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August 24 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Genesee Grande Hotel in Syracuse, NY

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NYSNLA's annual Leadership Forum is the leading green industry management event in New York state helping you take your business to the next level. It's geared toward owners and senior-level staff seeking to grow and strengthen their business by honing their management skills. Every year, we bring in a world-class business speaker to work in a small-group, interactive setting for a full day. Then we follow it up a month later with a live webinar where participants check in with the speaker and report on their progress. This year's topic is in high demand!

Mel KeimanMel Kleiman is North America’s foremost authority on how to recruit, select, and retain hourly employees and president of Humetrics, founded in 1976. Mel provides selection and retention tools to help you “reassess and reinvent the way you recruit, select, and retain frontline hourly employees and the people who manage them.” Learn more about Mel by visiting his website and reading his article in the Summer 2016 issue of Nursery Lines, “The Most Important Buying Decision You’ll Ever Make.”

At the end of this year's Leadership Forum with Mel, you will have learned:

• The five key questions you need to ask before you hire anyone
• How to attract the right applicants
• The No. 1 most overlooked source of great, proven employees
• How to tell the winners from the whiners
• The most important question to ask every applicant
• The No. 1 way to reduce turnover by 20 percent
• What every employee wants out of a job no matter what generation he or she is
• The No. 1 employee motivator (and it doesn’t cost a dime!)
• Lots of other easy-to-implement ideas

Want to learn even more from Mel?

Be one of 15 business owners to attend the exclusive Private Owner's Dinner with Mel the night before Leadership Forum (August 23)! Enjoy a fine dinner and great conversation facilitated by Mel. Learn from Mel and the experience of your fellow business owners as you talk about the challenges you face in your business and share ideas for how to overcome your hurdles.

Cap Off Your Day at Leadership Forum by joining us at the 2016 NYSNLA Membership and Environmental Beautification Awards Dinner, featuring our annual Education Auction! We'll enjoy an hourlong reception with hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and soda, followed by a sumptuous dinner. Enjoy the presentation of our 2016 Environmental Beautification Awards over dessert, and finish the evening with a live auction with everyone's favorite auctioneer, Jeff Rogers! We'll also take a little time to recognize our 2016 Court of Honor awardees. Be sure to buy your ticket when you register for the Leadership Forum. Click here to learn more about the dinner and auction, including your meal choices!

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Sponsor Leadership Forum!

We have several sponsorship opportunities available at Leadership Forum 2016, with names to remind us that the next day is Opening Day of the Great New York State Fair right there in Syracuse!

Blue Ribbon Sponsors ($1,500) receive a table in the Forum room; their large logo on all Forum signage, literature and promotional materials (with links where applicable); and one complimentary admission to both the Leadership Forum and that night’s Environmental Beautification Awards Dinner & Education Auction.

Red Ribbon Sponsors ($1,000) receive a table in the Forum room and their medium-size logo on all Forum signage, literature and promotional materials (with links where applicable), and two tickets to that night’s Environmental Beautification Awards Dinner & Education Auction.

Yellow Ribbon Sponsors ($500) will have their logo on all Forum signage, literature and promotional materials (with links where applicable) and one ticket to that night’s Environmental Beautification Awards Dinner & Education Auction.

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