TAG: Marisa Palmieri

Editor’s Note: Good form

September 20, 2017By

Want to make all your managers self-conscious at one time? Talk to them about business etiquette at a company meeting. That’s what our CEO did last month at our annual sales and editorial training meeting. I know his intent was to inform—not to make us squirm—but nothing ever has made me flash back through my career history and wonder what... read more

Editor’s Note: Do you ADOD?

September 15, 2016By

I don’t know about you, but this time of year—back to school—always makes me recognize how quickly the years go by. No matter how awesome the summer was I’m left wondering, “Where did it go?” By the time this issue hits your desk, the kids will have been in school for several weeks, pumpkin-spice everything will be on store shelves... read more

Editor’s Note: Fruits of our labor

August 5, 2016By

Our garden sucks. That’s what my mom and I say to each other a few times a week these days, after one of us treks up to our tract at the community garden to water our sad-looking plants. I talked her into helping me with a 5-foot by 20-foot plot—one of the smaller ones available at the large piece of... read more

Editor’s Note: Changing how we look at the hiring process

March 8, 2016By

As I researched and reported on our cover story about the labor shortage in the landscape industry—and all service industries, really—I put in a call to our resident HR expert, our quarterly Business Basics: People columnist, Mel Kleiman. He’s known for his practical advice on recruiting and retaining frontline associates, and he helps employers all over the country address these... read more

Editor’s Note: Make the connection

February 11, 2016By

It’s less than a week since Winter Storm Jonas dumped prolific amounts of snow along parts of the East Coast, burying 14 states in more than a foot of snow. Even several days later, I’m still seeing messages pop up on my social media feeds from snow and landscape company owners thanking their crews for literally working around the clock.... read more

Editor’s Note: Black Monday musings

January 12, 2016By

We’re wrapping up this issue of LM on the NFL’s Black Monday, so my mind’s on the Cleveland Browns. At the risk of losing you before I get too far into this column, I’d like to share how editing this issue has me thinking about my hometown’s beleaguered football team. So, in the style of The Plain Dealer sportswriter Terry... read more