January 2009Previous Issues
Landscape Ontario Green for Life: January update
The LO Branding Committee will have a choice of bumper stickers and retailer program signs available soon for all LO members.
Professional And Workforce Development
Seasonal chapter events
On behalf of all the Chapters, we wish you a very prosperous New Year and look forward to seeing you out at all of our upcoming meetings and summer events.
LO Board offers suggestions to thrive in this economy
Landscape Ontario’s board of directors recently took 15 minutes to brainstorm ideas on what individual companies can do to thrive in any economy.
Interiorscape groups form coalition
A coalition of interiorscape groups in the U.S. and Canada has been formed. This coalition is expected to improve the economic outlook for the interiorscape business.
Growers’ Short Course offers full schedule of speakers
If it’s February, it must be time for the annual LO Growers Short Course.
New sales manager named
Ernie Daigle, vice president for ASB Greenworld in Canada, has announced the hiring of David Turnbull CHT, to the position of sales manager.
Partners in prosperity
The Prosperity Partners introductory seminar, held in Ottawa on Dec. 3, was described as “containing incredible synergy.”
John Deere is charter sponsor
Landscape Ontario welcomes John Deere as a charter sponsor of the Prosperity Partners program.
LO member passes away
Landscape Ontario member Scott Watts passed away suddenly on November 20, 2008.
Canada Blooms clarifies hotel bookings
Canada Blooms is cautioning registered exhibitors that Convention Expo Travel, a travel agency operating out of Nevada, is reserving hotel space and falsely claiming to be a partner with Canada Blooms 2009.
Members In The News
LO loses charter member
A charter member of Landscape Ontario, Steve Chanady, who began Avalon Landscaping, passed away on Monday, December 8.
Chamber honours garden centre
Congratulations to Mike Johnson and Connie Rusu of Georgina Garden Centre in Keswick for receiving the 2008 Georgina Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for a large business.
OMAFRA Nursery-Landscape Report