December 31, 2008
Toronto Chapter This Week
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Happy New Year
From your chapter\'s executive, a wish for a healthy and prosperous new year.
Prosperity Partnership Introductory Workshop – Jan. 20
The introductory Prosperity Partnership seminar will get you started on to the road of success. This program will take place at Hugh Foster Hall, 43 Brown St., Milton, and is intended to help green industry members clarify their strengths, and understand the components of their business needing attention and improvement. A seminar workbook will be provided. Click here for more details or to register.

LO This Week
Receive profile ribbon
Members are invited to drop by and see us at Landscape Ontario\'s Congress 2009, from January 6 - 8 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Visit the LO Resource Centre, Booth #728 to receive your ‘profile ribbon’ and your chance to win a free membership! We will have a draw, so bring a business card with you. Get recognized as a: Commodity Group member, Chapter Board member, Prosperity Partner, CLP, CHT, CIT, CLD. Also, take the opportunity to visit the Green Forum stage, New Product Showcase, Green Products Showcase and catch a couple of seminars at the Congress Conference. To register for the trade show or conferences, or for more show information go to
Awards to honour landscapers – Jan. 6
The top landscape contractors, designers and maintenance contractors in the Ontario horticulture industry will be honoured at the Awards of Excellence Ceremony and President\'s Reception at Doubletree Hilton Hotel, 655 Dixon Rd., Toronto during Congress 2009. The President\'s Reception, is from 4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. and the Awards of Excellence Ceremony, is from 5:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The annual awards ceremony is a ticketed event.
Latest landscape design newsletter
Just in time for Congress, the third installment of the Landscape Design newsletter is out. To read all the interesting articles go to
SCIP needs registrations
The Safe Communities Incentive Program (SCIP) has announced that due to lack of registrations, all SCIP programs for Landscape Ontario will be cancelled, other than the one booked in Ottawa and at LO’s Milton office. These two venues will also be cancelled if not enough registrations are received by January 15. For information contact Carol Divitkos at 1-800-663-6639, ext. 3431.
Learn why what worked doesn\'t work
A half-day workshop, entitled \'Why What Worked Doesn\'t Work Anymore and How to Make it Work,\' for business owners and managers is scheduled for Feb. 12 at the Best Western in Milton and Feb. 20 at the RA Centre in Ottawa. The workshops begin at 9 and until 12-noon, with lunch provided. A minimum of 25 registrations are required to justify running the event, with a maximum of 50 seats available. Those numbers must be confirmed ten days previous to the respective workshop. Register after Jan. 12 through the website. For information, contact Sally Harvey at, 1-800-265-5656, ext. 315, or fax 905-875-3942.
Great opportunity at Canada Blooms
Don\'t be left behind - ensure your company stands out amongst the crowd by showcasing your skills and services at Canada Blooms 2009. There are a limited number of small, walled gardens available to LO members to showcase their skills to over 80,000 people from March 18 to 22nd. Participants have access to mulch, sand, equipment, volunteer material handling, tickets to Canada Blooms and $9.00 per square foot of garden. For information contact Charlie Dobbin at charliedobbin@canadablooms, or via phone at 905- 508-3806, fax 905-508-7489, or cell 647-283-1841.

Allan Dennis Editor, Landscape Ontario 905-875-1805, ext 320 To unsubscribe to this email, please click here