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Learning opportunities abound at ProGreen EXPO 2019 Email
Written by Melissa Emdin   
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 05:00 AM

ProGreen EXPO

ProGreen EXPO returns to the Colorado Convention Center Feb. 5-8, 2019 for four days of green industry knowledge sharing. In addition to the busy EXPO floor and networking events, the conference offers more than 70 education sessions to further your understanding of business and technical skills. This year, ProGreen presenting partner ALCC is bringing both local and national experts to share their knowledge on the following topic areas:

Colorado Department of Revenue extends grace period for new sales tax rules Email
Written by ALCC   
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 04:00 AM

cash registerBusinesses received a short reprieve from complicated, burdensome sales tax rules that went into effect December 1. The new rules, which require that businesses both in and out of Colorado must assess and collect sales tax based on the Colorado buyer’s address, will not be enforced until May 31, 2019, to allow businesses more time to comply.

Holiday lights guide is both a consumer service and a marketing tool Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 03:00 AM

Timberline Holiday lights guideThis year marks the sixth year that Timberline Landscaping, Inc. has published its annual holiday lights guide. In that time, it has become a valuable brand recognition tool for the company.

2019 economic outlook for Colorado predicts continued labor shortage Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 02:00 AM

Colorado Business Economic Outlook

There is not much relief in sight for the Colorado skilled labor shortage, according to the recently released Colorado Business Economic Outlook for 2019. The report, sponsored by University of Colorado Leeds School of Business, reports what the landscape industry has seen for some time: employment opportunities abound, but as baby boomer retire there remains a shortage of younger people entering the workforce to replace them. Economic growth is expected to slow slightly as a result.

Living Coral is Pantone's Color of the Year for 2019 Email
Written by Cherie Courtade   
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 01:00 AM

The Pantone Color InstituteTM has chosen PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral as its Color of the Year for 2019. The color has already begun popping up in wedding guides and interior design ideabooks. Landscape professionals with trend-watching clients may notice an increase in requests to incorporate this pink/orange hue into their designs.  

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