MLP Newsline MLP Dec2018 NL_w

NEWSLINE Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals DECEMBER 2018 The Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals elevates the professional standards and business success of its members through education, certification, advocacy, and networking . Reaching the Summit! 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Brian Paige, MCLP Paige Landscape Company, Inc. Wellesley, MA VICE PRESIDENT Steve Davis, MCLP Bigelow Nurseries Northboro, MA SECRETARY/TREASURER Brian Churchill, MCLP, CSP The GroundsKeeper, Inc. Ashland, MA DIRECTOR Karen Kerr, MCLP Harrison McPhee, Inc. Millis, MA PAST PRESIDENT Cara Christopher, MCLP BrightView Landscapes Boston, MA EDUCATIONAL ADVISOR Mike Davidsohn, MCLP University of Massachusetts Stockbridge Landscape Contracting Program Amherst, MA MANAGEMENT TEAM M. Virginia Wood, CMP Peggy Benjamin Kristen Dreyer Carrie Martin Charissa Sharkey On December 5, MLP members participated in the association’s new “Reaching the Summit” seminar – an intensive, interactive, and informa- tive day that was jam-packed with business- building solutions and workforce development ideas. MLP’s mantra – “Smart business. Powerful connections.” – was front and center at this event. REACHING THE SUMMIT presenters (back row, left to right) Marty Grunder, Jim Cali, Vince Torchia and Jason New with MLP Board members (front row, left to right) Brian Churchill, MCLP , Cara Christopher, MCLP , and Brian Paige, MCLP . Led by some of the sharpest minds in the indus- try today – Marty Grunder, Jim Cali, and Jason New of The Grow Group – participants took away practical advice on how to train their focus on people and processes to move their busi- ness forward. Marty and his team shared several key points on leadership, coaching, staffing, and more. The luncheon provided a great opportunity to share and network with industry peers. Learn more about the day’s events on page 3. Smart business. Powerful connections. 8-D Pleasant Street South Natick, MA 01760 (Left to right) Miriam Hellweg, MCLP , MCA , Michael Bonner, MCA , and Lauren Holt, MCLP , MCA , enjoyed the chance to network at the December 5th event. phone: (508) 653-3373 fax: (508) 653-4112