Green Industry Expo

Now is the time to go and grow

I attended my first national conference and trade show in Indianapolis in 1984. My reason for going was simple. I wanted to get into the lawn care business and needed to find out as much as I could about the industry before taking that big first step. What I learned at the event helped me […]

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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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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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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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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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PLANET Faculty Research Presentations at GIC

University and Community College faculty play an important role in the preparation of the next generation of leaders in the Green Industry.  We take the responsibility of training Green Industry managers seriously, and PLANET is our partner.  When faculty members get together at the Green Industry Conference (GIC) or at Student Career Days, a common […]

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