Direct Solutions and the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) have announced that two lucky GIE+EXPO attendees will be offered a mentoring and business learning opportunity through the PLANET Trailblazer program.

Attendees who visit the Direct Solutions booth at the GIE+EXPO, Oct. 24-26 in Louisville, Ky., will be able to enter a drawing for an experience with the PLANET Trailblazer program. This PLANET-member education program enables participants to spend a day learning business-boosting advice and techniques from a mentoring Trailblazer, an industry leader who shares knowledge about building long-term business success with other members.

Direct Solutions is sponsoring travel expenses and related costs for the Trailblazer to visit the winners’ businesses or vice versa for a day of learning and networking.

PLANET launched the Trailblazers program in 2002 to recognize leaders with a minimum of 10 years in the green industry who are willing to share their wealth of knowledge with PLANET members. Trailblazers are a select group of people nominated by their peers for being dedicated professionals who have made significant and long-term contributions to the green industry.

The program involves a competitive application process because PLANET members who would like to receive business mentoring often exceed the number of available Trailblazers each year.