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Cycling for a cause: #TourdeHouston

Cycling for a cause: #TourdeHouston

Cycling for a cause: bringing awareness to locals about Houston’s Historic parks and communities while raising funds for many Reforest Houston Programs.  Congratulations to all participants in Houston’s Annual #TourdeHouston fundraiser. This year over 5,000 cyclists helped contribute to the Houston Reforestation Program! We are very proud to have our Home Turf Texas Landscape team member, Joe Trevino participating this year.  He said “It was a beautiful ride, around Houston’s Historic Neighborhoods and parks….contributing to a great cause for our environment…..it was worth the pain in my legs!” and All participants sure finished strong! As a local houston company we are excited to see such energy in our city and are very proud to support green spaces and active lifestyles. Next Year we will team up the Special Events, City of Houston to help Sponsor this event and bring awareness to our communities about Houston’s parks. This annual fundraiser raises funds for many Reforest Houston Programs.  If you are looking to join a team next year for this ride please contact us for details!         Share this post...
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More than just Networking!

More than just Networking!

Every Customer loves to feel appreciated…even us! We are thankful to be a part of ITVIBES client appreciation day! As a business we also focus on our customers and truly understand the value of a simple “Thank you”. Since the launching of our website, ITvibes has been more than just our web design team they have been a great networking source as well!   Business Networking is essential. One popular question within our industry  is “why are my flowers (Trees, shrubs etc.) dying?” After asking a few questions and at times even visitng the site, we discover the main reason is due to lack of water. Just as water is an essential need for our plants and trees to grow….so is networking for our business. Yes there are times it feels like a love-hate relationship with Networking. The planning, prioritizing and defining it’s overall effectiveness can be at times exhausting. Even with that it is essential in our fast-pace world to market ourselves to our professional community. This allows for conenctions to form, ideas to flow and in this case, some delicious Asian Cuisine to be served!  Face-to-face. Meeting other business professionals not necessarily within our  industry can also be effective networking!  We tend to connect via our social networks and consider these conenctions effective. We have found that meeting professionals face -to -face allows for a connection that online facebook likes and linkedIn invitations can not replace. It is a personal relationship. On that note it is wise to integrate online and offline networking to build stronger relationships with a select group of professionals. Invest & Nurture. Time...
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Welcome to EXPO New “bee”

Welcome to EXPO New “bee”

Dallas, Texas It all started with an exclusive invitation to a “hookah -like” lounge event….how could I say no! From the moment I received my invitation to the TNLA Expo in Dallas, TX  I knew our team had to experience this event!  As members of the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association ( TNLA), we had the opportunity to meet other landscape professionals in Texas and Out of State. One of the biggest reasons why I decided to travel to Dallas early on was to take part in the TNLA Naturally Inspired Womens’ Wine and Tapas Get together, I wanted the opportunity to be around other woman in the industry and learn from their experiences and hear their success stories.  A few highlights from my arrival to Dallas to the day the rest of the team arrived are described in this blog post…I hope you will enjoy reading and feel free to share my experience with others! When I arrived at Kay Bailey-Hutchison Convention Center  I was blown away by the set up on the show floor, and a little overwhelmed at the same time, as to where I should begin. I was a “Newbee” in the game, and yet was welcomed with Texas size hospitality! This year all newcomers who attended the expo for the first time received a purple colored badge. (My favorite color by the way!) I did not mind to stand out, but it sure did make me feel comfortable knowing others had purple badges as well! While networking with industry professionals and business owners like myself in a very relaxed setting, the newcomers Shindig experience was a...
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