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Chuy Medrano recognized with Distinguished Service Award

(archived from November 25, 2013) Congratulations to NHLA immediate past president, Jesus ‘Chuy’ Medrano, on his being named the Rocky Mountain Regional Turfgrass Association (RMRTA) 2013 Distinguished Service Award recipient.

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Classes in Spanish for GIC

(archived from September 24, 2013) The NHLA will offer courses in Spanish and English featuring successful company owners and other Hispanic leaders in late October in Louisville, KY. For a complete schedule and description of the courses, please click here

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Apple iPad Giveaway

(archived from July 11, 2013) Visit us at GIE+Expo Booth 10158 to learn how you can win an Apple iPad this week!

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Join us on the Hill in DC this month

(archived from July 11, 2013) The NHLA will again join with PLANET in visiting Members of Congress and staff, and administration officials on the 23rd of July to advance positions of importance to our members. This year our greatest concern

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NHLA ED speaks in Long Beach

(archived from July 11, 2013) Ralph Egües, the NHLA Executive Director, was the opening session speaker at the 2013 Landscape Expo in Long Beach, CA. His lunchtime presentation on the 16th of October focused on the importance of the landscape

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Adjudication of Most H-2B Petitions Suspended

(archived from April 16, 2013) As announced by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on April 2, 2013, USCIS has temporarily suspended adjudication of certain Form I-129 H-2B petitions for temporary non-agricultural workers while the government considers appropriate action

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NHLA President featured in Hispanic Executive Magazine

(archived from June 16, 2012) Jesus “Chuy” Medrano, was a featured entrepreneur in the Hispanic Executive summer issue. The article in the July/August/September issue includes highlights of Chuy’s career, from his start in the landscape industry to his becoming the

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DOL issues H-2B Program Statistics

(archived from June 13, 2012) A recent report of selected statistic on the H-2B program illustrates the great importance of this program to the landscape industry. Three of the top 10 occupations for H-2B workers, “Laborer / Landscape”, “Groundskeeper, Industrial

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Members of Congress write Secretary Solis regarding H-2B

(archived from May 17, 2012) Thirty-eight members of Congress wrote Secretary Hilda Solis, opposing the Department of Labor’s recent proposed changes to the H-2B visa program. The letter, written at the request of the NHLA and other members of the

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NHLA participates in Day of Service

(archived from May 4, 2012) National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA) members RulyScapes, Denison Landscaping, and John Deere Landscapes, and others, contributed more than $8,000.00 in labor and materials to build a new playground for the Southwestern Youth Association (SYA) and

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