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Sept. 8, 2010
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A Taste of Clinic - Don't Forget to Register!
from ANLA
Heading to the Commerce Trade Show in Baltimore later this month? Join us the day before the show opens — Sept. 20 — for some great Clinic education, including sessions on social media and GMROI. This unique educational event, sponsored by Activant Solutions and Master Nursery Garden Centers is FREE for ANLA members. Advance registration is required. Click here for full details.  More
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Retail News

Customer Service: How One Associate Can Make All the Difference
from National Retail Federation
During his opening remarks , NRF Chief Information Officer Dave Hogan walked through current economic and political issues, retail opportunities on the horizon, and how IT executives could play a role in the economic recovery. He ended his short remarks with one of the most poignant videos, the true story of how one retail associate – a grocery store bagger named Johnny, who has Down Syndrome – took it upon himself to find a new way to reach out to customers, and completely revolutionized a store. If you think one sales associate can’t make a difference, take five minutes and watch this.  More
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Win Lifelong Customers Through Better Marketing
from Bloomberg Businessweek
The chaos of small business life makes it especially hard to win lifelong customers — those customers who don't buy from you just once, but who come back over and over again and eventually become megaphones for your company. Consider these tips to win lifelong customers.  More
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Landscape News

Project Living Proof Providing an Example of Sustainable Residential Gardens
from Kansas City Star
Smart gardening practices take sustainability into the great outdoors. A garden is a perfect place to put these concepts to work, and a model for sustainable landscape design is taking root around a 99-year-old house in Kansas City, Mo. The front, back and side yards on the 50-by-130-foot lot have been designed to demonstrate smart, ecologically sustainable landscaping practices that make sense for homeowners in the 21st century.  More
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Socially Responsible Ways to Grow Your Small Business
from MarketingProfs
It's a global trend: Consumers want to buy from, employees want to work for, and other businesses want supplies from, socially responsible enterprises. "Privately held businesses are adopting corporate social responsibility policies not just to save the planet but because they are having to in order to survive and prosper," according to the Grant Thornton International Business Report.  More
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Distribution News

Obama Pushes $50 Billion in Infrastructure Spending
from CNN
President Barack Obama, in a bid to create jobs and boost economic growth, called on Congress on Monday to pass a $50 billion plan to renew the country's transportation infrastructure. His address was the first of two speeches the president is scheduled to make this week to frame his administration's ongoing response to the recession.  More
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   MasterTag Introduces Two New Nursery Tags

MasterTag introduces two new nursery tags. Available as a folding or card style tag. Large landscape photos and detailed inset of key attributes such as flower, leaf color or fruit. Text information is based on extensive consumer research. Available with or without bar code, price and D.O.R. Comprehensive variety listing.

More Questions Than Answers When It Comes to Logistics Landscape
from Logistics Management
Every so often, it is good to take stock of what is going on in your world — and the world around you for that matter. With that in mind, now is a good time to assess what is happening in the world of freight transportation, supply chain, and logistics.  More
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Grower News

Revamping the World's Use of Water is Crucial, Expert Says
from Reuters AlertNet
Rethinking the way the world uses, shares and manages water will be crucial to avoiding conflicts, feeding a growing population and limiting vulnerability to the effects of climate change, a leading water scientist says. "We have taken water for granted, and what we're seeing is it has gone from an abundant supply to scarcity," said Colin Chartres, head of the International Water Management Institute, an arm of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research.  More
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Idaho Farmers Growing Vegetables with Geothermal Energy
from The Miami Herald
Most people know about the geothermal system in Boise, Idaho's Downtown and Warm Springs area. It's one of the oldest in the country. But one group of local farmers uses geothermal water to enhance their growing season - and folks enjoy the fruits of their efforts at one of the 40 local restaurants they supply. Sweet Valley Organics north of Emmett, Idaho, is the only farm operation in the area that uses the naturally occurring hot water for growing vegetables, said partner Geoff Neyman.  More
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Trade Press Headlines

Anchor Bridge Recalls Product
from Lawn & Landscape Magazine
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Do You Groupon?
from Today's Garden Center
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Greenhouse Leaf Tier Showing Up in Michigan
from Greenhouse Management & Production
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Potting Media: For Peat's Sake
from Grower Talks
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