TALKING STICK RESORT FLORIST HONORED AS 2012 DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Arizona State Florists Association Awards Christine Price Second Year In A Year
SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY, Ariz. (October 17, 2012) –Talking Stick Resort’s award-winning florist, Christine Price,was once again honored as People’s Choice Designer of the Year at the 2012 Arizona State Florists Association Expo & Luncheon. The annual event features workshops, seminars and an award ceremony that recognizes significant contributors to the floral industry.
“It is an incredible honor to be chosen for such an esteemed award by my colleagues and peers,” said Price. “It is an amazing feeling when your hard work and dedication is noticed and commended not by not only your peers, but clients as well.”
The Arizona State Florists Association, based in Tucson, works to build a stronger, healthier floral industry and a positive image within Arizona communities. Price is often admired for her innovative style and ability to work with her surroundings to create special, low-cost displays. Her past creations range from collected tumbleweeds, painted gold and fashioned into Christmas trees to flower displays that incorporated car parts, and served as centerpieces for a Scottsdale Mercedes-Benz event.
“Christine is a true master at her craft, and it is a privilege to have someone on our staff so talented,” said Steve Gerken, senior director of hospitality of Talking Stick Resort. “Her inspirational arrangements and designs bring a unique element to Talking Stick Resort and to our guests that other properties can’t offer.”
An expert florist, Price has a master certification in floral design and a background in floral art. Since 2010, she has utilized her talents to create beautiful displays at Talking Stick Resort. Her ever-changing arrangements can be seen throughout the resort’s restaurants, concierge and common areas. Price’s beautiful designs also give special events an eye-catching flair, and are available as complements to weddings, meetings, and other special occasions on the property. For more information, visit www.talkingstickresort.com or call 480-850-7777.