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The Value of TSFA Membership
Cultivating Member Success and a Strong Floral Community for 105 Years!
Education • Networking • Involvement • Certification• Training • Volunteer • Representation • Support • Insurance • Savings • Promotion• Marketing• Social• Competition• Scholarships
Join the Texas State Florists' Association...
...and experience the essential tools and exceptional learning that will enhance every aspect of your professional development. We connect great ideas and great people and then add the association's services and professional resources for you to Shape your Future.
Texas Floral Events
The Texas State Florists' Association offers the best of design education and the business of flowers. This programming is presented through a variety of events and formats that fit the schedule and appeal to the lifestyle of Texans that want to learn and connect.
Texas Master Florist ® Program: TSFA has been a leader in the field of educational programs and was the first state florist association to develop a voluntary certification program for its members. Beginning and Intermediate Floral design courses are offered throughout the year to train new employees in the floral industry. The overall program consists of ten courses, seven in Floral Management and three hands on Design Lab courses. The member is then eligible to take an examination to qualify as a Texas Master Florist, and is consequently awarded a certificate and TMF lapel pin.
Professional Certified Florist ® Program: Because of the interest and inquiries from many other floral organizations, TSFA authored and copyrighted the complete Texas Certified Florist program and titled it the "Professional Certified Florist ® Program." It is available nationwide to all state florist associations.
Consumer Marketing TSFA promotes the professional florist during public shows and annually at the State Fair of Texas where over 1 million consumers view the professionalism of our members and the beauty of our products. TSFA has developed a relationship with the Texas media that benefits the Texas florists.
TSFA Group Occupational Accident Insurance Program: This program is designed exclusively for Texas floral industry owners who do not carry worker's compensation insurance. It provides medical and disability coverage when an employee has an on-the-job-accident. This TSFA program has been underwritten at discounted premiums. Please contact: Association Insurance Services, Inc.
(512) 219-1911 or (800) 291-1061.
Legislative information, provided by the Association through its publications and website, keeps members informed on important legislative proposals, administrative agency activities, tax legislation and rulings, and changes in the law which may have an effect on your business. TSFA's leadership was successful in a major victory for Texas Florists. Texas Legislators passed Legislation banning deceptive telephone listings, prohibiting the use of phonebook listing that misrepresents a florist's location.
TSFA continually works with elected officials at the state level to shape legislation and regulatory proposals that affect the floral industry. TSFA's leadership was successful in a major victory for the Texas florists when the Texas Legislature passed legislation banning deceptive telephone listings, prohibiting the use of listings that misrepresent a florists location.
Business Forms and Envelopes
These items are available through TSFA at savings of 20% to 40%. Your Association knows your needs and can supply the finest quality custom-manufactured forms, computer forms and envelopes. For new orders, send a sample to TSFA with your request.
Credit Card Payment Processing
As an TSFA member company, you can get an annual rebate on Credit Card Processing Fees as well as free enhanced reporting, loaner equipment and a dedicated member help line.
Get a proposal for your organization today; the average savings for Manufactures and Distributors is a 15% reduction in processing costs, before rebates.
Call 855.632.9862 or click TSFA Member Program to learn more about this exclusive member benefit.
Additionally, members have access to a suite of electronic payment tools to help streamline your business.
The TSFA's website promotes retailers by shop listings and wholesalers and growers through a secure site with the password available to TSFA members. Other areas include a consumer page, educational information and calendar of events.
TSFA offers FREE classified advertising privileges for members. Companies advertising new merchandise or products they sell in the regular course of their business will pay the regular classified advertising rates. For more information call TSFA.
The TEXAS in Bloom provides useful articles on a variety of subjects. It presents new ideas on ways to make your business more successful, keeps you up-to-date on issues of concern to the Industry and upcoming events in your area, presents new products and changes in laws, and carries new stories regarding your associates in the floral industry. The magazine is mailed to all TSFA members monthly, except in July, the TSFA Yearbook, published in July, contains information on the Annual Events, lists of the officers, directors, committees and staff. Manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, growers and service organizations may contract to place advertising in The TEXAS in Bloom or the TSFA Annual Membership Directory and Yearbook.