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SHADE Registration Open

SHADE 2015 will be on Friday, August 7th at the Arizona Biltmore, located on 2400 East Missouri Ave. There will be 5 concurrent educational tracks that consist of 6 one-hour sessions, with lunch and break refreshments included. SHADE Sponsorships are available as well if your company is interested in being an event sponsor. Additionally, the Arizona Certified Nursery Professional (ACNP) training will occur from 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m. in a separate session.
SHADE Brochure
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SHADE Sponsorship Form

What is ANA?

A professional trade organization dedicated to the promotion and advancement of the nursery industry for its member and the public they serve in Arizona. more »

What’s Happening:

Saturday Night Live! Roll with It
This year’s SNL will be Saturday, April 11th at the BowlMor Scottsdale lanes from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Registration is $75.00 per person and includes: All bowling, 1 Raffle ticket for prizes, a Zesty Fajita Dinner and tons of fun with friends! You can participate in the SNL Roll with It Tournament or bowl individually. All proceeds benefit YOUR Arizona Nursery Association. To view flyer, please click here. If you would like to register yourself or a team of 6 players call (480) 966-1610 or e-mail Kayla at

ANA Local Lunch Connections (LLCs) Continue
If you are an ANA member or are interested in knowing more about membership, please join us for lunch! Get the latest ANA and industry updates, visit with old friends and meet newcomers. Networking is still one of the best methods to stay “tuned in” locally and statewide. The 2015 LLC schedule follows:

Friday, July 24 – Flagstaff
Warner’s Nusery & Landscape Company
1101 E Butler Avenue, Flagstaff

All lunches are at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Call us at (480) 966-1610 or e-mail to make your reservation today.

SHADE and ACNP Registration
SHADE 2015 and the ACNP class will both take place on Friday, August 7th at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix. Our SHADE Committee is currently working on the agenda. Please stay tuned for updates to come.

Health Care Reform
Health Care Reform has created new coverage options for individuals, known as Health Insurance Exchanges. Employers were required to notify all current employees of the availability of Health Insurance Exchanges by October 1, 2013, and to new hires at time of hire. Employers must comply with this whether or not they currently offer a health plan. Resources:

Health Care Reform Guide

Health Care Reform News

Health Care Reform Glossary

Dear Jon

Dear Jon is a blog devoted to answering all your health-care related questions. As we continue to move into uncertain waters, Western Growers Assurance Trust General Counsel Jonathan D. Alexander is here to help. Specializing in Health Care Reform, all things PPACA and more, Jon will answer your questions however small or big they seem. To submit your question, write

Plant Something Campaign
Check out the Plant Something Arbor Day video!

Southwest Horticulture Magazine July – August 2015

To request a copy of the Southwest Horticulture Magazine, please contact the ANA office at (480) 966-1610.