New Website Spices
We thought it was time to spice things up a bit!
We have been meeting with the Leaderhip Council over the past number of months to discuss services and venues we can make GCA more meaningful to our membership. One of the things we unanimously agreed upon is that we need a website that not only makes it easier for us to communicate with you, but one that provides a platform for members to communicate with each other.
New Features Include:
- More User-Friendly Format
- Membership Directory
- Event Listing and Registration
- Discussion Forums
Let us know what you think and what additional features you want to see. GCA is your association, your input will help make it even better! Email your thoughts to: MemberServices@GardenCentersofAmerica.com
GCA Members Get Discounts & Other Benefits at IGC Show
Members save $100 on each Know2Grow Retail Conference Passport registration during the early bird registration period, and $60 off each IGC Show Garden Center Bus Tour registration!
Other benefits include:
- Two free drink tickets per company for use at the Wednesday night reception and concert.
- Special reserved seating at the .38 Special concert on Wednesday night. Be sure to come early - seating is limited!
- GCA Member Networking Lunch on Thursday.
- Login to get your discount code before registering.
Where's the Bathroom? GCA's Best Bathrooms Awards
Garden Centers of America's Best Garden Center Bathrooms Awards, now in their third year, recognize IGC retailers whose restrooms contribute to the store's favorable shopping experience. Convenient and clean restrooms rank high in women's decisions on where to shop, according to retail visionary Paco Underhill, author of the best-selling books What Women Want and Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping. As part of GCA's mission of recognizing and fostering excellence in garden retailing, the honors are presented during a special luncheon at the IGC Show in August.