A GREAT Time To Be In Business Industry Wide Webinar Draws Over 1000 Companies with Unique Venue

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What can happen when an entire industry comes together to discuss the reasons why they can move past the current trends of the economy and prove it's still a great time to be in business? By offering a free event with no fees, sponsors or promotions this group of professionals will come together with one purpose... to help companies succeed in 2009.

JP Horizons, a training company dedicated to helping clients drive business performance, has partnered with state and national associations within North America serving the Green Industry to energize and motivate landscape, lawn care and turf professionals to consider why it is A GREAT TIME TO BE IN BUSINESS. "You never know where an idea will go until you act upon it," says Jim Paluch, President of JP Horizons.

Several weeks ago Tony DiGiovanni, Executive Director of Landscape Ontario Horticultural Trades Association, contacted Jim Paluch with an idea ... how about a webinar that unites the entire Green Industry across North America and helps everyone feel better about the upcoming year? From that conversation, they set to work as a team. As DiGiovanni gathered the support of over 40 state and national association directors to promote the free event, JP Horizons gathered an outstanding group of industry leaders to speak on all the important reasons IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BE IN BUSINESS. Together they proved that people want to move forward with positive expectations in a challenging economy. This unique opportunity that will take place on December 18th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, will have no fees, no sponsors, no promotions, no revenue ... it is merely a group of amazing professionals coming together to share ideas, support each other and prepare to excel in 2009. Who wouldn't want to participate in a webinar like that?

Within five days of the initial invitations going out, the webinar is now full with 1000 companies registered to attend! Five industry leaders will share their expertise from years of business and winning in every type of economy as the group gathers to support one another in 2009 and beyond. As the largest webinar attendance in the industry's history this group of companies and organizations will not only learn the dynamics of succeeding in a tight economy but they will be motivated and prepared to take action and do so. A blog will be available on the JP Horizons website for the group to communicate after the event.

The speakers will be:

Mark Hjelle - President of Brickman
As one of the largest and best known landscape firms in the U.S., Brickman certainly understands how to assess current conditions, make adjustments and continue building toward the future.

Blake Smith - President and Founder of Christmas Décor has helped hundreds of companies take on a new dimension in their businesses by learning to see things through the customers' eyes and responding to create lasting relationships.

Jim McCutcheon - President of High Grove Partners
Located in Atlanta where the economy, nature and the market have challenged landscape contractors for the last several years, High Grove Partners continues to thrive.

Stephen Hillenmeyer is Owner and President of Stephen Hillenmeyer Landscape Services, a fifth generation company that has been in business for 167 years. You will hear from the voice of experience what this company has learned from every type of economy.

Jennifer Lemcke is COO of Weed Man USA/Turf Holdings Inc.
In 2000 the Canadian government banned the use of pesticides. Weed Man learned through this difficult business challenge that they will never again stray from their vision for growth and improvement in the face of adversity. Those that remain focused and confident of their plan will come out ahead when the economy recovers.

Jim Paluch - President of JP Horizons has been training and inspiring the Green Industry for two decades and has helped tens of thousands of individuals and hundreds of companies around the world succeed in business. His realistic approach to developing people combined with an energized strategy for success is continually put into action and has Green Industry companies thriving around the globe. Jim and his team have successfully run many webinars and will be facilitating this event.

Founded in 1989, JP Horizons is a northeast Ohio-based company widely recognized for implementing innovative people solutions that drive heightened business performance. JP Horizons teaches practical and immediate methods of how to effectively use companies' most often underdeveloped resource - their people. Focusing on fundamental business issues, JP Horizons propels companies toward higher success. Clients include hundreds of landscape companies throughout North America as well as Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Federal Express, American Red Cross, Key Bank and others. For more information, visit http://www.jphorizons.com.


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