OLA announces annual meeting

The evening will also include networking and peer roundtable discussions.

January 9, 2017
Industry News

Meeting info
Jan. 26, 2017
St. Michael’s Woodside
5025 East Mill Road
Broadview Heights, OH


6-7 p.m.
Food/cash bar

7-7:30 p.m.
Installation of 2017 OLA Board of Directors

7:30-9 p.m.

Free to OLA members
Non-members pay $30
Click here to register

Overview Who knows better than someone who has walked in your shoes? Many of our meeting evaluations have asked for more networking and rountable discussions. In response, we are focusing the January meeting on networking and sharing in a series of roundtable discussions. You will have the opportunity to discuss, share opinions, strategies, and tactics with your peers during two different networking sessions.

Topics of discussion include:
• Recruiting and retaining employees
• Money management
• Equipment aquisition
• Supplier/buyer relationships
• Project planning
• Training/safety/insurance
• Customer service
• New trends
• The owner’s role
• Team development
• New technologies and more...

Member focus/guest speaker
OLA is bringing back another member favorite for this meeting - its member focus forum.

Herrick Mann, of H.A.M. Landscaping, developed a fascination with horticulture, stemming from his childhood days of pushing a Sears Craftsman mower throughout the Lomond area of Shaker Heights to earn some extra money. After graduating high school, Herrick pursued his B.S. degree in Horticulture while simultaneously building his landscape company. Since, H.A.M. Landscaping Inc. has grown into a full service design-build-maintenance firm.

Herrick will be sharing the story of building his company from the ground up.