November 21, 2022 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Day: November 21, 2022

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Building Your Team: The Benefits of Becoming an ESOP

Employee Stock Ownership Plans, better known as ESOPs, have been around since the 1950s as a way to transition the ownership of a business to its employees. An ESOP gives workers ownership interest in the company in the form of shares of stock. When these employees leave or retire, they are paid for the cash […]

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NALP Foundation Highlights Landscape Professions During World of Landscape Event

The NALP Foundation hosted its 3rd World of Landscape series from Nov. 14-18. This weeklong event featured professional careers in the landscape profession to middle and high schools across the country. “It’s all about showing students careers in general,” says Pam Moore, director of foundation operations for NALP. “We want the students to get excited […]

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Faces of the Industry: Xochitl Lopez

Xochitl Lopez, recruitment and engagement manager at EarthWorks, Inc., based in Lillian, Texas, has been in the landscape industry for about six years now. Lopez’s background is in interior design, and she originally worked at Michaels stores before deciding to join EarthWorks in 2016. “When I worked with Michaels stores, I didn’t have any background […]

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Navigating Your Financial Future

No one can ever be certain what the next year will bring for their business, but when you talk to landscape professionals about 2023, majority of them are cautiously optimistic. While they know they’ll deal with a number of challenges, such as labor, supply chain issues and looming concerns of a recession, business owners are […]

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Help Military Families in Need Through SnowCare for Troops

As the winter counterpart to Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops, SnowCare for Troops ensures that the families of deployed military personnel don’t have to stress when the snow starts falling. This program connects snow removal volunteers with military families to provide complimentary snow and ice removal services. SnowCare for Troops was started in 2010 when […]

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Level Up: Stay Green, Inc. Looks to Double In Size

Right before Christmas in 1969, Richard Angelo was laid off from his nursery job. Operating out of his garage, he started Stay Green, Inc., based in Santa Clarita, California, in 1970, serving residential clients. Now his son, Chris Angelo, is the CEO of the company. “My dad was very good at partnering with me and […]

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