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News & Press: Press Release

Bower & Branch Announces Member Meeting at Cultivate through 2020.

Monday, June 4, 2018  
Posted by: Jeremiah Werstein




Bower & Branch                                                                   AmericanHort           

Clint Albin                                                                              Mary Beth Cowardin

202-669-2615                                                                          614-884-1137                                     



Bower & Branch Announces Member Meeting at Cultivate through 2020.  



Leesport, PA | June 4, 2018 – Bower & Branch, a group of independent growers and garden retailers throughout the Northeast, Midwest and Pacific Northwest announced today that it will locate its annual membership meeting at the Greater Columbus Convention Center prior to the industry powerhouse tradeshow Cultivate through 2020, according to Sid Raisch, President and CEO of Bower & Branch. “We are excited to make this commitment to hold our annual meeting at Cultivate for the next three years. There is no better place to connect the dots of our industry than the one place where all segments of the industry and our expanding national network already convene.”  added Raisch. 

Members of the Bower & Branch Interconnected Business Community will enjoy gathering in the one place they already do, or should attend each year. For them, it’s an easily accessible World-Class city and convention facility with a combined trip to visit America's largest attended horticulture trade show.  The vision and leadership of the AmericanHort board of directors and Ken Fisher, its President & CEO, gives us confidence in the future growth of the association and event. “We are pleased to see the value Bower & Branch places on having their members congregate at Cultivate this year and in the future. Cultivate is the premier all-industry event where so many important connections are made.” said Fisher. 

A strategic benefit of membership in the Bower & Branch network is our annual meeting where our members celebrate together around our innovative business model called “The Bower & Branch Way,” We will be presenting our flavor of R.E.D (Radical, Extraordinary and Dynamic) including our new Go-To-Market Ecommerce strategies, programs, and products as well as awards in recognition of milestones and achievements by our members.   With over 70 retailers and 4 growers enrolled in the network now, the annual meeting is a benefit to everyone.  In addition to the member-only event, Bower & Branch will be exhibiting in Booth # 0248 to provide membership information to interested retailers, growers, and landscape contractors. 

Attending the Cultivate trade show and conference provides the opportunity to attend educational sessions that showcase best practices in business operations, plant genetics, pest control, and more. The event is also a great opportunity for our members to better understand AmericanHort’s role as the only association to represent our industry far and wide with research and legislative representation to ensure a secure future.

About Bower & Branch

Bower & Branch is the premier horticulture e-commerce brand for consumers who want the convenience of online and mobile shopping. Its network of independent growers and garden retailers benefit from this solution to sell online and in-store. The principles of the Bower & Branch network provide a mobile and ecommerce go-to-market business model that grows customer traffic, reduces inventory while increasing selection, interfaces with changing demographics and provides a strong market position for future sales.    For more information, visit


About AmericanHort

Green industry businesses perform better, grow faster and prepare for the future as a member of AmericanHort, the green industry’s leading association. With a history of 220+ years serving horticultural professionals, AmericanHort supports more than 14,000 member and affiliated businesses that include breeders, greenhouse and nursery growers, garden retailers, distributors, interior and exterior landscape professionals, florists, students, educators, researchers, manufacturers, and all of those who are part of the industry market chain. The horticulture industry production, wholesale, retail, and landscape service components have annual sales of $196 billion, and sustain over 1.15 million full- and part-time jobs.

Cultivate is the national industry event hosted by AmericanHort every July in Columbus, Ohio. This year it is July 14-17. Cultivate owns the niche for gathering the entire industry supply chain in one place for four days of professional development and robust business opportunities with its 650+ exhibitor trade show, 150+ educational sessions, and plentiful networking opportunities.

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