Nashville, TN 

The ultimate learning experience for landscape professionals,
by landscape professionals.

Join ambitious landscape pros from around the country for this one-of-a-kind conference led by award-winning entrepreneur Marty Grunder and The Grow Group, along with some of the most successful leaders in the green industry. You’ll enjoy three days of innovative programming focused on real-world solutions to the challenges owners and their teams face; a behind-the-scenes tour of Milosi Landscape; and a truly inspiring line-up of speakers.

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GROW! 2022 Agenda

  Wednesday, February 23, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Name Badge Pick-Up
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Welcome to GROW! 2022
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 - 3:15 p.m.

BREAKOUT I

3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.

BREAKOUT II

4:15 - 4:30 p.m. Break
4:30 - 4:40 p.m. Sponsor Spotlight
4:40 - 5:05 p.m. What You'll See Tomorrow at Milosi
Get to know Milosi Landscape in this brief preview of what attendees will see and hear on the tour on day 2.
5:05 - 6:05 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. Dine-Arounds
Meet new friends over dinner. We'll make reservations at restaurants around town for small groups, sign up in the event app to join one. Each diner pays their own way.
  Thursday, February 24, 2022
6:50 - 7:50 a.m. Breakfast
7:50 a.m. Buses Leave for Tour
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Company Tour: Milosi Landscape
Take a deep dive into Milosi Landscape. You'll hear from their leadership during stations devoted to how they handle: HR, safety, finance and accounting, truck and equipment setup and maintenance, sales, production, operations, and marketing.

We'll visit and tour their new office near Nashville, TN, and see firsthand how they're set up for success and growth.

12:30 - 1:20 p.m.

Lunch

1:20 - 1:30 p.m. Sponsor Spotlight
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Start, Stop, Keep
Take notes while on the tour! This is your chance to ask any questions that didn't get answered during the tour and provide feedback for what you think the Milosi team should start, stop, and keep doing to improve their business.
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 - 3:00 p.m.

BREAKOUT III

3:00 - 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 - 3:35 p.m. To Be Announced
GROW! is about more than learning - it's also about having fun with the friends you make when we're all together. We'll have a fun surprise to keep you laughing and entertained, you'll have to join us to see what it is!
3:35 - 3:45 p.m. Sponsor Spotlight
3:45 - 4:00 p.m. The Year in Review
GROW! 2021 took us behind the scenes at Mullin Landscape in New Orleans. We'll check in with Chase to see how his team has navigated the obstacles last year held and made changes based on the feedback they got at GROW!
4:00 - 4:15 p.m. Where We're Headed: GROW! 2023
Be the first to know where GROW! 2023 will be held and get to know next year's tour host. 
4:25 - 5:25 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:15 - 8:30 p.m. VIP Dinner
6:30 p.m. Dine-Arounds
Meet new friends over dinner. We'll make reservations at restaurants around town for small groups, sign up in the event app to join one. Each diner pays their own way.
  Friday, February 25, 2022
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

BREAKOUT IV

8:45 - 9:00 a.m.

Break

9:00 - 9:10 a.m.

Sponsor Spotlight

9:10 - 9:55 a.m.

Fireside Chat: A Conversation on Leadership and Perseverance with Doug Black
"The cadets in Company A-1 are puffed up with pride, almost bursting the buttons of their gray tunics because of the accomplishments of Doug Black. The junior fullback failed a pair of football tryouts, played instead on their intramural squad and now leads a team that is off to Army's best start in 26 years."
-The New York Times, October 1984.
Doug Black, now CEO of SiteOne Landscape Supply, knows a thing or two about leadership. In his lifetime, he's persevered and never given up when something seems too challenging. He'll join Marty on stage to share lessons in leadership that every team member can learn from.

9:55 - 10:05 a.m.

Sponsor Raffles: Must be Present to Win
Our sponsors bring lots of goodies with them. Throughout the event, enter for a chance to win their giveaway items. We'll raffle them off at the end, must be present to win!

10:05 - 10:35 a.m.

To Be Announced

10:35 - 11:00 a.m.

The Wrap Up
Intentionality is the key to success. As you head home, be intentional about the priorities you set, the initiatives you take on, and the way you will operate as a team.

Agenda is subject to change. More sessions and descriptions will be added soon. 


