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Not being “the type to focus on a four-year degree,” Benson attended King’s College in Charlotte, North Carolina, following high school graduation in 1979. It was a school that offered a fast-track certificate course in business. “I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur, but didn’t know in what area.   More
 
Monday, September 16, 2013 MARY ELIZABETH WILLIAMS-VILLANO

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Ivy Munion


Women in Landscaping
Ivy Munion was an early trailblazer. Today, she is considered to be one of the top irrigation consultants/designers in the landscape business. How did she get this far in a male-dominated industry, you might ask? “I speak their language, rub elbows a little bit, and I always carry a pocket knife,” she quipped.   More
 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mayor Combats Budget Cuts with Unique Solution


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Having to cut the public workforce in Mount Olive Township, New Jersey, Mayor Rob Greenbaum knew he had to keep municipal costs to a minimum. That was when the mayor devised a clever program to    More
 
Monday, July 16, 2012

Women in Landscaping: From Investment Banker to Landscape Contractor


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From investment banker to… Landscape Contractor. After 19 years in the finance business, Anne Phillips dared to stop and take a long look at herself and her life.    More
 
Friday, March 16, 2012

The Glass Ceiling is Broken


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Prior to the “sexual revolution” of the ’60s and ’70s, career choices for women were very limited and advancement nearly impossible.   More
 
Monday, April 19, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Women in Landscaping: Denise Ritchie


Women in Landscaping
Denise Ritchie arrived in the green industry by accident. For several years, she and her husband, Randy, worked as screenwriters. “I felt like I was on top of the world. I was doing what I loved, with someone I loved. I couldn’t have been happier,” she says.    More
 
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

Women in Landscaping: Janie Marsh


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JANIE MARSH’S PAST HAS NOT BEEN an easy one. When she was 12 years old, she began sneaking alcohol out of her parent’s liquor cabinet, and was smoking marijuana on a regular basis. By 15, she was using methamphetamines, and at 30, she was an intravenous drug user.    More
 
Saturday, July 18, 2009 RYAN FRIEDMAN

Women in Landscaping: Sherry Koontz


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ALTHOUGH SHE’S ALWAYS RELISHED NATURE, IT WAS DURING Sherry Koontz’s five years of active military duty as part of the 45th Support Group that she first channeled that desire into a skill.    More
 
Saturday, May 17, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

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Although conventional wisdom sometimes pegs the green industry as a man’s domain, women across the country have proven that they can succeed    More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Women in Landscaping: Sabrena Schweyer


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Deep passion for the complexities of landscapes is what has propelled Sabrena Schweyer to success. Today, Schweyer and her husband, Samuel Salsbury, run Akron, Ohio-based Salsbury- Schweyer, Inc.    More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2007