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GIC

Something for everyone at Green Industry Conference

Green industry professionals came together October 28–31, 2009, in Louisville, Kentucky, for the annual PLANET Green Industry Conference and GIE+EXPO. They networked with peers from around the country, attended educational sessions and round tables on hot topics such as sustainability and social marketing, checked out the latest products at the industry’s largest trade show and […]

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Final Days of GIC, Ambassador perspective!

Hey followers, Since my last entry we experienced the roundtable for the students, last day of the conference and my trip home. Well, first, the roundtable was an opportunity for the students tor have time with 6 companies with the choice between 21 companies. To the companies, thank you! Those of us students that really appreciated […]

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Student Ambassador: Let the fun begin

Logan Oates here again. GIC is officially over but I feel that it is just starting. I feel that I’ve become a more integral part of PLANET and have met so many great contacts and people. Even though GIC is over I am now busy keeping in touch with people, adding friends on facebook, and […]

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Busy….but a good busy…ya know?

Basically, we woke up early got into our PLANET shirts, had some coffee and raced to the EXPO center of Lullvull.  Today we had to set up the seminars, and prepare for the tons of spectators.  Funny that the staff is calm and collected yet all of us ambassadors are waking up and eventually bursting […]

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GIC is underway!!!

Today (wednesday) was registration day and boy, did we have a long day!!! The other ambassadors and I worked the registration table, introduced guest speakers, and made sure the conference runs smoothly.  BUT, we stood all day and really learned on the fly and completely held things together. Zane Castle is ‘Mom’ while we are […]

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HELLLLOOOO LOUISVILLE!!!!

FINALLY!!!! I just got into my room at the Marriott Louisville Downtown and this place is sweeeet! Its buzzing with excitement about the conference which starts in like 12 hours.  Never have I seen such promise in any industry!!! There are company reps running around the lobby networking and setting up a ton of future […]

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In the heat of GIC

Well, the first two days of GIC have come to an end and they have been great. It’s been pretty busy and I’m not doing so well in the sleep department. We’ve been helping set up for all the classes and helping out with registration. The rest of the student ambassadors are great and are […]

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GIC here I come!

Hello Green Industry! My name is Mark Gonzalez and I am a senior undergrad student out of the University of Maryland.  My majors, Landscape Management and Horticulture, have allowed me to be nominated for a Student Ambassador program for this years Green Industry Conference in Kentucky!!  Oh and Thank you Professor Steve Cohan for nominating […]

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On my way to the Green Industry Conference

The first time that I heard about GIC was in my careers class at BYU, Provo with Dr. Phil Allen (CLP and Planet Board Member). A group of students that just got back from the 2008 GIC, along with an ambassador, spoke about the great experiences they had at the conference. I quickly joined PLANET […]

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Hanging with 'Green Giants'

As a journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and interview hundreds of CEOs over the past two decades. But something tells me the Professional Landcare Network’s (PLANET’s) upcoming Green Industry Conference (GIC) keynote panel featuring the leaders of TruGreen LandCare, Brickman Group and Ruppert Landscape is going to top all of those learning experiences. […]

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