Author: Sabeena Hickman

What's on tap for NALP

As our new board of directors starts its term and we begin a new fiscal year, I wanted to give you an update about the exciting initiatives the association is pursuing your behalf. We have undergone an incredible transition in the last year with a new identity and a new strategic vision, and we did […]

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We covered a lot of ground in 2012

It’s been a busy year around the PLANET office! From planning our annual events that bring PLANET members together, to keeping you informed of the most up-to-date industry information, PLANET staff has been on its toes. You’re well aware of the products, programs, and services PLANET brings to you. But, you might not know about […]

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Past successes lead to future goals

Happy 2012! PLANET is excited about the upcoming year, and is looking forward to serving you for another year. While 2012 promises to be full of education, events, and networking, the accomplishments of 2011 have surely helped to get us where we are today. In the spring, planning started for the inaugural PLANET Gives Back, […]

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Green Industry Great Escape to Paradise Island

As the weather turns cold on the East Coast, the summer sun is just a memory. But, rather than pining away for those lazy, hazy, crazy days this year, PLANET members have the chance to soak up the sun in March at the Green Industry Great Escape (GIGE) in Nassau. Like its predecessor, the GIGE […]

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'Growing' in Louisville

Growth is the theme of this year’s Green Industry Conference (GIC). So, in keeping with this theme, PLANET will provide members with an opportunity to “grow” our industry’s impact on the city of Louisville. To do so, we’ve teamed up with Metro United Way, the local United Way affiliate, to identify a few small community […]

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Peer-to-Peer

The Green Industry Conference (GIC) is PLANET‘s largest event of the year. But, what makes it a must-attend event? Is it the educational sessions; the show floor and hands-on, outdoor demonstration area; the networking opportunities; or all of the above? Each is important in its own right, but nothing beats that one-on-one, face-to-face time with […]

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The Power of Innovation

This past fall, I had the pleasure of spending three days with some brilliant minds in our green industry.  We gathered in a picturesque valley in Montana to focus on the Crystal Ball Report #30.  When I arrived on the first day, I was greeted by a rainbow over the mountains. At that moment, I […]

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Strengthening our communities … Lawn care summit is just an example

Recently, PLANET’s Board of Directors put together a special task force to focus on strengthening the communities within our specialty groups. I was fortunate to participate, and it was a powerful discussion with exciting outcomes and potential for PLANET and its members. PLANET’s membership is contained within four areas — Design/Build/Installation, Interior Plantscaping, Landscape Management, and […]

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Networking: Make the most of your time out of the office!

I recently attended a CEO luncheon with some of my industry peers. We do this once a month as a way to catch up and to keep one another informed on what our organizations are working on. Since I got there a few minutes early, I decided to use my spare time to update my […]

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The accomplishment countdown

Since our inception in 2005, PLANET has been working to make positive changes for our members and the industry, as a whole. Our committed volunteer leaders, working alongside of staff, have helped to reach our goals and foster the results we seek. The past five years have gone by quickly, and we have some great […]

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