Member Benefits

Education
The MGIA conducts classes and workshops for green industry professionals in the areas of Landscape-Design/Build, Maintenance, Tree Care, Plant Health Care, Irrigation, Hardscapes, Water Features, Lighting, Snow Removal and Human Resources. Classes are tailored to business owners, supervisors, managers and technicians. Most, if not all, offer CEUs.
 
Certification
The Landscape Industry Certified Techinician exam is an international hands-on testing program administered by associations throughout the U.S. and Canada that seeks to recognize proficiency in the landscape workforce, upgrade the status of the landscape professional and provide the public with a means of identifying qualified landscape professionals. The MGIA is proud to be selected by National Assoication of Landscape Professionals (NALP) to administer this program in the state of Michigan. For more information, contact Tiffany Higginbotham at (248) 646-4992 or email: tiffany@landscape.org.
 
The Landsculptor
Published monthly, the Landsculptor, is the premier green industry publication for the State of Michigan. Free to members, the magazine includes informative articles covering green industry related information, seasonally relevant subjects, legislative and industry news. It also serves as advertising media for the area’s finest trade suppliers and services.
 
Trade Show and Convention
Our Annual Trade Show & Convention gives our members the opportunity to see the green industry's latest and most innovative products and services, plus two full days of educational classes.
 
Member Discounts
Members received discounted pricing on nearly all of MGIA programs and events, such as:
• Award Program Entries 
• LIC Certification Exams 
• Trade Show & Convention 
• Seminars 
• Snow Expo
 
Networking
One of the key factors to a successful business is networking and there is no better place to network then through the MGIA. As a member you will be provided many opportunities to talk with other business associates who have common goals and interests, leaving the opportunities for growth and success unlimited!
 
Lobbyist Karoub Associates
Represents the interests of our members to the Michigan legislature. They are rated the #1 lobbying firm by Crain's Detroit Business. 
 
Michigan Green Industry Political Action Committee
MGiPAC exists to convey the needs of the green industry to the leaders, legislators and executives in Lansing. For more information, email: diane@landscape.org.
 
ABTEK Card Services 
ABTEK Card Services offers discount pricing programs to MGIA members who would like to accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or American Express. Take advantage of ABTEK’s custom design gift card program to help your business grow with special pricing only available to MGIA members. For more information, contact Tami Cohurst at (248) 623-4430 or email: tami@abtek.com.
 
Worker’s Compensation Group Dividend Program
The group dividend program offers low-cost group rates with a 5% up-front discount on workers' compensation for qualifying MGIA members, with no minimum premium to qualify. Although dividends cannot be guaranteed and must be approved by Accident Fund’s Board of Directors, dividends are based on the premium of the group as a whole, losses of the group as a whole and cost of insurance. For more information or a list of participating member insurance agencies throughout the state, contact MGIA at (248) 646-4992 or email: diane@landscape.org.
 
American Profit Recovery (APR)
APR specializes in collection of third-party debt. With early intervention and a strong focus on ethics and diplomacy, APR works hard to preserve relationships between client and consumer with an ultimate goal of keeping the business relationship intact. MGIA members save $50 or more! For more information, contact Matt Moskowitz at (800) 711-0023 or email: matt.moskowitz@americanprofit.net.
 
Auto-Owners Insurance
Get a special MGIA discount on home and auto insurance through Auto-Owners, but only if you work with Member Insurance Solutions. Click here to complete a no-obligation quote request and receive a $10 gift certificate to McDonald's or Starbucks. Or call Jeni Drummond at (800) 878-6765 ext. 462 or email: jdrummond@memberinsurancesolutions.com.
 
Bresser's Information Services
Bresser's offer the most accurate and comprehensive directories on the market! Increase your customer base by targeting prospects close to your existing customers. Members can improve their marketing abilities, increase their profit margins and save on Bresser’s products and services including printing services. For more information, contact Pat Bresser at (313) 874-0570 or email: patrickbresser@bressers.com.
 
Crain's Detroit Business 
MGIA members now receive 50% discount on a yearly subscription to Crain's Detroit Business magazine! Regular subscription rate is $59.99, now $29.99 for members of the MGIA. To subscribe and receive the discount, visit: www.crainsdetroit.com/mgia.
 
Property & Casualty Business Insurance 
Offered through the Karn Sitkins Payette Insurance Agency (KSP), this MGIA Group Insurance program offers low-cost insurance options to association members only, on property and casualty business insurance coverages, business auto and business owners insurance. MGIA members receive an upfront 5% premium rate discount in this highly competitive program, written through Michigan-based Frankenmuth Insurance. For more information, contact Erik Karn at (734) 285-5600 or email: ekarn@kspinsurance.com.
 
Health Insurance Plans 
MGIA members can now receive help with all their health insurance needs, from any carrier, through our partnership with Member Insurance Solutions. Whether you want a group plan for you and your employees, or insurance for yourself and your family, Member Insurance Solutions is your go-to resource. For help with group or individual health insurance, please call (800) 878-6765 and ask for Averill Meadows, Shawn Haindel or Tina Voss (tvoss@mdaifg.com).
 
Smart Link Solutions
Message on Hold is the simplest marketing strategy you can implement to promote your products and services. If you would like to: increase sales, reduce customer hang-up rates, educate your customers about your products and services, enhance your professional image, increase traffic to your website or cross-sell products and services, then Message on Hold is just what your business needs! For more information, contact Tom Pelon at (248) 684-0500, ext. 103 or tpelon@smartlinksolutions.com.
 
Staples Business Advantage
Staples Business Advantage is offering MGIA members substantial discounts on office supplies and products. With the Staples program, Members will receive an additional 5% off Staples already competitive prices in their office supply catalog and up to 50% off list prices on thousands of items available in Staples full line catalog. For more information, contact Risa LaDue at (248) 497-8659 or click here to register your account online. 
 
Speedway SuperFleet Fuel
With the SuperFleet Card you can fill up at any Speedway, SuperAmerica, Rich Oil, Marathon and participating Pilot Travel Center locations (Over 5,500 Nationwide and Over 1,100 in Michigan) and save up to 5 cents per gallon. For more information, contact John Kennedy at (330) 283-4660 or email: jmkennedy@speedway.com.
 
Small Business: Group Employee Benefits & CDLP Legal Plans
In need of legal services for personal, legal or business matters? Members can receive discounted rates and much more including but not limited to real estate; business contract review; letter writing; foreclosure; copyrights, trademarks; consultation and trial defense hours. Contact Ali C. Sanders at (248) 991-5065 or email: Alisanders@legalshieldassociates.com.