TAG: Giving Back

Profit Power: Giving back is good—even great—for business

July 17, 2018By

Giving back is one of my favorite topics to speak on, and to consult on, and to do myself in my personal life. Why? Because it brings a big smile to one’s face, the receiver and the giver, and it can be great as a corporate strategy, too. My friend and National Association of Landscape Professionals board member Shayne Newman,... read more

High Performance: Giving back

November 23, 2015By

The Thanksgiving Day holiday gives us an opportunity each year to pause, reflect, and give thanks for the many blessings we have in our lives. It’s also a great time to take action. It’s one thing to say that we’re thankful or to offer up a prayer of thanksgiving. It’s quite another to do something about it. Most of us... read more

Honoring those who give back

July 24, 2013By

I was proud to join the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) in honoring the winners of its Community Stewardship Award earlier this week in Washington D.C. at the banquet held in conjunction with the Renewal & Remembrance and Legislative Day on the Hill event. You may recall some of these names from the pages of LM. We profiled them in print... read more

Honest work

June 17, 2013By

PLANET Community Stewardship Award Winner Category: Supplier American Profit Recovery strives to include employees in its service efforts. Although they’re doing honest work, it’s easy for a debt collection agency to get a bad rap. But American Profit Recovery (APR), with corporate locations in Massachusetts and Michigan, developed the tagline “You’ll profit from our difference,” and it truly believes it.... read more

Jumping at the opportunity

May 30, 2013By

PLANET Community Stewardship Award Winner Category: State Association Chapter Volunteer efforts are ingrained in ALCC’s culture.  In its 50 years, the Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) has established a long history of supporting communities, sponsoring and leading projects throughout the state. “Giving back to the community is one of the things we were founded on,” says Kristen Fefes, executive... read more

Well worth it

March 18, 2013By

PLANET Community Stewardship Award Winner Category: Large Green Industry Service Provider ($5 million or more in annual revenue) Acres Group invests in its community with an array of service work.  The list of community service activities the Acres Group in Wauconda, Ill., participates in is more than 20 items long. The involvement in most of these opportunities originated organically, but... read more