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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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    Growing as a Student Ambassador

    Let me start be introducing myself. I am Jeremy Thorne, from the little town of Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania. I am a student at Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, majoring in ornamental horticulture with a landscape emphasis. This year, I had the great opportunity to represent my school and PLANET at the 2011 Green Industry […]

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      What defines a strong association?

      As PLANET president, I am directed by by-laws and policies to facilitate and coordinate ongoing PLANET Board of Directors processes and functions. I am also charged with the responsibility to ensure a successful annual agenda for board activities and for the overall association.   Most incoming presidents (I’m no exception) have strong feelings about certain […]

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        Safety is no accident

          Safety is a major part of Todd’s Enviroscapes business plan as it should be for any landscaping company.   Enviroscapes has learned over the years that if you are verbal about having a safe work place throughout your entire staff; it ultimately creates a safer work environment. They have scheduled weekly meetings on Wednesday mornings […]

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          Taking the Gavel

          For those of you who may not know me, I am the COO of a lawn care company, ArborLawn, Inc., and an irrigation company, Spartan Irrigation, Inc., both of which operate from a base in Central Michigan. I am a graduate of Michigan State University, father of two adult children, and grandfather of three. If […]

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            Innovation and Technology the theme of 2011 Executive Forum

            PLANET’s recent Executive Forum and Leadership Meeting at The Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida, held February 17–20, opened with leadership meetings and the installation of PLANET’s 2011–2012 board of directors, which go into effect beginning May 1, 2011. This year’s Forum focused on Technology and Innovation. The keynote address featured Carmine Gallo, journalist and author […]

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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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                Twitter hashtag is #RRLEG09 for Renewal & Remembrance

                I realize I am communicating with a fairly small group that is currently active on Twitter.  Nevertheless, by the end of PLANET’s Renewal and Remembrance and Legislative Day, a few more PLANET members will have learned more about Twitter and especially how Twitter hashtags work to bring a group together. A Twitter hashtag is always […]

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