Year: 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from PLANET

The Thanksgiving holiday is tomorrow, and before we succumb to the effects of the feast of food, let’s not forget the deeper meaning behind the holiday. It is a time for us to pause and give thanks for all that we have and all that we are. So, as you sit down with your family […]

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Celebrate winners, dump losers…NOW!

As the year winds down, I want to remind everyone that the customer, while vital, is only half our management audience.  After a long, tiring season full of challenges and hard work, we all need to think about the players on our teams.  If you’re honest, you’ll face the fact that, in every company, on […]

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Beyond a green interior

In PLANET’s November PLANET News Interior e-publication, I talk about how our industry can take advantage of the sustainability, green movement. Yes, PLANET and the Green Plants for Green Buildings organization are lobbying the U.S. Green Building Council for LEED recognition, and our members already tout the health benefits of “green” interiors, but we have other opportunities […]

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Something for everyone at Green Industry Conference

Green industry professionals came together October 28–31, 2009, in Louisville, Kentucky, for the annual PLANET Green Industry Conference and GIE+EXPO. They networked with peers from around the country, attended educational sessions and round tables on hot topics such as sustainability and social marketing, checked out the latest products at the industry’s largest trade show and […]

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Final Days of GIC, Ambassador perspective!

Hey followers, Since my last entry we experienced the roundtable for the students, last day of the conference and my trip home. Well, first, the roundtable was an opportunity for the students tor have time with 6 companies with the choice between 21 companies. To the companies, thank you! Those of us students that really appreciated […]

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True professionals make a big difference

As a business owner, I know how easy it is to develop myopic vision – to get wrapped up in and involved with keeping the wheels of commerce rolling in a forward direction. I don’t need to go into detail about how the last couple of years have made it even more difficult for all […]

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Student Ambassador: Let the fun begin

Logan Oates here again. GIC is officially over but I feel that it is just starting. I feel that I’ve become a more integral part of PLANET and have met so many great contacts and people. Even though GIC is over I am now busy keeping in touch with people, adding friends on facebook, and […]

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Busy….but a good busy…ya know?

Basically, we woke up early got into our PLANET shirts, had some coffee and raced to the EXPO center of Lullvull.  Today we had to set up the seminars, and prepare for the tons of spectators.  Funny that the staff is calm and collected yet all of us ambassadors are waking up and eventually bursting […]

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GIC is underway!!!

Today (wednesday) was registration day and boy, did we have a long day!!! The other ambassadors and I worked the registration table, introduced guest speakers, and made sure the conference runs smoothly.  BUT, we stood all day and really learned on the fly and completely held things together. Zane Castle is ‘Mom’ while we are […]

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HELLLLOOOO LOUISVILLE!!!!

FINALLY!!!! I just got into my room at the Marriott Louisville Downtown and this place is sweeeet! Its buzzing with excitement about the conference which starts in like 12 hours.  Never have I seen such promise in any industry!!! There are company reps running around the lobby networking and setting up a ton of future […]

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