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People on the Move: Altmaier to retire from Exmark in 2019; James Martin Associates adds one to leadership team

November 14, 2018 -  By
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Judy Altmaier, vice president and general manager of Exmark, will be retiring on Jan. 4, 2019. Daryn Walters has been selected to succeed Altmaier as general manager for Exmark. Altmaier has been with The Toro Co., the parent company of Exmark, since October 2009. After nearly four years in operations at Toro, Altmaier returned to her... read more


NALP’s 2019 Leaders Forum heads to Aruba, Jan. 24-26

November 14, 2018 -  By
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The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) announced that the Leaders Forum, its executive-level education and networking event, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & in Aruba, Jan. 24-26. “Leaders Forum offers CEOs, executives and emerging leaders the time to network and dive deep into business strategies and insights—that’s why people... read more


Project EverGreen celebrates National SnowCare for Troops Awareness week, launches Heroes Helping Heroes initiative

November 13, 2018 -  By
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Project EverGreen, in partnership with Boss Snowplow, is encouraging snow management professionals to register to become a Project EverGreen SnowCare for Troops volunteer through its National SnowCare for Troops Awareness Week Nov. 11-17. “SnowCare for Troops provides military families in need with peace of mind and lifts a significant burden from their plates,” said Cindy... read more


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November 15, 2018 -  By
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November 2, 2018 -  By
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They say competition brings out the best in people. Is that true? In my experience, it’s not. There are other factors at play. If you want to compete to win, you should understand these factors. First and foremost, it’s important to recognize that people who are highly engaged in their employment situations are more likely to be interested or motivated... read more


Web Extra: Marty Grunder on building a board

October 16, 2018 -  By
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“If I had a popcorn stand on Courthouse Square, I would have a board,” said Marty Grunder, quoting one of his mentors, Clay Mathile, former CEO and owner of The Iams Co. His point? You don’t need to be a large company or wait until “you have your act together” before you create a board. Grunder, president and CEO of... read more