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2020 Judges Award: Creating a Lake View Resort

In Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, a client wanted to create a family vacation compound that felt like a high-end resort when visiting. Mariani Landscape was asked to include comfortable, yet elegant, living spaces to entertain and relax. The design intent was to draw the family outside into intimate spaces for multigenerational gatherings while taking advantage of […]

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Q+A with Jon Cundiff, NALP 2020 Lifetime Leadership Award Winner

Each year, NALP presents a member with the Lifetime Leadership Award who had dedicated his or her life to the landscape and lawn care industry. This year, Jon Cundiff, president of Weed Man Kansas City in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, is this year’s winner. With more than 30 years in the industry, he is also a […]

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Meet Claire Goldman, Winner of the 2020 Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Claire Goldman, principal, and head of design and business development for R&R Landscaping in Auburn, Alabama, is the winner of the 2020 Woman Entrepreneur Award of the Year. This award recognizes an NALP member who has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative, ensured advancement of the landscape industry by actions and endeavors, and serves as a […]

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The Latino Landscape Network Takes on NHLA’s Mission

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA), which became part of the National Association of Landscape Professionals in March, has now become the Latino Landscape Network (LLN), with the goal of connecting and empowering the entire community of Latino Landscape professionals. LLN will serve as a continuation of the work began by NHLA in 2011 to […]

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Taking Your Business to the Next Level with Everyday Innovations

What can you learn from tech companies and musicians? Solid business practices, according to Josh Linkner, a five-time tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and innovation expert. “One of the best sources of inspiration is looking outside of one’s field,” Linkner says. “We can get caught up in an echo chamber of our own business.” In his […]

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NALP Members in the News: Argonne Capital Group Invests in Schill Grounds Management

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news. Argonne Capital Group Invests in Schill Grounds Management Argonne Capital Group has made a controlling investment in Schill Grounds Management, a privately held commercial landscaping company based in Cleveland, Ohio. Proceeds from the investment funded shareholder liquidity and the acquisition of McCoy Landscape Services, […]

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NALP’s Women in Landscape Network Gains Bayer Sponsorship

Bayer is now the title sponsor of the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ Women in Landscape Network (WILN). “We are thrilled to have Bayer as the title sponsor of the NALP Women in the Landscape Network,” says Jennifer Myers, senior director of workforce development. “Our focus on attracting, retaining, and supporting women through networking, events, […]

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Meet Darrell Bley, the Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2020

Darrell Bley, curator and horticulture instructor at the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, received more than 16 letters of recommendation from former students, colleagues, and industry leaders for the title of Outstanding Educator of the Year for 2020. In those letters, there were many reoccurring statements, including the fact Bley is the first to arrive […]

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NALP Government Affairs Wins at Local and State Levels

The National Association of Landscape Professionals is constantly at work protecting members’ interests in legislation and lately, there have been several wins at the local and state levels. Local In Prince George’s County, Maryland, NALP was able to identify adverse legislation that would ban EPA registered pesticides from being used on private property before it […]

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NALP Holds 2020 Renewal & Remembrance Ceremony

Arlington National Cemetery is currently closed to the public, but that wasn’t going to stop the National Association of Landscape Professionals Renewal and Remembrance Committee from wanting to keep the tradition of honor and service alive on what would have been the 24th anniversary of the annual event. Each year hundreds of landscape and lawn […]

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