I want to invite you to accompany myself and the Board of Directors in celebrating the quality workmanship that our members provide to the Green Industry at our Annual Trophy Awards that will be held on Friday, November 4th at the Silver Legacy. I am thrilled at the enormous number of entries we received, as well as the vast representation of landscape companies that sent in entries. I encourage you to look at the Special Awards ballot. It is important to recognize those extraordinary individuals that help our Association to flourish and achieve within the Green Industry.
The Landscape Industry Certification testing we provided at the end of August was immensely prosperous. I want to say thank you each and every one of the judges that volunteered their precious time to support the success of the Certification Program. Your dedication and expertise is vital to the continued accomplishment we attain from having individuals certified in the program. We will be recognizing the newly certified individuals at the Trophy Awards Banquet.
We have started to take applications for booth space at our Annual Trade Show and Conference that it taking place in February. This year’s theme for the Conference is “Education Is Our Business.” Vendors will have opportunities to use the floor space in order to demonstrate their products and equipment. The educational tracks will include pesticides, arboriculture, turf and irrigation management, paver and hardscape technology, nursery, and certification training. Attending educational conferences and seminars promises continued expertise of the professional within the Nevada Landscape Association and the Green Industry.
I will say it again, GREAT things are happening in our industry. I would encourage you as an individual, or as a business owner, to join the membership and the Board of Directors and get involved. We meet the first Tuesday of each month. We will be sending ballots for the 2017 Board of Directors out soon. If you are interested in serving on the Board, please let me know. Feel free to email me at email@example.com. to ask questions, or provide feedback.
Pamela C. Bedard