Register today for conference on wetland restoration — Oct. 6–8
Learn about the latest research on wetland restoration, mitigation, hydrology, soils, invasive species, and amphibians and invertebrates during three days of seminars and workshops presented by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists. Attendees will discuss policy, regulation and industry standards.
The conference will take place at the Red Lion Conference Center in Olympia, Washington.
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Take this survey to find out if nursery marketing works
Have you ever wondered if all the time you spend on marketing initiatives is worth the effort? Here's an opportunity for you to provide some answers by participating in a research project with investigators at Kansas State University. Questions in the survey will focus on marketing practices, their effectiveness and their economic impact. Results of the survey (available to participants who submit their email address) will benefit nurseries and garden centers across the country by learning how to reach customers more effectively.
In addition to helping our industry, there are personal incentives, including two chances to win a $50 Amazon.com gift certificate!
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Sign up now through December 3 for Winter Trucks to Trade Shows program
The 2016 winter trade shows are fast approaching! To help get you there, the Oregon Association of Nurseries is continuing its Trucks to Trade Shows program for members as an optional benefit.
OAN members can ship plant material to the key nursery events held in January and February across the country — MANTS, The Western, CENTS and others — at economical, less-than-load rates. This form has the per pallet prices for shipping to each of the seven shows the OAN will ship to. You must pay in advance and in full for the pallet(s) you wish to send. The deadline to sign up for is December 3. Questions? Contact Mellissa Sumner at 503-582-2010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Run to raise funds for cancer victims this weekend
This Sunday, September 27, OAN members French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm and the Pohlschneider family will host the Fight for Your Life 5K, in memory of Emily Pohlschneider-Edwards.
Emily, daughter and sister of the nursery owners, passed away in 2011 following a tough battle against gestational trophoblastic disease, a rare form of cancer that begins in the uterus. She was a former collegiate track and field athlete with Western Oregon University, who went to nationals four times. Proceeds of the race will benefit Em's Fight, a nonprofit foundation that was founded in Emily's honor, to help women with cancer pay for treatments, daily needs and special experiences.
The entry fee for the race is $35, and $40 the day of the race. Participants receive a race T-shirt, race packet, a beer if 21 and older, and 12 activity tickets to use in the pumpkin patch at French Prairie Gardens & Family Farm.
Get the 'wet and wild' winter forecast at OAN Willamette Chapter meeting
Meteorologist Phil Volker of ERF Company will share his insights into the upcoming weather season at a luncheon meeting of the OAN Willamette Chapter. Attendees will congregate at 10:30 a.m. on October 20 at the Days Inn Black Bear Conference Center (1600 Motor Court NE, Salem, Oregon).
According to some weather forecasters, this upcoming winter could bring the "Godzilla" of El Niños. That means much-needed rain could drench California and the Pacific Northwest, while Australia could suffer from drought, and other parts of the world might experience other highly disruptive weather events. The last truly massive El Niño appeared in 1997–98 and caused an estimated $35 billion in destruction and more than 23,000 deaths around the world.
Other topics to be discussed include three new laws that are expected to have a big impact on Oregon: the "ban the box" law regarding asking applicants about their criminal record, the new sick time requirements and legalized recreational marijuana.
Cost to attend the meeting is $25. You can register online or mail your meeting fee to Dave Malcolm, 1511 SW Skyline Blvd., Portland, OR 97221. Please make checks payable to Willamette Chapter. For questions, contact Denece Messenger at 503-510-4029.
Register today for First Aid and Adult CPR training classes
The OAN Safety and Insurance Committee is presenting First Aid and Adult CPR training classes in October, as a service to members and the industry.
Successful completion results in certification that is good for two years. The classes teach adult CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AED). The First Aid portion covers medical, injury and environmental emergencies as well as how to handle minor situations. Each class runs from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. Classes are offered in Hillsboro, Boring and Wilsonville. Some are taught in English and others in Spanish. Check the OAN website for specific dates and locations. The cost is $42 for first-time or expired certifications and $32 for renewals. Register and pay at www.oan.org, or call Debbie Hopkins at 503-682-5089.
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Our range of respected publications and engaging events provide valuable opportunities to strategically deliver your message and help achieve your sales and marketing goals. From print to digital to in person at the Farwest Show, we can help you find the best way to reach key nursery industry decision-makers through advertising and sponsorship. And as an OAN member you receive exclusive discounts and can save even more with our frequency discount for multiple ads. Download our 2016 Media Kit for all the details and contact Blair Thompson at 503-582-2012 or email@example.com to discuss how OAN advertising and sponsorship can help your business grow.
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