DECEMBER

DECEMBER 12, 2019
STONE VENEER CLINIC (NE Ohio)
This hands-on clinic will teach the basics of mixing mortar, installing and grouting stone
veneer. The techniques you will learn can be applied to both manufactured and natural
stone. The demand for veneers has increased and this is a great opportunity to learn how to
apply it in house. Sponsored and hosted by Mason Steel.

JANUARY 2020

JANUARY 9, 2020
OLA MEETING (NE OHIO): ONBOARDING AS A KEY TO EMPLOYEE RETENTION
Join us for our first meeting of the new year as Todd Pugh, CEO & Founder of Enviroscapes
discusses the importance of having a strong employee onboarding process and how it leads
to better employee retention. Held at St. Michael’s Woodside. For more information
concerning sponsorship opportunities, call the OLA at 440.717.0002.

JANUARY 23, 2020
COMMUNICATING DESIGN CONCEPTS QUICKLY (NE Ohio)
Most of us are landscape designers and contractors, not artists. We need to be able to
communicate our ideas quickly to a client & move on with what we do best, installing &
maintaining beautiful landscapes. This clinic will teach you the fundamentals of creating a
3D sketch that will excite your client and shorten sales time. This is the ideal way to show how
portions of a larger project will look or to sell small enhancement projects when a traditional
landscape plan isn’t necessary.

JANUARY 20 - 30, 2020
SET-UP OF OLA DISPLAY AT THE GREAT BIG HOME & GARDEN SHOW
If you are interested in volunteering to help construct this year’s OLA garden please contact
the OLA at 440.717.0002 as soon as possible and we will forward your information on to our
Garden Commitee’s chairperson. This is a great opportunity to work along side others in the
industry , as well as contribute to the association.

JANUARY 31 - FEBRUARY 9, 2020
OLA DISPLAY AT THE GREAT BIG HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Explore this year’s One-tank Trips themed gardens created by some of Northeast Ohio’s top
landscapers. If you are interested in volunteering to help staff the garden during show hours,
please contact the OLA at 440.717.0002 as soon as possible. Spots fill up quickly. This is a great
opportunity to help promote the industry, our association, and your company.

MARCH

MARCH 9 & 10, 2020
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 26, 2020
23rd ANNUAL LANDSCAPE OHIO! AWARDS GALA
Join Ohio’s landscape community for an elegant, fun-filled evening of celebrating as we
reveal the 2018 Landscape Ohio! award winners. This annual Landscape competition was
created to increase awareness of quality landscaping and how it improves our environment.
More info to come.
OLA Events
2019 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 RETAKE DATES
Nov 22, Dec 12 (9:30am)
OSU ATI
Wooster, OH

Dec. 10, 2019 9:30 am
9:30 am (GroundsPro, West Chester)        
Application Deadline: 12/2/19

Wed, Dec. 11, 2019 9:30 am
(OLA, Broadview Heights)
Application Deadline: 12/2/19

Thurs, Dec 12, 2019
9:30 am (OSU ATI, Wooster)
Application Deadline: 12/2/19

Fri, Dec. 13, 2019
9:30 am (ONLA, Westerville, OH)        
Application Deadline: 12/2/19
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



Career Open House
November 2nd, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Pattie Group
Chillicothe Road, Novelty, OH 44072.
This event is open to the public. Job-seekers will
have the opportunity to interview at the event
and learn more about The Pattie Group.
Refreshments will be provided.
Available positions include Landscape
Construction and Maintenance Foreman,
Landscape Technicians, Landscape Design/Build
Sales, Lawn Care Applicator, Irrigation
Technician, Financial Controller, and Accounts
Payable.