President's Letter: Business is moving right along

February 3, 2021


I hope this letter finds you and your business doing well. Here in my area of North Florida, business is moving right along. We had a nice 71-degree day to end January and rolled right into a high of 44 degrees for the first day of February!

I wish to use this space to thank our FNGLA TPIE Committee and our FNGLA staff. Together they did a great job of pivoting the 2021 Tropical Plant International Expo to an online platform.

They knew the importance of fostering and continuing connections between FNGLA’s tropical foliage/houseplant growers and buyers. Together, they came up with solutions to enhance those connections.

More than 1,100 registered attendees for TPIE online. And, don’t forget, you still have 24/7 access to TPIE’s Exhibitor List, Product Showcase, Educational sessions, Create Theatre Online Presentations and others. For the short amount of time our FNGLA staff team and volunteer member leaders had to reimagine and reinvent TPIE into an alternative on-line event, they did an incredible job! 

As we roll through February and into the Spring, FNGLA will be working hard on creating maximum value for your membership. We are a month away from the start of the Legislative Session in Tallahassee. FNGLA members can be assured, our team will be hard at work promoting and protecting your businesses and our industry.

Please always continue to educate non-members on the importance of being an FNGLA member.




Martin Hackney 
President 2020-21

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