As I have contacted members around the state, it looks like everyone is doing a brisk business and things are getting back to semi-normal. It looks like retail has been very busy and some folks are running a little low on plants that are ready. People are ready to plant their gardens and decorate their yards while they are at home.

I want to thank everyone who has supported the industry with our media push. This has raised public awareness of our industry and will pay dividends for a long time. Keep up the positive message if you are contacted for any follow up from the media. Please continue to diligently follow your cleaning and social distancing rules even though things seem to be back to normal. We cannot have any setbacks in the industry now. Keep it up!

Don’t forget our new Member Marketplace service on the website ( As a member you can list products you may be long on or equipment you no longer use. Now is the time to think about putting a free ad in the Marketplace. Think of it as a Craigslist for greenhouses. Also, as a member you can use SBAM’s website ( to find PPE and cleaning products for your business. Feel free to call me or Cindy,  if you are having any issues finding PPE or if we can answer any questions.

Stay safe


Goeff Hansen
Executive Director
231-301-4888 |

Cindy Ray
Author: Cindy Ray

Cindy has years of experience in association management and administrative support.