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Building Your Team: Planning Parties with Purpose

If there’s one thing the show “The Office” got right, it’s that you need a party planning committee to pull off a successful company party. While anyone can throw a party, it takes actual planning to make sure the events you host are well attended and worth the effort. Company parties are an opportunity to […]

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Achieving Next-Level Success

Growing a business often comes with a process of trial and error. While each landscape, lawn care or tree care company is different, seeing what techniques and best practices have worked for others can save professionals valuable time and resources. Three landscape industry leaders share what they’ve done to elevate their businesses, culture and branding […]

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Culture: The “Secret Sauce” for Your Recruitment Strategy

When you hear the phrase ‘company culture’ what comes to mind? Do you know what your company culture is? “Organizations have a culture, whether they intentionally built it or not,” says Angela Hieronimus, director of engagement and success for Blades of Green, based in Edgewater, Maryland. “I think sometimes that’s a misconception.” If you’re wanting […]

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How I Do It: Cultivating a Successful Company Culture

In 2017, Ideal Landscape Group, based in St. Louis, Missouri, really started putting effort into cultivating their company culture. Their efforts to create a better culture paid off as this year they were named one of the 2022 Top Workplaces in St. Louis by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. To be considered for this list an […]

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(From left to right) Phil Allen, Paul Fraynd, Doug McDuff, Pam Dooley, Mike Bogan

The Secrets to an Impactful and Resilient Workplace Culture

At NALP’s Leaders Forum event in January 2022, industry CEOs and experts shared their strategies to create impactful and resilient cultures. Panelists included Phil Allen, Ph.D., professor of landscape management, Brigham Young University; Mike Bogan, CEO, LandCare; Pam Dooley, owner, Plants Creative Landscape; Paul Fraynd, CEO, Sun Valley Landscaping; and Doug McDuff, president & co-owner, […]

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Team Building: Maintaining Culture During COVID-19

For many lawn and landscape companies as they settled into their new normal with procedures to mitigate the spread of the virus, another concern arose: how do we maintain our culture? So many businesses had to send office employees home to work remotely while field staff started arriving in shifts or reporting directly to the […]

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Creating a Top Workplace: Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions Shares Their Practices

Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions was recently named one of the Top Workplaces in St. Louis by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Focal Pointe is a full-service, high-end commercial and residential landscape company. They have been in business since 1998. They provide land care services to locations, such as Busch Stadium and the Edward Jones world headquarters. […]

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Workforce Management & Planning in Response to COVID-19

During the fifth free COVID-19 webinar hosted by NALP, Tom Fochtman, CEO of Ceibass Venture Partners, an investment banking firm, and Bruce Wilson, owner of Bruce Wilson & Company, discussed financial-related questions about the CARES Act and how to keep your company culture strong. Taking Advantage of the CARES Act The CARES Act was signed […]

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Attract the Right People With the Right Company Culture

“Do you have a problem with employee recruitment?” Chuck Williams, contact center manager of Senske Services in Kennewick, Washington, asked the group at Solutions 2020, Real Green Systems annual conference, during his session on “How to Attract the Right People with the Right Company Culture.” A good majority of the session attendees raised their hands. […]

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How to Build a Winning Team

What do sports have to do with the way you run a business? Quite a lot, says Ross Bernstein, an award-winning, peak-performance business speaker who is the best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books. Bernstein will be leading a 2020 Leaders Forum workshop entitled, “Harnessing Innovation and Technology to Invest in Your Company’s Future: Greatest […]

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