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Up Close with Lisa Scrivener: Construction, Landscaping, and Delighting Clients

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Apr 25, 2018 1:12:38 PM

With a business and accounting background, after college and several years of working in corporate America, Lisa Scrivener fell into a role doing mostly job costing for a small family-owned construction business. Though she’d always been good with numbers and enjoyed the work, Scrivener says she felt she was missing out on an important piece of the puzzle—client interaction.

When a job became available at Include Software that would not only utilize her business and accounting skills, but also give her the opportunity to do more customer service work, Scrivener says she knew she’d found an ideal fit.

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Investing in the Future of the Landscape Industry

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Mar 21, 2018 7:45:20 AM

Today’s landscaping students are tomorrow’s Green Industry leaders. Attracting great people to the field and continuing to keep it thriving is reliant upon efforts to support those students. That is a key reason why the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) Foundation has been awarding scholarships to worthy students over the years. In fact, since the Foundation’s inception, it has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships.

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Our 5 Best Tips for Attending GROW! in 2018

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Jan 19, 2018 10:16:48 AM

Grow 2018-799505-edited.pngGROW! is a three-day immersive and educational event for Green Industry professionals being held from February 19 - 21, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. Led by award-winning entrepreneur, Marty Grunder, the GROW! event offers unique education with inspiring speakers. This year, there will be a behind-the-scenes tour of Ameriscape Services, a premier provider of commercial maintenance. You’ll get an in-depth look at how this successful company runs and have to chance to learn from what’s worked—and also what hasn’t worked—for them.

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Upcoming 2018 Updates for Asset Landscape Business Management Software

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Jan 10, 2018 12:32:07 PM

Finding a software company that is continually looking to improve and update its landscape business management software product is important. After all, a company that is continually improving its product and its processes, is a company that cares about its users truly getting the most out of what it has to offer.

Landscape company software is a big investment and landscape professionals expect it to continue to be relevant for many years to come. That’s why it’s important for landscape companies to align with a software company that is not becoming stagnant over time. Find a company that is continually evolving.

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Join us at GIE and Landscapes 2017!

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Sep 8, 2017 12:51:56 PM

Each year, thousands of landscaping professionals attend the Green Industry Expo (GIE) and NALP's Landscapes in Louisville, KY to learn about new products, equipment, and strategies to improve their businesses. The team at Include Software has been attending this event for a number of years and would love to connect with you! 

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GIE + Expo: A Great Opportunity to Network & Learn

Posted by Admin on Nov 22, 2016 4:48:00 AM

A few weeks ago, our team at Include Software traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to take part in the green industry’s GIE + Expo. We got to meet a lot of great people and we learned what you, our customers, want to know about our product.

In the Dark

Do you remember the intense thunderstorm that hit Louisville on the first day of the show? Half of the trade show floor was in the dark.  Our half.

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Recap: GROW! 2016

Posted by Lisa Scrivener on Feb 22, 2016 6:09:00 AM

Marty Grunder and his team did another spectacular job hosting Grow! 2016.  The theme this year:  Go Big or Go Home.  Location:  Dallas, Texas.  (Get it – everything is bigger in Texas, right?!)  And, indeed, we went big!  Big ideas, big lessons learned, big networking, big time motivation.

Marty challenges all attendees periodically throughout the conference, “What have we learned?”.  For Grow! 2016, here are a handful of tidbits that I picked up over the course of the three day conference:

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Why Muscle Shoals? Sales Jam 2015

Posted by Nanette Seven, Vice President on Aug 11, 2015 11:11:00 PM

Sales JAM 2015 took a different course this year.  Instead of visiting a “famous landscape” or “garden” as we have done in the past, this year we headed south to Muscle Shoals, Alabama.  Like many who are reading this, you are probably asking yourself the same thing I did, what in the heck and where in the heck is Muscle Shoals, AL and why had Jim picked this place to go?

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NALP’s Renewal & Remembrance — A Family Day

Posted by Jennifer Buck Myers, Director of Implementation on Jul 29, 2015 11:18:00 PM

NALP’s Renewal & Remembrance — A Family Day

Though I’ve participated in NALP’s Renewal & Remembrance for many years, this year was especially memorable for me as I brought my 5 year old daughter along. Like many 5 year olds, she is full of questions, and about a week prior to the event, we started to discuss what we would be doing at Arlington National Cemetery. The physical work was easy for her to understand; her mom is a horticulturist! Flower arrangements, planting annuals, ‘landscape work’ – she’s well versed in that. A tougher process was helping her to understand WHY we were doing this work.

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