry Converges on Cultivate’15

Cultivate'15 drew participants from the United States, Canada, Mexico and more than 20 other countries to Columbus, Ohio this year. The largest all-industry horticulture exposition and convention in North America took place July 11 to... more »

June 19, 2015
PIA Combines with AmericanHort

The Plantscape Institute of America (PIA) members voted last month to become part of AmericanHort in order to expand the community of interior plantscape professionals and to consolidate programs. Last year the PIA board of... more »

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