Tonia Benson, owner of Blooms & Things, in Albia IA, is the current Treasurer for the Iowa Florists’ Association. She is a native of Albia, graduating from ACHS in 2008 and Indian Hills Community College in 2011 with an Associates of Arts Degree. She also earned her Wedding Planning Certification in 2015 and is currently working on becoming a Certified Florist.
Tonia has been in the floral industry since 2018. She is a member of her local Retail Committee, Chamber Board and was voted Business of the Year in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, boating, puzzling, decorating, and learning more about flowers and marketing. One of Tonia’s favorite things is popping into random retail and flower shops, chatting with and getting to know the owner/workers, and learning how they do things in the floral industry. Your shop could be next to receive a visit from Tonia =)