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TAG: community relations

Communication Coach: How to perfect your brand story

January 30, 2018By

W. Edwards Deming was an American engineer who was revered in Japan for his contribution to transforming the country into a global manufacturing leader. He said, “If you cannot describe what you do as a process, you don’t know what you are doing.” People believe they know what they’re doing until they’re put to the test. This typically happens at... read more

Committed to the core

July 17, 2015By
Photo: Colin Conces

Establishing a purpose and values—and living by them—drives growth 
at Sun Valley Landscaping. Paul Fraynd and Hugh Morton have a challenge on their hands. They want to hire a best-in-class staff so they can grow their company. At the same time, they need to expand their operation to attract great people. “Applicants say, ‘I want a company that treats me... read more

Ep. 126: Serving those who serve us

April 15, 2015By

Bill Vogel, president of Project EverGreen, discusses how landscape contractors can give back to our troops through Project EverGreen’s “GreenCare for Troops” and “SnowCare for Troops” programs. Listen to the show to learn more about this program and how you can get involved. It’s good for our soldiers, and it may even be tax deductible. read more

Spread the holiday spirit with Adopt A Tree

December 3, 2012By

The holiday season is a wonderful time for all of us to remind ourselves to be thankful for what we have, while thinking about how we can help others. I’d like to share with you an idea that’s not just good will, but good karma and great publicity. I call it Adopt A Tree, and it’s something I’m very passionate... read more

Least we could do

July 9, 2012By

It’s hard not to get choked up when you’re taking part in PLANET’s Renewal & Remembrance event at Arlington National Cemetery. Here, for the past 16 years, Green Industry volunteers have convened to donate their time and materials to help preserve the hallowed grounds where so many of our country’s finest men and women rest. I caught myself tearing up... read more

PLANET Day of Service Celebrates Earth Day

April 14, 2012By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) has announced that plans are well underway for its Day of Service on April 20. The nationwide event allows lawn and landscape companies to perform volunteer projects in their communities. The projects vary and include caring for properties associated with charities and nonprofits, such as the Boys & Girls Clubs and Habitat for Humanity, as well as... read more