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Dwight Larimer inducted into MFF Hall of Fame

Floral industry members gathered last month to honor Dwight Larimer at his induction into the Michigan Floral Foundation Hall of Fame, according to a news release. The dinner event was held the University Club at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.

LARIMERDawn Larimer, Dwight Larimer, MFF Hall of Fame 2017 inductee, and Bob Patterson, Michigan Floral Foundation chairman. For over 40 years, Larimer has contributed to the success of many floral organizations including the Society of American Florists, the Wholesale Florist and Florist Supplier Association, the American Floral Endowment and the Floral Marketing Research Fund.

Among his many honors are the WF&FSA Leland T. Kinzele Award, SAF’s Paul Ecke, Jr. Award and the Michigan Floral Association’s National Service Award.

In the past, he has served as president of WF&FSA, SAF treasurer, and as a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers artist-in-residence committee. Currently he is chairman of the AFE board of trustees and chairman-elect of the FMRF.

His career in the industry began at W.J. Cowee Inc. in Berlin, NY, and has culminated as president at Design Master Color Tool Inc. in Boulder, CO. In addition, for 12 years, he has made a commitment to fighting cancer and supporting AIDS research by participating in long-distance bike rides.

Among the dignitaries attending the induction event were former MFF Hall of Fame inductees Harrison “Red” Kennicott, Robert Friese and Kathy Petz.