MLP Newsline MLP Fall 2017_w2

NEWSLINE Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals FALL 2017 The Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals elevates the professional standards and business success of its members through education, certification, advocacy, and networking . Build Your Business! Thursday, September 14 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS PRESIDENT Cara Christopher, MCLP BrightView Landscapes, LLC Boston, MA VICE PRESIDENT Brian Paige, MCLP Paige Landscape Company, Inc. Wellesley, MA SECRETARY/TREASURER Steve Davis, MCLP Bigelow Nurseries Northborough, MA DIRECTOR Brian Churchill, MCLP, CSP The GroundsKeeper, Inc. Ashland, MA PAST PRESIDENT Jason Scott, MCLP, CSP Distinctive Landscaping Attleboro Falls, MA EDUCATIONAL ADVISOR Mike Davidsohn, MCLP University of Massachusetts Stockbridge Landscape Contracting Program Amherst, MA Business Seminar, BBQ Lunch, & Workshops Tower Hill Botanic Garden • Boylston, MA September is the official kick off of our association’s new season of educational programs and registration is now open for MLP’s popular Business Seminar & Workshops on September 14. MANAGEMENT TEAM M. Virginia Wood, CMP Peggy Benjamin Kristen Dreyer Carrie Martin Charissa Sharkey Join your industry colleagues as you brush up on business operations knowledge, attend valu- able workshops, enjoy a barbecue lunch, and get inspired by Tower Hill Botanic Garden – a true horticultural gem. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required (no walk-ins). This event does sell out, so don’t delay. BUSINESS SEMINAR Operational Excellence: How to Get the Job Done Right, at the Right Price, with the Right People While many in the landscape industry throw a number at a job and hope it works, the best in the business have a real system for consistent profitability using the labor hours available to them. MIKE LYSECKI, Chief Technical Officer at Landscape Management Network, is an expert at driving innovation and streamlining operations. (continued on p. 3) PROUD FOUNDING PARTNER OF Smart business. Powerful connections. NewEnglandGROWS.org