Join these leaders at the Garden Center Executive Summit

Join these leaders at the Garden Center Executive Summit

Register for the educational conference, set for Feb. 18-20 in Denver, Colo., before the room block expires Feb. 4.

January 31, 2019
Press Release

In less than three weeks, more than 100 people from the independent garden center industry will gather for the first-ever Garden Center Executive Summit, an educational conference created in collaboration with industry leaders for key decision-makers, which will take place Feb. 18-20 in Denver, Colo. 

The Garden Center Executive Summit will also provide an opportunity for attendees to gather and network at several events during the conference, including an awards celebration for the 2018 Top 100 Independent Garden Centers that will take place Tuesday, Feb. 19.

There is still time to register and reserve a room under a discounted hotel block at the Grand Hyatt Denver downtown. The hotel block ends Feb. 4, and the discounted rates to the show end Feb. 15. 

Here are just some of the attendees who have signed up for the inaugural event: 

Peter Mahoney, owner, Mahoney’s Garden Centers
Sandi Hillermann McDonald, president, Hillermann Nursery & Florist
Dale Bachman, chairman of the board, Bachman’s
Jay and Doreen Meadows, president and co-owners, Meadows Farms Nurseries 
Mick Mulhall, president, Mulhall’s
Tammy Behm, owner and managing director, Maypop Coffee & Garden Shop 
Mark Ruibal, VP of operations, Ruibal’s Plants of Texas 
Maggie Bridge, manager of sales and marketing, Sam Bridge Nursery & Greenhouses
Frank Benzing, president and CEO, SummerWinds Nursery 
Susan Bachman West, president, Bachman’s
Mark Bigej, co-owner and COO, Al’s Garden & Home
Julie Kouhia, CEO, Molbak’s Garden + Home
Richard Christakes, CEO, Alsip Home & Nursery 
Theresa Riley, owner, Rockledge Gardens
Rob Sproule, co-owner, Salisbury Greenhouse
Casey Landa and Madison Landa Williams, co-owners, Boulevard Flower Gardens 
Jessie Jacobson, president and owner, Tonkadale Greenhouse 


To join them and learn more about the conference, visit