Author Archives: Lisa Schaumann

Brigham Young University Wins NCLC

Brigham Young University – Provo is the winner of NALP’s National Collegiate Landscape Competition, and Tyler Gilson of Michigan State University is the first-place student. Sixty-one teams battled it out, March 15-18, in 29 competitions in Provo, Utah, in events … Continue reading

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Betsy Demoret, Retiring After 25 Years

If you’ve been to an NALP, PLANET, or PLCAA event in the last 25 years, then you have definitely seen or been helped by Betsy Demoret.  With a big smile and lots of energy, Betsy has been a bit of … Continue reading

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Lawn and Landscape CEO Secrets Revealed

At the CEOs Unplugged panel at Leaders Forum on Jan 14, 2017, hosted by Ken Taylor from John Deere, seven of the industry’s top CEO’s, shared a variety of business advice with an audience of nearly 200 people. The CEO’s … Continue reading

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If You Weren’t at Leaders Forum, Here’s What You Missed…

We had a fantastic Leaders Forum in St. Thomas, Jan 12-14, 2017.  If you weren’t there, you missed some killer networking, trends expert Daniel Levine, and a CEO panel of industry superstars who shared some great insights.  Here are a … Continue reading

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Abby Santos Receives Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Abby Santos, co-owner of No Ka Oi Landscape Services, received NALP’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Awards Breakfast at Leaders Forum in St. Thomas, on Jan 13, 2017. Santos and her husband Frank started No Ka Oi … Continue reading

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Jim McCutcheon Receives Lifetime Leadership Award

At the Awards Breakfast at Leaders Forum in St. Thomas, on Jan. 13, 2017, Jim McCutcheon, CEO of HighGrove was presented with NALP’s Lifetime Leadership Award. McCutcheon is a former President of NALP, he was the chairperson of the National Collegiate Landscape … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: NALP Leaders Forum in St. Thomas

Leaders Forum is always in a great location, but this year we may have outdone ourselves! We can’t wait to bring everyone to this year’s Leaders Forum in St. Thomas, January 12-14. NALP CEO Sabeena Hickman, and Joan Haller, NALP director … Continue reading

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NALP Field Trip with Marty Grunder is a Sell-Out Success

  It has been a little while since NALP has done facility tours and education in different locations around the country, but at your request it is back and better than ever! This week, we traveled to Chicago to team … Continue reading

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So, This is What a Tree Doctor Does?

As any professional knows, diagnosing problems with trees isn’t easy – there are so many potential factors at work. We were lucky enough to travel to Charlotte, North Carolina, recently, to go behind the scenes at the Bartlett Tree Experts’ … Continue reading

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Legislative Day on the Hill Made an Impact, One Meeting at a Time

It is rewarding to celebrate when a supportive bill finally gets passed in Congress, or when negative laws or regulations get removed.  But usually the road that leads there is long, and often involves years of work and many miles … Continue reading

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