Early-bird registration for the GCA Summer Tour in Nashville ends May 31
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Early-bird registration for the GCA Summer Tour in Nashville ends May 31

The event will take place June 23-26.


Friday, May 31 is the last day to take advantage of early-bird discounts for GCA Summer Tour Nashville. GCA Summer Tour is not restricted to GCA members and is open to all independent garden center retailers.

Tour-goers are encouraged to book their hotel now to take advantage of deeply discounted rates at host hotel Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown while rooms are still available.

The 16th annual GCA Summer Tour Nashville is ready to inspire with visits to a wide variety of garden retailers, from trendy, urban garden boutiques to country-rustic nurseries and multi-generational, established independents. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions with the leadership at each garden center stop.

In addition, attendees will share their thoughts on the industry’s hot-button issues with their peers during daily facilitated conversations, modeled after the IGC Show’s Shop Talk Retail Discussions in the IGC Networking Lounge. Tour-goers can swap strategies with fellow industry members on these topics:

• Staffing Symposium - Ideas on hiring, training and retaining great employees; pay and benefits; continuing education and training for staff; and more.

• Events & Activities - How to plan successful events and workshops that bring in shoppers.

• Enhancing Your Web Presence - Covering websites, social media, email blasts, online ordering and more.

There will also be daily container garden-building demos with Sharon Hadden. She will reveal her latest recipes for Grab & Go container sales that will turn a fast profit at your store.

During Sunday’s Opening Night Reception & Dinner at the Sheraton, tour-goers will enjoy networking over two complimentary beverages from the full bar, followed by dinner.

Register today for your early-bird savings at www.GardenCentersofAmerica.com