There are a lot of reasons why you would want to join the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association, but here are six to get you started.
1. Be an effective advocate for your chosen industry.
MNLA has nearly 1,000 member-businesses whose unique voices combine to speak
loudly in legislative affairs. MNLA will tell you which legislative issues may affect your business. Take action on issues of importance to you without ever leaving your office, or join us at Day on the Hill to speak to your legislators
in person with the back-up of volunteers and staff "in the know" on important topics.
2. Build credibility.
Identifying yourself with the leading regional green industry organization.
Members may use the MNLA logo on promotional materials, including their website, in email communications, on business cards and more. MNLA also provides a marketing toolkit, various sales templates, and simple directions to create
media alerts and press releases.
3. Connect to the larger green industry community.
Join one of the networking groups within MNLA (both industry segment and regional
groups) or join our online community on the MNLA website and social media. Sometimes your best resource is a colleague who has gone before you. Join the journeys of other business owners or employees who face the same challenges you do. Networking
meetings and MNLA events are a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills and contribute to the community. The networking opportunities in the MNLA community are endless.
4. Cultivate your professional growth.
Let us be your one-stop-shop to find professional development opportunities. MNLA
provides in-person education and online learning (any time, anywhere) for members, plus we compile industry events hosted by members and partner organizations of interest to our members on our calendars. We also co-host the north central region’s
largest green industry event, Northern Green, which features hundreds of companies in the trade show and dozens of educational seminars to fit all green industry professionals all in one place! MNLA members receive a discount on most MNLA events.
5. Stay up-to-date on industry news & issues.
Regular electronic newsletters and our magazine, The Scoop, (available
in print and online) help members stay up-to-date on the latest industry trends. MNLA also compiles the most comprehensive directory of green industry professionals and suppliers in the region, available online or in print. The MNLA
Foundation provides regular industry research reports full of practical information and industry trends to inform your daily decisions and give you an edge in a competitive market.
6. Take advantage of vetted industry partnerships.
MNLA has saved you time by seeking out savings and vetting providers on your behalf.
We are proud to partner with multiple organizations to offer MNLA members the following:
- Fleet discounts through Chrysler
- A self-funded Workers Compensation Insurance Pool from The Builders Group
- Fuel discounts and more from Holiday, Kwik Trip, and Speedway
- Discounts on legal services through Zlimen & McGuiness
- Discounts on garden center pop-up trays
- Free LMN business management software
- And more...
Discounts on MNLA events, sponsorships, and advertising are also offered to members.
Ready to join? Become a member now!