GIE+EXPO

What to Know About LANDSCAPES 2016

Is LANDSCAPES 2016 on your calendar yet? If not, mark it down for Oct. 19-21, 2016, in Louisville, Kentucky.  Here is a quick look at the largest landscape education and networking event this year.  Coming soon – registration and schedule information.  

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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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        Partnerships pay dividends for everyone

        As many of you already know, PLANET and PGMS have extended their contracts (and partnerships) with OPEI/GIE+EXPO through 2018. Yes, we enjoy working with both OPEI and PGMS, but that in and of itself would never be reason enough to commit to several more years in Louisville. Instead, the move happens to be a very […]

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          We're in a good place

          If you’re looking for signs that the industry is moving toward recovery, look no further than this year’s Green Industry Conference (GIC) in Louisville. The mood was definitely positive and numbers were up nearly across the board. A ramped up GIE+EXPO trade show with the addition of Hardscape North America exhibitors kept both the indoor […]

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            GIC: The Aftermath

            I, as well as most of the PLANET staff, am starting to gain some sort of feeling back in my legs. The Green Industry Conference was a busy one; always standing, walking, and talking. A couple days have gone by since the end of the show, and there is a lot to reflect on. Let’s […]

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              Five years later … time to celebrate!

              It’s been five years since the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) and the Professional Lawn Care Association of America (PLCAA) merged to form the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). Mergers are never easy. They often present unique challenges that take time to overcome. Looking back five years, we’ve been through all the pain of change. […]

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                It’s time to register!

                You may think I’m jumping the gun, but I’m not. As we all know, time flies during the busy season. Before you know it, October will be here and the Green Industry Conference (GIC), to be held October 27–30, would only be a few short weeks and away. For most PLANET members, attending GIC is […]

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                  Flat Rate Friday – July 16th!

                  I want to personally invite you to GIC this year, PLANET’s Green Industry Conference, and to tell you about our lowest discounted price ever! This Friday, July 16th, for one day only, we are offering GIC registration for a flat rate of $200 per person. You pay $200 and you get full registration including access […]

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                    It's no secret

                    There’s an old saying that industry veterans understand so well: For any company to reach its full potential, an owner has to switch gears — to stop working in the business and start working on it. This saying also holds true for PLANET. Since the merger, PLANET staff and volunteers have worked tirelessly in the […]

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