CENTS MARKETPLACE QUALIFIES TO OFFER PREMIER LACES CONTINUING ED PROGRAM TO LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS Convention approved to offer prestigious continuing education program in Columbus, Ohio CENTS (The Central Environmental Nursery Trade Show) announced today it will offer LACES (Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System) at its 2014 convention through The Ohio State University Nursery Short Course. LACES is a landscape/design continuing education collaborative of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA), Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA), Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB), and Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF). The purpose of LACES is to establish, maintain, and enforce standards for evaluating professional development and continuing education programs for landscape architects and related design professionals. CENTS has been approved to offer LACES because of its ability to demonstrate its controls and processes can fully monitor quality and track attendance. LACES provides courses on topics ranging from green roofs and water conservation to professional applications such as CADD, keeping professionals current on trends such as sustainable design, livable communities, and environmental planning. CENTS brings some 8,000 professionals together who work in the nursery and landscaping field, so increasingly CENTS marketplace is the go-to place for professional education, industry trends and mission-critical networking, states Amy Eldridge, manager of the 100-year-old event. We are a national conference, so the onus is on us to keep value at the convention at a premium. Securing credentials through LACES is a substantial benefit to the profession, and were delighted to be qualified to provide that opportunity in Columbus. About CENTS Marketplace and LACES Slated for January 13-15, 2014 at The Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, the CENTS Marketplace Convention is a dynamic regional convention with national presence and a local flavor. The event draws growers, independent garden centers, landscape contractors, arborists, turf, and pest management professionals who seek a national industry show for industry people. This high-energy forum enables attendees to buy, sell, learn and meet at a convention that goes beyond the green side of the business to the business side of the business, to help the industry prosper with inspiration and fresh thinking. For more information about CENTS Marketplace 2014, call (800) 825-5062 or visit www.CENTSmarketplace.com. For a full list of LACES courses, please visit: http://centsmarketplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/ ContinuingEducationCreditsLACES.pdf. Advance registration is recommended.