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GIE+EXPO now a family affair thanks to NHLA

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The organization is offering family tour packages, educational courses, and informational events.

| September 25, 2013

MIAMI, Fla. - The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) will once again join landscape and power equipment professionals from around the country in Louisville, Kentucky for the GIE+EXPO, the green industry’s largest showcase of the year. This year, NHLA is offering a special spouse and family tour package for GIC, GIE+Expo, and NHLA Annual Meeting attendees, as well as a series of educational courses and events where they can learn more about the association and acquire tips for improving their businesses.

Participants at the GIE+Expo will have access to 750 exhibits showcasing the latest innovations in products and state of the art equipment, educational programs that will help them sustain and grow their business, access to influential leaders in the industry and networking events.

During the event, NHLA will be located on booth #10158, show attendees are welcome to stop by to learn how the NHLA can be of service to them and their companies; including member benefits, membership levels, access to upcoming events, press coverage of NHLA initiatives, information on advocacy priorities, and much more.

Spouse Program

The two-day tour program will take place October 24-25, 2013, at a cost of $200 per person, and includes visits to the Jim Beam Distillery, Bourbon Barrel Cooperage, and the Slugger Museum. Additionally, participants will have the chance to stop at the University of Louisville on Friday afternoon for an information session on how to most successfully navigate the admission and scholarship application processes.  High school students may register and participate in the program so long as an adult accompanies them.  Participation must be booked in advanced since a limited number of participants can be accommodated. To make your reservations online please go here.

Educational Programs

Throughout October 24 and 25, NHLA will be expanding on last year’s educational program, offering five courses, both in English and Spanish, and an NHLA orientation session for GIE+EXPO attendees. The courses will feature successful company owners and other speakers with senior management expertise in field operations, human resources, sales and customer relations, and other disciplines. To access a complete schedule and description of the courses being offered please go here.

Margaritas, Mojitos y Más Mixer

As attendees start to wind down on Thursday, October 24, the NHLA will host its Annual Margaritas, Mojitos y Más mixer taking place at 6:00pm in the Louisville Marriott Downtown in the Bluegrass Room. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about NHLA membership and the work the organization does while sipping on a selection of signature drinks. The reception is free and open to all GIC and GIE+EXPO attendees and NHLA member guests.

For more information contact: 877-418-7528 or

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