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If You Weren't at Leaders Forum, Here's What You Missed…

We had a fantastic Leaders Forum in St. Thomas, Jan 12-14, 2017.  If you weren’t there, you missed some killer networking, trends expert Daniel Levine, and a CEO panel of industry superstars who shared some great insights.  Here are a few highlights:

Record Breaking Attendance – NALP’s Leaders Forum had record breaking attendance – up 32% from last year; which means more people to network with and more interaction with members from all over the country.

Top Worldwide Trends – We can’t give away everything that happened in the education sessions, but here are the top 5 worldwide trends that Daniel Levine shared with members. Can you figure out how to apply these to your business?

  1. “Green” is Everything
  2. Living Spaces are Becoming “Smart”
  3. Simplicity is Paramount
  4. Corporate Social Leadership is Key
  5. Wellness is Evolving into Wellbeing

Awards, Awards – We presented our Lifetime Leadership Award to Jim McCutcheon and the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year to Abby Santos.

CEO Insights – We had a fantastic CEO panel, hosted by Ken Taylor of John Deere, including Mike Bogan, CEO, LandCare, San Diego, CA; Jim Campanella, CEO, Lawn Daw; g, Woburn, MA; Dan Foley, President, DHCC Management, South Walpole, MAFrank Mariani, CEO, Mariani Landscapes, Lake Bluff, IL; Jim Mccutcheon, CE0, HighGrove, Atlanta, GA; Steve Pattie, Founder and Co-Owner, The Pattie Group, Inc, Akron, OH; and Abby Santos, Owner, No Ka Oi Landscaping, Kauii, HI.  We’ll share their insights in next week’s post.

Don’t miss out next year.  Join us in Punta Cana.