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1/24/2015 - Online Reviews Can Make You or Break You

Keep a close eye on what folks are saying about your company on the web.
Hannah Tighe
A fascinating recent report by Software Advice outlines the increased impact of online reviews on consumers' attitudes when it comes to selecting service providers, such as lawn care services. The report has the wordy title "Use of Online Reviews to Select Residential Service Providers IndustryView/2015," and contains some valuable nuggets for those of us providing green industry services. The...


1/23/2015 - New England Grows

Bold Ideas. Big Results.
New England Grows, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 4 - Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Boston, is renowned for its innovative educational conference and world-class exposition. The annual event connects more than 11,000 of the region's top green industry professionals with leading suppliers from around the globe. NE Grows was recently named one of the fastest growing trade shows in the country by Trade Show...


1/23/2015 - Go iLawn Launches Landscape Contractor Success Center

CINCINNATI, Ohio - GIS Dynamics, parent company of Go iLawn, announced the launch of their Landscape Contractor Success Center this week. The Success Center includes a collection of checklists, worksheets, data and information designed to help landscape contractors excel in different areas of business. Some items in the Success Center include a benchmarking checklist designed to help contractors...


Mean Green Mowers Goes To Google - HAMILTON, Ohio - The ValleyCrest - Google Campus Maintenance Crew in ValleyCrest, Calif...

1/22/2015 - Mean Green Mowers Goes To Google

HAMILTON, Ohio - The ValleyCrest - Google Campus Maintenance Crew in ValleyCrest, California, purchased Mean Green Mowers from their newest Mean Green Dealer, Gardenland Power Equipment (Campbell, California). The first set of Mean Green Mowers were delivered to ValleyCrest on Dec. 19, 2014, to maintain Google's Main Campus in Mountain View, California. Zach Mersch, inside sales manager for Mean...


1/22/2015 - TruGreen Hooks Up with the PGA of America

ORLANDO, Fla. - The PGA of America and TruGreen announced a multiyear partnership, with TruGreen becoming the "Official Lawn Care Provider of the PGA of America and the PGA Championship." The relationship will not only bring shared benefits and education to PGA Professionals and TruGreen associates but also combined support for community-based open space initiatives. The announcement...


1/21/2015 - Atlas Copco Reveals New Construction App

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - Atlas Copco Construction Technique Business Area is launching an app for use with Apple and Android devices, tablets and smartphones. TheConstruction App contains a wide range of information regarding Atlas Copco's extensive line of products and services for the construction sector. It also keeps the user up-to-date with the latest news about the construction market and has...


1/21/2015 - Jacobsen Announces New Caribbean Dealer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jacobsen, a Textron, Inc. Company is excited to announce Caribbean Turf as its new sole dealer in the Dominican Republic. Caribbean Turf is a full-service turf equipment dealer based in the Dominican Republic with locations in Santo Domingo and Punta Cana. Jacobsen dealer Tropicars will continue to serve as Jacobsen's dealer for the rest of the Caribbean island nations. In addition,...


1/20/2015 - John Deere App Center Available for iPhone Users

OLATHE, Kan. - John Deere announces the new John Deere App Center, which is a convenient mobile app designed specifically for John Deere equipment users. "This new tool offers applications that will help users increase the performance and productivity of their equipment," says Pat Pinkston, vice president, technology and information solutions, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group. "Other apps...


1/20/2015 - CLCA Honors Outstanding California Landscapers

The California Landscape Contractors Association presented Trophy Awards to outstanding landscape contractors at its recent annual convention. The Trophy Awards were established to encourage interest in landscaping, recognize people who produce outstanding landscapes, create pride in superior workmanship and bestow public recognition on companies, institutions, municipalities and residents for their...


1/20/2015 - The Grounds Guys Ranked Among Franchise 500

WACO, Texas - Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500 is an annual ranking of the best franchises based on financial and statistical data listed in surveys completed by franchisors across the nation. All franchises are judged based on identical criteria regardless of size. The Grounds Guys were ranked at 216 on the list. "We are proud that we have been ranked yet again as one of the top franchise...


NENA Announces Grant Recipient - BOSTON, Mass. - The New England Nursery Association, in cooperation with the Horticultura...

1/16/2015 - NENA Announces Grant Recipient

BOSTON, Mass. - The New England Nursery Association, in cooperation with the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), announced that Professor Raul Cabrera is the first recipient of the association's new Industry Growth Fund grant award. After a review of 60-plus grant applications, NENA selected Cabrera's research project, "Use of Alternative Irrigation Water Sources for Urban Landscapes and...


1/15/2015 - Schiller Expands Distributor Territory

Schiller Grounds Care, Inc., manufacturer of BOB-CAT, Classen, Little Wonder, Mantis, Ryan and Steiner brand outdoor power equipment, has awarded its distributor, Steven Willand, Inc., with the Northeast region for their BOB-CAT, Classen, Little Wonder, Mantis and Ryan brands. Steven Willand, Inc., located in Augusta, New Jersey, has been a distribution partner of Schiller brands in the mid-Atlantic...


Craig Kittleson Honored with Jefferson Award - WNLA is proud to congratulate Craig Kittleson, of member company Kittleson ...

1/15/2015 - Craig Kittleson Honored with Jefferson Award

WNLA is proud to congratulate Craig Kittleson, of member company Kittleson Landscape, Inc., who was honored recently with a national award for his dedication and service. Thanks to his expertise and his countless hours of volunteer help, Mount Horeb has a garden that offers hope and healing for families touched by tragedy. Kittleson, owner of Kittleson Landscape, Inc., Blue Mounds, Wisconsin,...


Swanson Russell Welcomes Four in Account Service - LINCOLN, Neb. - Swanson Russell welcomes four new account service team ...

1/15/2015 - Swanson Russell Welcomes Four in Account Service

LINCOLN, Neb. - Swanson Russell welcomes four new account service team members: Megan Bollish, Erin Prohaska, Jessica Lightner and Belinda Wright. Bollish joins the agency as a project manager in the Lincoln office. The Wellfleet, Nebraska, native graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in english. She previously worked for UNL as a recruitment assistant...


1/15/2015 - Internet Marketing 101

Questions & Answers with Steve Wolgemuth of YDOP Internet
Wendy Komancheck
Facebook. Pinterest. Tumblr. Twitter. A lot of different social media outlets. Do you know which ones will benefit you? Will any of them benefit you? This is part 1 of my interview with Steve Wolgemuth of YDOP, an Internet marketing firm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. When a company is looking to up their Internet marketing game, I refer them to Steve and his team to help them with their website...


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