FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Finney
Phone: (800) 395-2522
E-mail: Heather Finney
PLANET ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH NJLCA
HERNDON, Va., February 1, 2012 — The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) is pleased to announce a new partnership with the New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association (NJLCA). Recognizing the importance of unifying the green industry at both the local and national level, PLANET and NJLCA recently entered into this agreement that will use the strengths of both organizations to enhance the value delivered to both membership groups through education and networking, legislative advocacy, and consumer awareness programs.
“PLANET has valued our informal partnership and efforts with NJLCA over the last several years. By formalizing our relationship into this agreement, we look forward to continuing to build a mutually beneficial and collaborative relationship over the coming years,” said PLANET’s Chief Executive Officer Sabeena Hickman, CAE, CMP.
This partnership will offer PLANET members in New Jersey the opportunity to become part of a community of like-minded landscape professionals in their home state, while offering NJLCA members the chance to participate in and grow their businesses through the opportunities provided by PLANET. To promote and support the importance of membership, both organizations have agreed to extend significant discounts on membership dues to the members of the other organization.
“The New Jersey Landscape Contractors Association is very excited to be the first statewide landscape association to be partnering with PLANET in a joint venture to develop and grow both organizations,” stated NJLCA President Jody Shilan. “We are confident that this relationship will provide additional value to the members of the NJLCA and its 45 year history, as we continuously strive to help educate our members, provide business opportunities, and help advance professionalism in the green industry.”
PLANET and NJLCA will officially kick off the partnership at NJLCA's 35th annual Trade Show and Conference to be held February 29, 2012. For more information or to register, visit NJLCA.org.
For more information about this partnership, email PLANET’s Vice President of Membership and Services, Shaine Anderson, CAE, or call the PLANET office at (800) 395-2522.
PLANET is the association of members who create and maintain the QUALITY OF LIFE in communities across America. With approximately 3,800 members and affiliates, these firms and their employees represent more than 100,000 green industry professionals. Some of these professionals have taken the extra step of becoming certified through PLANET and bear the distinction of being known as Landscape Industry Certified.