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Save the dates for August 26-28, 2020!
For questions, contact Allan Niemi at email@example.com or 503-582-2005.Learn More
OAN Nursery Guide and NurseryGuide.com
With more than 629,000 page views a year, and a print circulation of 6,500 across the U.S., Nursery Guide is an important way for buyers to find plants and suppliers. We have added new features to the online buyers guide (www.NurseryGuide.com) to maximize visibility. Membership is required for listings and every member can benefit, whether selling wholesale or to home gardeners. Key member benefits:
OAN advertising opportunities
We're here to help you achieve your sales and marketing goals with our valuable advertising opportunities. We offer a range of respected publications that will strategically deliver your message to nursery industry decision-makers. Whether you are a wholesale nursery, retail nursery, supplier, service provider or other green industry company, the OAN works hard to support an ideal growing environment for your business. Our print and digital publications include Digger magazine, the OAN Nursery Guide book and website, the OAN Member Update e-newsletter and the Retail Nurseries and Garden Centers Guide.Learn More
Exposure for Retail Businesses
Plant Something™ promotional tools
The Plant Something™ initiative encourages people to get out in the garden by touting the many benefits and joys of plants and gardening. Campaign artwork and resources are only available to OAN member retailers.
If you have questions, contact Jeff Stone (503-682-5089 or firstname.lastname@example.org).Learn More
Retail Nurseries & Garden Centers Road Map
This detailed map and guide helps 25,000 gardeners discover a wealth of OAN-member garden centers, specialty nurseries, landscape professionals and suppliers, and online retailers. The Retail Nurseries & Garden Centers Road Map is also available online at www.PlantSomethingOregon.com. All retail members of OAN are listed free of charge, and only members can buy premium display advertising.
PlantSomethingOregon.com, the OAN's gardening e-newsletter and blog, reaches more than 3,000 gardeners. Its mission is to promote OAN members, gardening and the nursery industry. As an added benefit, each edition of our newsletter includes a Retail Nursery Spotlight feature promoting one of our garden centers or retailer members. It's a great opportunity to reach out to customers who may not be familiar with you.
If you have questions, contact Curt Kipp (503-682-5089 or email@example.com).Reserve Your Slot
Shade Tree Certificate Program
The OAN Shade Tree Certificate Program helps homeowners replace trees that interfere with power lines. Foresters with PGE provide a certificate redeemable at any OAN member nursery. The program gives nurseries new business, as well as reimbursement for the certificate amount.
Questions? Contact Debbie Hopkins at 503-582-2004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn More
A Strong Voice
OAN Government Relations program
Advocacy, like business, is personal as well as strategic. By building bipartisan relationships, the OAN sets the stage for its members to impact public policy. When critical issues arise, OAN's government relations team is your defense system against adverse regulation. But we are more than just reactive. Our daily efforts to advance your interests, and those of the entire industry, are based on shared principles, with a laser focus on outcomes. There are two main objectives:
Promote a positive business climate: growing, shipping and selling product needs to have positive business climate to compete on a state, national and international level
Protection from burdensome laws: regulation, taxation and bad laws can all hurt a nursery and greenhouse operation quickly. OAN serves as a sentry against burdensome laws that impact you and your operation.
Working at all levels
The OAN government relations team works at the local, state and federal levels to advance the industry:
Local: OAN educates officials on pollinator protection, ensuring your ability to do business continues without unproductive restrictions. And when nursery products and imported goods were being held up by issues with the western ports, the OAN worked with local, state and federal partners to get a solution.
State: Elected and agency officials depend on OAN for accurate information on the nursery industry and the challenges it faces. We have the unique ability to engage decision makers in every corner of the state (urban or rural). We find solutions on labor, land use and water issues, while supporting funding for research, education and statewide extension services.
Federal: The OAN has a proven track record as a national leader. We engage Oregon's members of Congress on issues such as federal immigration reform and the Affordable Care Act. We work with USDA officials to address pest and disease issues. And we collaborate with AmericanHort to address issues affecting nurseries nationally.
OAN has delivered for you
The OAN draws its strength and direction from member involvement. That in turn allows our professional staff, with decades of experience, to work every day on your behalf.
Results over partisanship: OAN members have a variety of political opinions and the Government Relations Committee is a place where policies are discussed and solutions are created. OAN is an effective advocate and gets legislation passed on your behalf.
Issue oriented: The advocacy effort by the association focuses on hitting issues that affect your pocketbook: labor, water, environmental regulations, health care and pest and disease protection are a small segment of the issues the association and its members discuss.
Access to political leaders: The OAN attracts key political decision makers at the Government Relations Committee meetings. Face to face conversations help promote the nursery agenda. The OAN is your political voice. Members set the policy direction and the association talks to elected officials, agencies at the federal and state level and shapes issues with the press.
To learn more and get involved, consider joining the OAN Government Relations Committee. For details, contact Jeff Stone at 503-682-5089 or email@example.com.
Oregon Nurseries' Political Action Committee
For nursery professionals, the stakes in our state capital are higher than ever. The Oregon Nurseries' Political Action Committee (ONPAC) supports nursery-friendly candidates on both sides of the aisle who truly earn our support. You can help by making a direct contribution to ONPAC or by participating in the annual Duffers Classic golf tournament, which raises funds for ONPAC. Your contribution will make a difference!
