Professional Involvement

Professional Involvement

What does a business and its leaders’ involvement in the industry and community say about itself? It would stand to reason that it demonstrates the level of dedication that said business, and staff, have for the industry and community that they are a part of.

It takes a lot of time and effort for a city and its communities to sustain themselves. The majority of the local organizations that run the community are filled with primarily volunteer positions. The City of Richfield has the following, for example: Chamber of Commerce (www.richfieldmnchamber.org), MIRA, Penn Central, Public Schools Fund, Richfield Foundation, Richfield Lions Club, Richfield Optimists, Richfield Rotary, Richfield Visions, and the Spartan Foundation. These organizations all have different functions and play a key role in the City of Richfield being the community we know it as.

BLC hands out water at the Urban Wildland half marathon.

The Green Industry also has some key organizations. The Minnesota Society of Arboriculture (MSA, www.msa-live.org), The Irrigation Association (IA, www.irrigation.org) and The Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA, www.mnla.biz) are three great examples.

The counterpart to the green industry is of course the snow and ice management industry. There are many businesses in the green industry that do not participate in snow business, but the number who do are many and growing. The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA, www.sima.org) is the governing body for this Industry.

Barrett Lawn Care is an active member of the Richfield Chamber of Commerce, SIMA, and the MNLA. Members of the Barrett Lawn Care Management Team are active in Chamber functions, MNLA, including the Government Affairs Committee, SIMA, including Certified Snow Professional (CSP) Designation, and the Hennepin Technical College Landscape and Horticulture Advisory Committee (www.hennepintech.edu).

Our landscape team volunteered at the State Fair Horticulture building to help get the landscape display ready for the fair.

Barrett Lawn Care is dedicated to providing the highest quality service while maintaining integrity and adhering to ethical principles. It is our involvement in the aforementioned organizations that keeps us informed, educated, and on the forefront of the ever changing and advancing industry we participate in. We believe this ensures that our customers are always in the best of hands.

By Derek Tweten, Landscape Manager at Barrett Lawn Care

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