13th Annual Chuck Tosovsky Memorial Tribute Dinner

It’s no surprise that this year’s honoree - Jim Martin of James Martin Associates – places such emphasis on mentor-ship and education. For Jim, the University of Illinois has played a major role in his life and his involvement continues today. After being a University of Illinois Scholarship recipient for all four of his years at U of I, Jim graduated with honors in 1972. Jim has been an Annual Fund Contributor to the Department of Landscape Architecture for 30 years. In 1992, Jim became a Member of the President’s Council of the University of Illinois Foundation. Jim also served as a Visiting
Professor during 1987. Upon Terence Harkness’s retirement, Jim created the Terrence Harkness Lecture Endowment Fund for the Department of Landscape Architecture.



Focus on Revenue Generation Fundamentals 


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GIPAC is back! Help us make a difference for you!

GIPAC is back!   We are excited to announce that after a 5-year hiatus, the IGIA's Green Industry PAC has been reactivated.  The PAC fund is an important tool for the entire green industry, and it's needed now more than ever, as our industry is increasingly under attack by government regulators, policy makers and lawmakers.  We must be able to support those who support us, so that our industry and the many small businesses throughout Illinois that make up our industry remain viable now and in the future. 




Plant Something Campaign

Members of the IGIA! Help us promote the environmental, economic and health benefits of installing horticultural trees and plants, especially Illinois-grown specialty crops to the public! If you are interested in getting the word out please contact Joe Khayyat at joe@illinoisgreen.net and let’s get started! Banners and brochures are available to garden centers who would like to participate.

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