Keep a little green in your pocket:

Business partnership opportunities that save you money.

Electronic Payment Services
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Merchant Services offers the newest technologies in electronic payment systems to help your every business function – from tracking inventory by plant type to customer marketing for seasonal savings – all from one complete management system. Prepare your business to accept new EMV smart chip cards and mobile payments such as Apple Pay™, or take your business on-the-go with mobile processing options that ensure that wherever you are, you never miss a sale. Merchant Services has been a nationwide supporter of the green industry for years, providing members with cost-cutting, profit-increasing programs designed to help your business run smoother and grow faster. To find what solutions best fit your business, contact Scott Norris at 800-889-7242 ext. 7865 or email member.benefits@sbga.com for a complimentary consultation.

"We have been in the business of growing and selling plants for over 40 years. When we were looking for a new credit card processor who understood our seasonal industry, Scott Norris at Merchant Services helped us with a program that worked with our business model. We saved money and received no early termination fee on our contract. Scott is very easy to get in touch with and very responsive."
Pete Shafer
Nanticoke Gardens


Credit Rating Service

(Wholesale growers and suppliers only)
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The American Nursery Credit Association (ANCA) is a member-based organization where members enjoy a unique credit rating service, devised by and limited to wholesale growers and suppliers, to facilitate industry commerce via a system of confidential reports. No need to send credit reference requests to your colleagues, simply login to the ANCA website and find out what you need to know.

AmericanHort members not already members of ANCA, can join at a $50 discount.

Renew and you’ll receive a $25 discount for your second year.

To join, click here and mark “AmericanHort” in the “Referred By” line. For more information, visit www.ancainc.com or contact Angela Burkett at 717-724-0296 or customerservice@ancainc.com.

"The ANCA database allows our sales department to make a same-day credit decision without the hassle of mailing or faxing out references and waiting for the response."
Greg Pilcher
Iseli Nursery


Commercial Collection Agency
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CST Co. is a full-service commercial collection agency with over 88 years of experience in the personal handling of accounts worldwide. Inside adjustors average over 20 years of experience in commercial collections, most of it with CST. CST also has field representatives in or near every major US city - they are available to meet with you personally to discuss your credit and collection issues. They can also call on your past-due customers, when appropriate, to provide personal service on your accounts. CST is licensed and bonded in all 50 states where a commercial collection agency license is required. Members receive a 20 percent to 25 percent discount on preliminary collection services.

To get signed up or for more information, contact CST's client services department at 800/626-5873 or louisville@mail.cstcoinc.com, or visit www.cstcoinc.com.

"I have been a credit and collections manager for 30 years. I have used many collection agencies through the course of my career. I would strongly recommend the services of CST Company. I started using them several years ago and have not used anyone else since...No games, no complaints, just great collections from a great company."
Olga Trujillo, Accounts Receivable
BFN Operations (Berry Family Nurseries)


Office Products
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Members can now receive savings of up to 80 percent on office and school supplies from Office Depot. You can shop online or go to the nearest Office Depot location to take advantage of these special discounted prices on products and services. Click “Shop Online” to receive your savings online, and click “Print Free Card” to print the discount card for use at Office Depot locations.

HEALTHY WORKPLACE: Cleaning and Breakroom Discount Supply Program available to members.  Savings up to 40%.  

To get signed up or for more information, please contact customer support at 866-598-9320 or info@itppurchasingpower.com


Specifications and Software
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ARCOM is recognized as the specification experts in the construction and building industries and has been trusted by design and specification professionals for decades. Dedicated to simplifying specification development, ARCOM’s specification writers, software developers, and support professionals integrate exceptional specification content with software solutions to help design professionals produce specifications in less time.

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ARCOM exclusively publishes MasterSpec® for The American Institute of Architects (AIA). MasterSpec is the most widely used and comprehensive master guide specification system in the building industry and is used by top architectural, engineering, and landscape architecture firms. ARCOM’s innovative specification productivity software tools dramatically simplify specification creation, research, editing, and formatting The MasterSpec Landscape Architecture Library is endorsed by AmericanHort.

 

AmericanHort members receive a 10% discount on the MasterSpec Landscape Architecture library.

 

Contact ARCOM at 800-424-5080 or at arcom@arcomnet.com for more information. 


Big Savings on Events

Whether you plan to exhibit at or attend an AmericanHort event (including Cultivate), we make it affordable to participate in the events. For example, all employees of member companies are eligible for registration discounts. Member Company Plus and Member Company Premium levels receive significant savings on business-development activities, including special rates for trade shows.

 

30% off Florists' Review magazine

To take advantage of AmericanHort discounted member pricing on your Florists' Review subscription, please use the promo code AH30 when purchasing online or by phone. Visit www.FloristsReview.com for more information.


Summaries of the latest business best sellers
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The Business Source offers concise summaries of books you need to read. Each month learn best practices and gain powerful insights from leading-edge thinkers, industry experts and world renowned business gurus. And best of all, we’ve arranged a special price exclusively for AmericanHort members – over 70 percent off the regular price (save $91!)

Click here to learn more: The Business Source for AmericanHort Members

To get signed up or for more information, please contact customer service.

