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Int'l Lawn, Garden, Power Equip. EXPO Coming in September

The 2004 International Lawn, Garden and Power Equipment Expo, with several new events on the lineup, is set for Friday through Sunday, September 24-26, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Lawn and landscape can attend these free landscape seminars designed to address profit-building:

Saturday, September 25

8:00-9:15 a.m.
"How to Survive and Thrive in the Landscape Industry"
Monroe Porter, president, Proof Management Consultants
Sponsored by PRO magazine

9:30-10:45 a.m.
"The Risks and Rewards of Change"
Jim Paluch, president, JP Horizons Inc.
Sponsored by Landscape Management magazine
1:00-2:15 p.m.
"Marketing Your Landscape Business"
Roger Stanley, editor-in-chief, associate publisher, Lawn & Landscape
Sponsored by Lawn & Landscape magazine

2:30-3:45 p.m.
"Taking Your Business to the Next Level"
Ed Wandtke, Wandtke & Associates, Westerville Ohio
Sponsored by Landscape & Irrigation magazine

Sunday, September 26

8:00-9:15 a.m.
"Capturing Market Share: How to Zag When Competitors Zig"
James Kendrick, Owner and Publisher, Turf magazine
Sponsored by Turf magazine

New this year are "Hobby How-To" sessions, which are "just-for-the-fun-of-it" events for visitors to enjoy when they're ready for a break from the show floor. Advance registration for these free events isn't required. Just check the schedule on site for room locations.

Friday, September 24

8:00-9:30 a.m.
"Hunting and Fishing in Kentucky"
Tim Farmer, host of "Kentucky Afield" and well-known sportsman, tells the secrets of hunting and fishing and explores the newest gadgets and equipment.

1:00-2:30 p.m.
"How to Be a Fantastic Fan"
An expert panel on football, baseball and golf discussion, moderated by Bob Valvano, answer questions about these sports.

Saturday, September 25

8:00-9:00 a.m.
"Investing and Cash Flow Tips for Small Businesses"
A securities broker and an accountant will explain and answer questions on how to improve cash flow, invest for the future and create a budget.

10:00-11:30 a.m.
"Your Image Matters"
Following the national trend for "makeovers," this session presents two makeovers and tips on how to make the first impression the best possible.

A free concert by Trick Pony is planned for Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Free tickets to the high-energy show will be distributed from the booth of Ariens Company on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at noon, Saturday, September 25.

On Friday, the Walker Mowers Obstacle Course will return with opportunities for visitors to demonstrate their skills to maneuver a Walker mower in a friendly competition and win prizes. On Saturday morning, operators with the top 50 to 75 qualifying times will try a more challenging course. The top 10 to 15 contestants will advance to the finals on Saturday afternoon, with the winner taking the title of National Champion Walker Operator. Walker will provide awards to the top three operators. The National Champion will enjoy a five-day vacation for two to colorful Colorado where they will tour the factory, among other activities events.

Also returning is the Trucks of the Industry Giveaway, sponsored by Power Equipment and Trade and Turf magazines. One lucky EXPO visitor will win $20,000 toward the purchase of a new truck from one of these exhibitors: General Motors Isuzu Commercial Truck, LLC; Dodge; GM Fleet and Commercial; Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America and Ford Commercial Truck. The drawing will be held at noon on Sunday, September 26.

By popular demand, two Q-&-A sessions will return to the show floor. In the Snow and Ice Pavilion, landscape pros can learn the latest techniques for snow and ice management. The free ice breaker sessions, sponsored by the Snow & Ice Management Association and Snow Business magazine, will run all day Saturday, on the hour for 45 minutes each. Plus, the Ask the Pro sessions, sponsored by PRO magazine, will give lawn and landscape pros opportunities to ask their toughest questions of successful pros in an informal, round-table setting on the show floor.

For more information about EXPO 2004, visit or call Sellers Expositions at 800-558-8767 or 812-949-9200.

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