Category Archives: Blog

Labor Day: Starting Strong and Finishing Well

Did you know? The first Labor Day parade was held in New York City on September 5, 1882; however, it was not until 1894 when President Grover Cleveland signed to make Labor Day an official Federal Holiday.  Today we still celebrate Labor Day day as a way to celebrate and honor the American workforce, to…
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Managing Snow and Ice Liability

Most winter weather management professionals agree that our job isn't "snow removal" anymore as much as "risk management". Yes, larger snowfalls or ice events can batter properties, but increasingly ominous is the ever-present world of liability - and the staggering dollars that come with it. It's the storm within the storm, and at all times…
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Hitting The Target: Material Forecasting vs Actuals

"Hey, John - I need to call the nursery and confirm Maintenance Division's final materials list for fall annuals, pots, and tulips. Can you run that report again?"   "Sure!" Click.   Many of us feel skeptical toward imagining a world where it could be that easy. But what if? What if instead of dozens…
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Snow Sales: Catching “The Big Fish”

Elite snow teams celebrate winning snow partnerships with premier sites – the game-changing referrals, the pride of our region, the majority of our revenue – but not everyone is good at earning their business. What does it actually take? --- FIRST: TIMING The best snow contracts are gone in September – often by Labor Day.…
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