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This is an unprecedented time.  The TSFA events that are currently planned are subject to change, depending on guidelines from local and national governmental health organizations.  The health and safety of our members is our highest priority.  TSFA will continue to share updates throughout our website and in our Texas in Bloom Magazines.

Open Texas Wedding Venues Checklist
by: TSFA Staff
Posted 6/4/2020

Wedding venues and the services required to conduct weddings may operate. Outdoor venues should be used when possible. Weddings held inside a facility other than a church are limited to 50% of the total listed occupancy of the facility. Employees and contractors of the wedding venue are not counted towards the 50% occupancy limitation...

Governor Abbott Announces Phase III to Open Texas
by: TSFA Staff I Office of the Texas Governor  I  Gregg Abbott
Posted 6/4/2020

WHEREAS, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, issued a disaster proclamation on March 13, 2020, certifying under Section 418.014 of the Texas Government Code that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses an imminent threat of disaster for all counties in the State of Texas; and...

The Texas Designer of the Year 2020 Competition has been cancelled
by: TSFA Staff
Posted 6/2/2020


The State Fair of Texas has determined they are unable to include any presentations this year due to the new rules in place.  The TSFA Executive Board has determined that it is best not to hold the competition in 2020 and look to 2021 with great anticipation.

The ATAT Professional Development Conference Will Be Virtual This Year  
by: TSFA Staff  I ATAT
Posted 5/29/2020


The Professional Development Conference will move to an online format for 2020.

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application & Additional Rules
by: TSFA Staff  I  Bloomnet
Posted: 


On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) released the loan forgiveness application (“Application”) for borrowers who participated in the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”).

The Application, together with the accompanying instructions and worksheets, provide step by step assistance and guidance for forgiveness of up to 100% of the principal amount of the loans under the PPP and a summary is provided below.

In addition, on May 22, 2020, the SBA published two Interim Final Rules (the “Rules”) providing further clarity on PPP loan forgiveness requirements, the loan review process and the responsibilities of borrowers and lenders.

Am I Eligible?
Here is a list of the following entities that are eligible for PPP:

  • Sole Proprietor 
  • Partnership
  • C-Corp
  • S-Corp
  • LLC
  • Independent Contractor
  • Self-Employed Individual
  • 501(c)(3) Nonprofit
  • 501(c)(19) Veteran Organization
  • Tribal Business

You can find out more about whether your business qualifies for the PPP loan on the U.S. Department Of The Treasury website or Congress Passed More Funding for the Paycheck Protection Program
 

Upcoming Events 2020
Hosted by: Texas State Florists' Association

Advertise in Texas In Bloom!

Texas State Florists' Association has been cultivating member success and a solid platform for floral education for the future of the Floral Industry for over 105 Years!

  • Professional Development
  • Professional Certification
  • High School Certification
  • Education
  • Scholarships Recognition
  • Industry Involvement
  • Promotion & Marketing
  • Design Competition
  • Sharing with One Another
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Flowers to Celebrate and Comfort
  • National Recognition

The Texas State Florists' Association Knowledge Base, Level 1 and Level 2 Floral Certifications have been included on the 2019-2020 Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved list of industry certifications.

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