Year: 2009

In the heat of GIC

Well, the first two days of GIC have come to an end and they have been great. It’s been pretty busy and I’m not doing so well in the sleep department. We’ve been helping set up for all the classes and helping out with registration. The rest of the student ambassadors are great and are […]

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GIC here I come!

Hello Green Industry! My name is Mark Gonzalez and I am a senior undergrad student out of the University of Maryland.  My majors, Landscape Management and Horticulture, have allowed me to be nominated for a Student Ambassador program for this years Green Industry Conference in Kentucky!!  Oh and Thank you Professor Steve Cohan for nominating […]

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How to Score at GIE/GIC Using Social Media

Trade shows and conferences are time-honored business events that are presently experiencing significant challenges.  In this tight economy, attendance at many events is down, and some are questioning whether we should reinvent the format, or even if we should have them at all. The forces of social media are shining a light on how adults […]

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On my way to the Green Industry Conference

The first time that I heard about GIC was in my careers class at BYU, Provo with Dr. Phil Allen (CLP and Planet Board Member). A group of students that just got back from the 2008 GIC, along with an ambassador, spoke about the great experiences they had at the conference. I quickly joined PLANET […]

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Join the GIC Social Media Community #GIC2009

When I made the inaugural post to this blog on March 9th, I extended an open invitation for you to take a step toward being more engaged with your green industry friends through social media.   If you haven’t yet taken action, the door is still wide open.  Social media marketing is my business,  so I’m […]

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Hanging with 'Green Giants'

As a journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and interview hundreds of CEOs over the past two decades. But something tells me the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET’s) upcoming Green Industry Conference (GIC) keynote panel featuring the leaders of TruGreen LandCare, Brickman Group and Ruppert Landscape is going to top all of those learning experiences. […]

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Saving the Planet – One Yard at a Time

  OPEI is proud to announce a new educational program launched this past September.  Developed with Weekly Reader, the leader in educational publishing since 1902, OPEI’s Education and Research Foundation introduced a science-based curriculum to 3rd-5th graders with TurfMutt, the Yard Dog, as the mascot.  Pulling in scientific data on the value of turf, this […]

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P. Allen Smith encourages participation at the Green Industry Conference

Last year when I attended PLANET’s Green Industry Conference (GIC), I had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with P. Allen Smith, who hosts one of America’s most popular gardening and landscape television shows. Allen and I shot several promotional videos for PLANET and the Green Industry. I was excited to see via Social Media […]

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You can't miss this outstanding event

I know we say it every year, but I’m going to say it again. The Green Industry Conference (GIC), to be held October 28–31, 2009, in Louisville is a “don’t miss” event. In fact, there are more reasons than ever before to attend the industry’s premier conference, starting with the lineup of savvy speakers, informative […]

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Green Space by Total Landscape Care

Total Landscape Care editor, Glenn DiNella reflects on PLANET’s 2009 Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Day on the Hill events. “…I’m glad we have an organization like PLANET to promote the causes of the green industry. I hope you will visit the PLANET Web site and join this worthy organization. And I hope to see […]

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