ANLA Takes the Show on the Road
As you may know, ANLA has decided to embrace several new strategies in
lieu of a summer legislative conference, to involve members in advocacy on behalf of the industry. One of these is to engage in a series of regional "fly outs" over the summer and early fall. This model will provide ANLA the opportunity to address a greater volume of members, most within driving distance from their homes. Coordination with state-based partners will extend ANLA's reach beyond members to future partnerships and interaction with as many leading industry businesses as possible.
ANLA's fly outs will provide a platform for collective reckoning, problem solving and understanding how best to position the industry moving forward. The first will take place in southern New Jersey in late July with two more scheduled for early September in northern Connecticut and southeastern Michigan. ANLA will conduct a series of presentations by industry leaders and our Government Relations team. We're excited to hold these events in strong nursery and landscape regions and hope
you will be able to join us! ANLA will share details on each event very soon, but if you have any questions, please contact Hadley Sosnoff (email@example.com or 202-741-4843). More
Square Announces Mobile
POS System for Brick-and-Mortar Merchants
from Retail Customer Experience
During a short press conference, Square CEO Jack Dorsey announced the release of the Square Register, a new product aimed at small brick-and-mortar establishments. Dorsey said the Square
Register, an iPad application linked to the Square credit card reader, allows small merchants to accept cash and credit card purchases and is intended to replace the traditional cash register and credit card terminal. More
Is Small Business Access to Credit About to Tighten?
from Small Business Trends
recent data from the National Federation of Independent Business suggests that small business credit is about to become harder to get once again. Between March and April of 2011 the difference between the fraction of business owners saying that credit will become more available and the fraction saying that it will become less available turned more negative, after improving for nearly a year. More
Edible Landscaping in Parks to Feed the Homeless
It's nice to have pretty flowers around, but what if our parks also produced food for those who need it? From sharing gardens to community nut tree plantings, we have seen some moves to turn shared land into a productive food producing resource. Now a group of Colorado residents are aiming to utilize multiple city parks to produce 1,500 pounds of produce to help feed the homeless. More
Business Vision and Mindset
When your business vision and the reality in which you live are miles apart, it may not be for the reasons you believe. Lack of money and time are the most typical issues that soloists cite for the mile-wide gap between vision and reality, but as they progress in coaching they discover that the true missing
pieces are clarity, strategy and an empowering mindset. More
Saudi Prince Calls for Lower Oil Prices
Saudi Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal said that he wants oil prices to drop so that the United States and Europe don't accelerate efforts to wean themselves off his country's supply. In an interview broadcast Sunday on "CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS," the grandson of the founding king of modern Saudi Arabia said the oil price should be somewhere between $70 and $80 a barrel, rather than the current level of over
$100 a barrel. More
Ethanol Pioneers Face $100 Million Debt
from The Associated Press via Manufacturing.net
Two Wisconsin brothers who pioneered ethanol production in the state are left with outstanding debts totaling more than $100 million after their agricultural empire imploded, according to a newspaper report. Paul and David Olsen owe money to
several banks, attorneys, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and their mother, with outstanding debts totaling $104 million, the Oshkosh Northwestern reported. More
Source: USDA to Replace Food Pyramid with
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is planning to swap in a plate icon for the food pyramid this week, an individual familiar with the new guidelines told CNN. The new image, expected to be unveiled soon, is meant to help remind Americans to make
healthy food choices. More
White House Slashes Red Tape to Boost Economy
The White House has unveiled a series of measures to cut back on burgeoning red tape and simplify rules which it said could save U.S. businesses "billions" of dollars over the coming years. The administration hopes the move will lift some of the burdens from struggling companies
and give fresh impetus to the faltering jobs market with unemployment still hovering around 9 percent. More
ANLA's Member-to-Member Program encourages member firms to prefer other ANLA members when conducting business transactions. By doing this,
you are supporting progressive green industry businesses that are investing in the future of our industry, and encouraging those who aren't to join you as a member of ANLA.
Look up a green industry firm's membership status any time using ANLA's Online Membership Directory.
Member Spotlight: Profile in Profit
Each week a different ANLA member is spotlighted in this News Brief. Click on the company link to learn more about their products & services, company history, product tips and resources, and in many cases special ANLA Member Discounts.
Ball Horticultural Company
from Garden Center Magazine
DuPont Announces Rebate
from Lawn & Landscape
Merchandising: Less is More
from Green Profit
Supreme Court Upholds Arizona Immigration Law
from Greenhouse Grower
Inventory and Quality Control
Cartlon Plants L.L.C.
US - OR - Dayton
Carlton Plants is seeking an individual to manage all aspects of field inventory including counts, size projections, evaluations and quality control.