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Speaker: Emily Showalter, Chief of HR

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    My Educational Programs / Sessions @ Cultivate

    Using and Navigating the H2A Program
    Sunday, July 16 • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

    Join in on the discussion as we bring together leaders in the advocacy and labor arena for our industry to cover updates on labor issues and trends horticulture businesses will need to know. Whether you need help untangling policy and some real-world clarity on H-2 programs to general regulatory updates – the team will answer the latest happenings in the policy environment impacting your green business.


    Emily Showalter, Chief of HR / Chief Operations Officer at Willoway Nurseries, Inc.  
    I have grown up in the green industry and am a third generation owner at Willoway Nurseries. I have been fortunate to have worked in and among many different parts of our family business and currently am the Chief of Human Resources and the Chief Operations Officer at our sister company, Premier Plant Solutions. I graduated from THE Ohio State University with a Bachelor's degree, have obtained a certificate degree from Texas A&M through the EAGL program, and recently completed the Goldman Sach's 10,000 Small Businesses program at Cuyahoga Community College. Being involved in our green industry associations is very important to me and I am proud to have served on the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association (now Ohio Green Industry Association) Board of Directors twice, of which my last term included serving as the President of the Association.

    In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my children, Scarlet age 7 & Grayson age 9, and husband of 12 years, Steve. We like traveling, playing and watching sports, and enjoying the outdoors. We are also one of the biggest Buckeye Fan families you will ever meet.

    Willoway Nurseries: Growing for Generations ... Cultivating Relationships for a Lifetime  
    Willoway Nurseries, Inc. is one of the largest wholesale growers of quality nursery stock in the midwest and ranks within the top 40 nationwide. Willoway encompasses approximately 550 acres of field production and 450 acres of container stock which includes 32 acres of climate controlled greenhouses. We carry over 2,000 different plant varieties including shade trees, ornamental trees and shrubs, evergreens, perennials, and flowering annuals.

    Willoway Nurseries, based in Ohio, is a progressive, forward thinking company. Although we are a third generation family-owned business, we are known for always being on the forefront of the horticulture industry with technology, marketing, and growing techniques. We pride ourselves on our established roots and vision to grow for generations into the future.

    Address:   4534 Center Rd. Avon, OH 44011
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    Phone:  (866)-934-4435   FAX:  440-934-5826