Jul 6, 2021
From the comfort zone to the growth zone
Deciding to step outside your comfort zone is difficult, but when you do, it is when you enter the growth zone.
Apr 6, 2021
Getting to know the power of an engaged membership
LO members accomplish great things by working toward a common goal.
Feb 8, 2021
Investing in your employees is smart business
It’s more important than ever to put a solid effort into the culture of your organization.
Jan 5, 2021
Working on what matters most
Despite the many challenges of the pandemic, the business of Landscape Ontario has carried on at full throttle.
Nov 4, 2020
The power of putting people first
Putting priority, focus, care, effort, and attention to helping your people grow will exponentially boost your business’ value over time.
Oct 5, 2020
Professional community is where prosperity flourishes
Landscape Ontario exists to advance the landscape horticulture profession.
Sep 2, 2020
When opportunity presents itself
Being able to see an opportunity when others can’t is part of the pure spirit of being an entrepreneur.
Jul 4, 2020
Something for everyone
Landscape Ontario's new and improved membership categories offer something for everyone.
Jun 15, 2020
Finding the silver lining
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is the power of community.
May 6, 2020
Landscape Ontario is here for you
Some things to be thankful for in a world turned upside down by Covid-19.
Apr 3, 2020
Weathering the storm
Having strong a leader in your business is more important than ever.
Mar 15, 2020
A thank you to mentors
A good mentor recognizes your strengths, as well as areas that need improvement.
Feb 4, 2020
Big changes coming to membership categories
An overview of the new membership categories to be introduced this year.
Jan 4, 2020
Learn from some of the best ranked companies in the world for employee satisfaction.
Oct 15, 2019
We’re improving, and so should you
Opportunities to improve business skills, knowledge and to extend your network are happening now.
Sep 15, 2019
Follow the LO brick road...
Some tips to help you make the most of your LO Awards of Excellence entries.
Jul 15, 2019
We’re going paperless
Invoicing and application processes are getting a technological revamp.
May 1, 2019
May is Mental Health Month
Some surprising statistics on how mental health can impact your business.
Feb 26, 2019
Leading ladies of landscaping
Some successful women share their thoughts on a rewarding career in landscaping.
Jan 29, 2019
You gotta have friends
LO's Peer to Peer Network and local chapter events are designed to help pros connect to share ideas and solve common problems.
Jan 7, 2019
Peer to Peer Network: Landscape Ontario member-only benefit
Expert advice, mentoring and self-improvement are a free benefit to LO member business owners who join this unique group.
Jan 7, 2019
2019: The Year of the Members
Your input helps to make improvements to membership services each year.
Mar 15, 2018
Who will run the world?
A look at successful and influential women in the landscape and horticulture profession.
Jan 15, 2018
Resolutions for the new year
Make some promises to improve your business in the new year.
Sep 13, 2017
Five reasons why you should attend a chapter meeting this season
Free meetings have many advantages for your business.
Jul 15, 2017
Moving beyond the GTA
LO members organize events that are held from one end of th province to the other.
Jun 15, 2017
What personalities make up your team?
Recognizing the make-up of your team members can help you to create a healthy work environment for all.
Apr 16, 2017
The most wonderful time of the year
Some ideas to help kick-start a happy team environment this spring.
Jan 15, 2017
Did you know…?
The recent LO Governance event prompted some good questions about the benefits available to LO members. Here are some answers.
Nov 2, 2016
This is YOUR association
A reminder of the many benefits available to members of Landscape Ontario.
Sep 1, 2016
The value of chapter meetings and events
Chapter meetings allow you to connect with local colleagues and suppliers.
Jun 15, 2016
New membership growth challenge realized
Association increases membership by 10 per cent.
May 15, 2016
New online tool for members
LO Connects utilizes our professional network to address challenges, set goals and share the successes of you and your company.
Apr 15, 2016
Help shape the direction of your chapter
Not just company owners can volunteer for the association.
Mar 15, 2016
Is networking and learning season coming to an end?
Chapters continue to hold fun events throughout the summer.
Jan 15, 2016
Look at attending chapter meeting
LO offers local opportunities for you to grow and learn.
