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Engage for Success with Monique Allen: Episode 47 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 47th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench and Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape talk with Monique Allen, founder & creative director of The Garden Continuum. Allan has dedicated her career to creating an alternative approach to landscaping and sharing actionable information to […]

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Level Up: Ground Works Land Design Sets Their Sights on the Top 100

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Ground Works Land Design has the short-term goal of reaching $10 million in revenue, but owner Tony Nasrallah’s long-term goal is to get to the Top 100. He thinks they’ll reach it […]

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Landscape Professional Wade Nomura Shares His Story of Growing, Living and Giving

Wade Nomura’s life could rival that of “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” From being a BMX bike champ to owning a landscape company to being mayor and serving as a Rotary International Leadership instructor, he has led a remarkable life and he’s not done yet either. Nomura is president of Nomura Yamasaki Landscapes, […]

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It’s National Lawn Care Month!: Episode 46 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 46th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talk with Brandon Sheppard, Weed Man multiunit franchise owner and sub franchisor, and Lisa Stryker, […]

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Looking Forward to Growth: Sweet Magnolia Landscaping’s Owner Shares Her Story

Sarah Showers grew up in the industry working at her dad’s garden center but for a time she tried to pursue another field. She originally went to college for physical therapy but then changed her major to rehab and human services while she was at Penn State University. After graduating, she worked a couple different […]

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Leafing Your Best Life with Matthew Ross: Episode 45 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 45th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape and Macey Wollenberg, branch manager at LandCare, talk with Matthew Ross, director of continuing education at Longwood Gardens. Ross is known […]

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Navigating Your Career Map and Journey: Episode 44 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 44th episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape are live from the 45th Annual National Collegiate Landscape Competition, where 600 students, 97 faculty […]

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Level Up: Aiello Landscape Promotes Professionalism and Knowledge in Their Employees

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Aiello Landscape, based in Vero Beach, Florida, is all about professionalism, quality and attention to detail. The company views every yard as a garden and that gardens are a place of pride and serenity. Launched in […]

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Shaping Your Story with Roger Phelps: Episode 43 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 43rd episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software and Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, talk with Roger Phelps, corporate communications manager for STIHL Inc. Phelps joined STIHL Inc. in 2001. As corporate communications manager, he is responsible for creating and telling […]

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Meet the Trailblazers: Loriena Harrington

Loriena Harrington, LIC, owner of Beautiful Blooms LLC, based in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, is one of NALP’s Trailblazer mentors. The Trailblazer mentoring program pairs NALP members with experienced industry professionals who volunteer their time to help others learn about how to run a successful business. Harrington became a Trailblazer back in 2017 after being nominated […]

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