Year: 2017

Work Unplugged: 3 Ways Brain Rest Leads to Greater Productivity

Article author Mark Borrasso is a Success Coach at LandOpt, an NALP Consultant Member firm. As you read this, you have the world at your fingertips. With the availability of tablets, smartphones, and increasingly portable computers, instantaneous access to information is the highest it has ever been in human history. Your brain, the storehouse for that […]

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Member Action Still Needed on H-2B

  NALP thanks our many members who reached out to their Representatives and asked them to sign a bipartisan letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The letter included the signatures of 65 Members of Congress. If your Representative signed the letter, please follow up and say thank you. To get […]

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Here's What a Few Landscape Pros Are Grateful For

This Thanksgiving reminds us of how grateful we are to work for such amazing professionals in the landscape industry who are making our communities better places and creating career opportunities for their employees. When you look back at 2017 what are you most thankful for? We asked NALP members and here are a few of […]

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YardApes Annual Fundraiser Raises $10,000 for Local Charity

YardApes of New Milford, Connecticut, held their 12th annual Quad-Am Golf Classic on Tuesday September 12th, 2017. The Golf Classic benefited The Pratt Nature Center, a local 205-acre wildlife preserve and educational center.  The Pratt Nature Center’s mission is “to stimulate a lifelong responsibility for and joy in the natural world by encouraging people to […]

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Last week, 100 meetings with Congress Regarding H-2B

On November 2, 2017 landscape professionals and employers representing other seasonal businesses joined forces to advocate for H-2B cap relief. The event resulted in over 100 meetings with key members of Congress. During the meetings, Representatives, Senators, and their staff heard directly from seasonal business owners about the real world implications of the H-2B cap. […]

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House Committee Approves Mandatory E-Verify

Last week, the House Judiciary Committee approved by a vote of 20-10 the Legal Workforce Act (HR 3711). This bill, which was introduced by Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and Congressman Ken Calvert (R-CA), would require employers to check the work eligibility of all future hires through the E-Verify system. Administered […]

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NALP Markets Industry Careers to 67,000 at FFA Convention

Last week, NALP Staff members Jenn Myers (Director of Workforce Development) and Rex Bishop (Director of Technical Education) attended the 90th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo. The sea of blue jackets stretched throughout the Indiana Convention Center, and out into the streets of downtown Indianapolis, as FFA hosted the country’s largest annual student gathering, […]

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3 Strategies to Promote Seasonal Offerings

Author, Alain Parcan, Director of Marketing for Market Hardware, and NALP consultant, contributed this article.  Seasons change. And so should your marketing messages. But, when it comes to highlighting new services or seasonal offerings to your online audience, your message should inform, educate, and deliver your news in a detailed and impactful way. But the biggest […]

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LANDSCAPES 2017 Highlights

LANDSCAPES 2017 is in the books, and nearly 2,000 landscape professionals are now back at their offices implementing some of the strategies they learned at the education sessions in Louisville – and that is what it is all about – actionable knowledge! Sold out crowds attended the CEO Forum and the Account Managers workshop as […]

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The Industry Best Were Honored at LANDSCAPES

And the award goes to… We were really excited last week in Louisville to honor some of the best work in the industry at the 48th Annual Awards of Excellence. See a list of winners here. One hundred and thirty-six projects received Awards of Excellence this year, with Judges Awards going to Walnut Hill Landscape […]

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