October 9, 2018
With online registration now open for many upcoming events and educational offerings from Landscape Ontario, member companies who have not yet paid their annual member dues risk paying the higher non-member rate, as they will no longer qualify for preferred pricing.

Dues invoices were mailed out in mid-August and are due upon receipt. The association’s fiscal year runs Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 each year and invoices must be paid for in order for members to retain their status within that time frame.

Myscha Stafford, LO Membership Services Coordinator says improvements in technology, combined with better integration of the association’s data management systems for both online registration and membership information means companies who delay in renewing could also miss out on benefits they once enjoyed.

“The bottom line is we know right away if a member has paid their dues or not,” says Stafford. “With future upgrades planned for our online awards entries and member profile pages on LandscapeOntario.com, not paying your dues could result in instantly losing access to a lot of member-only perks and programs that are very popular among members.”

Under the Member Savings Programs administered by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA), LO members qualify for special financial discounts on everything from new vehicles and equipment, to business services and training. Another huge benefit is the telephone legal advice service that gives members unlimited access to a panel of experienced lawyers who can answer questions seven days a week. For details on the Member Savings Programs, visit HortTrades.com/member-savings-programs.

Member dues can be paid online, using LO’s secure payment method at HortTrades.com/dues or by calling the Membership Services Department at 1-800-265-5656 with a copy of your invoice and credit card in hand. If you did not receive your invoice, please contact the number above.