Event Calendar

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Intro to Tree & Shrub Insect & Disease Identification

Date(s): March 21, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM  EST - 3:30 PM  EST

Introduction to Tree & Shrub Insect & Disease Identification
For New Hires & Employees with Less than 2-years field experience ONLY
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) 
Speaker:  Matthew Van Blarcum, Horticulturist, Certified Arborist
CEUs: 6-MDA (2, 3B or 6), 6-ISA
This course is designed to assist in the development and training of newly hired and less experienced technicians in areas of landscape, tree care, lawn care, irrigation and other technicians interested in expanding their knowledge of plant health care.  We will cover the types of damage done by insects and diseases, as well as the life cycle and development of the most common, and the trees you will see them on.  Some approaches to combating these insects and diseases will also be covered in this session, and we will learn which insects and diseases are the most common in the Michigan landscapes.  This course will help you become a better technician and landscaper through confidence and understanding of insect and disease damage, life cycle and improved identification.
Program Sponsors:  ArborSystems, Banner Sales & Consulting, Bartlett Arborist 
                                   Supply, Growth Products, Member Insurance Solutions, Midwest Arborist Supply, Weingartz
Location: Bingham Center, 30800 Telegraph, Ste. 1751, Bingham Farms, MI 48025
Registration: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.          Class: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Members $89           Non-Members $119 
All sales are final. No refunds. Same-day attendee substitutions are allowed. No credit applied to future classes.

Sales & Design: Wine & Dine

Date(s): March 21, 2018

Time: 4:00 PM  EST - 8:15 PM  EST

Sales & Design: Wine & Dine
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 (4:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.) 
Sponsored by: English Gardens
Please join us on this first full day of Spring for an evening of cocktails, dinner and education featuring two high-powered speakers focusing on inspiring ideas for landscape designers, sales staff and business owners.
Custom, Creative, Colorful Landscapes 
Speaker: Jack Barnwell, Owner of Barnwell Landscape and ?Garden Inc., and Partner and Lead Designer of C3 Gardens, LLC.
Jack has over 20 years of experience creating breathtaking commercial and private landscapes on one of the world’s premier summer vacation destinations – Mackinac Island. In this inspiring presentation learn how Jack overcomes the unique challenges of operating his landscape company in extreme locations. He will share the story of what goes into designing hundreds of beautiful landscaped beds, and how to integrate a top-notch container-planting program into your pallet of offerings, setting you apart from your competition and increasing your revenue. 
Jack Barnwell is an award-winning garden designer, author and owner of Barnwell Landscape and Gardens Inc. He has over 20 years of experience creating breathtaking commercial and private garden displays on one of the world’s premier summer vacation destinations – Mackinac Island. His company is responsible for the annual planting and maintenance of thousands of flats of flowers, as well as the design and implementation of many of the island’s landscape projects. His plantings received top honors at the Cincinnati Flower Show, Chicago Flower Show, and Grand Rapids Flower shows taking home awards for Best in Show. In 2014, Jack created a new venture and is now Partner and Lead Designer of C3 Gardens, LLC in Southwest Florida. C3 specializes in the Design, Installation, and Maintenance of exquisite container plantings for Commercial and Residential properties featuring C3’s exclusive H2ooh™ self-watering system.
Advanced Communication & Sales Strategies:?12 Proven Ideas for Building Relationships & Growing Your Business 
Speaker: Michael Jeffreys, Professional Speaker, CEO, The Yes Network
Want to convert more prospects into clients? The keys are building trust, creating an emotional connection, and getting people to feel comfortable with you.
In this captivating, fast-paced session, Michael Jeffreys shows you how to focus on the major factors that create long-term clients and ongoing referrals. You will learn how to get on other people’s wavelengths, communicate more precisely, rethink your word choices, exceed client expectations, improve the way you follow up, and much more including:
 • Understand how people are wired and influenced differently
 • Get people to like and trust you faster than ever before
 • Eliminate powerless language, know what to say instead
 • Dramatically improve thank you notes and birthday cards
 • Create an even larger vision for growing your client base
Specifically developed for seasoned representatives, these concepts and ideas are rarely discussed in typical sales training seminars.
Michael Jeffreys is one of America’s most engaging sales and motivational speakers. Since 1988, he has been delivering live sales training programs and motivational keynote speeches, and has presented his seminars at more than 1200 organizations. He has produced more than 400 events featuring well-known experts such as Brian Tracy, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Jack Canfield, Lisa Ford, Les Brown, Bob Proctor, and dozens of others. He is a high-content, entertaining presenter who knows how to captivate any audience in a matter of seconds through his original stories, humor and a rapid-fire delivery style. 

Location: English Gardens, 4901 Coolidge Hwy, Royal Oak, MI 48073
4:00 p.m. Registration & Cocktails
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Dinner (Buffet)
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Speaker: Jack Barnwell
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Speaker: Michael Jeffreys
8:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Thank You from English Gardens
Cost: Members $45          Non-Members $55
All sales are final. No refunds. Same-day attendee substitutions are allowed. No credit applied to future classes.

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