Shirley Lyons, the owner of Dandelions Flowers & Gifts in Eugene is the Chairwoman of the 2009 Society of American Florists Convention in Phoenix, AZ Sept 22 – 26, 2009. This National organization of retail florists, flower growers and floral wholesalers includes members from North and South America.
Toviana Jackson, one of Dandelions floral designers will also be attending the convention and learning new floral design techniques and skills, attending the annual Sylvia Cup design competition, as well as bringing home many new products and ideas.
It is always an exciting time to learn and bring new innovation to our shop as we gain ideas and insight from the greatest florists and industry leaders throughout the country.
Shirley is often the only retail florist in the State of Oregon attending convention and she has served for the past decade on several national SAF committees including Chairman of Floral Management magazine, Consumer Marketing Committee as well 2 years as Convention Chair, and designing flowers for the 2005 Presidential Inauguration.