ONLA set to host management retreat in December

The intensive, two-day summit will be held at Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio.

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November 21, 2019

WESTERVILLE, Ohio – The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association will end the decade by gathering owners, key decision-makers and industry leaders for an intensive, two-day Member Summit: Management Retreat at Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio, from Dec. 11-12. 

The retreat will provide an environment for leaders to get inspired to make positive changes for their teams, create lasting industry connections, and set attainable goals for the future. Attendees will gain team-building and leadership knowledge from a trio of nationally recognized trainers, including Jim Paluch, Jon Petz and John Kennedy

“Whether you’re a time-tested leader in the green industry or an up-and-coming landscape business, you cannot afford to miss these two days of motivational speakers and networking opportunities to take your business to the next level,” said Joe Twardzik, division president for Wolf Creek Company, the event's presenting sponsor. “An environment where leaders come together to get better results produces outcomes that grow business.”

An outline of retreat activities includes:

Wednesday, Dec. 11
1 - 2 p.m. - Registration & Networking 
2 - 3:30 p.m.- Welcome & Keynote Speech (Jim Paluch) 
3:45 - 6 p.m. - Breakout Leadership Sessions
6 - 6:45 p.m. - Sponsored Happy Hour & Networking
6:45 - 8:15 p.m. - Dinner & Guest Speaker (Jon Petz)
8:15 p.m. - Informal Industry Meetup at On-Site Pub

Thursday, Dec. 12
8 - 8:45 a.m. - Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:45 - 9:45 a.m. - Keynote Speech (John Kennedy)
10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Breakout Leadership Sessions
12:15 - 1:45 p.m. - Keynote Speech (John Kennedy)

View the full retreat schedule and descriptions of breakout sessions at the ONLA website. Industry leaders must register before Saturday, Nov. 30. The registration fee of $399 includes all meals and education sessions. Discounted room rates are available, starting at $139 per night. Attendees must book rooms online or mention Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association when calling Nationwide Hotel  at 614-880-4300 to receive discounted rates.