JANUARY 2020

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 5, 2020
OLA MEETING (NE OHIO): CREATING AND LIVING YOUR BRAND
Join us March 5, 2020 as Jason Cromley, Co- owner of Hidden Creek Landscaping, discusses
how Hidden Creek attained their vision, while offering advice on how to NOT settle, when it
comes to creating yours. Among other topics, Jason will cover the benefits of consulting
professional help (e.g. photographers, marketing personnel, designers), along with the
importance of fostering progressive partnerships with interior designers, custom builders,
custom pool installers, etc.

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.

APRIL

APRIL 8, 2020
SPRING TRAINING DAY
Having a trained crew is the key to fostering a culture of safety within your company. This
year’s Spring Training Clinic will teach your employees industry best practices from start to
finish, as well as how to be safe while performing them - all in effort to get them ready for the
2020 season!

APRIL 16. 2020
OLA CENTRAL OHIO MEETING
Mike Rorie, CEO of GIS Dynamics - located in Cincinnati, OH - will be discussing the
importance of creating, maintaining, and living the vision of a successful landscape
company.
More information to come.

JULY

DATE - TBD
PLANT I.D. CLINIC
This clinic is a hands-on training opportunity for you and your crews covering the basics of
Plant ID for plants typically used in Ohio. Many of the plants that will be covered are on the
plant list for the Landscape Industry Certified Technician’s Test. Sponsored by Davis Tree Farm
& Nursery.
Registration opens in Spring of 2020.

AUGUST

AUGUST 6
OLA SCHOLARSHIP GOLF CLASSIC
Join us at Bob-O-Link Golf Club in Columbia Station for the OLA Scholarship Golf Classic!
Proceeds from this event benefit our OLA Scholarship Fund. Our golf outing was created to
help generate funding for our scholarship program, targeting qualified students interested in
a vocation within the green industry. Call the OLA at 800-335-6521 for sponsorship
opportunities.
Registration opens in spring of 2020.

AUGUST 20
SNOW & ICE CLINIC (NE Ohio)
Join us at St. Michael’s Woodside in Broadview Heights for our annual Snow & Ice  
Management Clinic, featuring Industry Experts, our Mini Trade Show, and more. Registration
and Sponsorship Opportunities are available.
Registration opens in spring/summer of 2020.
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



LANDSCAPE LIGHTING EXPO & OPENHOUSE
CASCADE LIGHTING
March 9, 2020.
Chenoweth Golf & Banquet Hall – Akron, OH
Discover what’s new in lighting and controls for
2020! Meet with manufacturer representative
and enjoy free breakfast and lunch! NEW this
year – featuring 4 training sessions (see website for
more details)Over 15 manufacturers! The largest
lighting show in the area!
Register online by March 2 at cascadelighting.com
(Limit two attendees per company please.)