Associations

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by glllc, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. glllc

    glllc LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Posts: 61

    Hey everyone, just wondering what associations everyone belongs to. Thinking of joining a local one, called CT nursery and Landscape Association. i like the fact that its local and more specific to my area, but I know they dont have the force behind them like ALCA. Any thoughts on this? Thanks Rick
     
  2. Jeff@SGLC.ca

    Jeff@SGLC.ca LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 576

    I belong to SIMA (Snow and Ice Management Assocation) and have an application going in for Landscape Ontario.
     
  3. Stinger

    Stinger LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    TNLA Texas Nursery and Landscape Association gets my $200 a year dues.
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    What do you get for 200 bucks?
     
  5. Dick Tice

    Dick Tice LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Ric,

    Give some consideration to Connecticut Grounds Keepers Assocoation.

    Send me your address of fax # and I will get info to you

    rtice@snet.net
     
  6. BMFD92

    BMFD92 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 698

    I am a member of the NYSTLA (New York State Turf and Landscape Association)
     
  7. green with envy

    green with envy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 219

    We belong to the IAHP "International Association of Hydroseeding Professionals.
    Also the MGIA "Michigan Green Industry Association"

    And two Chambers of Commerce

    We may join a home builders association to hook up with our Hydroseeding biz.

    Mike
     
  8. HayBay

    HayBay LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Posts: 846

    I am Going to Landscape Ontarios Eastern Chapter Meeting on Mar9/05 in Napanne.

    I see Jeff Knows about them. Any others a member of this organization in Ontario?
     
  9. Critical Care

    Critical Care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,654

    I would tend to question what you get for your money as well, or is this a type of thing just so that in our advertisements we can put "Member of OAN" or "Member of FLNA Since 1895"? That at least sounds impressive, but whether you get anything of value out of the association could be debated. Right?
     
  10. CNYScapes

    CNYScapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 916

    I have been debating this for years, whether it is worth it or not to join these organizations? At $200 -$300 a piece it adds up quick.
     

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