The latest ALCC news, including Colorado Green NOW articles, legislative updates, and programming announcements. 

Suppliers offer more than just products Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 03:00 AM

Vendors who support the industry represent a wide variety of companies. As expected, suppliers of rocks, turf, irrigation equipment, landscape equipment and plant material keep landscape contractors in business by delivering the products they need to serve clients.

These are the tangibles, things we can see. This is similarly true for vehicle dealers. But there are numerous intangibles—services and education—that suppliers, as well as other service firms, provide including marketing consultants, software providers, insurance companies and many more are also instrumental in keeping the industry running smoothly.

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Step outside your comfort zone and feel the support Email
Written by Mike Ransom   
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 02:00 AM

“OK, I can do this. I can do this.”  I was sitting in a hallway outside of one of the lecture halls at the [Colorado] Convention Center trying to calm myself down. Kristen Fefes (former executive director of ALCC) had asked if I would work with Martin Mosko (Marpa Design Studio) to talk about water features at ProGreen. I was to handle the technical side while Martin showed the beauty and art of water features. When I showed up at ProGreen that morning I learned Martin had woken up sick. I peeked into the lecture hall and figured about 300 people were already waiting.

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Walk-up vaccination clinic this weekend (May 1) Email
Written by ALCC   
Thursday, April 29, 2021 12:00 AM

COVID-19 vaccineAre you trying to help your team get vaccinated against COVID-19? ALCC has just learned of a new resource for finding vaccine appointments. 

There will be a drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic (Pfizer) this Saturday, May 1, at the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway. Sign up for an appointment: at https://www.comassvax.org/reg/5610729087. This webpage has a Spanish translation.

This information was shared by Focus Points Family Resource Center. You can follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/focuspoints where they post up-to-date resources.

 
Days on the Hill to be virtual for 2021 Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 05:00 AM

Once again, Colorado landscape industry professionals are invited to engage with government officials at Legislative Days on the Hill. The annual event, hosted by NALP, is an opportunity for the landscape industry to make its concerns known to lawmakers. This year the event will be held virtually due to ongoing restrictions related to coronavirus.

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Spring is a good time to review your safety plan Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 04:00 AM

The COVID-19 crisis brought new challenges to ensuring workplace safety. As landscape companies begin their busiest part of the year, it’s an excellent time to re-evaluate your overall workplace safety plan—not just COVID precautions. April 28 is World Safety and Health at Work Day, as declared by ILO (International Labour Organization). Why not take the day to start your safety program review?

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