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ONLA Management Retreat to be held this December

Wednesday, November 13, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alana Settle
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Final event of the decade promises immediate impact, inspiration and industry connections

(WESTERVILLE, OH) The Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (ONLA) will end the decade on a high note by gathering owners, key decision makers, and industry leaders for an intensive, two-day Member Summit: Management Retreat at Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio, Dec. 11 and 12.

The retreat will provide a fun environment for leaders to get inspired to make positive changes for their teams, create lasting industry connections, and set attainable goals for the future. Attendees will gain years of team-building and leadership knowledge essentially overnight from a trio of nationally recognized trainers, including Jim Paluch, Jon Petz, and John Kennedy.

“Whether you’re a time-tested leader in the green industry or an up-and-coming landscape business, you cannot afford to miss these two days of motivational speakers and networking opportunities to take your business to the next level,” said Joe Twardzik, division president for Wolf Creek Company–the event's presenting sponsor. “An environment where leaders come together to get better results produces outcomes that grow business.”

ONLA has put together a lineup that will ensure attendees go home with an arsenal of tools to grow their teams and their businesses. An outline of retreat activities includes:

Wednesday, Dec. 11
1 - 2 p.m. - Registration & Networking
2 - 3:30 p.m.- Welcome & Keynote Speech (Jim Paluch)
3:45 - 6 p.m. - Breakout Leadership Sessions
6 - 6:45 p.m. - Sponsored Happy Hour & Networking
6:45 - 8:15 p.m. - Dinner & Guest Speaker (Jon Petz)
8:15 p.m. - Informal Industry Meetup at On-Site Pub

Thursday, Dec. 12
8 - 8:45 a.m. - Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:45 - 9:45 a.m. - Keynote Speech (John Kennedy)
10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Breakout Leadership Sessions
12:15 - 1:45 p.m. - Keynote Speech (John Kennedy)

View the full retreat schedule and descriptions of breakout sessions at onla.org. Beneficial sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Industry leaders must register before Saturday, Nov. 30 at onla.org. The registration fee of $399 includes all meals and education sessions. Discounted room rates are available, starting at $139/night. Attendees may book rooms online or mention Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association when calling Nationwide Hotel at 614.880.4300 to receive discounted rates.

The Member Summit: Management Retreat Presenting Sponsor is Wolf Creek Company. Other premier sponsors include Bobcat Enterprises, Premier Plant Solutions, TAH Benefits, and Willoway Nurseries Inc.

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