Dec 15, 2015
Members tell why they joined LO
There are many reasons why industry professionals join Landscape Ontario.
Nov 15, 2015
Show us your strength and we will show you the money
Each year our chapter boards work diligently for you by coordinating the best possible educational and networking events.
Oct 15, 2015
What can we do for you?
his summer, the membership team took a few road trips across the province to connect with members at their suppliers.
Jun 15, 2015
Things are heating up
To celebrate Mother’s Day last month, my mom and I took a shopping trip for our first round of purchasing perennials.
May 15, 2015
Membership appreciation tour 2015
This prompted LO’s director of public relations Denis Flanagan and I to take a closer look at how many people are coming out to these events.
Apr 15, 2015
There’s no ‘I’ in team
The London Chapter’s meeting on Mar. 10 featured guest speaker Jim Paluch with over 100 in attendance.
Mar 15, 2015
Spring is coming!
For the shortest month of the year, February was certainly a busy one.
Feb 15, 2015
Using your resources: Online member profiles
I hope you all had as wonderful an experience at Congress, as I did. I would define the show as ‘wow.’
Dec 15, 2014
Putting the professional back in professionalism
As 2014 draws to a close, there is a lot of time to reflect on the past year.
Nov 15, 2014
Where are your membership dollars going?
We’ve nearly done it. We have managed to visit members in eight out of our nine chapters so far.
Oct 15, 2014
Come one, come all; It’s chapter meeting season
If you are checking your e-news each week, you have seen the invitation to participate in a Landscape Ontario survey.
Sep 15, 2014
Ready for a busy fall schedule
I don’t know about you, but it feels like the summer has flown by. It’s hard to believe we are already in September.
Aug 15, 2014
The value of customer service
Through June and July we have been able to see members in the London, Ottawa and Upper Canada Chapters.
Jul 15, 2014
Putting your member benefits to work
Being a part of LO give you access to many learning opportunities.
Jun 15, 2014
Getting into the swing of things
A full calendar of upcoming summer events are planned in all chapters.
May 15, 2014
Together we are stronger
This past month we challenged our Chapters to grow our membership this year by five per cent across the board.
May 15, 2014
Great topics planned for this coming season’s chapter meetings
Social media is a popular topic this year, with many of your chapters hosting social media sites.
Mar 15, 2014
Show your pride as a Landscape Ontario member
Some easy ways for you to promote the Green for Life brand.
Feb 15, 2014
Consider joining your chapter’s board
Many involved on chapter boards say they actually get back more from their volunteer work than they give of themselves.
Jan 15, 2014
Benefits of membership
Reasons why you should join or remain as a member of Landscape Ontario.
Dec 15, 2013
A time for family, friends and reflection
End of season is a great time to review your marketing materials for next season.
Nov 15, 2013
Take advantage of learning opportunities at Chapter meetings
Meet other professionals in your industry and start to learn, teach and grow with other members.
Aug 15, 2013
Endorsed suppliers don’t scam
Companies are approaching members saying they are contacting you on behalf of Landscape Ontario.
Jul 15, 2013
Membership renewals are right around the corner!
Some of the ways your membership will help your bottom line.
Jun 15, 2013
A time to work and a time to play
This month’s article is a reminder that you are a part of a thriving and important industry;
May 15, 2013
Member excellence policy
Our complaint process is offered strictly as a service to both the consumer and members.
Apr 15, 2013
Journey into wonderful, not-so-scary world of Twitter
I’ve recently joined Twitter and I’ve got to say, while I may be late to the party, I’ve been having a great time.
Mar 15, 2013
The importance of chapter relevance
You’ve probably already read an article from myself or someone else at LO about the importance of chapter relevance.
Feb 15, 2013
Best practices and lessons learned
In January, I was fortunate enough to attend two great member networking events.
Jan 15, 2013
Working to make Chapters relevant
For those of you who are not aware, Landscape Ontario Chapter representatives have been meeting regularly over the last few years to focus on the topic of relevancy.
Dec 15, 2012
Time to reflect on past year
With a new year fast approaching, this is a time when many of us look back on what we accomplished, reflect on goals we didn’t achieve and set goals for the coming year.
