NOVEMBER 2017

NOVEMBER 28, 2017 (NE OHIO, AVON)
PRUNING CLINIC
The most important landscape maintenance practice is the control of plant size by the
correct method of pruning to retain the natural branching characteristics of the plants and
integrity of the landscape design. Dormant Pruning of Landscape Plants is a half-day, hands-
on clinic and a timely training opportunity for you and your crews to get back to the basics
and learn the proper way to prune in time for winter and early spring pruning. This seminar
will include a lecture as well as a hands-on training.
(MUST CALL THE OLA FOR AVAILABILITY)

NOVEMBER 30, 2017 (CENTRAL OHIO, HILLIARD)
PRUNING CLINIC
The most important landscape maintenance practice is the control of plant size by the
correct method of pruning to retain the natural branching characteristics of the plants and
integrity of the landscape design. Dormant Pruning of Landscape Plants is a half-day, hands-
on clinic and a timely training opportunity for you and your crews to get back to the basics
and learn the proper way to prune in time for winter and early spring pruning. This seminar
will include a lecture as well as a hands-on training.
(MUST CALL THE OLA FOR AVAILABILITY)

DECEMBER 2017

DECEMBER 15, 2017
LANDSCAPE OHIO! AWARDS ENTRY DEADLINE
Don’t miss the opportunity to become an award winning landscape contractor. Entries for
the 2017 program are due in the OLA office by 5 pm on Dec. 15, 2017.  For rules, regulations
and entry information go to ohiolandscapers.org/landscapeohioawards.html.

JANUARY 2018

JANUARY 15 -17, 2018
OLA BOOTH at MGIX – formerly known as CENTS
Tradeshow with educational sessions held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Visit
OLA in Booth #1341. For more information contact the ONLA at 800-825-5062.

JANUARY 16, 2018 (Central Ohio)
OLA HOSPITALITY SUITE
Come network with others in the Green Industry.  Hosted by OLA. Held at the Hampton Inn
and Suites, 501 North High Street, Columbus, OH
. 5 pm to 7 pm, across the street from the
Columbus Convention Center at the close of MGIX for the day.  For more information contact
OLA at 1-800-335-6521, or visit OhioLandscapers.org

JANUARY 25, 2018
OLA MEETING
GreenMark Consulting Group is tentatively scheduled to discuss Hiring & Retention. To be
confirmed. Held at St. Michael’s Woodside. For more info, call the OLA offices at 440.717.0002.

FEBRUARY 2018

FEBRUARY 2 -11, 2018
GREAT BIG HOME AND GARDEN
Explore this year’s music themed gardens created by some of Northeast Ohio’s top
landscapers. If you are interested in volunteering to help construct this year’s OLA garden, or
would like to staff the garden during show hours, please contact the OLA at 440.717.0002.

FEBRUARY 22, 2018
LANDSCAPE BUSINESS BOOTCAMP
Spend a day with business owners who have done it. This program is built for business owners,
managers, employees and anyone else seeking to improve their expertise in the landscape
industry. The day is based on GreenMark’s 4 Cores of Landscape Business Success.

MARCH 2018

MARCH 8,  2018
OLA MEETING
Ultimate Networking – Learn From Your Peers.  A series of roundtable discussions on various
topics to help increase your bottom line. 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 12 & 13 2018
FOREMAN TRAINING
Foremen have to walk the fine line in working side by side with employees while having to
direct, motivate and critique them. In this seminar, they will learn how to more effectively
handle tight deadlines, tight margins and increase customer satisfaction. Held in both NE
and Central Ohio. More info to come.
OLA Events
2018 LIC Testing Dates


EDUCATION
EVENTS
GOLF OUTING
Ohio Landscape Association
9240 Broadview Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147
440-717-0002
Toll Free: 800-335-6521
RENEW MEMBERSHIP
SAFETY
SCHOLARSHIPS

WRITTEN TEST DATES
January 16, 1PM, MGIX – Columbus
Application Deadline: 12/27/17

January 25, 1PM, Ohio State ATI – Wooster
Application Deadline: 01/04/18

February 6, 1PM, OLA – Broadview Heights
Application Deadline: 01/16/18

February 22, 1PM, Thornton’s – Cincinnati area
Application Deadline: 02/01/18

August 8, 2:30PM, Ohio State ATI – Wooster
Application Deadline: 06/08/18

August 9, 7:00AM, Ohio State ATI – Wooster
Application Deadline: 06/08/18

October 2, 9AM, Ohio State ATI – Wooster
Application Deadline: 09/11/18

October 9, 9AM, OLA – Broadview Heights
Application Deadline: 09/11/18

HANDS-ON TEST DATE
August 9, 7:00AM, Ohio State ATI – Wooster
Application Deadline: 06/08/18
If you have an event you would like listed here,
please call 440.717.0002 and ask for Rick, or
email him at
rick@ohiolandscapers.org. Please
note that all events are subject to approval, prior
to being posted. Thanks!
Ohio Industry Event Dates