Business Seminar & Workshops

September 14, 2017
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Tower Hill Botanic Garden
11 French Drive
Boylston, MA 01505

A few spaces remain.  Call the office to register (508) 653-3373.  
Walk-in registrations cannot be accomodated.


Registration options:

Light breakfast fare sponsored by SiteOne Landscape Supply!

9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Business Seminar, BBQ Lunch & Workshops
$89 MLP Members
$119 Non-Members

12 noon - 3:30 p.m.
BBQ Lunch & Workshops
$59 MLP Members
$79 Non-Members

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.

Business Seminar     9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Operational Excellence: How to Get the Job Done Right, at the Right Price, with the Right People

While many in the landscape industry throw a number at a job and just hope it works, the best in the business have a real system for consistent profitability using the labor hours available to them. MIKE LYSECKI, Chief Technical Officer of Landscape Management Network, is an expert at driving innovation and streamlining operations. He'll show you key systems to earn a healthy bottom line because of your workforce, not in spite of it, including:

•  How to hire and who to hire
•  Incentives that show "What's in it for me?" to staff
•  Ways to estimate & manage work to get the job done right, on budget
•  Daily systems that improve productivity

Attend this seminar and find out how your company can ensure that every job is: priced to cover its costs, overhead, and profit; value-engineered for the most possible revenue/profit in the least possible man-hours; tracked for estimated vs. actual hours; and with results that are readily available to anyone who needs them. Operational excellence is the goal and Mike will show you how to achieve it!

Afternoon Workshops   1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Attendees choose two of three sessions to attend.
Sessions are repeated (held from 1-2 p.m. & 2:30-3:30 p.m.)

The Importance of Proper Tree & Shrub Planting
Instructor: Dave Lefcourt, MCA, City Arborist & Tree Warden, City of Cambridge

Safety: Common Sense Ways to Prevent Worksite Injuries*
Peter Barletta, CAS, CSP, Compliance Assistance Specialist, US Dept of Labor/OSHA     *Approved for MCLP Safety Credit

New England Landscape Plants: Walking Tour of Tower Hill
Joann Vieira, Director of Horticulture, Tower Hill Botanic Garden


GOLD: Atlantic Coast Trailer Sales, Bigelow Nurseries, Landscape Depot, SiteOne Landscape Supply, Unilock, Weston Nurseries

SILVER: Discount Contractor Warehouse/Discount Snow Stakes, McSweeney & Ricci Insurance Agency, Inc. 



$89.00 Full Day, Member

$59.00 Half Day, Member

$119.00 Full day, Non-member

$79.00 Half-day, Non-Member