TAG: Massachusetts

New England Grows names 2016 Future Leader

May 18, 2016By

A Massachusetts high school student was named the 2016 Future Leader by New England Grows. New England Grows honored Angelo Butera, a horticulture student at Minuteman High School in Lexington, Mass., for an essay he wrote about his experience at the association’s Future Leaders program in December. Out of 60 submissions, Butera’s essay “captured the spirit, determination and insight of a... read more

Unpaid overtime costs Massachusetts company $31,000

April 6, 2016By

Green Paradise Landscaping in Shrewsbury, Mass., will pay more than $31,000 in restitution and penalties to resolve violations of the state’s wage and hour laws. “This business failed to pay its employees the appropriate wages they earned,” said Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. “Our office will continue to work to address wage theft in all of its forms and make sure that... read more

New website lets contractors review customers

February 23, 2016By

Even companies that’ve seemingly mastered Angie’s List and Yelp have woes with the sites. But a new website is giving the power back to the contractors. Contractor’s Customers, which launched in January, lets businesses write reviews on the customers they work with. Before agreeing to a job, subscribers can search the potential customer by name or street address and read reviews left by other contractors as diverse as landscapers, electricians, limo... read more

New England Grows releases agenda

September 9, 2015By

New England Grows, an educational conference and green industry exposition, released the agenda for this year’s conference, which will be held December 2-4 in Boston. Featuring new plant introductions, disease management strategies, lean management and eco-friendly landscapes, New England Grows will cover a wide range of topics. Colleagues in the green industry will come together to share insight and advice,... read more

Business Systemization Symposium slated for Jan. 26-28

December 11, 2014By

Salespeople-On-Demand (SOD) is hosting its first-ever Business Systemization Symposium Jan. 26-28 at The Conference Center at Waltham Woods near Boston. The symposium aims to help business owners create a strategic vision for their landscape maintenance company and get out of crisis management using the tools attainable through systemization. Speakers include: Sales Speaker—Dan Pestretto, founder and sales director of SOD; Operations Speaker—Steven Cohen,... read more

New England Grows offers CEU-approved seminars

November 12, 2014By

New England Grows slated a score of CEU-approved seminars for the 2014 show, held Feb. 4 – Feb. 6 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. CEU credits will be available through accrediting organizations such as the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Association of Professional Landscape Designers, Northeast Organic Farming Association, International Society of Arboriculture and other professional associations.... read more