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The ICN Pro Program has been developed to offer a way to upgrade the retail nursery industry through the improvement and maintenance of the skills and knowledge of its employees and owners. A well informed staff with a positive self-image should result in better service to the customer. This in turn will translate to repeat customers and a good reputation, and once established, will bring new customers. 

Who are the Current Illinois Certified Nursery Professionals?

Below is a list of successful candidates that were awarded an ICN Pro certificate, patch and the right to advertise ICN Pro status on letterhead, business cards, clothing, etc. Certification is for individuals, not firms, and the ICNPro title may be promoted only in relation to individuals. 

 

IGIA ICN PROS LIST

ICN Professional of the Year

Each year, the IGIA Board of Directors nominates an ICN Pro of the Year, based on their contributions to the industry and professional standing. We honor the recipient of this award at the Annual Chuck Tosovsky Memorial Tribute Dinner in January.

Do you know someone in the green industry who deserves recognition as the ICN Pro of the year?

NOMINATE THEM TODAY

 

Congratulations to the 2018 recipient, Laurie McWilliams, co-owner of CopperTree Outdoor Lifestyles.

ICN Pro of the Year

 

Past ICN Professionals of the Year are as follows:

2017   
Cathy Ward
IL Department of Agriculture

2008   
Elaine Peoples
CopperTree Outdoor Lifestyles

2000   
Tony Fulmer
Chalet

2016   
Meagan Provencher
Wasco Nursery & Garden Center

2007   
Bill Erickson
Prairieview Landscaping

1999   
Mark McWilliams
CopperTree Outdoor Lifestyles
(Green View at time of award)

2014   
No award given
2006   
Harry Lewis
Illinois Executive Mansion     
(Green View at time of award)

1998   
Nick Nicklas
AGN Landscaping
(Kankakee Nursery at time of award)

2013   
No award given

2005   
Heidi Lindroth
(Hoffie Nursery at time of award)

1997   
Carol Rakers
Creative Garden Services

2012   
Marlene Frisbie
(Hoffie Nursery at time of award)

2004   
Robert Milani
Chalet
1996   
Kathy Freeland
Midwest Groundcovers
 2011   
Lindsay Sager

Chalet 

2003   
Carey Boehm-Corrie
Boehm's Garden Center

1995   
Doug Johnson
2010   
No award given
2002   
Holly Volk
D.A. Hoerr & Sons

1994   
Brian Aaron
National Nursery Products
(Green View at time of award)

2009   
Becca Trace

(Green View at time of award)

2001   
Rick Craig
A Greener Vision
(Chalet at time of award)

1993   
Doug Jones