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Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show Welcomes Over 11,300 Buyers and Sellers 
The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show took place Jan. 11-13 in Baltimore. MANTS welcomed over 11,300 total registrants (including exhibitors) to this year’s show; this includes 10,000+ people who had registered by the end of the first day of the show alone. These attendees, who gathered to do business, network and learn about the newest green industry trends for 2017, had the opportunity to visit 952 exhibiting companies spread out over 1,536 booths. In addition to exhibitors, 3,600 non-exhibiting/buying companies were represented on the show floor.

ASLA Named to List of Professional Societies Most Engaged on Climate Issues
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is one of nine organizations exhibiting comprehensive approaches to educating and engaging their members, according to a report released by the Kresge Foundation. The Kresge report, Professional Societies and Climate Change,” analyzes how professional societies are helping their members integrate climate change into their thinking and decision making. Researchers found that the professional societies most engaged on climate issues recognize the substantial impacts that climate change will have on their missions and membership.

Abby Santos Receives NALP’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award
The National Association of Landscape Professionals presented its Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award to Abby Santos, Owner of No Ka Oi Landscape Services, at its executive-level conference, Leaders Forum, in St. Thomas on January 13. NALP’s Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes an outstanding female entrepreneur in the landscape industry who has demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative, ensures the advancement of the landscape industry by her actions and endeavors, and serves as an example to current and future female entrepreneurs in the industry.

Jim McCutcheon, CEO of HighGrove, Receives Lifetime Leadership Award from NALP
The National Association of Landscape Professionals presented its Lifetime Leadership Award to Jim McCutcheon, Landscape Industry Certified, CEO of HighGrove, at its executive-level conference, Leaders Forum, in St. Thomas on January 13. McCutcheon is a former president of NALP and its Foundation and has served on many committees at NALP including the Crystal Ball Report committee, chairing the National Collegiate Landscape Competition and more.