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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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Giving Back to Get Ahead

As part of  our#NALPStories series, we talked to Dan Foley, recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Leadership award about giving back to the landscape industry, and the importance of being involved in the association. Giving back and being involved in leadership have always been important to Dan Foley, Landscape Industry Certified, National Association of Landscape Professionals […]

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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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Peer-to-Peer

The Green Industry Conference (GIC) is PLANET‘s largest event of the year. But, what makes it a must-attend event? Is it the educational sessions; the show floor and hands-on, outdoor demonstration area; the networking opportunities; or all of the above? Each is important in its own right, but nothing beats that one-on-one, face-to-face time with […]

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Innovation and Technology the theme of 2011 Executive Forum

PLANET’s recent Executive Forum and Leadership Meeting at The Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, Florida, held February 17–20, opened with leadership meetings and the installation of PLANET’s 2011–2012 board of directors, which go into effect beginning May 1, 2011. This year’s Forum focused on Technology and Innovation. The keynote address featured Carmine Gallo, journalist and author […]

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Networking: Make the most of your time out of the office!

I recently attended a CEO luncheon with some of my industry peers. We do this once a month as a way to catch up and to keep one another informed on what our organizations are working on. Since I got there a few minutes early, I decided to use my spare time to update my […]

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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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ARIA Resort Vegas, location of PLANET’s Executive Forum, featured in United Airlines Hemispheres Magazine

I was flying home recently on United Airlines from a consulting trip that took me through Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.  I realized I had not read Hemispheres Magazine (United’s Inflight Magazine) for the month of December yet, so I flipped through it as my plane took off out of a cold, snowy and icy Allentown, […]

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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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