The local landscape professionals who delivered goods and services in the Lake Oconee Area formed The Lake Oconee Landscape Association in 2008. Many landscapers throughout the Lake Oconee region recognized the need for a landscape association to foster a spirit of professionalism, knowledge and understanding in the Lake Oconee area. Recognizing increased community involvement through Putnam and Greene County Chamber of Commerce and habitat for humanity along with countless local businesses.

The Association meets monthly for Lunch and to discuss current happenings in the Industry. Members actively recruit other contractors into the organization. website lists Members along with Categories of Services offered by each member. Members can also review Minutes of Meetings, and check the date and place of the next Meeting.

In today’s trying times, we all must focus on what we can control. We can’t control the economy, but we can control how we react to it and we can control how we lead in it. We must take the steps to heart and start leading in a new and better way. There are some permanent, good lessons we are going to gain from this downturn. It’s an education for all of us and one we hope is over soon. So while we wait for it to end, let’s work on leading better in these lean times.

The Businesses who struggle through hard times will face less competition after recovery begins because some competitors were not strong enough or did not try hard enough to continue in business. “Survival of the Fittest” will certainly come into play.

Shannon Johnston, President

» Thursday, Jan 10, 2013

General LOLA meeting is scheduled for 12 noon at Starlight Theater.

» Coffee & Cards Networking

At 7:45am, the 2nd Wednesday of each month, LOLA members are invited to attend Oconee Chamber of Commerce Networking meetings, at Lakeside Baptist Church.

There is currently no education events scheduled.
Dirt Roads and Daydreams by Dave Brown Allied member Dave Brown has become a published author. Fifteen years ago, Dave was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor. His book Dirt Roads and Daydreams is a collection of stories and reflections about the important things that sustained him through the easy and not so easy times. He calls them his "Five F's", faith, family, friends, fun and free enterprise. Dave charaterizes himself not as writer, but rather as a story teller. Dave's book can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books A Million or from his website. His hope is that one of the stories will make you laugh.

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