Official notice: 2016 Annual Meeting
Friday, January 8, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the
Will be held at
February 10, 2016
242 Adams Place
2 MCH Recertification Points
Lunch will begin at 12:00 PM
Annual Business Session
Meeting will begin at 12:30 pm
The Annual Business Session will begin at 12:30 P.M. At this time the officers will present brief reports on the activities of your association. Elections of officers and directors for 2016 take place, followed by votes of the membership.
Recognition of MNLA members who have made significant contributions to the association and the industry is always a highlight of the MNLA Annual Meeting. Awards include: the MNLA “Presidents” award recognizing outstanding volunteerism, the Massachusetts recipient of NENA's "Young Nursery Professional of the Year" and attending Past Presidents and MCH’s will be recognized for their accomplishments.
Environmental Leadership Award
The MNLA Environmental Leadership Award will recognize individuals who have consistently provided informed leadership in dealing with complex, environmental issues.
This is one of MNLA’s most prestigious awards and we ask that you
join us in recognizing Representative Paul Schmid (8th Bristol) at the MNLA Annual Meeting.
Attend, Vote & Participate... It's your Association!
Prior to the meeting...Join fellow members and guests for the inaugural MNLA Green Industry Career Fair. Networking begins at 9 am and lunch at 12 pm. Member Price of $55.00 per person; this includes, member owners, family, employees and guests of members.
There is no cost for members attending the business meeting only. We do ask that you RSVP. Thank you! Deadline: Monday, January 30, 2016
NEW Educational Program
7:30 AM Set up & Registration Opens: Complimentary Coffee
8:00 AM Human Resources "Birds of a Feather" – Round table issues & solutions This is a 30 minute program
8:30 AM The Moth's Among Us! By Tawny Simisky, Entomologist UMass Extension *pesticide credit requested This is a 50 minute program
9:00 AM MNLA Green Industry Career Fair
Visit with Green Industry businesses to discuss job openings and careers opportunities in the nursery, greenhouse & landscape field
9:30 AM Essentials of Plant I.D. for Woody Plant Material by Ed Bemis, MCH, Bemis Farms Nursery This is a 50 minute program
9:30 AM Landscaping in Wetlands by Matt Schweisberg, PWS, Wetland Strategies & Solutions, LLC. This is a 50 minute program
10:30 AM Stay Fresh with Marketing on Social Media by Constant Contact This is a 50 minute program
10:30 AM How'd they do that? by Wisteria & Rose
A close up look at urban roof decks that showcase glamour and elegance. Ever wonder how they reach that status? Find out what it takes to get everything up there and installed and thriving? From start to finish, get a glimpse of “How we really do that”. This is a 50 minute program
11:30 AM Co Op Programs & Internships for Great Employees by Joe Pitta
Join Joe Pitta, Coordinator of workforce development at Minuteman High School for a snap shot look at opportunities on how you can build an internship program within your local community. This is a 30 minute program
Noon MNLA Annual Meeting luncheon & business meeting
1:00 PM Keynote Speaker – Forget Me Not’s by Tom Strangfeld
DISCLAIMER: Although every reasonable effort is made to provide the speakers, topics, and sessions listed, some changes or substitutions may occur. Speakers and sessions are subject to cancellation or change up to and including the day the session(s) are scheduled to be held. Changes or cancellations are made at the discretion of MNLA and may be done without notifying attendees. If sessions are changed or canceled no refunds should be expected. Submission of the registration form acknowledges acceptance of this provision.