Author Archives: David Snodgrass

Bring it on!

Seventeen years ago, I was president of the state association in Oregon and attending an Executive Forum Meeting in Sun River, Oregon. At the time, I remember making it a goal to one day become president of the ALCA group … Continue reading

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New reality — Advantage of CB 30

Innovation happens because people have experiences, insights, ideas, and most of all because they interact with one another. Continue reading

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Let’s Start Winning the ‘Other’ Battle

For the last three years, landscape professionals have been in survival mode, cutting out every excess cost, becoming more efficient, and literally dissecting every aspect of their operations in order to remain viable. It’s been a battle, but companies are … Continue reading

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We’re in a good place

If you’re looking for signs that the industry is moving toward recovery, look no further than this year’s Green Industry Conference (GIC) in Louisville. The mood was definitely positive and numbers were up nearly across the board. A ramped up … Continue reading

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We’re Working for You

One of the ongoing challenges for any business owner is untangling from the minutia of daily life and taking a good look at the big picture. What’s the old saying — “can’t see the forest for the trees”? Well, I … Continue reading

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Five years later … time to celebrate!

It’s been five years since the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) merged to form the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). Mergers are never easy. They often present unique challenges that take … Continue reading

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It’s time to register!

You may think I’m jumping the gun, but I’m not. As we all know, time flies during the busy season. Before you know it, October will be here and the Green Industry Conference (GIC), to be held October 27–30, would … Continue reading

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Let’s play offense for a change

Last month, I mentioned how important it is for PLANET members to be more aggressive about marketing our association. I also implied that one of the challenges we all face in doing this is our need to stay focused on … Continue reading

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It’s no secret

There’s an old saying that industry veterans understand so well: For any company to reach its full potential, an owner has to switch gears — to stop working in the business and start working on it. This saying also holds … Continue reading

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Seeing is Believing

You know the old saying, “You don’t know what you’re missing until ….” Well, that phrase certainly applies when talking about PLANET’s Student Career Days (SCD). This is one of those things PLANET does extremely well, and that leaves other … Continue reading

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