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PROTECTING OUR INDUSTRY & ADVOCATING FOR MEMBER BUSINESSES

For over 75 years, WSNLA has been representing members and the industry in Olympia and DC. ensuring unnecessary regulations, professionalism and fair business conditions.With a proven track record, WSNLA works collaboratively with aligning organizations that seek similar and overlapping agendas and goals. 

WSNLA Protects Your Business

WSNLA’s lobbyist effectively represents members in Olympia. And, through the Association, the members’ needs

and concerns are represented to Washington Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture on regulatory issues related to pests, disease, and water.  

 

  • Our lobbyist ensures our member’s voices are heard & represented against unnecessary regulation.

  • WSNLA’s annual Legislative Day works to inform legislators about our industry, communicate key issues, & provides tools for members to communicate with their representatives.

  • WSNLA is an active partner  with AmericanHort’s Legislative Lighthouse Program which ensures our members regulatory & legislative concerns are heard at the national level.


WSNLA Advocacy

 

Want to improve your quality of life? GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY & PLANT SOMETHING. That’s right, putting trees, flowers or shrubs in the ground doesn’t just provide you with beauty and shade, it can also improve your property value, lower your energy costs, clean the air and water – even lower your heart rate.

As industry professionals we are aware of just how true the above statement is. But, there is still much work needed to convert the greater public to be ‘true believers’. Lucky for us though - strength really is in numbers. Your WSNLA membership dues investment enables WSNLA to promote and advocate on behalf of the industry in which you are a part. And, WSNLA ’s involvement in the International Plant Something partnership is just one of our priority initiatives that serve to strengthen our industry through increased awareness of the value of plants and trees.

 

 



WSNLA MARKETING & PROMOTION 

As you know, your targeted audience is key when investing marketing dollars. Because of this, WSNLA has a handful of industry tailored marketing opportunities for your consideration.

 

GardenWashington Guide

This annual publication promotes WSNLA member garden centers, landscape professionals and suppliers doing business with consumers. 15,000 guides are distributed and sought after at home & garden shows throughout Washington State. Plus, the Green Passport has recorded on average $3900 in added sales for participating nurseries between January & June. And, did we mention that GardenWashington.com enhances the printed guide with even more helpful information for gardeners?

 

THIS IS A MEMBERS ONLY PUBLICATION.
  • All WSNLA member retail nurseries & garden centers, landscape businesses, and suppliers selling to the public RECEIVE A FREE BUSINESS LISTINGS that includes relevant contact information. Garden Centers are identified and listed by region. Landscape businesses are noted by service and counties served.
  • THE GREEN PASSPORT, a nursery coupon feature, IS VALUED BY GARDENERS AND HAS PROVEN ROI for participating member nurseries.
  • GardenWashington.com ENHANCES the printed guide with a searchable tool and features gardening resources, and information on our local industry.
  • WSNLA members CAN ADVERTISE their business in FOR AS LOW AS $150.


CONTACT: Breanne Chavez at (800) 672-7711 or breanne@wsnla.org  



WSNLA Membership Directory & Buyers' Guide

 

Help retail nurseries and landscape professionals find your plants! This WSNLA publication is printed annually and features WSNLA member listings, helpful industry resources, and includes grower and supplier listings for specific plant availability, products and services. It is distributed in a print and is available in a searchable format online. 

  

  • WSNLA members receive a FREE business listing and one buyer's guide listing. CLICK HERE TO REVIEW YOUR BUSINESS LISTING.
  • Additional listings can be purchased. (Members: $3.95 each  |  Non Members: $5.95) 
  • A NEW, ENHANCED online searchable plant and product directory is being organized for launch.
  • WSNLA members CAN ADVERTISE their business FOR AS LOW AS $175.


CONTACT:
Breanne Chavez at (800) 672-7711 or breanne@wsnla.org

 

 

WSNLA Logos, Member Signage

WSNLA encourages member to member business. So, help other members identify you! As a WSNLA member you are approved to use the WSNLA logo on your website and other printed business materials. Download and use the WSNLA logo and Proud WSNLA Member materials on your storefront & vehicle window, website, social media, business cards and invoices. Or, anywhere else you would like because your membership is a symbol of professionalism, credibility, and excellence! 


CLICK HERE TO ACCESS YOUR WSNLA MEMBER ONLY LOGO FILES.
NOT A MEMBER? CLICK HERE TO JOIN WSNLA NOW.

 

  

WSNLA Advertising & Sponsorships

For business-to-business marketing, trade organizations, like WSNLA, are the most efficient and cost effective ways to connect your business with pre-qualifed customers. Advertising in the WSNLA Membership Directory & Buyers’ Guide, B&B Magazine, and industry sponsoring events and activties means your company is in front of your market and not lost in a generalized search. It also demonstrates your companies support of advancing professionalism throughout our industry. 

 

CLICK HERE to review WSNLA Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities

 

If you would like more information, help navigating your options, or are interested a custom package designed for your specific goals, please contact Breanne Chavez at (800) 672-7711 or breanne@wsnla.org.

 

 


 

INCREASING AWARENESS OF THE BENEFITS OF PLANTS, TREES & LANDSCAPES

 

WSNLA Plant Something Campaign & Member Marketing Materials

As a WSNLA member, you also have access to Plant Something marketing tools to help spread the Plant Something message alongside our partner organizations and their members nationwide. Also, as a WSNLA member you directly benefit from the online, mobile, radio and television advertising that drives traffic to GardenWashington.com, our consumer website, where visitors can find a WSNLA member retail nursery, garden center, landscape business or supplier doing business with the public.

