Author Archives: National Association of Landscape Professionals

NALP Member News – Week of Sept 12

(Photo: The Landscape Center’s ribbon was cut by Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves. Left: Jeff Peterman, Michael Hatcher, Tate Reeves, Kelly Ogden) Michael Hatcher & Associates, Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee, opened its new 22-acre headquarters in Olive Branch, Mississippi on Thursday, Sept. … Continue reading

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How Do People Talk About Being Landscape Industry Certified?

Customers say certifications and accreditations are one of the top things they look for when choosing a provider. If you are Landscape Industry Certified, it is important to tout your achievement and let customers and potential employers know what it means … Continue reading

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H-2B  Advocacy Fight Enters Critical Stage

Prior to the August recess, the House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the fiscal 2017 Department of Homeland Appropriations bill, which would renew the H-2B returning worker exemption for another year. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version of … Continue reading

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States Continue Taking Action to Protect Pollinators

Last week, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced his signing of an executive order placing some restrictions on neonicotinoid (neonics) use. The governor’s action makes Minnesota the most stringent state in the nation when it comes to neonic use. The executive order … Continue reading

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Web Marketing for Landscape Companies: Q & A With Brian Kraff, Market Hardware

NALP recently had a chance to pick the brain of Brian Kraff, the co-founder of Market Hardware, a provider of small business website marketing products and services that cater specifically to the landscape industry. We asked him our top 5 … Continue reading

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Overtime Relief Bill Introduced

In mid-July, Congressman Kurt Schrader (OR-5), Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-5), Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) and Congressman Collin Peterson (MN-7) introduced the Overtime Reform and Enhancement Act, legislation that will initiate a three-year phase-in of the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule. … Continue reading

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NALP Member News – Week of July 4th

Davey Tree Experts Announces Promotions of Ina and Doody The Davey Tree Expert Company announced the promotion of Gregory Ina to vice president and general manager of research, recruiting and human resource development. Davey also announced the promotion of Kathy … Continue reading

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NALP Member News – Week of June 27, 2016

Bill Horn Joins Lambert’s as VP, Garden Services Bill Horn has joined Lambert’s of Dallas, Texas, as Vice President, Garden Services. Horn has executive oversight for Lambert’s garden management, tree care, and plant health care programs including strategy development and planning. Horn has more than three … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Get Paid Faster and Stay Cash Flow Positive

64% of small businesses suffer from late payments, and landscape business owners are no exception. On a recent NALP webinar, David Tulkin, of Fundbox, share some tips on how to get paid faster and stay cash-flow positive this year. He … Continue reading

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Progress Made in Proposal to Ban Leaf Blowers in Brookline, MA

In recent weeks we have reported several times on the ongoing leaf blower dialogue in Brookline, Massachusetts. For several years now the community has been exploring restrictions on leaf blower use. This week, the issue was once again a topic … Continue reading

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