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Utilize NALP Foundation Toolkits to Boost Company Diversity

To support a successful growing company, you need the most capable people on your team, regardless of their age, race, religion, gender or national origin. “In order to be competitive in the ever-changing landscape of business, new ideas, thoughts and ways of doing things need to be embraced and cultivated,” says Angela Hieronimus, director of […]

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Business Smarts: Crafting Resolutions to Benefit Your Company

New Year’s resolutions are often ambitious and well-intentioned goals you set for your personal life, but you can also craft some for your business as you head into the new year. As you reflect on another year finished, these are just a few possible business resolution suggestions to focus on as you continue to grow […]

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Team Building: How to Develop a Diverse Workforce

This information came from a session during the 2022 ELEVATE conference and expo. Don’t miss the 2023 ELEVATE in Dallas on Sept. 10-13. Having a diverse workforce has many benefits, including having higher rates of productivity and performance and increased creativity and innovation. However, you might not know how to go about increasing the diversity […]

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Faces of the Industry: Tim Martinez

Tim Martinez, executive vice president of LandCare’s West division, has been in the green industry for over 30 years. He spent the first 20 years on the golf course maintenance and operations side before moving into commercial maintenance with LandCare. “My time in golf really gave me an appreciation for the technical aspects of the […]

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How I Do It: Breaking the Mold of the Average Tree Operation

Like many other companies in the industry, Limbwalker, based in Louisville, Kentucky, had humble beginnings. Cory Petry and Chris O’Bryan started the business with a truck, an old chipper, some chainsaws and climbing equipment in 2004. Now 18 years later, they have 45 employees and more ISA Certified Arborists on staff than any other company […]

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Faces of the Industry: Sharon Chao

When Sharon Chao was recruited out of college by Gachina Landscape Management, based in Menlo Park, California, the company only had 60 employees. The company was growing with one accountant and Chao was brought on to help with payroll. Since then she moved up to accounting manager, controller and is now director of finance. Previously, […]

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Faces of the Industry: Jina Rockwell

Jina Rockwell entered the landscape industry by happenstance. She graduated from Miami University with a degree in consumer sciences and earned a marketing MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Before starting her own landscaping company, she had a successful career in purchasing, supply chain, marketing, and business development across multiple industry sectors. Now she is […]

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D’Anna Wade on Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility Strategies

D’Anna Wade was her parents’ first employee when they started Wade’s Lawn Service, based in Goodlettsville, Tennessee. After studying public affairs and public administration, she worked for an international NGO focused on women’s health and rights while also getting her feet wet in consulting, working on her parents’ business to get their business systems in […]

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Faces of the Industry: Nina Williams

For Nina Williams, getting into the landscape industry was by chance. Her previous jobs in the medical field required her to travel a lot and work long hours. “I had been working in the medical field for a long time, and I was just wanting a change and so I was out looking for jobs […]

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Top 5 Faces of the Industry for 2021

The Faces of the Industry series features the stories of various individuals who found their way to the lawn care and landscape industry. They share about their current roles, what they’d like to do in the future and where they’d like to see in the industry change. Click on each person’s name to read the […]

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