Leesport, Pa. — Bower & Branch, a group of independent growers and garden retailers throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Pacific Northwest, has announced that it will locate its annual membership meeting at the Greater Columbus Convention Center prior to the industry trade show Cultivate through 2020, according to Sid Raisch, President and CEO of Bower & Branch. “We are excited to make this commitment to hold our annual meeting at Cultivate for the next three years. There is no better place to connect the dots of our industry than the one place where all segments of the industry and our expanding national network already convene,” Raisch says.
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Members of the Bower & Branch Interconnected Business Community will gather in the one place they already do, or should attend each year. For them, it’s an easily accessible World-Class city and convention facility with a combined trip to visit America's largest attended horticulture trade show. The vision and leadership of the AmericanHort board of directors and Ken Fisher, its President & CEO, gives us confidence in the future growth of the association and event.
“We are pleased to see the value Bower & Branch places on having their members congregate at Cultivate this year and in the future. Cultivate is the premier all-industry event where so many important connections are made.” says Fisher.
A benefit of membership in the Bower & Branch network is the annual meeting where members celebrate together around the business model called 'The Bower & Branch Way.' They will be presenting their flavor of R.E.D (Radical, Extraordinary and Dynamic) including our new Go-To-Market Ecommerce strategies, programs, and products as well as awards in recognition of milestones and achievements by our members. With over 70 retailers and four growers enrolled in the network now, the annual meeting is a benefit to everyone. In addition to the member-only event, Bower & Branch will be exhibiting in Booth 0248 to provide membership information to interested retailers, growers, and landscape contractors.
Attending the Cultivate trade show and conference provides the opportunity to attend educational sessions that showcase best practices in business operations, plant genetics, pest control and more. The event is also a great opportunity for members to better understand AmericanHort’s role as the only association to represent its industry far and wide with research and legislative representation to ensure a secure future.
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