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Action Needed for DOL Overtime Rule Email
Friday, September 25, 2015 02:00 AM

 

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) has issued the following urgent action request regarding the Department of Labor's proposed rule changes to overtime regulations.

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PlantTalk can help consumers understand their landscape company Email
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 07:00 AM


spruce against a blue skyPlanttalk Colorado™, is an online service that provides reliable, timely information on more than 500 horticultural topics. This is information companies can use to help customers understand why the work they are doing or recommending is important. 

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Free EAB detection & ash tree assessment workshops Email
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 06:00 AM

emerald ash borerThe Colorado Emerald Ash Borer Response Team has announced dates for training in emerald ash borer (EAB) detection and assessment of ash trees.

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Could a failing mall become a model for landscape efficiency? Email
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 05:00 AM

 

File By: Green Home from clipart.meA 50-acre property, currently home to an increasingly vacant shopping mall, is poised to host the world’s largest green roof in a massive renovation that could become a model of sustainability. The Hills at Vallco will be built at Cupertino, California’s Vallco Shopping mall site. This mixed-use community will ultimately feature a 30-acre green roof with a community park and nature preserve.

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Consumers want digital communication Email
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 04:00 AM

tools of digital communicationResearch shows that customers are eager to communicate with small, local businesses online. Some small businesses may be missing a big opportunity to reach new clients and bring back past clients if they aren’t using the digital arena.

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Be sure to include interns in payroll budgeting Email
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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 04:00 AM

 

students outdoorsConsidering an internship program at your landscape company? Internships can be a great way for students to get practical, hands-on experience in their chosen field of study while also earning college credit. It is also a great way for business owners to cultivate the next generation of their industry.

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This week in advocacy: 9/18/15 Email
Friday, September 18, 2015 02:00 AM

 

ALCC advocacy updateThe LAB presents big events and important happenings in legislative and regulatory affairs. But even when there are no major announcements, ALCC is working behind-the-scenes to keep the landscape industry part of the conversation when it comes to laws and regulations that affect it.
In the last week, ALCC has:

Details on the reports and comments will be made available here on the LAB in the coming weeks. ALCC members interested in participating in legislative and regulatory advocacy can contact [email protected] or call 303 757-5611 for more information.

 

 
ELITE Awards now accepting entries Email
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Wednesday, September 09, 2015 07:00 AM


ALCC ELITE AwardsALCC is now accepting submissions for this year’s ELITE Awards, which recognize professionalism, innovation, business practices and sustainability. The ELITES are open to members only.

There are nine categories:

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Could your Facebook friends affect your credit score? Email
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Wednesday, September 09, 2015 06:00 AM


Could Facebook friends affect credit scores?News surfaced about a patent approved in August that could help lenders determine a person’s creditworthiness based on who their Facebook friends are. It led to many people looking at their friend list in a new light.

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3 ways to refresh your marketing strategy Email
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Wednesday, September 09, 2015 05:00 AM

Refresh your marketing strategyAs the busy landscape season winds down, it’s important to keep your business in the minds of clients and potential customers. Winter weather may not make consumers think about landscape services, but that doesn’t mean your marketing efforts should end with the first cold snap. In fact, it’s a great time to refresh your marketing strategy.

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Study reveals landscaping & garden trends Email
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Wednesday, September 09, 2015 04:00 AM

Beautiful landscape workThis summer Houzz, an online platform for home remodeling and design, published a study of landscaping and garden trends among homeowners who use the site. Three in five homeowners surveyed said that they had hired or planned to hire a professional to help with their large landscape projects. 56% of those hiring a professional budgeted $10,000 or more for the project.

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How to write an effective job ad Email
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Wednesday, September 09, 2015 03:00 AM

 

The search for your next great employee often begins with an advertisement for the open position. Taking the time to write a compelling, informative, and truthful job ad can have a big affect on whether the best candidates notice—and apply for—the job.

The video below presents some advice from the experts at Monster about the elements of an effective job ad.




Read more in this issue of Colorado Green NOW:
Could your Facebook friends affect your credit score?
3 ways to refresh your marketing strategy
Study reveals landscaping & garden trends
ELITE Awards now accepting entries

 
Clean water rule injunction limited to 13 states Email
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 02:00 AM

 

Image by Blake Richard Verdoorn

On September 4, the recent judge's decision regarding the Waters of the US (WOTUS) Clean Water Rule was revised. The ruling judge clarified that the injunction on enforcing the rule would be limited only to the states that filed a lawsuit requesting the injunction. Previously, it was believed that the injunction would be applied nationwide.

The thirteen states where the injunction will be upheld are: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

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