Welcome to the Oregon Association of Nurseries weekly Member Update
December 26, 2012

OAN office will be closed New Year's Eve and Day

The Oregon Association of Nurseries hopes you had a successful year in 2012. We offer our kindest wishes for a prosperous 2013! Your OAN office will be closed on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day so that employees can celebrate the New Year with their families. We will be back, open and ready to serve you, starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013!

Thanks for your continued support and membership. Our "Getting the Most" flier (PDF) outlines many of the most popular benefits that make your OAN membership worthwhile. With these benefits, you can save money, market your business, improve your knowledge, and protect our industry. Call the OAN office at 503-682-5089 (Portland area) or 1-800-642-3401.

Five nurseries featured in the State of Perfection issue of Digger

Five outstanding Oregon nurseries representing a variety of nursery sectors are being featured in the 2013 State of Perfection issue of Digger magazine. They include Brentano's Tree Farm, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery, Peace of Mind Nursery, Schreiner's Iris Gardens, and Van Essen Nursery Co. This special issue helps promote all the things that make Oregon growers special. Extra copies are distributed at East Coast trade shows, including MANTS.

Your copy of the issue should arrive later this week or early next week. The OAN also has produced a short video at each nursery. Watch for those to be posted at www.diggermagazine.com.

Systems Approach, beneficial insects topics at OAN seminars at NW Ag Show

The Oregon Association of Nurseries will present three hours of grower seminars from noon–3:10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at day two of the three-day NW Ag Show, which is held at the Portland Expo Center, 2060 N. Marine Drive, Portland, Ore. Your paid seminar registration includes admission to the expo floor and all three seminars. The seminar topics will include the systems approach to pest and disease prevention; the use of beneficial insects in greenhouses and nurseries; and how to use beneficial insects with or without pesticides. Register Online Today.

Registration open for High Desert Green Industry Conference

The 21st annual High Desert Green Industry Conference will be held Wednesday–Thursday, Feb. 13–14 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond, Ore. The keynote speaker will be Elizabeth Peters, director of the OAN Lean Team, who will discuss the principles and practices that you and your team can use to create an environment for success. Other presenters are still to be announced. The conference and trade show is designed for green industry professionals who supply, design, maintain or manage landscapes in the Intermountain West. It is presented in partnership by the Oregon State University Extension Service, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the Oregon Landscape Contractors Association. Register online today.

Recruit a new member and earn OAN Bucks

OAN membership has always delivered value that's worth sharing, but now it's more true than ever. When you sign up a new member, you get OAN Bucks, which are good toward association services! Here's how it works:

1. Sign 'em up. Sign up a new member company and receive $100 in "OAN Bucks." A new member is any company that has never been an OAN member, or hasn't been since 2009.

2. Get the credit. When they fill out the membership form, just make sure your name is written in the "sponsored by" blank.

3. Redeem it! OAN Bucks can be applied toward the cost of association services, such as advertising, trade booth fees and so on — even your dues for 2013! You must be a fully paid 2012 OAN member to participate in the program. Other restrictions apply.

To get started, download the new member form (PDF). You may also want to use a leaflet, Getting the Most from your OAN Membership (PDF), to help them understand all the benefits that membership entails. For complete details, log on to www.oan.org/oanbucks or call Debbie Hopkins at 503-682-5089 (Portland area) or 800-342-6401 (toll free).

Save money with the Winter Trucks to Trade Shows program

The OAN Winter Trucks to Trade Shows program ships member plant material to the key nursery trade shows held in January and February across the country. Check this out: one of our members just reported that by participating in the OAN Trucks to Trade Shows program, he saved $509 on his shipment of two pallets of plant material to MANTS! This program is an exclusive OAN member benefit. To sign up for economical, less-than-load shipping to all the major winter trade shows, download and submit this form, or contact Ann Murphy at amurphy@oan.org.

OAN Events

Northwest Agricultural Show
 ♦ January 29 - 31 - Northwest Agricultural Show

Yard, Garden & Patio Show
 ♦ February 8 - 10 - Join us for the Yard, Garden & Patio Show, presented by Dennis' Seven Dees Landscaping & Garden Centers

Retail & Greenhouse Chapters
 ♦ February 21 - Annual Industry Seminars

In case you missed it...

Leonard Adams now offers OAN-endorsed property and casualty insurance

Reserve your booth at the 2013 Yard, Garden & Patio Show

Advertise in the OAN Member Update

OAN reminds members: If you're not seen, you don't exist

Are you looking to stay visible and gain new customers? OAN events, publications and websites offer fantastic exposure at an excellent price. OAN members save the most, with discounted ad and sponsorship rates. Buy into multiple publications, or multiple issues of Digger, and save even more. Want the details? Our 2013 Exposure Kit is now available. Download it today at www.oan.org/ads2013. To lock in your ads for 2013, contact Advertising and Sponsorship Account Manager Chris Sweet at 503-682-2012 or csweet@oan.org.



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