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NALP Showcases Landscape Industry Careers at the White House

NALP was chosen, along with five other associations, to attend the Our Pledge to America’s Workers event yesterday at the White House. At the exclusive event with President Donald Trump, NALP reiterated its commitment to grow landscape industry careers. It also shared its plans to expand training opportunities for more than 150,000 people over the next five […]

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Teams have to work together to win games

As part of our #NALPKnows series, we talked to Scott Jamieson, Landscape Industry Certified, NALP president and vice president of Bartlett Tree Experts in Chicago, Illinois, about working together as a team, and leaving it on the field during LANDSCAPES 2015. When I hear the expression leaving it on the field, I immediately think of how […]

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The ROI more than makes up for it

As part of our#NALPKnows series, we talked to Shayne Newman, Landscape Industry Certified, President of YardApes in New Milford, Connecticut, about working together as a team, and leaving it on the field during LANDSCAPES 2015. Sports analogies often hit home in the business world, and that’s how it is in our company. When someone mentions leaving […]

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Giving Back to Get Ahead

As part of  our#NALPStories series, we talked to Dan Foley, recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Leadership award about giving back to the landscape industry, and the importance of being involved in the association. Giving back and being involved in leadership have always been important to Dan Foley, Landscape Industry Certified, National Association of Landscape Professionals […]

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…and that's a wrap!

Congratulations to every student, sponsor, and PLANET individually and collectively.  The 35th Annual Student Career Days is in the record books!  Special congratulations to BYU-Provo for their first place finish.  Michigan State can take great pride in second place and I know that BYU-Idaho is equally proud of their third place totals.  Here at Chattahoochee […]

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Thank you Student Career Days!

Another year of Student Career Days come and gone! After competing in my events and watching my teammates and other members of my industry compete, it was exciting to find out which school would win. Congrats Chatahoochee Technical College for doing such an excellent job!   Yet again I was able to experience the excitement […]

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Gearing up for PLANET's Student Career Days

  I have been looking forward to PLANET’s Student Career Days (SCD) 2010 pretty much since the school year started.  We found out who made the team sometime around Thanksgiving, and that’s when all the studying, team meetings, fundraising, and shirt designs started for our team.  Many students have dedicated hours upon hours to studying for their […]

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PLANET's Student Career Days is right around the corner!

In just a couple of weeks over 800 students will be gathering in the Atlanta area to participate in the 34th Annual Student Career Days hosted by Chattahoochee Technical College. A lot of preparation has gone into making this event an exciting time for the students, and I have no doubt that it will be […]

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