GIE+EXPO workshops announced

The workshop schedule for the 2009 GIE+EXPO is set. These sessions introduce PLANET’s four-day Green Industry Conference education program. Each session is $50 and open to all tradeshow attendees. Pre-registration for each session is required. Participants can register at or call (800) 558-8767 to request a registration brochure.

2009 GIE+EXPO Workshops Schedule
Thursday, Oct. 29, Session A, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
“Selling the Experience”
Jim Paluch, JP Horizons, Concord, Ohio
Paluch will offer his approach to selling landscape jobs, which will help landscapers build a greater client base.

Friday, Oct. 30, Session B, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
“Egg-Sucking Dogs”
Charles Vander Kooi, Vander Kooi and Associates, Littleton, Colorado
What do you do when your best employees stop adding energy to the workplace and start draining it? Vander Kooi offers his advice on handling this issue.

Saturday, Oct. 31, Session C, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
“Developing a High-Performance Team”
Bill Arman, The Harvest Group, Bowie, Maryland
Today’s market causes landscapers to interact with a more demanding client base. In order to do this effectively, developing and sustaining a high-performance team is crucial. Join Arman as he reviews his top “Best People Practices” and gives key information on developing your team.

The Attachments Idea Book
Landscapers use a variety of attachments for doing everything from snow removal to jobsite cleanup, and regardless of how often they are used, every landscaper has a favorite attachment.
Attachments Idea Book Cover