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS YOUR WSNLA MEMBER PLANT SOMETHING FILES. Additional inquiries can be directed Breanne Chavez at (800) 672-7711 or breanne@wsnla.org.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR PLANT SOMETHING COMMERCIAL.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 


 

 

CULTIVATING PROFESSIONALISM & DEVELOPING FUTURE PROFESSIONALS

WSNLA members were asked, “When thinking about WSNLA, what words come to mind?” 
By far the most common answers were professionalism, access to knowledge and education, and Certified Professional Horticulturist. One response being... ‘Treasure Trove of Knowledge’

 

WSNLA Networking & Professional Development

WSNLA provides unique opportunities for members to learn, share and grow their knowledge and expertise in the field of horticulture and landscape management. Chapter meetings, workshops, tours are just a few examples that deliver the invaluable benefit of coming together with like-minded professionals working in the nursery and landscape industry.  These events provide access to information sharing, which is by far one of the most valuable benefits of being a WSNLA member. 


As a WSNLA member, you are encouraged to block out time to work on your  business and fine tune your skills and techniques by attend a WSNLA PROseries, conference, or local chapter meeting. So often we are busy working in our business, we forget to take the time to work on our business.

  

 

B&B Magazine

Valued by members, the monthly B&B Magazine, highlights members prominently in featured articles, supplies readers with scientific interest and current industry concerns, and communicates breaking news. Our popular monthly magazine offers timely, practical and thought-provoking information about WSNLA members and our industry. Now that you are a WSNLA member you will begin to receive this valued industry publication, too!

 

ARCHIVES:  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013 - 2009
Reach pre qualified customers. Advertise Today!

 

Interested in doing a WSNLA member feature article? Contact Breanne Chavez at (800) 672-7711 or breanne@wsnla.org. Members also receive advertising discounts and priority in special placement.

 

WSNLA eAlerts

 
WSNLA delivers education, legislative and regulatory alerts, event invites and notices, and breaking industry news via our WSNLA eAlert to keep you current and up to date. The WSNLA eNews goes out to over 1600 nursery and landscape professionals throughout Washington. Members can include their digital advertisement at a discounted price.

 

WSNLA PROseries

 

WSNLA PROseries delivers solution based education to nursery and landscape professionals. This popular series, with nearly 293 registrations in 2015, delivers resources and knowledge that supports the success of our members, Certified Professional Horticulturists and ecoPRO Certified Sustainable Landscape Professionals. 

 

Professional Certification

WSNLA offers two unique professional certifications that are designed to elevate professionals standards, enhance individual knowledge, and benchmark individuals and businesses as leaders in the nursery and landscape industry demonstrating a mastery in their field of expertise. CLICK HERE to learn more.

 

 

WSNLA Annual Conference

This 1-day conference has education content and promotional opportunities for all aspects of the nursery and landscape industry. The WSNLA Annual Conference includes a vendor showcase, educational sessions, opportunities to network with clients and colleagues and lots of fun!  

 

As the premier nursery and landscape conference in Washington State, the WSNLA conference provides an opportunity to grow your business and knowledge. Each year, nursery and landscape professionals attend to advance their knowledge and skills, gain inspiration, fine tune business strategies, and seek new products and services to support the success of their business. Vendors are an important part of this event, are highlighted throughout the event, and are provided several unique opportunities to promote their plants, products and services.    

CONTACT: Breanne Chavez at (800) 672-7711 or breanne@wsnla.org

 

 

WSNLA Scholarship & Research Charitable Fund

In 1978, our WSNLA leaders established the WSNLA Research & Scholarship Charitable Fund, a separate 501(c)3 organization, with the purpose to provide ongoing charitable support of horticulture education and research. Since its inception, the Scholarship Fund has awarded nearly half a million dollars to students pursuing careers in horticulture and horticultural related fields, as well as to researchers and organizations conducting important horticulture-related studies and projects.

  

The WSNLA member community has established investing in the future of horticulture as an industry priority. And WSNLA, as a collective group, continues to ensure this occurs each year on behalf of its members.

Click here for more information or to make a donation.

 

 


 

 

WSNLA NURSERY & GARDEN CENTER MEMBER PROGRAMS THAT HELP INCREASE SALES

 

Utility Tree Certificate Program

WSNLA partners with Snohomish County Public Utilities District, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City Light and City of Lynnwood to bring you this members only program. To encourage their customers to remove unsafe trees, these utilities may give certificates to the customers to provide replacement plant material. The issuance is a goodwill gesture to thank the customers for helping the utility to reduce problems affecting the utility lines. These certificates are redeemable at WSNLA member nurseries only.

 

CLICK HERE to learn more about how this member program works. For additional inquires, please contact Holly Osborne, CPH at (800) 672-7711 or holly@wsnla.org.

 

 

Nursery Green Passport

This coupon feature is included in the GardenWashington Nursery & Landscape Guide. For an additional investment, WSNLA retail businesses are included with a special discount to be redeemed at their location. Details of offer are specific to each business needs. This program has generated on average $3500 in retail sales for participating nurseries. Some garden centers have noted upwards to $9000 in sales between January and June from the coupon.

 

CLICK HERE to learn how you can be included. For additional inquiries, please contact Breanne Chavez at (800) 672-7711, or breanne@wsnla.org.

 

 


   

 

 

If you would like more information, help navigating your options, or are interested a custom package designed for your specific goals, please contact Breanne Chavez at (800) 672-7711 or breanne@wsnla.org.

WSNLA Logos & Proud Member Signage

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Tell your clients, customers, employees, friends and family that you stand for professionalism! Download and use the WSNLA logo and Proud WSNLA Member materials on your storefront & vehicle window, website, social media, business cards and invoices. Or, anywhere else you would like because your membership is a symbol of professionalism and excellence!
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