TAG: Missy Henriksen

NALP predicts top 5 landscape trends for 2018

January 26, 2018By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals released its official list of the top landscape trends for 2018. “The top 2018 landscape trends reflect an evolution of the outdoor living trend we’ve seen grow in popularity over the past few years,” said Missy Henriksen, vice president of public affairs at NALP. “Stimulated by a healthy economy, homeowners and property managers are... read more

Issue Brief: 2018 predictions

January 22, 2018By

Looking into government relations for the upcoming year, we see the ripple effects of the election of President Donald Trump working their way through the regulatory state. If your business relies on the H-2B seasonal guest-worker program, you can anticipate much more competition for the 66,000 available visas. We continue to work for visa cap relief in 2018, but Congress... read more

NALP careers site, job board ‘a long time coming’

March 15, 2017By

It’s no secret there’s a labor shortage in the landscape industry. In response, the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) debuted a new website it says will help draw new people into the industry. LandscapeIndustryCareers.org highlights career paths, industry details, education opportunities, a job board and information for parents and advisers of students interested in landscaping. Content includes articles, statistics... read more

Issue Brief: Advocate in your state

March 6, 2017By

All the focus is on Washington these days, and it’s easy to think that all the big, important decisions happen there. But every year, our state legislators take on thousands of issues. Much of their work occurs over a frantic six-month period. During this time frame, elected officials in state Capitols throughout our country make decisions that can have a... read more

Why the industry’s lobbying efforts need support

November 10, 2016By

Whether it’s the halls of Congress, our state capitals or on the community level, our industry is being targeted frequently. Now more than ever, it’s important for industry members be proactive on the advocacy front. Effective advocacy is about building relationships, and Political Action Committees (PACs), are perhaps the most vital tools we have to accomplish that goal. PACs so... read more

Study: Outdoor remodeling projects add value, happiness

September 28, 2016By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) partnered with the National Association of Realtors on the “2016 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features,” a study to determine why homeowners complete outdoor remodeling projects and the value, both financially and emotionally, the finished projects bring to the homeowner. According to the report, not only can outdoor remodeling projects add value to a home on... read more