DECEMBER 2017

DECEMBER 15, 2017
LANDSCAPE OHIO! AWARDS ENTRY DEADLINE
Don’t miss the opportunity to become an award winning landscape contractor. Entries for
the 2017 program are due in the OLA office by 5 pm on Dec. 15, 2017.  For rules, regulations
and entry information go to ohiolandscapers.org/landscapeohioawards.html.

JANUARY 2018

JANUARY 15 -17, 2018
OLA BOOTH at MGIX – formerly known as CENTS
Tradeshow with educational sessions held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Visit
OLA in Booth #1341. For more information contact the ONLA at 800-825-5062.

JANUARY 16, 2018 (Central Ohio)
OLA HOSPITALITY SUITE
Come network with others in the Green Industry.  Hosted by OLA. Held at the Hampton Inn
and Suites, 501 North High Street, Columbus, OH. 5 pm to 7 pm, across the street from the
Columbus Convention Center at the close of MGIX for the day.  For more information contact
OLA at 1-800-335-6521, or visit OhioLandscapers.org

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.

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 OLA garden, or
would like to staff the garden during show hours, please contact the OLA at 440.717.0002 as
soon as possible. Spots do fill up quickly.

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 8,  2018
OLA MEETING (NE Ohio)
Ultimate Networking – Learn From Your Peers.  A series of roundtable discussions on various
topics to help increase your bottom line. Held at St. Michael’s Woodside in Broadview Hts.,
OH. For more info, go to www.ohiolandscapers.org/meetings/march2018.

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.
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 – formerly known as CENTS
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH USA
Tradeshow with educational sessions held at the
Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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.