Membership Benefits

The Landsculptor
Published monthly, the Landsculptor, is the premiere 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 an advertising media for the area’s finest trade suppliers and services.

www.landscape.org
Our website offers valuable horticultural information, MGIA events and classes, Landsculptor online, links to information and resources important to the green industry and much more.

The MGIA Trade Show and Convention
Our Annual Trade Show & Convention, gives our members the opportunity to see the green industries latest and most innovative products and services, plus two full days of educational classes.

MGIA Worker’s Compensation Group Dividend Program with Accident Fund Insurance Company of America
 
MGIA’s group dividend program will provide you with the tools and coverage you need. The group dividend program offer’s low-cost group rates with a 5% up-front discount on worker’s 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 and appointed agents throughout the State, contact MGIA at (248) 646-4992.

MGIA Certification Programs
The CLT 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 ALCA to administer this program to the state of Michigan.

Health Insurance Plans through Member Insurance Solutions
MGIA members can now receive help with all their health insurance needs, from any carrier, through our partnership with Member Insurance Solutions. The government mandates that everyone must have health insurance, and that employers of 50 or more full-time equivalent workers sponsor health insurance plans. 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. Their agents can help determine whether a federal insurance premium subsidy is available to you, and help you select a plan from the online insurance marketplace if you are subsidy eligible or from any insurance carrier off the marketplace if you are not subsidy-eligible. Your employees have access to help from Member Insurance Solutions as well. It costs nothing more to work with Member Insurance Solutions and you benefit from knowledgeable guidance of an expert staff. Save money and add value to your company’s employee benefit package. For help with group or individual health insurance, please call (800) 878-6765 and ask for Averill Meadows, Shawn Haindel or Tina Voss.

MGIA Property & Casualty Business Insurance Group with Frankenmuth 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 additional information, or to receive a quote, contact Erik Karn at (734) 285-5600 or email: ekarn@kspinsurance.com.

Spectrum Net Designs, Inc.
Spectrum Net Designs, Inc. has more than six years of web design experience with five years of experience dedicated to green industry web designs and marketing. In addition to their expertise in designing green industry websites, Spectrum Net offered the most competitive rates for website design, maintenance, hosting, CD business cards and more! Take advantage of today's technology! Contact Kurt Kaptein at (866) 773-2638.

Education
The MGIA conducts classes and workshops geared toward today’s market, stressing continued education at all levles including business owner, management, supervisory, and technical skills.


Networking, Networking, Networking!
One of the key factors to a successful business is networking and ther is no better place to network then through the MGIA. As a member you will be provided many opportunities to talk to other business associates with common goals and interests, leaving the opportunities for growth and success unlimited!

Creative Services
For a normal fee, MGIA's creative department to assist you in designing your flyers, logos, advertising items, and all other marketing materials.

Michigan Green Industry Political Action Committee
MGiPAC exists to convey the needs of the green industry to the leaders, legislators and executives in Lansing.

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 visit www.americanprofit.net.

Lobbyists - Karoub Associates
Reprsent the interests of our members to the Michigan legislature. They are rated the #1 lobbying firm by Crain's Detroit Business. Through their assistance we were able to get a declaratory ruling stating "Landscapers do not have to be licensed for hardscape services such as brick paving." Clarifying an ambiguous Michigan regulation.

Speedway SuperFleet Fuel
With the SuperFleet Card you¹ll be able to fill-up and any Speedway, SuperAmerica, Rich Oil, Marathon and participating Pilot Travel Center locations (Over 5500 Nationwide and Over 1100 in Michigan) and save up to 4 cents per gallon. Contact Tom Farnham at (989) 615-2736.

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. Contact Tami Cohurst at (248) 623-4430.

Other Member Benefits Include:
Membership Roster & Buyer's Guide, Annual Golf Outing, Environmental Improvement Awards Program, Referral Services, Membership Meetings, MGIA membership stickers for your vehicles and much, much more

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 & 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! Contact Tom Pelon at (248) 684-0500, ext. 103 or tpelon@smartlinksolutions.com.

Staples Business Advantage is offering MGIA members substantial discounts on office supplies and products. Staples staff is dedicated to meeting and exceeding the expectations of MGIA members and their business needs. With the Staples program, MGIA members will receive an additional 5% off Staples already competitive prices in their office supply catalog and up to 50% off list prices on thousand's of items available in Staples full line catalog. On line or by phone, have your order shipped directly to your office. Click here to register your account online or call MGIA at (248) 646-4992 for a form to set up your account.

Bresser's Information Services
Bresser’s directories are the best marketing and reference value for any business! Bresser’s has been servicing the marketing and reference needs of businesses and individuals since 1946. Bresser's offer the most accurate and comprehensive directories on the market! Increase your customer base by targeting prospects close to your existing customers! MGIA members can improve your marketing abilities, increase your profit margins and save on Bresser’s products and services including printing services. Contact Pat Bresser at (313) 874-0570.

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.

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.

Allstate Accident Insurance
Member Insurance Solutions (MIS) offers MGIA members group accident insurance. Accident insurance pays tax-free cash benefits directly to employees if they sustain a covered injury on the job, at home or at play, in addition to traditional health insurance benefits. Lacerations, burns and fractures are among many covered benefits. Coverage is guaranteed issue with five or more enrolled employees and can be offered as a payroll deduct benefit. Contact MIS for more information: 800-878-6765 or visit www.memberinsurancesolutions.com/
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Small Business: Group Employee Benefits & CDLP Legal Plans
In need of legal services for personal, legal or business mattersω MGIA members can receive discounted rates & much more: Included but not limited to Real Estate; Business Contract Review; Letter Writing; Foreclosure; Copyrights, Trademarks; Consultation; Contract Review; & trial defense hours. For more information,
contact MGIA's Representative, Ali C. Sanders 248-991-5065; email:Alisanders@legalshieldassociates.com; website: alisanders.legalshield.com.
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