Save the Date: June 11, 2020. Details and registration for the 2020 Duffers Classic coming soon.
Networking, leadership and career development
The OAN offers opportunities for networking and career advancement at members-only events and chapter meetings. At chapter meetings, members gather to build their business, learn, and have fun. All members are entitled to one free primary chapter membership. Additional (secondary) chapter memberships are only $10 each annually. You and your staff can also gain leadership skills and experience through committees and boards, while shaping the OAN and the industry.
In addition to educational opportunities at chapter meetings, the OAN produces seminars on industry-focused topics. At the Farwest Show, you'll find an extraordinary lineup of new and in-demand speakers, industry favorites, the latest in ideas and opportunities, and the information you need to grow yourself and your business in our ever-changing industry. From hands-on, interactive sessions to technical sessions for growers, retailers, landscapers and business professionals you'll leave feeling refreshed, re-energized and ready to tackle the year ahead. You won't want to miss what's in store.
Published every month for 60 years, Digger keeps you posted on industry developments, regularly features articles on Oregon nurseries, and allows nursery professionals to share their knowledge for the betterment of all. The magazine boasts a national and international readership of more than 7,500 nursery professionals. Digger: Farwest Edition reaches more — over 11,000 readers! Members save 18 percent on ads and may be featured in articles.Read Digger Subscribe For FREE
OAN Member Update
All OAN members receive the weekly OAN Member Update, delivered directly to their email account. Employees are also eligible to receive the online update. It offers important industry news in a concise, convenient and easy-to-read format. Readers stay up to date on current issues that are important to the nursery industry, including regulatory issues, immigration, politics, trends, economic news, upcoming green industry events, and much more. Members have the exclusive opportunity to advertise in the update.Member's Sign-up your employees
The OAN provides members information and tools to create a safe working environment. A Nursery Safety Program CD-ROM and a forklift safety DVD training program are provided to every new OAN member. Also offered are low-cost First Aid and CPR certification classes in English and Spanish.Learn more
Oregon Nurseries Foundation
The Oregon Nurseries Foundation supports the future of the nursery industry by managing scholarship funds contributed by OAN members. These scholarships are given to deserving students who are preparing for careers in ornamental horticulture and related fields.Learn more
Many Ways to Save
OAN health, dental and business insurance
OAN members have access to exclusive, OAN-endorsed group health, dental, property/casualty and workers compensation insurance from the experienced team of professionals at Leonard Adams Insurance. The OAN health care program can easily help small and large operations in meeting their coverage needs. Leonard Adams also offers workers' comp insurance. Learn more
Call Randy Skinner or Kristi Charlton at Leonard Adams Insurance (503-296-0077, or 866-907-1850 outside the Portland area) for details.Learn more
Trucks to Trade Shows
Each year, the OAN Trucks to Trade Shows program ships member plant material to the key nursery trade shows across the country. We reserve the truck; you palletize your show materials and deliver to a host nursery for loading. Materials are then delivered to the show. Participation can result in less costly shipping and added convenience.
For questions, contact Kelsey Hood at 503-582-2010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn More
Credit card processing
As an OAN member, your business or organization can receive preferred pricing and excellent customer service for all of your credit card processing needs.Learn More
Save with fuel discounts
OAN members enjoy an exclusive fuel discount program provided by Supervised Fuels. It is designed to save money for both small and large operations. Save as much as 15 percent off retail prices. Card lock fuel and even bulk fuel delivery are available for some members.
For more information and to sign up for the program, call Kathy Temple at 877-277-5171.Learn More
OAN members can receive discounts, free shipping and next-day delivery on office supply orders of $50 or more at Staples. Take advantage of a pre-priced "Unbelievably Low Prices" catalog featuring 4,000 of the most frequently used items.
For more information, contact Debbie Hopkins at 503-582-2004 or email@example.com.Learn More
Oregon Garden Resort
One of the benefits of OAN membership is access to discounted lodging at the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, Oregon. It's a chance to experience a true showcase of Oregon's nursery industry, and the full diversity of all the plant material the state offers.
Lodging will include complimentary admission for two to the 80-acre Oregon Garden, plus breakfast buffet. The special rate is $99/night for the summer season (May 1–Sept. 30) or $79/night for the rest of the year, subject to availability. Blackout dates are excluded and prevailing taxes and fees are extra. Discounted rates do not apply toward packages. All room rates reflect double occupancy; there's a $15 charge for each additional person except kids under 7, which are free with an adult. For cancellation, 24 hours' notice is required. To get the special rate, call the Oregon Garden Resort at 503-874-2500, ext. 0, you must say you are part of the OAN, and request the OAN rate. The special also can be reserved on the web at www.oregongardenresort.com. The group ID and password is OAN.
For more information, contact OAN at 503-682-5089 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn More
Legal Access program
OAN regular and associate members receive up to 30 minutes per month of free legal consultation through the Legal Access program, in partnership with Jordan Ramis PC. If your problem or issue requires more than 30 minutes of consultation, Jordan Ramis will estimate the cost and you can decide to drop or pursue the matter further. To use this benefit, call Steve Shropshire at 503-598-5583 or toll free at 888-598-7070. Have your membership number ready.Learn More
We're here to serve you. If you have questions about any of your member benefits, please contact us at email@example.com or 503-682-5089.