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Business Advice & Stories

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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(From left to right) Tommy Aiello, Dan Crisafulli, and Pete Benedict

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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Call Backs

Lawn Care: Preventing Customer Call Backs

With the official start of spring just around the corner, lawn care crews are ramping up for the season. One way to make sure this season is particularly productive is to cut down on customer call backs. “Call backs are very costly to a business: the inefficiencies on your time and labor, fuel, wear and […]

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Growing in the Green Industry

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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Loriena

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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Caitlin Clineff

Faces of the Industry: Caitlin Clineff

Thanks to her grandparents giving her small plant cuttings and seed packets, Caitlin Clineff grew up gardening a good bit. In high school, she was very involved with 4-H and the National Junior Horticultural Association. “That got me interested in looking into a career in horticulture, so I majored in horticultural science at NC State,” […]

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Mentor

Business Smarts: Finding a Mentor

Whether you’re just starting out with your new company or you’ve been in the industry for years, everyone can benefit from the guidance and advice of a mentor. Mentors can provide practical knowledge that you don’t have to learn the hard way and can be a reliable second opinion if you’re looking for someone to […]

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Buffalo Center of Arts & Technology
Photo: Buffalo Center of Arts & Technology

Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology Creates Pipeline for Skilled Labor

The search for skilled labor in the industry has been a struggle, but the Buffalo Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) and Olmsted Parks Conservancy have recently collaborated together to help one another. Using NALP’s Landscape Management Certificate Program, BCAT’s Landscape Maintenance Technician program offers classroom instruction, in-field training and a paid internship program with […]

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Growing in the Green Industry

Putting in the Time and $$: A Commitment to Continuing Education with Palmer Higgins: Episode 42 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In the 42nd episode of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Miles Kuperus III, system architect at Include Software, Neal Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape talk with Palmer Higgins, CEO of Mainely Grass, a New England lawn care company. Higgins first entered the landscaping and […]

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Networks

The Benefits of Joining NALP Networks

Networking and connecting with industry peers can help you both professionally and personally so if you are looking for some new ways to get plugged in, check out some of NALP’s free network options. Women in Landscape Network Powered by Bayer, the Women in Landscape Network is lead by a group of over 20 landscape […]

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