Call for 2015 Award Entries and Nominations
Entries for the 2015 Environmental Beautification Awards are being accepted from February 1, 2015, until 11:59 pm on April 1, 2015.
Winners will be provided with the Environmental Beautification Award Seal for use in their advertising, will receive one complimentary registration for the 2015 Leadership Forum, and will have a photo of their winning entry in rotation on the NYSNLA.com home page for one year.
The winners will be announced on April 15, and the awards will be presented at the Environmental Beautification Awards Dinner and Nurserymen's Foundation Auction on August 26 at the Genesee Grand Hotel in Syracuse.
Nominations for the George L. Good Gold Medal of Horticulture and the NYSNLA Hall of Fame are open through April 30, 2015.
NYSNLA accepts nominations for these honors from each region and from the general membership.
Nominations should be submitted in narrative format and include the candidate’s work history and a statement of why he or she is deserving of the honor. They may be mailed to NYSNLA, 136 Everett Road, Albany NY 12205, or emailed to email@example.com. Click here for Gold Medal criteria and here for Hall of Fame criteria.
These awards will be presented on opening day of the New York State Fair, August 27, at tne NYSNLA Court of Honor, located in the John Deere Horticulture Building.
Labels for Invasive Species Act-regulated plants now available
Great news! The state has approved our label design for plants regulated under the new Invasive Species Regulations. Starting now, all NYSNLA members may download these labels for use on such plants in their inventories. Downloadable copies of the labels, along with a summary of the regulations and the affected species, are available on our Advocacy Page.
Register now for our next free QuickBooks webinar, February 25
The second of two webinars with QuickBooks pro Monica Mitchell Muir, a specialist in nursery and landscape business accounting, who writes for Nursery Lines magazine, is scheduled for Wednesday, February 25, at 9 a.m. This webinar is free to NYSNLA member businesses, but registration is required. Click here to register.
Powerful Timesaving Strategies for QuickBooks Users: Many QuickBooks users are unaware of features that can help them get their work done much faster. From data entry to reporting, you’ll walk away with lots of suggestions that can shave off time so you can either get other work done - or go home sooner!
The webinar is 60 to 90 minutes long and includes time for questions.
If you’re interested in becoming a Certified Nursery and Landscape Professional, there’s still time to get your application in. Review sessions and exams are being scheduled around the state now. Visit our Education Calendar for the latest.
If you’ve been a CNLP for nine consecutive years, you’re eligible to pursue Senior CNLP status by retaking the CNLP exam.
Click here for information and an application.
What our members say ...
I feel very strongly about organizations in this industry. It’s important to share information statewide, such as information about the DEC and labor issues, and bring regions from across the state closer together. NYSNLA allows great people to meet other professionals that are invested in the industry, and to this day, they remain friends. Employment’s great, but if you don’t have friendship when it’s all over, you’ve gained nothing.
Be sure to check out our Education Calendar regularly to find professional development opportunities in your region and around the state. And, check our our Events Calendar to learn about meetings and networking opportunities.
This Month's Featured Member Business Benefit
Through Wellness Access Card with Teladoc, NYSNLA members have co-pay free access to the Teladoc national network of U.S. board-certified, NCQA certified, and state-licensed physicians who use electronic health records, telephonic consultations and online video consultations to diagnose conditions, recommend treatment and write short-term, non-DEA controlled prescriptions when medically appropriate. Wellness Access Card will also provide members with discounts on dental, vision, prescriptions and more. To learn more, visit the NYSNLA Wellness Access Card page.