Waukesha Floral salutes Creative Design Manager Denise Gehrke, AIFD as she goes off to Las Vegas for the American Institute of Floral Designers National Symposium this weekend. As the name describes, it’s a meeting of designers and floral artists who are genuinely passionate about flowers and this industry. They see and learn from speakers, presenters, and other designers the latest in what’s trending in flowers, plants, containers and accessories. Many designers will be testing to be certified AIFD, a process that requires knowledge, skill and creative talent. As Denise earned her AIFD several years ago, she is attending seminars and volunteering her skills working with nationally recognized speakers and designers. We are sure Denise will bring back a wealth of new ideas in floral design. We just hope she stays out of the sun! 117 degrees in Vegas!!