FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 28, 2017
OLA LANDSCAPE BUSINESS LEGAL CLINICS
Join us to learn how to protect your business and your profits. We are offering 2 different
clinics, the first one covers Business Succession & Asset Protection on February 14 and the
second on February 28 is on Contracts & Hiring and Firing. These clinics are short afternoon
sessions that will provide you with valuable information. They are instructed by an attorney
who is also a landscape contractor, so he understands your day to day operations.

FEBRAURY 22,  2017
OHIO GREEN INDUSTRY ADVOCACY DAY
The “2017 Ohio Green Industry Advocacy Day” will be held in Columbus, OH. This is a great
chance to partner with fellow green industry colleagues to explain issues critical to your
business and the size and importance of Ohio’s Green Industry to our state legislators. Details
TBA.

MARCH 2017

MARCH 2, 2017 (CENTRAL OHIO)
OLA MEETING
Just in time for spring - learn to break the rules and win more sales! This session will featuring
Lewis VanLandingham, professional Sandler Sales Trainer and CEO of Sharper Edge
Advantage, LLC. Host at and sponsored by Wolf Creek Company on Huntley Road in
Columbus, OH. For more information contact OLA At 1-800-335-6521, or visit Ohiolandscapers.
org.

MARCH 9, 2017 (NE OHIO)
OLA MEETING
Getting and Keeping the Right Employees, featuring Elise Hara Auvil of EHA Solutions, Ltd.  
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 14, 2017
OLA STONE CLINIC: RIGHT TOOL. RIGHT TECHNIQUE.
Are you struggling to rockface 2, 2.5 & 3 inch Berea sandstone? Come to this class to learn
the proper way. Join us for this hands-on clinic where you will learn rockfacing, cutting,
dressing, coping, splitting and tooling.  For more information contact OLA at 1-800-335-6521,
or visit the event page.

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.

AUGUST 2017

AUGUST 3, 2017
OLA SCHOLARSHIP GOLF OUTING
Join us  at Mallard Creek Golf Club in Columbia Station for the OLA Scholarship Golf Outing!
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 2017

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 (NE OHIO)
OLA MEETING / FACILITY TOUR
Held at St. Michael’s Woodside in Broadview Hts., OH.  For more information contact OLA at
1-800-335-6521, or visit OhioLandscapers.org.

OCTOBER 2017

OCTOBER 12, 2017 (CENTRAL OHIO)
OLA MEETING / FACILITY TOUR
TBD

NOVEMBER 2017

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.
OLA Events
Ohio Landscape Association
9240 Broadview Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147
440-717-0002
Toll Free: 800-335-6521
Industry Events
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
Speaker: Patrick Blanc (Paris, France) World’s Leading
Expert on Vertical Gardens
10:00am – 12:00PM
Cleveland Museum of Natural History - $25
Patrick Blanc holds two doctorate degrees in science.
His many awards include the Chevalier de l’Ordre
des Arts et des Lettres. the Botany prize from the
French Academy of Sciences, Honorary Fellow of the
Royal Institute of British Architects, and Time magazine’
s 50 Best Inventions of the Year. He leads the field of
vertical gardening, having founded and patented it
in 1988. Patrick Blanc has created vertical gardens at
museums, hotels, residences, and corporations.  He
has worked with leading architects, developers, and
environmental groups worldwide.

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/