Get involved with mlp

The Massachusetts Association of Landscape Professionals (MLP) is the only professional trade association in Massachusetts specifically created to serve the landscape contracting industry. Its membership includes more than 400 owners, managers and key personnel from the state’s leading landscape construction, maintenance, and lawn care companies, as well as other allied green industry professionals. For more than 50 years, MLP has elevated the professional standards and business success of its members through education, certification, advocacy and networking.

Commercial suppliers join MLP as Associate Members. Annual membership dues support MLP and its mission of industry education, safety training, professional standards, workforce development, and consumer outreach.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

During the COVID-19 health crisis, MLP’s in-person meetings and events have been put on hold. Our goal is to be back to face-to-face meetings as soon as we can do it safely.

In the meantime, please take advantage of new ways to reach hundreds of the state’s leading landscape professionals by sponsoring one of our popular training webinars, or advertising in our quarterly newsletter.  Thank you for your continued support of our association and our industry.

New! WEBINAR SPONSORSHIP (Sept. Oct. Nov. & Dec.) $400 Members/$650 Non-Members

Webinars keep learning accessible and are very popular with our members. MLP’s on-demand format allows participants to view the webinar, and earn valuable CEU credit, according to their own schedule. Sponsorship offers your company logo recognition before, during and after the webinar – including the chance to provide promotional copy at the beginning of the webinar. Contact Charissa to secure your sponsorship!

NEWSLETTER SPOTLIGHT: $300 members / $550 non-members

Showcase your company’s equipment, products and services with a “Sponsor Spotlight” article in MLP’s newsletter.  The NEWSLINE is produced quarterly.  Contact Carrie to plan your spotlight article.

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NEWSLINE is the official publication of MLP.  Circulation is to all members, with both hard copy and electronic versions made available.  MLP members and non-members may advertise in the NEWSLINE publication on an annual (4-issue) basis, as well as add their logo to the MLP website pages.  Contact Carrie to discuss options for advertising.  To review the ad rate and spec sheet, please click below: 

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MLP LANDSCAPE EDUCATION AND DEMO DAY:  $500 members / $750 non-members
Offered in the fall - ON HOLD

MLP’s new Landscape Demo & Education Day combines the specialized education of a traditional MLP seminar with the opportunity for industry suppliers to meet and help top-level landscape contractors find solutions to enhance their performance and profitability. This exciting event is all about new trends and innovative ideas. Sponsors are invited to showcase equipment, services, and technology with an emphasis on what makes them unique. Participants will be looking for practical, hands-on opportunities to test out the latest and greatest in action, so you’ll want to plan your demo display accordingly.

MLP BUSINESS BUILDING SEMINAR: $1000 members / $1500 non-members
Offered annually, typically in December - ON HOLD

This seminar is specifically designed to address and explore the risk areas faced by landscape company employers, while also offering participants critical problem-solving strategies. Valuable business connections are made during the seminar for this select group of 100+ landscape company owners & managers. 

EDUCATIONAL DINNER MEETINGS: $600 members / $850 non-members
Offered 5 times per year at Ken's Steak House in Framingham, MA - ON HOLD

The MLP offers five dinner meetings per year with attendance ranging from 100-150 landscape professionals. Sponsorship at each meeting is exclusive and entitles your company to recognition via print and digital media, two admission/dinner tickets, a display table at the meeting and an opportunity to briefly address the group.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT:  $500 members / $750 non-members

Lack of qualified labor is an industry-wide crisis and MLP has set workforce development as a top priority. MLP’s Workforce Development Task Force is compromised of industry leaders and influential educators. The goal of this newly formed group is to collaborate with allied organizations to bring new thinking, effective programs, and practical tools to help grow the workforce in Massachusetts. Your financial support will go a long way in helping us reach our goal. In return, MLP will recognize your company as a partner in this important initiative on every front: at meetings and events, in publications, on social media, and more.

PLANT ID BOOT CAMP: $300 members / $550 non-members
Held twice a year in fall and spring - ON HOLD

From botanical terminology to plant characteristics and features, this authoritative primer lays the foundation for identifying plants most commonly found in the New England landscape. Popular instructor Nicole Forsyth, MCLP of Norfolk Aggie typically leads this fast-paced review. 50-75 green industry professionals attend the two-hour workshop. Sponsorship is exclusive and entitles your company to recognition via print and digital media, two admission tickets, a display table at the workshop and an opportunity to briefly address the group.

 

To sign up as an Associate Member of MLP, or to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship, please contact Kristen Dreyer or Carrie Martin at [email protected] or at (508) 653-3320.