May 2017 - National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: May 2017

Daily Huddles Increase Productivity

Author Jeffrey Scott, MBA, is an NALP consultant member and author, business coach, hall-of-fame consultant, and expert in growth and profit maximization in the lawn & landscape industry. Do you ever feel so crazy busy, that you end up skipping or dropping your internal meetings in order to just focus on the work at hand? […]

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Meet Rex Bishop, Director of Technical Education

Rex Bishop is joining the NALP team as the Director of Technical Education. He worked in the nursery industry before teaching horticultural and landscaping at the college level for more than 25 years, most recently serving as the Vice President for Economic Development at Chattahoochee Technical College. Bishop is known to many in the industry for […]

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Why Join An Association?

Have you been thinking about joining an association? Our infographic highlights a few reasons why people join. NALP helps landscape and lawn care companies, large and small, reach their goals by providing business solutions and professional differentiators such as certification, safety recognition, and awards; helping you build a more profitable and successful company and giving your […]

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Cheryl Claborn Celebrating 30 Years at NALP

NALP Membership Director Cheryl Claborn started her career at the association 30 years ago as an office assistant at the legacy association PLCAA. We recently celebrated Cheryl’s incredible career with the association with a party at NALP. We asked Cheryl a few questions about her career at the association. We know you are a Jack […]

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Is Non-Billable Time Killing You?

Author Jeffrey Scott, MBA, is an NALP consultant member and author, business coach, hall-of-fame consultant, and expert in growth and profit maximization in the lawn & landscape industry. Every service company has to make an assessment of how much unproductive non-billable time their crews will have in a year, and this in effect becomes part […]

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What the Industry Growth Initiative is Doing

Don’t you wish there was a movement that could raise the visibility of the industry and put professional landscape and lawn care services in higher demand? Wouldn’t it be nice if you suddenly got more resumes for your open positions and you had to turn good candidates away? That is what our Industry Growth Initiative […]

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ALCA Awards Legacy Continues

I love history and I love old photos, so coming across a scrapbook from the association’s past was really fun! ALCA, which merged with PLCAA to eventually become the National Association of Landscape Professionals, was the group that originated our national awards program. There was a spouses’ program for the wives of the members, called […]

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Trumps Signs Fiscal Measure that Provides H-2B Cap Relief

Limited H-2B regulatory relief is part of the bill that President Trump signed into law authorizing federal government funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2017. Inclusion of the cap relief language is a significant legislative victory, and was the direct result of grassroots outreach by NALP members and other seasonal employers.

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House Passes Bill to Repeal and Replace ObamaCare

  The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (217-213) on strictly partisan lines, with 20 Republicans voting against the bill. The bill will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, better known as “ObamaCare”.

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Congress Includes H-2B Relief in Budget Bill

Late Sunday, April 30, Congress released a bipartisan budget bill to provide for government funding through the end of fiscal 2017. Thanks to a massive effort from NALP members and other seasonal business owners, the bipartisan agreement contains limited H-2B cap relief.  Through social media, meetings on the Hill and back in the district, and […]

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