JANUARY 2018

JANUARY 25, 2018
OLA MEETING: UNCONVENTIONAL SOURCES FOR FINDING NEW EMPLOYEES
As long as laborers are viewed as “warm bodies” that is who will show up to work for you.
William Eastman of GreenMark Consulting Group will discuss conventional and
unconventional methods for attracting new employees. Held at St. Michael’s Woodside.

JANUARY 25 & 26, 2018
LMN BUILD A BETTER LANDSCAPE BUSINESS SEMINAR (CLEVELAND)
Bring your numbers (all financials are kept confidential) and learn the simple systems proven
to build more efficient, more productive landscape companies. It couldn’t be easier. In just 2
days, you’ll create real planning & estimating systems for your company, ready to be used
the very next day. Use the Discount Code:
OHAJAN2018 to save on admission.

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY 2 -11, 2018
GREAT BIG HOME AND GARDEN
Explore this year’s music themed gardens, created by some of Northeast Ohio’s top
landscapers. If you are interested in volunteering to help construct this year’s garden, we
need assistance with set-up January 22 thru February 1st and tear down February 12 & 13.
To help with construction, or to staff the garden during show hours, please contact the OLA
at 440.717.0002 as soon as possible. Spots fill up quickly.

FEBRUARY 15, 2018
BUSINESS LEGAL CLINIC: Contracts / Hiring & Firing
Having solid contracts and understanding the laws when hiring employees are paramount
to running a good business and avoiding devastating lawsuits. Join us and learn the
elements of a good contract and how to avoid litigation. In addition, we will discuss the
importance of a solid employee handbook and methods of fighting unemployment.

FEBRUARY 22, 2018
LANDSCAPE BUSINESS BOOTCAMP
Spend a day with business owners who have done it as they walk you through the core
concepts of building a better business. This program is meant for business owners, managers,
employees and anyone else seeking to improve their business expertise in the landscape
industry.

MARCH

MARCH 1,  2018
SKETCHUP FOR BEGINNERS
Don’t have the time necessary to learn how to use complicated design software? SketchUp is
hands-down the most intuitive, not to mention powerful, easy-to-learn 3D drawing tool on
the planet. Join us as we cover the basic tools, their uses, and challenges associated with
createing a finished landscape model.

MARCH 8,  2018
OLA MEETING (NE Ohio): Ultimate Networking – Learn From Your Peers.
When people gather together in-person to share ideas and learn from one another  - the
good, “old-fashioned” way - good things happen! Join us for a series of roundtable
discussions covering various topics pertaining to your company and the betterment of the
industry.

MARCH 12 & 13 2018
FOREMAN TRAINING
Foremen have to walk the fine line in working side by side with employees while having to
direct, motivate and critique them. In this seminar, they will learn how to more effectively
handle tight deadlines, tight margins and increase customer satisfaction. Held in both NE
and Central Ohio.

MARCH 22, 2018
21st ANNUAL LANDSCAPE OHIO! AWARDS GALA
Join Ohio’s landscape community for an elegant, fun evening of celebrating as we reveal
the 2017 Landscape Ohio! award winners. Held at the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
Includes dinner and awards presentation.

MARCH 22 & 23, 2018
LMN BUILD A BETTER LANDSCAPE BUSINESS SEMINAR (CINCINNATI)
Bring your numbers (all financials are kept confidential) and learn the simple systems proven
to build more efficient, more productive landscape companies. It couldn’t be easier. In just 2
days, you’ll create real planning & estimating systems for your company, ready to be used
the very next day. Use the Discount Code:
OHAMAR2018 to save on admission.

MARCH 28,  2018
CENTRAL OHIO SPRING MEETING: Drones & the Landscape Industry
Videography for promotional purposes seems to be the fastest-growing use for small
unmanned aircraft in the landscape industry. Businesses typically hire an FAA-certified
company, specializing in aerial photography, on a project-by-project basis, and there are
good reasons for doing so.

APRIL

APRIL 5, 2018
CDL TRAINING
Join us for Commercial Driver’s License Training and learn the information you need to know
to pass the state CDL test. Taught by former truck driver and state test examiner, Daryl
Lengyel.
OLA Events
2018 LIC Testing Dates


EDUCATION
EVENTS
GOLF OUTING
Ohio Landscape Association
9240 Broadview Road
Broadview Heights, OH 44147
440-717-0002
Toll Free: 800-335-6521
RENEW MEMBERSHIP
SAFETY
SCHOLARSHIPS

WRITTEN TEST DATES
January 16, 1PM, MGIX – Columbus
Application Deadline: 12/27/17

January 25, 1PM, Ohio State ATI – Wooster
Application Deadline: 01/04/18

February 6, 1PM, OLA – Broadview Heights
Application Deadline: 01/16/18

February 22, 1PM, Thornton’s – Cincinnati area
Application Deadline: 02/01/18

August 8, 2:30PM, Ohio State ATI – Wooster
Application Deadline: 06/08/18

August 9, 7:00AM, Ohio State ATI – Wooster
Application Deadline: 06/08/18

October 2, 9AM, Ohio State ATI – Wooster
Application Deadline: 09/11/18

October 9, 9AM, OLA – Broadview Heights
Application Deadline: 09/11/18

HANDS-ON TEST DATE
August 9, 7:00AM, Ohio State ATI – Wooster
Application Deadline: 06/08/18
If you have an event you would like listed here, please
call 440.717.0002 and ask for Rick, or email him at
rick@ohiolandscapers.org. Please note that all events are
subject to approval, prior to being posted. Thanks!
Ohio Industry Event Dates

JANUARY 15 -17, 2018
MGIX
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH USA
Tradeshow with educational sessions held at the
Greater Columbus Convention Center.

JANUARY 24, 2018 (COLUMBUS, OHIO)
JANUARY 26, 2018 (CLEVELAND,OHIO)
TECHO-BLOC CONTRACTOR SHOWCASE
The Techo-Bloc contractor showcase event is a
free educational seminar for landscape
contractors who want to learn the newest tricks
of the trade and grow their business. Their
professional staff delivers the best show the
industry has to offer.  Covering everything from
the hottest trends to the best installation
techniques, their professionals are here to help
you expand your business. Visit
http://www.info.
techo-bloc.com/all-events-contractor-showcase
for venue information

FEBRUARY 1, 2018 (COLUMBUS, OH)
FEBRUARY 13, 2018 (CINCINNATI, OH)
FEBRUARY 22, 2018 (PITTSBURGH, PA)
MARCH 1, 2018 (CLEVELAND, OH)
UNILOCK CONTRACTOR ADVANTAGE WORKSHOPS
Jumpstart your business for 2018 by attending
Unilock's Contractor Advantage Seminars. Among
other topics, these seminars will cover, NEW
Revolutionary multi-face wall systems, 2018's new
products, Natural Stone by Unilock, Alliance G2™
Polymeric Sand, SEK cleaners and sealers, as well
as Hands-on installation. For more info, or to
register, visit
www.events.unilock.com/contractor-
seminars/contractor-seminars-ohio/

JULY 14-17, 2018
CULTIVATE'18
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH USA
Experience where it all comes together at
Cultivate, the industry’s premier event for new
knowledge, products, varieties, and
connections. Explore why Cultivate continues to
be a hands-down industry favorite.