Landscape and Lawn Care CEO Lessons

At Leaders Forum, the executive level leadership conference of the National Association of Landscape Professionals, top industry CEOs shared their struggles and challenges on the way to success with panel host, Scott Jamieson of Bartlett Tree Experts.  Continue reading

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NALP Board of Directors Announced

At Leaders Forum, the National Association of Landscape Professionals annual executive-level conference, the association’s 2018-2019 Board of Directors was sworn in.  Their terms begin on May 1. Continue reading

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NALP’s Foundation Board Announced

 

The 2018-2019 Board of Directors of the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ Foundation has been announced. Their terms begin on May 1. Continue reading

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Proposed Regulations Expand Association Health Care Options

Small businesses and self-employed individuals may soon have more options for obtaining affordable group health coverage. As directed by Executive Order 13813, on January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released proposed regulations (83 Fed. Reg. 614) intended to increase the availability of association health plans (AHPs). The proposed regulations would achieve that aim by broadening the definition of “employer” to make it easier for employers to join together to sponsor an AHP for their employees. Continue reading

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NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative Launches Landscape Career Day

In an effort to help industry companies educate those within their communities about the outstanding career opportunities that exist in the landscape profession, NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative has created Landscape Career Day. This event, designed to be held at any time throughout the year, will encourage children, students, elected officials, educators, and others to touch and feel the exciting work professionals do. To facilitate events around the country, IGI has created turnkey guidance including: Continue reading

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Mariani, Lemcke Given Awards at Leaders Forum

Attendees at the National Association of Landscape Professionals’s Leaders Forum 2018 in Punta Cana got some great strategies and tips on leadership and team building from experts from Cornell’s Johnson School of Business and from fellow CEOs and managers.

They were also on hand to honor two industry greats. Frank Mariani, CEO of Mariani Landscape, who received the 2018 Lifetime Leadership award.

And Jennifer Lemcke, COO of Weed Man USA, who received the 2018 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Join us in January of 2019 for an intimate and exclusive Leaders Forum experience in Aruba.

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Help Us Tell Your H-2B Story!

NALP has secured an important meeting with a senior staff member at the Department of Homeland Security. The meeting is scheduled for early February and will allow us to further illustrate the critical role that H-2B serves in filling the workforce needs of landscape professionals and other seasonal employers and to voice our extreme concerns regarding the pending potential labor crisis our profession is facing if cap-relief is not provided in 2018. Continue reading

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Senate Compromise Ends Shutdown

Democratic Senate leaders agreed to end the filibuster that prevented the Senate from voting on a continuing resolution to extend the 2017 budget. The compromise ends the chamber’s stalemate and, extends the current budget to February 8th. In exchange for ending the filibuster Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) promised to bring immigration and DACA bills to the floor for debate. Continue reading

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Supreme Court Vacates WOTUS Stay

The U.S. Supreme Court unexpectedly struck down the Sixth Circuit Court’s stay on the Obama WOTUS rule. The Court unanimous ruled that challenges to WOTUS must be filed in federal district courts, as opposed to the federal appeals courts. The ruling marked the first opinion of the month. Justice Sonia Sotomayor delivered the opinion. Continue reading

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CEO’s Unplugged Panel Announced for Leaders Forum

For the second year in a row, Leaders Forum is holding a CEOs Unplugged session. CEOs Unplugged gives you the chance to ask some of the most successful landscape CEOs questions in a relaxed, informal and conversational environment. Learn a little about this year’s CEO panel below. Continue reading

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