The Fall Event is all about sharing, learning, and growing. And this year's event is packed full of incredible networking and learning opportunities. Our speakers are leaders in the industry – thought leaders that embody The Group spirit of ingenuity and entrepreneurial drive. These powerful presentations by inspired thinkers can shape your future in the ever-evolving world of garden retailing. Be ready to dive in, share and learn!

See The Fall Event 2023 Schedule or the Speakers & Sessions page for a complete list of Speakers and Sessions.


Sid Raisch is Owner of
Horticultural Advantage

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Sid Raisch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
When You’re Building Bridges, Build Them to Reach Your Future 
Sid Raisch

“If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there.” ~ Lewis Carroll

The Portuguese proverb; “The road to hell is built with good intentions” applies to our businesses. We may intend to do certain things, yet fail to plan where we intend to go, how we’ll get there, and who will be there with us.

Our road will cross bridges. Will they be high enough to overcome obstacles? Do the bridges stand above the crowded marketplace? Will they support our load? Are they long enough, or do they leave us short?

The most important questions: Will our associates and customers come along? Will we find new customers there? Are roads and bridges even necessary in our future, or do we leapfrog?

Intrigued? Sign up today and begin our journey PRE Fall Event at www.advantagedevelopment.ai

Sid Raisch is The Garden Center Group’s Chief Strategist and carries the Swiss Army Knife of Garden Retail Consulting. He can be reached via text at 937-302-0423 and by email at [email protected] 


"Power comes not from knowledge
kept but from knowledge shared."

~Bill Gates

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Building Bridges Breakouts
Facilitated by Thought Leaders

Sharing and collaboration are at the heart of The Group, and The Fall Event is the perfect time to team up with our experts, other garden retailers, and vendors to share new ideas, explore solutions to your biggest challenges, and tap into a wealth of knowledge. These Breakout Sessions are the perfect time to have authentic conversations with peers, providers and vendors... conversations you can't have anywhere else.

During these two hours, we will open the gates to freedom of choice and allow you to pick and choose the topics of most interest to you. There will be room to run with big ideas and reap the benefits of connections and conversations within The Garden Center Group Community. No doubt, you'll find new energy fueled by creativity and entrepreneurial spirit!

The first hour will consist of expert-led topics facilitated by our Service Pros. In the second hour, we will be tackling topics from all aspects of garden retailing based on crowd-sourced topics we gather from you before and during the event.

More details on topics and sessions coming soon!




11:00am - 11:45am
Ask the Pros
Moderated by Danny Summers

Before you go home we want to make sure you have all of your questions answered... this audience-driven discussion is your chance to take the mic and ask those burning questions that haven't been answered over the past three days. We've lined up an expert panel of The Group's Service Providers – people who are highly skilled, knowledgeable, and qualified in their special field and always ready to share their knowledge and point you in the right direction. Our lineup includes:

Robert Hayter, Site Design, Entrepreneurial and Succession Expert
Tom Kegley, Branding & Marketing Expert
Steve Kendall, Digital Marketing Expert
John Kennedy, Leadership, Team Building and Succession Expert
Jean Martin, Human Resources Expert
Sid Raisch, Business Strategies Expert
Tim Quebedeaux, Financial Expert

Don't miss this opportunity to engage with The Pros and find the answers you need for the challenges you face.



The Fall Event 2023 QuickLinks:  

The Fall Event 2023 - REGISTER
The Fall Event 2023 - MAIN PAGE
The Fall Event 2023 - SCHEDULE
The Fall Event 2023 - SPEAKERS & SESSIONS
The Fall Event 2023 - TOUR
The Fall Event 2023 - HOTEL & TRAVEL
The Fall Event 2023 - BEST OF CINCY
The Fall Event 2023 - SPONSORS

The Fall Event 2023 - FLIPBOOK (Flipbook with hyperlinks for viewing)
The Fall Event 2023 - PDF (PDF Brochure with hyperlinks for viewing or printing)