"I love the service in bringing me the best in business. The new video segment on extreme productivity was amazing. Wow!"
Steve Roper
Roper Insurance & Financial Services


Energy Procurement and Consulting


AmericanHort has endorsed APPI Energy to provide data-driven procurement solutions that reduce and manage electricity and natural gas supply costs for members on an ongoing basis. Every day, APPI Energy identifies the wide range of energy supplier prices across the U.S., and the lowest prices available among many vetted, competing suppliers. To take advantage of this membership benefit program, contact Carrie Shepard at APPI Energy at 667-330-1167.


"APPI Energy quickly and easily helped me lock in an electricity supply price lower than my local utility's default tariff rate. They took care of all the paperwork for a seamless transition, and my savings are significant. I recommend other AmericanHort members and garden centers contact APPI Energy."
Daniel Frericks
Frericks Gardens


Shipping
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PartnerShip® is a comprehensive inbound and outbound shipping program that combines simplicity, savings, and value to all AmericanHort members –

discounts range from 5 percent to 70 percent!

They work with FedEx, UPS Freight, YRC Freight, and other reputable carriers to provide unparalleled customer service and significant savings on every shipment – including small package, LTL, truckload, and trade show shipping needs. For more information and to enroll, visit

PartnerShip.com/AmericanHort

or call 800-599-2902.

Convenient and Confident Consultations

As an AmericanHort Premium member, you have access to complimentary consultations from national legal experts on employment, immigration, safety, and agricultural and horticultural law.

As an exclusive member benefit, Premium members of AmericanHort have access to our team of legal experts at CJ-Lake LLC, a nationally known and respected law practice based in Washington, DC. General guidance and “second opinions” may be provided via phone or email consultations at no cost. Members who need more in-depth legal assistance may choose to retain CJ-Lake at a preferred AmericanHort member rate.

Topics that the CJ-Lake legal team covers include:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act and Wage and Hour, including audits
  • Overtime and exemptions
  • Seasonal worker issues
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Immigration, the I-9 form, and audits
  • Electronic employment verification (E-Verify)
  • H-2A and H-2B temporary and seasonal visa programs
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Hiring and termination

Contact us at 614 487 1117 for service details.

Career Center

Streamline your recruiting process and effectively target highly qualified,industry-specific job candidates. Our resume database is already filled with the skills and qualifications that employers want the most. The Career Center also offers professional services to help job seekers buildand manage their careers.

Visit the career center here and contact Jordann Dillard at 614 884 1205 to learn more.

Car rental


Save up to 10 percent on your car rental with Hertz - your discount CDP# 2047445 is the key!

Wherever your travels take you, close to home or around the world, your Hertz connection is the key to special savings. Be sure to include the AmericanHort CDP# 2047445 in all of your reservations. Click here for the lowest rates, special offers and information about Hertz locations, vehicles and services. Or, call Hertz at 800-654-2210.

Workers' Compensation Group Rating Programs

(Ohio-based members only)
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Save up to the maximum discount permitted by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation on your workers’ comp premiums – administered by dedicated cost-control specialists at CareWorksComp.

By joining other member firms in a group rating plan, you file as one large “entity” with the BWC – combining your strong safety records, claims experience and payroll history. The result for members who qualify for the AmericanHort group? Dramatic savings for your bottom line – group members are projected to save more than $201,000, with an average savings of $1,917, in the upcoming year!

"We have been in the AmericanHort workers' compensation group rating program for more than 20 years. This program has been a valuable resource for us to save significant dollars on workers' compensation premiums...money we can reinvest in doing what we truly love."
Colleen Sapp
Dill's Greenhouse


Click here for a no-cost, no-obligation quote.

Group Rating Safety Accountability Letter

For more information, contact Sarah Sypniak at Sarah.Sypniak@CareWorksComp.com or 614-526-7245.


Managed Care Organization

(Ohio-based members only)
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CareWorks is the workers' compensation Managed Care Organization (MCO) of choice for more than 115,000 employers throughout Ohio. Based on their real tradition of caring, CareWorks provides high-quality medical management services, which help injured workers recover from workplace injuries and return to healthy, productive lifestyles as quickly and safely as possible.

For more information, please contact Derek Stern at (888) 627-7586 ext. 53554 or derek.stern@careworks.com

Safety Resources for Ohio Businesses
http://www.riskcontrol360.com/associations

Through RiskControl360, your Ohio business can find the latest safety tips and resources. Keep your business and your employees safe. Click here for more information.

 

Exhibit space discounts

Member Company Plus and Member Company Premium memberships get significant savings on business-development activities, including special rates for trade show exhibiting.

You could save up to $700 per booth space. Contact Sherry or Tracy at 614-487-1117or go to AmericanHort.org/Events to see where you need to be.

Advertising Discounts

Get out there and get in front of greenhouse and nursery growers, garden and floral retailers, interior plantscapers, exterior landscapers,and other horticulture professionals by advertising with AmericanHort.

Opportunities include:

  • Online and Enews Options
  • AmericanHort Resource Directory
  • Cultivate On-Site Guide



Save $50 to $400. Contact AmericanHort at 614-487-1117 to learn more.


Interested in becoming a Partner Business? Click here for guidelines and an application.