Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

DEC 2018

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continued from page 62 34 LC DBM 2018 Association Wrap-Up To view more about Associations, including news, events and photos visit a search the name of the assocation as the keyword. In 1965 several Ohio landscape contractors got together to discuss ways to encourage pro - fessional standards within the industry. Soon a collective force emerged of those who shared the vision that an exceptional work ethic, on - going training, education, business ethics, de- sign and aesthetics, horticultural sciences and a passion for the green industry would forever change the way we think about the landscape. Forty-five years later the association continues to abide by those guiding principles. Ohio Landscape Association ONLA has a rich history of supporting and promoting Ohio businesses, being established in 1908 as the Ohio Nursery - mens Association. Through programs and initiatives such as certification, legislative advocacy, continuing education and work - force development, ONLA strengthens and builds the integrity of our industry while helping businesses succeed. Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Right A can't miss event for owners, operations managers, dispatchers, and anyone in the "white side" of the business, this year's Annual Snow and Ice Management Clinic featured over 25 vendors. The speakers were John Allin of John Allin Consulting, Inc., Dale Keep of Ice and Snow Technologies, Inc., Meri Mullins of EnviroTech Services, Christopher Matta, deputy chief engineer at Ohio Turnpike, and Kevin Gilbride of the Accredited Snow Contractor's Association. The following members received 2018 ONLA Professional Awards at the ONLA Awards Celebration and Dessert Reception on Sunday, January 14. • ONLA Distinguished Contribution Award - Kyle Natorp, Natorp's Wholesale Nursery • ONLA Service Award - Jay Daley, Herman Losely and Son, Inc. • ONLA Educator & Public Service Award – Steve O'Neal, Columbus State Community College • ONLA Legislative Advocate of the Year - Sandy Munley, Ohio Landscape Association • ONLA Young Professional Award - James Beardslee, Beardslee Nursery, LLC Left Designed for both business owners and employees, this year's Plant Health Care Clinic had over 60 in attendance to see live demonstrations of proper planting techniques, while learning how to assess optimum soil conditions, and how to determine what to do when elements, such as pests and diseases, begin to take their toll on plant material. Left In July, OLA teamed up with the Columbus Landscape Association to take a tour of "The 'Shoe" and the Chadwick Arboretum. Besides having a once in a lifetime opportunity to tour such an awesome facility, the chance to network with - and learn alongside - their friends at the CLA was one not to be missed. Right Over 120 landscape employees at- tended OLA's Dormant Pruning Clinics, held in both Cleveland and Columbus. These are a half-day, hands-on clinics focused on teaching the proper way to prune in time for winter and early spring. The course was taught by Gail Reinhart of Hidden Creek Landscaping. Left The OLA Scholarship Golf Classic was held in August this year, once again at Mal- lard Creek Golf Club. Golfers, sponsors, vol- unteers and other association members filled the course again - to the tune of over 230 participants - raising money for our industry's future stars. Right Marvin Montgomery, better known as the "Sales Doctor," conducted a one-day sales training course, providing participants with the necessary skills needed to build long term client relationships. The event was held at Indiana Wesleyan University in Independence, Ohio. Kyle Natorp Jay Daley Steve O'Neal Sandy Munley James Beardslee

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