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2017 Colorado Landscape Industry Certification recap Email
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 06:00 AM

 

Landscape Industry Certified TechnicianIt was a strong year for the Landscape Industry Certification program in Colorado. ALCC administered 324* written tests and hands-on tests in 2017. Highlights from those candidates include:

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Fight snow and taxes with equipment buys Email
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 05:00 AM


Toro snow throwerOne of the topics we normally discuss with our clients throughout the year is how to reinvest current year profit into the company by purchasing labor saving equipment. The rationale is the labor saving equipment will generally increase future year profits while creating a current year tax write-off from depreciating that new equipment.

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VIDEO: The Hidden Value of Landscapes Email
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Written by Alison O'Connor   
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 04:00 AM

videoA Colorado Water Congress August webinar featured Colorado State University researcher Alison O’Connor presenting the findings from the study “The Hidden Value of Landscapes: Implications for Drought Planning.” Watch a recording of the presentation after the jump.

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Best of Houzz 2017 includes some of ALCC's best Email
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Tuesday, September 12, 2017 03:00 AM


Best of Houzz 2017 design ALCC members once again earned top honors from users of Houzz, an online platform for home remodeling and design. Houzz.com users vote on their favorite projects and leave reviews of companies they hire. Houzz compiles that data to determine the Best of Houzz in multiple categories for metro areas across the US and around the world.

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Harmful Amendments Defeated, H-2B Cap Relief Still Elusive (9-7-17) Email
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Thursday, September 07, 2017 02:00 AM

 

H-2B update

Please Help #SaveH2B: Harmful Amendments Defeated, H-2B Cap Relief Still Elusive

 Current Status of H-2B Efforts 

This is a very busy week in Congress and a crucial one in our fight to preserve the H-2B program. Earlier today, the Senate passed a Hurricane Harvey relief package that also raises the debt ceiling and continues existing government funding through December 8. The House is expected to pass the measure shortly. Under this legislation, the existing provisions of law related to H-2B wage surveys, staggered crossing for seafood workers, prohibitions on DOL enforcement of the H-2B corresponding employment and ¾ guarantee regulatory requirements and a 10-month season will be continued through December 8, but the Homeland Security Secretary’s authority to increase H-2B visas is still set to expire on October 1. 

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