MARCH 21, 2017 OLA GROW YOUR LANDSCAPE BUSINESS WORKSHOP: JEFFREY SCOTT Join us for this 1-day workshop that will help you rapidly build the value and profitability of your business – and bring back the joy of ownership. It covers every aspect of Jeffrey Scott’s Proven 5-Step Business Building Process, and includes his exclusive Grow Your Landscape Business Playbook, a step-by-step guide written specifically for landscape business owners that will ensure your success.
MARCH 30, 2017 20th ANNUAL LANDSCAPE OHIO! AWARDS GALA Join Ohio’s landscape community for an elegant, fun-filled night of celebration as we honor winners of the 2016 Landscape Ohio! Awards. This dinner and awards presentation will once again be held at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens, located at 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH. For more information contact OLA at 1-800-335-6521.
APRIL 5, 2017 (NE OHIO) IRRIGATION CLINIC This class is for the crew person that needs to know more about what it takes to work in the irrigation industry. We will touch on basic irrigation design, installation and electrical servicing. Hosted at and sponsored by Wolf Creek Company. For more information contact OLA At 1-800-335-6521.
APRIL 7, 2017 (CENTRAL OHIO) IRRIGATION CLINIC This class is for the crew person that needs to know more about what it takes to work in the irrigation industry. We will touch on basic irrigation design, installation and electrical servicing. Hosted at and sponsored by Wolf Creek Company. For more information contact OLA At 1-800-335-6521.
APRIL 11, 2017 CDL TRAINING COURSE Join us for Commercial Driver’s License Training and learn the information you need to know to pass the state CDL test. Back by demand, and instructed by a former truck driver, this interactive course will include videos and handouts.
AUGUST 3, 2017 OLA SCHOLARSHIP GOLF CLASSIC Join us at Mallard Creek Golf Club in Columbia Station for the OLA Scholarship Golf Classic! Proceeds from this event benefit our OLA Scholarship Fund. Our golf outing was created to help generate funding for our scholarship program, targeting qualified students interested in a vocation within the green industry.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 (NE OHIO) OLA MEETING / FACILITY TOUR Brian-Kyles Landscapes of Distinction. For more information contact OLA at 1-800-335-6521, or visit OhioLandscapers.org.
OCTOBER 12, 2017 (CENTRAL OHIO) OLA MEETING / FACILITY TOUR TBD
NOVEMBER 16, 2017 (NE OHIO) OLA MEETING Held at St. Michael’s Woodside in Broadview Hts., OH. For more information contact OLA at 1-800-335-6521, or visit OhioLandscapers.org.
MARCH 22, 2017 CITY FORESTER'S SYMPOSIUM this is an informal program where municipal foresters can share information, express areas of mutual concern, and receive statewide updates. Every year they invite an allied agency or industry segment that affects their management decisions in order to build understanding and camaraderie. As tree planting contractors with municipal experience, you are the industry segment they would like to network with this year and discuss ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our relationship. Contact Tyler Stevenson, Urban Forestry Coordinator for the ODNR – Division of Forestry at 614.265.6707 for more info.
JULY 20, 2017 Wooster, Ohio LIC HANDS-ON FIELD TESTING DATE Landscape supervisors, foremen, and field technicians who are Landscape Industry Certified are recognized as qualified professionals. This can mean better wages and enhanced profits as the public becomes more aware of the meaning of doing business with a certified professional. For more information on taking the test, visit the link above, or call the OLA at 440.717.0002. The deadline to register for this test is 5/19/2017.
JULY 15 - 18, 2017 Columbus, Ohio CULTIVATE '17 Cultivate brings those in the industry together for an experience that's electric, inspiring, and highly impactful. Whatever your goals are, Cultivate has the resources and answers you need to get results. Join 10,000 of your industry peers for the event that gets everyone excited about business and growing for the future.
AUGUST 8, 2017 50th Annual NGLCO Field Day. The Nursery Growers of Lake County Ohio are excited to announce their field day will be once again hosted by Debonne Vineyards in Madison. Chalet Debonne Vineyards is the largest estate winery in Ohio, boasting over 175 acres of vines. Tour the winery and the first Micro Brewery located in a winery, Cellar Rats Brewery. Then visit the trade show with over 150 exhibitors in a County Fair atmosphere. For more information contact NGLCO Executive Director, Annette Howard at 440-241-7969 or visit http://nglco. com/events/nglco-2017-field-day/