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Would you be this customer service hero? Email
Colorado Green NOW
Thursday, October 09, 2014 02:14 PM

Fragile package

This happens to be National Customer Service Week and here’s a local that happened this week to get you thinking.

On Monday, a shipping company which promotes itself as the “premier provider of shipping and information services worldwide” dropped off a package at a building in a multi-acre office park near Golden.

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How to assess ash trees and detect Emerald Ash Borer Email
Colorado Green NOW
Thursday, October 09, 2014 02:14 PM

Emerald Ash Borer

The Colorado Emerald Ash Borer response team is offering an Emerald Ash Borer Detection & Ash Tree Assessment Workshop to help green industry pros learn how to assess ash trees and look for infestation.

The training will be offered 6 six times during November and December 2014 at the Boulder Forestry Yard, Boulder.

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Employee drug tests show highest use in 10 years Email
Colorado Green NOW
Thursday, October 09, 2014 02:14 PM

 

Employee drug use is high

The percentage of positive drug tests among American workers has increased for the first time in more than a decade and in Colorado and Washington, increases have hit double digits.

This rise is drug use is driven by marijuana and methamphetamine use according to a study released September 2014 by Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services.

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What do landscape companies and football teams have in common? Email
Colorado Green NOW
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 02:14 PM

Landscape business is like football


Football teams and landscape companies require leadership, dedication, commitment and a strong work ethic in order to succeed.

Just like football coaches, landscape leaders must take on many roles to ensure everyone on the team works together to achieve important goals and make operations run smoothly. There are many ways we all play a similar game – besides the fact that both games are mostly played outdoors.

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Straight talk on the landscape industry Email
Colorado Green NOW
Monday, September 22, 2014 02:14 PM

Jim McCutcheon, PLANET


What’s the outlook for Colorado’s landscape industry in terms of greatest threats and best opportunities for the next 5 to 10 years? What defines success – growth, profitability, consistency? How fair are wages in the green industry? What’s the role of sustainability? How will technology shape how we do business?

How do your answers to these questions fit in with what others are saying?

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