Thinking of joining. Really on the fence as to how/if it would benefit my company. We are a small owner operated company going on 8 years. Visited the website and I'm not overly impressed. Their main headings are about becoming a 'certified landscape technician', an annual golf outing, the trade show (which I get mailed about every year anyway), some achievement awards, a calander, membership, and special events. It explains that benefits include a monthly newsletter, promoting a professional image (???), offering a certification program that would cost after joining somewhere in the 800-900 range just for purchasing manuals and taking the exam, something about information on new products, events, and regs, and sponsors whom I rarely use or even heard of. I was hoping for discounted group insurance (GL, W/C, Auto, etc.) or offered health care packages if/when I gain full-time employees. It looks as if they try and contact legislation on certain issues that effect our industry, the whole low-voltage lighting issue and H2B worker program. Niether of which has any impact whatsoever on our company. I don't mean to come off negative here or sound like I'm trashing the association, I'm sure its a really good..but is it good for my company? I know, I know I have to decide that. But I'm curious if anyone has had experience with this association and whether they left, stayed with the association, is a must for their company, etc. I just have a feeling its for larger companies who do over 300-400k in sales. I tried doing a search on this site but everything is a number of years old with no real pros/cons. Any comments are appreciated.