Nov 15, 2012
Chapter meeting season begins with a boom!
Maybe it’s because the NHL lockout left us all short on entertainment, or maybe the boards have just been bang-on with selections of topics this year.
Oct 15, 2012
Chapters begin busy fall schedules
There are some great events scheduled this fall and winter for each of the nine Chapters within Landscape Ontario.
Sep 15, 2012
Many benefits to membership
After what seems like the longest summer ever (for the record that’s a statement, not a complaint), things are finally starting to cool down again.
Aug 15, 2012
I don’t know about everyone else, but this has been one busy summer.
Jul 15, 2012
With summer in full swing, I’m sure many of you have had the chance to brush up your customer service skills.
Jun 15, 2012
LO’s brand is your brand
Have you ever noticed that when you’re looking to buy something, or suddenly take an interest in something particular, you begin to see it everywhere?
May 15, 2012
Great schedule of summer events
It’s that time of year again at LO home office, when the phones stop ringing and emails slow down, all because our members are off improving landscapes all across the province.
Apr 15, 2012
Windsor Chapter meeting exemplifies relevance
At Landscape Ontario home office everyone is asking, “How can we make sure we are relevant in local communities?”
Mar 15, 2012
New social media sensation
What’s the most popular social media referral site right now? Twitter? Facebook? Nope, according to online sources, and most of my social circle, it’s an addictive little website called Pinterest.
Feb 15, 2012
Success with Booth 41
With Congress 2012 right behind us and everyone still buzzing from the show, I want to tell you all about the cool things we did this year to get out the Green for Life message at the show.
Jan 15, 2012
How did we hook you?
Lately there has been a lot of interest in how companies become members of LO.
Dec 15, 2011
It’s the chicken and egg syndrome
Recently I was in Windsor for that Chapter’s annual Awards of Distinction.
Nov 15, 2011
Bragging about the Chapters
An update about the great things each of our chapters is doing.
Oct 15, 2011
Clarifying the differences between sectors and chapters
The fall is upon us and with that events for chapter and sector groups are in full swing.
Sep 15, 2011
Discounts, promotion and more with LO membership
It’s that time of year again, when Landscape Ontario renewal invoices are starting to arrive, and you’re asking yourself what value you receive from being a member of LO.
Aug 15, 2011
Social media: Not the end of the line for communication
LO wants to communicate with you. We want to hear your ideas and share our information with you.
Jul 15, 2011
Sponsors reveal benefits of sponsorships
As I’m sure you know, most of the chapters are hosting a social event or two this summer to raise money for a local charity or chapter initiatives.
Jun 15, 2011
Time to refresh your profile
Now is the perfect time to create or refresh your Landscape Ontario membership profile on www.landscapeontario.com.
May 15, 2011
Sometimes it’s better to wait for the perfect wave
When things get hectic, sometimes it pays to slow down and wait.
Apr 15, 2011
Busy season ahead with barbecues and sports
Spring has finally arrived, and I for one can’t wait to dig out my flip-flops.
Mar 15, 2011
Time to break down the barriers
"Welcome.” It’s just one simple word with such a large impact. Just by saying it to someone, you engage them and open yourself up to many possible scenarios.
Feb 15, 2011
Questions heard frequently at Congress
With my first Congress experience still buzzing in my mind, I can’t help but think, “Wow, do we really do this every year?”
Jan 15, 2011
A time to be optimistic
2012 will mark a new beginning for humanity. It will be a time of great enlightenment.
Dec 15, 2010
Endorsed supplier program is one benefit of LO
Our membership and education team has been working diligently to get membership dues notices out and sending you your paid packages.
Nov 15, 2010
Check out LO’s endorsed suppliers
Lately I’ve spoken with quite a few members who are unaware of our endorsed supplier program.
Oct 15, 2010
End of summer creates a whirlwind of activity at LO
August and September were a time of whirlwind activity.
Sep 15, 2010
Golf events provide fun and generous donations
Golf tournaments and learning about Prosperity Partners.
Aug 15, 2010
Golf tournament season in full swing
Chapters are also working diligently to finalize dates, topics and speakers for regular monthly meetings.