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Meet Jenny Girard, the 2023 Young Professional of the Year

Jenny Girard, area manager for R.M. Landscape, based in Hilton, New York, has developed several successful training programs at her company, manages all corporate strategic coordination and development and is growing her new branch. Her accomplishments have earned her the 2023 Young Professional of the Year Award, which was presented during ELEVATE in Dallas, Texas. […]

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Trusting the Process with Savana Craven: Season 2, Episode 12 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 12 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Glatt, managing partner of GrowTheBench, Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape and Luke Melograno, production coordinator at Mariani Landscape, talk with Savana Craven, a landscape designer with Sunline Landscapes, based in Draper, Utah. Craven is a landscape design and horticulture professional. […]

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Faces of the Industry: Gabriel Marquez Jr.

Gabriel Marquez Jr. has been in the industry ever since he was a child. His father was born in El Salvador and came to the U.S. as a teenager. He started Gabriel’s Landscaping, Inc. in 1984. Now, Marquez is the president of Gabriel’s Companies, Inc., based in Palatine, Illinois. “I realized it was more than […]

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Looking Forward to Growth: Sweet Magnolia Landscaping’s Owner Shares Her Story

Sarah Showers grew up in the industry working at her dad’s garden center but for a time she tried to pursue another field. She originally went to college for physical therapy but then changed her major to rehab and human services while she was at Penn State University. After graduating, she worked a couple different […]

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The Benefits of Joining NALP Networks

Networking and connecting with industry peers can help you both professionally and personally so if you are looking for some new ways to get plugged in, check out some of NALP’s free network options. Women in Landscape Network Powered by Bayer, the Women in Landscape Network is led by a group of over 20 landscape […]

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