GROW! 2022 Speakers

Marty Grunder
Vince Torchia
Emily Lindley
GROW! 2022 Host Taylor Milliken
Seth Pflum
Dalton Yates
Chase Mullin
Chris Psencik
James Cali
Christianna Denelsbeck Rudder
Mike Boeck
Jason New
Tommy Cole
Liz Helton
Patrick Wilson
Phil Allen
Chris Williams
Lynae Harrison
Russell Woods
Tina Kizer
Sheila Boggs
Kevin Koehler
Carynell Carlton
John Butler
Tara Piergies
Jenny Hahn
John Zwart

EVENT DETAILS

When

February 23–25, 2022. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 23. The conference starts at 1:30 p.m. that day and ends at 11 a.m. on Friday. While the agenda is still subject to change, the start and end time are final.

 

Where

Renaissance Nashville
611 Commerce Street
Nashville, TN
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Travel

The closest airport is the Nashville International Airport (BNA). It’s a 16 minute drive from the airport to the hotel.

 

Dress Code

The dress code is business casual. The company tour on Thursday will include time outside, rain or shine. Look ahead at the weather and pack smart!

 

health & Safety

Last year’s event went on even with the ongoing threat of COVID-19. Here are just a few of the precautions we took then, and will take again in 2022 if needed:

  • We will be in the hotel’s largest space for main sessions, which comfortably holds well over 1,000 people in normal circumstances. All attendees will be seated 6 feet apart for sessions, and we will be limiting the number of people in the room to follow local guidelines.

  • Masks will be required during all conference events including sessions and the company tour.

  • All meals during the event will have a grab-and-go option. Attendees can take their meals back to their rooms, outside, or to other locations to eat based on their comfort level.

  • The Renaissance has extensive cleaning protocols to protect guests during their stay and during the event.

  • We have a fantastic, and safe, event planned, but we need our attendees' help too. If you develop symptoms or are exposed to COVID-19 in the weeks or days leading up to the event, we ask that you stay home and let us know by e-mailing grow@growgroupinc.com that you won’t be attending this year. We will work with you to apply your ticket to next year’s event.

 

Dietary Restrictions

If you have dietary restrictions, please e-mail lindsey@growgroupinc.com ahead of the event so we can provide accommodations.


Registration

Reserve Your Spot Now!

Preregistration Ticket: $995 per person (available until 11:30 p.m. on April 30, 2021)
Early-Bird Ticket: $1,095 per person (available until 11:30 p.m. on November 1, 2021)
Standard Ticket: $1,295 per person

Includes all educational sessions, the company tour, breakfast and lunch on Thursday, and breakfast on Friday. Hotel, travel, and other meals are not included in the registration fee.

ACEs and their team members receive a special rate of $850. Please e-mail lindsey@growgroupinc.com for details.

 

Teams of three or more receive 15% off. Click “Have a Code?” and enter the code GROW3ORMORE to redeem.



RECEIVE VIP TREATMENT

Preregistration VIP Ticket: $1,490 per person (available until 11:30 p.m. on April 30, 2021)
Early-Bird VIP Ticket: $1,590 per person (available until 11:30 p.m. on November 1, 2021)
VIP Ticket: $1,790 per person

VIPs enjoy VIP privileges, including dinner with Marty, host company team members, and industry leaders; front-of-the-room seating; exclusive networking opportunities; and a special gift.

 

PAYING IN INSTALLMENTS

If you need to pay for your registration in installments, please call The Grow Group office at 1.937.847.9944 and we’ll try to accommodate you. You’ll need to provide a credit card number that we can process automatically on agreed-upon dates, and you must pay the entire balance before the event.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancellations must be received by e-mail at grow@growgroupinc.com, we cannot process cancellations over the phone. If you cancel your registration before September 1, 2021, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel after September 1, but more than 30 days before GROW! 2022, we will refund your money minus a processing fee of $125 per registration; alternatively, you may opt to have your registration fee credited to your account and redeem it for another Grow Group offering. No refunds or credits will be issued for registrations cancelled within 30 days of the event. You may transfer registrations to a substitute participant up until 5 business days of the event. No refunds, credits, or additional transfers for a transferred registration. Credits must be uses within 18 months of their issue date.

 

Non-Solicitation Policy

The GROW! Annual Conference is a community event for the landscaping industry, and we carefully select and limit event sponsors to maintain this environment. Companies who sell products to the landscaping industry and attend the event as individuals, not as sponsors, may not use this event to solicit business. We reserve the right to cancel ticket purchases for any non-landscaping company at any time for any reason, and will ask any individuals found violating this policy to leave the event. If you have questions about this policy, or would like to learn more about sponsoring the event, e-mail us at grow@growgroupinc.com.


GROW! 2022 Sponsors

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