July 2016 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: July 2016

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. The phase-in is designed to mitigate the impact of the new rule, and provide additional […]

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First Landscape Learning Lab at Legislative Day a Success

 NALP sponsored an interactive industry exhibit at this year’s Legislative Day for members of Congress and their staff. Several dozen congressional staffers attended the event held in the Rayburn House Office Building visiting exhibits that offered instruction on the importance of healthy lawns and landscapes, information on the industry’s commitment to pollinators and sustainable practices, […]

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Renewal & Remembrance Reaches a Milestone Through the Hard Work of NALP Members

On July 11, 2016, NALP held Renewal & Remembrance for the 20th time. Started by PLCAA in 1997, the event has grown into an annual tradition for many families and many companies. We are grateful for our partnership with Arlington National Cemetery and grateful for the many volunteers and sponsors who support the event. But the […]

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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 walked in the halls of Congress and many emails sent. Legislative Day on the Hill […]

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Landscape Award Winners Get National Media Attention

Being recognized as an award winning company has its perks. Aside from impressing customers and creating a sense of pride among staff, the exposure award winning companies receive in the media is invaluable. In addition to Awards of Excellence winners being featured in The Landscape Professional, on landscapeprofessionals.org, and on NALP’s consumer site loveyourlandscape.org, winners […]

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Two Landscape Awards Winners Share Secrets

“Entering projects in NALP’s Awards of Excellence program is a great way to showcase our company’s work and talent,” said Kathleen Dangelo, Vice-President and General Counsel for The Ohio Valley Group, Inc., in Chagrin Falls, OH. “It is a great source of pride for our team to win national landscape awards, and clients are impressed. […]

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IGI Broadens Visibility for NALP and Its Members

NALP’s Industry Growth Initiative continues to connect with consumers through expanded media outreach and through new social media channels. SouthernLiving.com sought help from NALP for its recent post on “Amazing Southern Lawns” and features work done by several NALP member companies and touts the association’s new consumer website as a source for additional information. In […]

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What You Need to Know about Web Marketing in 2016

Having a responsive website is a must this year. On a recent webinar, a roundtable of professionals from Market Hardware covered the latest need to know methods to improve your web marketing. Here are a few takeaways: Having a responsive website is a must this year. Prospects are using a wide variety of platforms to […]

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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 Doody to director of recruiting and employee development. Before his recent promotion, Ina served as […]

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