March 1 Event

Sessions include:

• Preparing Your Business For Growth
• Go-To-Market Strategy
• Lead Generation Fundamentals
• Recruiting & Retaining Top Talent

$180 for IGIA Members
$230 for Non-Members

Registration Form



Special Thanks to the 13th Annual Tribute Dinner Participants

We sincerely appreciate the efforts of our event hosts, sponsors, donors, and participants who made January 30 a very special evening for Jim Martin and a successful fundraiser for GIPAC! 

Your support helps us contract a full-time lobbyist, have a strong voice in both Springfield and Washington D.C., and ensure the green industry of Illinois remains viable for years to come.

Tribute Collage

Event Hosts


Event Sponsors

Bob & Cathy Blank         Illinois Landscape Contractors Association
Chalet   Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center
Compeer Financial   Lurvey Garden Center & Landscape Supply
Five Crowns Capital - Jim & Sue King   Russo Power Equipment
Home Nursery    
Lundstrom Insurance    
Midwest Groundcovers / Midwest Trading    
Orrington Realty    

Not a Member? Why Belong to IGIA...

 - Unparalleled advocacy efforts and proven relationships with the agencies that regulate our industry.

 - Access to a full-time lobbyist and a consistent presence in Springfield.

 - Networking opportunities with colleagues, clients and competitors.

 - Cultivating business relationships across the various segments of our industry.

 - Innovative education events, with the ability to earn CEUs.

How Can GIPAC Make a Difference for You!

The GIPAC fund is an important tool for the entire green industry, and it's needed now more than ever, as our industry is increasingly under attack by government regulators, policy makers and lawmakers.  

We must be able to support those who support us, so that our industry and the many small businesses throughout Illinois that make up our industry remain viable now and in the future. 
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Plant Something Campaign

Members of the IGIA! Help us promote the environmental, economic and health benefits of installing horticultural trees and plants, especially Illinois-grown specialty crops to the public!  

Banners and brochures are available to garden centers who would like to participate.

Contact us for more info today!