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Monday, December 21, 2020 12:00 AM

Please note that the ALCC offices will close at noon on Wednesday, December 23. Please contact staff with any questions or member-related needs before then. The offices will be closed through January 3, 2021. We will return on Monday, January 4. 

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Landscape professional input needed to establish 2021 legislative priorities Email
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Wednesday, December 09, 2020 05:00 AM

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Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC) invites green industry professionals to submit their input regarding legislative priorities for 2021.

ALCC is one of seven trade associations in the Green Industries of Colorado (GreenCO) alliance, which develops a list of topics and proposed legislation that will be the focus of lobbying and advocacy efforts each year. The areas of focus in 2020 were water, industry regulation, infrastructure funding, sales and use tax, pesticide regulation, and education.

Current Colorado drought conditions indicate that water will continue to be a priority in 2021. But laws and regulations affecting green industry businesses, including sales and use tax, pesticide regulation, and employment laws, are an ongoing concern.

Industry professionals can submit their suggestions for 2021 focus areas and priorities using this form.

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Survey provides insight into consumer gardening interests Email
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Wednesday, December 09, 2020 04:00 AM

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To mark their 100th anniversary, the National Garden Bureau surveyed home gardeners on their preferences and trends in DIY gardening. Understanding why people garden and what they want in their gardens can help landscape professionals improve their product and service offerings. We’ve sifted through the findings to identify opportunities for green industry services to find customers and offer what they want.

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Debt: from four-letter word to growth strategy Email
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Wednesday, December 09, 2020 03:00 AM

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You are on the verge of signing a landscape contract with a new client—one with plenty of potential for future growth. Then the unthinkable happens: one of your company vehicles breaks down. There goes the cash you had earmarked for hiring new team members or the cash reserve you saved to avoid layoffs should the economy do the unexpected.

Many small businesses are hurting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent survey by Green Industry Pros found that COVID-19 has delayed some capital for more than 60% of respondents. Naturally, many landscape businesses are keeping a close eye on margins and cash flow: holding onto cash reserves, avoiding debt, and fighting for new business. But how can you ensure that your business survives and thrives without reliable equipment?

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Help winter workers avoid cold stress Email
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Wednesday, December 09, 2020 02:00 AM

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If your landscape company continues to perform services over the winter months like hardscape installation and snow removal, be sure you have a safety plan in place to prevent cold stress. OSHA’s cold stress guide is not an official safety standard, but it provides information and advice to help workers avoid conditions such as hypothermia and frostbite.

The conditions that lead to cold stress vary according to the climate of the worksite. The individual worker’s health also affects how susceptible they may be to cold stress. OSHA recommends:

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