TAG: award

The Indie award gives local businesses a chance to win $10K

September 14, 2016By

For a sixth year, Independent We Stand invites the public to help draw attention to the importance and strong economic benefits of “buying local” by nominating locally-owned businesses that exceed customer service expectations for the independent small business award–The Indie. The web-driven contest gives consumers the opportunity to acknowledge businesses that impact their communities and grow their local economies. Independent... read more

Thorne receives NALP’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award

April 28, 2015By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) elected Jeremy Thorne to win its 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Presented during the National Collegiate Landscape Competition, the award recognizes an entrepreneur under 30 years old who demonstrates spirit and initiative and serves as an example to students pursuing careers in the landscape industry. Thorne graduated from the Pennsylvania College... read more

Bartlett VP recognized by alma mater

March 17, 2015By

Scott Jamieson, VP of Bartlett Tree Experts, was recognized with a Certificate of Distinction from the Purdue University Agricultural Alumni Association. The award, bestowed to six recipients this year, recognizes “contributions to agriculture—and society in general—that go far beyond the requirements of a job or profession.” As VP of Bartlett, Jamieson is responsible for corporate partnerships and national recruiting in... read more

The Grounds Guys ranks 216 on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500

January 19, 2015By

For yet another year The Grounds Guys made Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list, an annual ranking of the best franchises based on financial and statistical data. The Grounds Guys ranked at No. 216. Data for the list is collected via surveys completed by franchisors across the nation, and all franchises are judged based on identical criteria regardless of size. “We... read more

Big Picture: Timeless Elegance

January 12, 2015By

LOCATION: Glencoe, Ill. COMPANY: Mariani Landscape, Lake Bluff, Ill. THE DETAILS: The homeowners of this lakefront residence discovered the house in a dilapidated state. Vines covered the windows, and the grounds were overgrown from years of neglect. Believed to have been built in the 1920s, the house was then uninhabitable. In 2013, Mariani Landscape earned a National Landscape Awards of... read more

Porch CEO named USA Today Entrepreneur of the Year

December 12, 2014By

USA Today named Porch.com CEO Matt Ehrlichman its first-ever Entrepreneur of the Year for 2014. The newspaper launched the inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award as a way to acknowledge those who are bringing the U.S. economy out of recession, in particular small businesses and entrepreneurs. Key criteria of the award included exhibiting significant growth this year and solving a... read more