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Challenging Times Can Open Doors for Innovation...

While we may not be meeting in-person this year for The Fall Event, we will have the opportunity to see one another – virtually! We're taking GROUPtalk LIVE  to a whole new level!

Over the next 12 months leading up to The Fall Event 2021, we will be Raising the Bar  through our GROUPtalk LIVE  platform. This new virtual experience will provide monthly opportunities for learning, sharing, and collaborating with both Service Providers and Peers through Q&A, breakouts, social sessions, and more – all recorded so you can replay a session or share it with other staff. Session topics will be geared toward Raising the Bar in Finance, Operations, Marketing, Merchandising, Human Resources, Team Development & Leadership – and more. Session topics will evolve throughout the months ahead to allow fluidity and the most timely topics.

Not familiar with online meetings or webinars? No problem. We will host a How-To Session prior to the rollout of this new program to provide tips, tricks, and instructions for navigating online participation to ensure a full experience for everyone.

GROUPtalk LIVE  will kick off on Thursday, August 13, 2020, with an inspiring Keynote Session (11:00am - 12:30pm Eastern) followed by a GROUP Happy Hour (5:00pm - 6:00pm Eastern). Future sessions and socials are scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of each month (August 2020 through July 2021) – same times. Watch for more details in the coming weeks as we reveal more GROUPtalk LIVE  topics and specifics.

See Schedule, SpeakersHappy Hour and Registration Links below.


GROUPtalk LIVE  Registration includes participation for you and your entire staff. 12 monthly sessions, breakouts and socials for only $595 (Group Client); $995 (Guest Retailer). And, if you can't participate in a session or want to share a session with other staff – all sessions will be recorded and added to our ever-expanding library for on-demand playback. This means more benefits for your business!

Register now and get ready to Raise the Bar!



provides you with the opportunity to... 

Connect with your peers...
We know you’ve heard it all before, but networking is a huge part of your success. Talking with your peers provides an opportunity to collaborate, hear new ideas, and tap into a wealth of knowledge. You can find a mentor – or become one, and develop relationships that can last a lifetime. GROUPtalk LIVE will provide plenty of space to engage and connect!

Collaborate with our Service Providers... Our Service Providers are industry experts and solution providers who truly know what is happening in the world of garden center retailing – and they have answers to your questions. GROUPtalk LIVE will provide a platform for you to discuss your biggest challenges, explore new ideas, and learn what’s working for others through Q&A, breakouts, panel discussions, socials, and more!

Get Inspired by our Guest Speakers... Our speakers are thought leaders that embrace ingenuity and entrepreneurial drive that will introduce you to new concepts and open your mind to new ways of thinking about how you do business every day!

Engage with our Partners for Success and Sponsors... Our Partners for Success and Sponsors are premier industry suppliers of the products and services you need to run a successful garden center. Invest some time in engaging with them during or after our online sessions. See their newest products and spend some  time discovering what’s new and developing profitable business partnerships!

GROUPtalk LIVE embodies the spirit of The Group... a community of garden centers, service providers and vendors with one goal in mind... helping each other build successful companies through sharing, collaboration, inspiration!

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