Industry Meetup

Whether you are a long-time member, brand new to the industry, or you work with a partner organization, join us after work for a cool beverage and a snack. This is not just an IGIA event.  We invite all green industry partners to join us.  There's no formal agenda, but here's some of the content we may cover in casual conversation:

  • Updates on important legislative and advocacy efforts to advance our industry
  • IGIA's plans for supporting the industry
  • Upcoming education and networking events

Who Should Attend

You and your team!  These meetups aren't just for owners and managers.  We invite all members of the green industry to connect with us so we can learn how to better represent and serve you.  We can only be viable as an association if we continue to grow, but that requires your support.  If you are a current member, please bring an industry friend that may not know the mission of IGIA.  It can be lonely if you're tackling the challenges of this business on your own.  Connecting with others and problem-solving together will make us all stronger.  Our greatest potential as an organization is in our people.


There isn't one!  This is a casual happy hour-style event.  The idea is for everyone to stop in after their workday for light refreshments and easy conversation. We want to talk about what’s been happening in your business, the trends we’re seeing in the industry, etc. We invite local lawmakers to join us because it's important that we get to know them and they understand what's important to our business, so that if a critical industry issue arises, we have the relationships needed to rally support.

Upcoming Events 

September 8, 2021
1:30PM - 6:00PM
Midwest Groundcovers, LLC
48W801 IL-64

Maple Park, IL 60151

September 30, 2021
3:30PM - 7:00PM
Home Nursery, Inc
5800 Nursery Rd
Albers, IL 62215

October 6, 2021
5:00PM - 7:00PM
McAdam Landscape Professionals
2001 Des Plaines Ave
Forest Park, IL 60130


Sponsored by:

  HorticaGoodmark Nurseries


Past Events

October 2020
Bergman Nurseries
Quincy, IL

Envisioning Green
Caseyville, IL

October 2019
Montale Wholesale Nursery
Wauconda, IL

September 2019
The Fields on Caton Farm
Crest Hill, IL

Fields Meetup

Lurvey Landscape Supply
Des Plaines, IL

Lurvey Meetup

Frese Ornamental Nursery
Quincy, IL

Quincy Meetup

August 2019
Obed and Isaac's
Peoria, IL