Were you at Solutions 2018?
If not you missed a great conference!
Over 740 participants, representing over 266 companies met at Tradewinds Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida, in early January. Attendees arrived to a chilly start by Florida standards.
Florida Sprayers sponsored the annual Real Green Golf Outing. Vendors and customers joined Real Green staff for a round of golf at the Bardmoor golf course on Sunday, January 7.
Conference attendees met with vendors and Real Green staff, tasted wonderful appeitzers, desserts and drinks from the Tradewinds Resort kitchen. Everyone in attendance had a chance to renew or form new friendships during the Welcome Reception. It was an ideal way to set the friendly and energetic atmosphere for the upcoming event week.
Real Green CEO, Joe Kucik, opened the conference with positive news for the lawn care and pest control industries, as well as great news about Real Green Systems’ strength, continued growth, and dedication to helping customers’ businesses thrive.
Steve Katz showed the audience a demo of Service Assistant™ 5, the next evolution of the business management and growth software, that revolutionized service industry businesses. Visit: RealGreen.com/SA5 for a product overview.
Real Green Payment Processing™ Team Lead, Kellie Kucik, met with multiple companies and helped them save money on payment processing. Real Green Payment Processing provides completely transparent billing. Joe McPhail, VP Product Development, tought sessions on the importance and complexity of PCI compliance in web transactions.
Many of our supporting sponsors taught classes in their areas of expertise during this three-day event. Solutions is unlike any conference you are likely to attend, in that it is geared toward helping you and your staff grow as individuals, leaders, as well as service industry experts. Take a moment and check out this year’s class list. See for yourself why Solutions is one of the most anticipated events of its kind in the nation.
John Perry, president, CEO, and founder of Greene County Fertilizer Company, Inc. and its parent company, Bio Green USA, Inc., led a 3-part session in their exclusive Lawncology™ program. Bio Green was Solutions 2017’s Diamond Sponsor.
Platinum Sponsor Holganix’s CEO, Barrett Ersek, shared how to double your business in 2018 by “Marketing to the Whole Foods Consumer.”
Keni Thomas was the keynote speaker and an inspiration to everyone in the room. Keni spoke about his time in the military and how it can be applied to everyday life. Keni wrapped up with one of his songs and a book signing to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Tina Bacigalupo, a Bay-Arenac ISD employment counselor, introduced attendees to a session on retaining talent. Tina talked to a packed room and taught everyone how they can motivate employees to increase productivity.
Beth Berry’s “Skirt Boss 2.0” provided a brief history of how women have risen and been successful in the male dominated service industry and practical strategies for navigating advancement opportunities, as well as creating team loyalty while leading a male workforce.
Nearly 60 sessions were added in 2018, as well as the introduction of new Industry Education sessions. The 2019 sessions will be updated soon.
The Vendor Reception was our largest yet and covered three rooms. Solutions sponsoring vendors donated valuable prizes, including lawn equipment and products. It’s important that we take a moment to thank all of our participating organizations and event sponsors. Without them, Solutions would not be the conference it is today. Please take a moment to visit each of their websites to see how they can help your business grow and thrive.
A special “Thank You” to our event sponsors:
To all who attended and supported Solutions – Thank You!