Sunbelt hosts IGCs in Athens

Independent Garden Center owners and managers from five states gathered on June 19, 2012, to participate in Marketing and Preparing for Success in the IGC Shopping Environment, a one-day seminar hosted by Sunbelt Greenhouses.

Featured speaker Judy Sharpton of Growing Places Marketing energetically offered her ideas on the topics of Store Development and Inventory Control. Other information was presented by Dr. Robert Hartman of Classic Caladiums and Janet Curry of Daniels Plant Food.

One highlight of the event was a peer-to-peer panel discussion with industry leaders (shown, l to r) Greg Burghardt of Rockaway Garden Center, Jacksonville Beach, FL; Jim Webster of The Barn Nursery, Chattanooga, TN; Christopher Davis of Ace Hardware of Gray, GA; Allen Walcher of Country Boys Garden Center, Taylors, SC; and Dana Pike-Van Vlake of Family Tree Garden Center, Snellville, GA.

Special thanks go to Ball Horticulture and Daniels Plant Food for sponsoring the Dosatron Giveaway, and congratulations to winner Nikki Weed (St. Pleasantburg Nursery, Greenville, SC).

Regional sales manager Roland Boot and the staff at Sunbelt Greenhouses would like to thank all who attended the seminar in Athens.

On June 20, Sunbelt staff visited the beautiful Trial Gardens at UGA in Athens, Georgia, managed by Dr. Allan Armitage. View more at our photo gallery website here.