Green Industry Conference

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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P. Allen Smith encourages participation at the Green Industry Conference

Last year when I attended PLANET’s Green Industry Conference (GIC), I had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with P. Allen Smith, who hosts one of America’s most popular gardening and landscape television shows. Allen and I shot several promotional videos for PLANET and the Green Industry. I was excited to see via Social Media […]

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You can't miss this outstanding event

I know we say it every year, but I’m going to say it again. The Green Industry Conference (GIC), to be held October 28–31, 2009, in Louisville is a “don’t miss” event. In fact, there are more reasons than ever before to attend the industry’s premier conference, starting with the lineup of savvy speakers, informative […]

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What GIC means to me

At the heart of it, PLANET is really about relationships.

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PLANET's Live Auction Open for Donations

Green industry members are encouraged to donate items to PLANET’s Live Auction in support of scholarships and legislative activities. The auction will be held on October 28, 2009, at 8:00 p.m., during the PLANET Green Industry Conference (October 28–31, 2009) in Louisville, Kentucky. PLANET’s Live Auction draws enthusiastic crowds and is a fun way for […]

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The PLANET Professionals

As you’ve probably noticed, the lack of professionalism in any walk of life, whether it be teaching, running a large company, or operating a lawn care or landscape contracting company, is an area of interest to me. One of the mantras I abide by every day is that if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing […]

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