Member Benefits – Membership in the Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Association
NEW MEMBERS, JOIN NOW:
CURRENT MEMBERS, RENEW BELOW:
CANP – The CNLA has the state’s only professional certification program for the nursery industry. Our 13-week Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional program challenges nursery/landscape tradespeople to lift their standing as experts. Once you are certified in Connecticut, the certification is accepted in all six New England states!
CNLA UPDATE – The biweekly publication sent via email and facsimile to the CNLA membership keeps members informed of the latest news in the industry and during the legislative session includes updates from our lobbyists at the state capitol.
CNLA YEARBOOK – The CNLA Yearbook places your company in the industry’s official record of prominent nursery/landscape businesses operating in our state.
TRADE SHOWS & EDUCATION – CNLA members get special low member rates to our programs throughout the year, usually 50% off the nonmember rates. Our two trade shows show you and your staff the newest products to keep you ahead of the competition. Our premier events are the January Winter Symposium & Expo and the July Summer Field Day. The CNLA Open House series lets you inside the best-run operations, to come away with ideas and inspiration! Members love our annual bus tours, which have gone as far as Oregon.
WEBSITE – Our updated, stand alone website, www.CNLA.biz will be a clearinghouse of information and databases. We now will have our own unique website with a special Members Only area for dues paying members to view our publications online. Member companies are listed for the public to find you. You can find key information about organizations and the industry and register for upcoming events and trade shows conveniently online. We are proud of our updated CNLA website.
LOBBYING FIRM TO REPRESENT CNLA INTERESTS AT THE STATE CAPITOL – CNLA advocates for you and your business at all levels of government. We employ lobbyists at the State Capitol in Hartford. CNLA testifies regularly on bills and regulations. And every regular member is automatically enrolled in the national ANLA Lighthouse Program, giving you updates and action alerts on laws and bills in Washington.
- Invasive Plants
- Agricultural issues
- Labor Issues
- Nursery & Landscape Issues
- Budget & Taxation
CT FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW – CNLA’s public projects illustrate the goodwill of our industry . . . whether it is volunteers from the industry and Ag students decorating the Governor’s Residence for Christmas, or exhibiting at the Connecticut Flower & Garden Show, or landscaping the 9/11 memorial in Westport, or our annual re-landscaping of a non-profit site through the Plant Connecticut program, the CNLA presents a positive image for the industry to the news media. CNLA is the industry’s spokesman to the news media.
FREE BENEFITS – CNLA members get many benefits:
- Free classified ads in the Connecticut Nursery & Landscape Magazine
- A fleet plan through Town Fair Tire giving you up to a 15% discount
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VITAL INFORMATION FROM ATTORNEY – CNLA members get vital information and advice to help their business every day. They can call Connecticut’s top labor attorney, Robert Noonan, for quick answers on employee problems. CNLA also conducts the CNLA Salary Survey; you can see if your wages are competitive. Plus, the CNLA is a wealth of information for so much more:
- Technical and legal questions
- Advice on complying with regulations