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Colorado delegation made progress at 2019 Days on the Hill Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 05:00 AM

US CapitolALCC led a delegation of Colorado landscape professionals to Capitol Hill last week to participate in NALP’s Legislative Days on the Hill event. They visited the offices of each of the state’s Congressional delegation, meeting with legislators or their aides to discuss issues affecting landscape companies. H-2B visa program reform was at the top of the agenda.

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Irrigation turnaround saves millions of gallons of water Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 04:00 AM

Centerra Metro DistrictAt the reception for The 2019 ELITE Awards, there was a lot of buzz in the room when the announcer read the water savings statistics that earned Environmental Designs, Inc. (EDI), Henderson, The ELITE Award for Irrigation Management: more than 5 million gallons saved per year. The numbers were impressive, due not just to the large size of the site but to the extensive work put in by EDI to bring the property’s irrigation system into the 21st century and within the water budget mandate.

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Fisk Lawnscapes says goodbye to job interviews Email
Written by Lyn Dean   
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 03:00 AM

Benjamin FiskA new hiring strategy works better for selection and retention

Ben Fisk founded Fisk Lawnscapes, Colorado Springs, in 2002 while still in high school, with a $50 lawn mower purchased from Goodwill. He mowed lawns during that summer. He enjoyed helping customers’ yards look better and was motivated to learn more.

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Little leaks can cause big damage and insurance claims Email
Written by Troy D. Sibelius   
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 02:00 AM

leaky pipeLeak detectors, water shut-off systems, landscape irrigation and insurance—what a combination! It’s a winning combination for landscape businesses that could help customers with water conservation, insurance premium savings and avoiding potential water damage to a home or business.

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Session will explain how to do business with Denver Parks and Recreation Email
Written by Denver Parks and Recreation   
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 01:00 AM

Denver parkThe City of Denver invites interested landscape contractors and consultants to attend an informational session, “Doing business with Denver Parks & Recreation.” The event will take place Monday, August 5 from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM at the Webb Municipal Building, 201 W Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80202 in room 4.F.6.

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