President's Letter: Happy New Year!

January 14, 2021

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone was able to relax and enjoy their Holiday Season with Friends and Family.  I am 37 years old and I can say with great confidence: 2020 was the most bizarre year I have ever experienced.  I hope down the road of life I can look back and it still holds that title and we don’t have one which tries to top it in the future.

With adversity comes opportunity. Even with all of the noise happening in the world, there are still lots of opportunities within our industry.  I hope we all can continue to take advantage of these opportunities. 

Speaking of opportunities……More Essential Than Ever!  This is the great tagline headlining our upcoming TPIE Online events! 

Once the difficult decision was made not to hold an in-person TPIE, our FNGLA team of professional staff and member volunteer leaders kicked it into overdrive to come up with a menu of innovative options.  As a result, our TPIE Exhibitors have a variety of online options to showcase their plant availabilities, products and much more! There is also a great line-up of TPIE educational sessions! 

Details on TPIE’s keynote opening on ‘Trends,’ the education sessions, workshops and the online exhibitor information can all be found on the TPIE website at  Be sure you, and your key personnel, sign up for the 2021 TPIE Online on January 20-22.

Thank you for being an FNGLA  member and supporting our great association.  We are very fortunate to have a great team at FNGLA who work on our your behalf and all of our members.  You can really see the value of a solid association when you have to navigate through a ‘bizarre’ year.

Keep Growing!


Martin Hackney

FNGLA 2020-21 President

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