Friday, July 27, 2007

Some Interesting Findings

From the NYTimes Small Business Section: July 24, 2007

Results of a survey by the American Express Small Business Monitor, from a sample of 626 small-business owners and managers of companies with fewer than 100 employees.

Of business owners surveyed:

  • 90% of women and 84% of men - use the Internet for work
  • 66% of women and 59% of men- are optimistic about the economy in coming months
  • 65% of women and 73% of men- say they make sacrifices in their personal life in order to run a business
  • 85% of women and 77% of men- said yes, being an entrepreneur contributes to a “happy relationship” with their significant other

Monday, July 9, 2007

Virtual Open House

Welcome to our Summer 2007 Virtual Open House!
Open 24/7, day or night from anywhere

This month we will be walking through our GO Trees-Container Tree Growing Areas

Click here to download GO Trees pdf article.

Our GO Trees- Container Tree product line
is expanding with many GO Natives and new selections.

Monday, July 2, 2007

McHenry County Oak Conservation Collaborative Kicks Off

The Land Conservancy kicked off the new Oak Conservation Program on Friday, June 29 by planting the first of hundreds of small oak trees in locations around the county.

In partnership with Glacier Oaks Nursery and local volunteers, including the Greenwood Handi-Helpers 4-H Club and Girl Scout Troop 1181,The Land Conservancy provided equipment and arranged for the volunteers to plant and care for the trees at sites on Thompson Road in Wonder Lake, and Haligus Road in Lakewood. Glacier Oaks Nursery supplied the 2-year-old Bur Oak seedlings.

McHenry County Illinois was once covered with beautiful oak savannas, which has since become one of the most endangered ecosystems in the United States because of increased human encroachment and the difficulties of oak regeneration. The Oak Conservation Program is the beginning of an effort to preserve and restore the Oaks in McHenry County through education and awareness, ordinances, planting programs, and community involvement. Two new sites will be selected later this month for the fall planting.