June 15, 2011
By Helen Hassard
Membership and Chapter Coordinator

Helen HassardWith spring nearly over, if you haven’t already done so now is the perfect time to create or refresh your Landscape Ontario membership profile on www.landscapeontario.com.   

One of the huge benefits of being a member is the promotion you receive through our consumer website. You really need to take full advantage of this and make sure your profile gives as much information as possible about your company and the work you do.

For many of you, this may mean updating your profile with new job site photos, or it could mean starting from scratch. For those of you who have never created a profile, or even heard of this feature, go to www.horttrades.com. Under Membership, go to Edit Member Profile. From here, it will take you to a sign-in page, where you use your personal email address to sign in. The email to use is the one that we have on file and the one that receive the weekly (or in the summertime – biweekly) e-news. If you`re not sure which one you are using, feel free to give us a call 1-800-265-5656.

If someone else at your company has already used this email login to pay for something, download the logo or sign-up for an event, and if you’re not sure of the password they created, don’t worry, there is a button below the sign-in portal that resets the password for you. Send an email to the email listed. Once you`ve successfully logged in, click on ‘Create a Member Profile!’ From there, you may add photos, get specific with the type of work you do and the geographical locations in which you work.

In this modern age, where consumers want to see everything at the click of a mouse, you don`t want to fall behind your competitors by leaving out key information. Most of the profile may be completed online. Only the link from your profile to your company`s website needs to be entered by home office staff. If you try to put it into the description portion, it will not automatically create a link. The profile also needs final approval from home office staff, before it can go live. This does not take long, but is a necessary part of the process.

So, sign-in today and give your company the recognition it deserves.

Create a profile

Landscape Ontario members (active, intro and satellite) are strongly encouraged to create or update their free member profile to advertise their company and services to thousands of consumers on www.landscapeontario.com. Go to http://bit.ly/GFLprofile to learn more.

Helen Hassard may be contacted at helen@landscapeontario.com.