Jim is the driving visionary behind renowned Mid Ulster Garden Centre in Northern Ireland. He has gained international recognition for his outstanding creativity in merchandising. Never being afraid to try something new is what propels his store displays to a whole new level.
Henry consults with family-owned businesses to optimize their operations. He is the Author of Dirty Little Secrets of Family Business, and is a highly sought after speaker and consultant nationwide.
Kyle is the author of three acclaimed books, Twitter Marketing for Dummies, Branding Yourself: How to Use Social Media to Invent or Reinvent Yourself and Social CRM for Dummies. He is Head of Marketing Strategy for OpenView Venture Partners, a venture capital group in Boston.
Cheryl is Co-Publisher of IGC Magazine and Co-Founder and Producer of the IGC Show and along with her husband of 35 years.
Jeff grew up in the garden center industry under the mentoring of his late father Dick. He is Co-Publisher of IGC Magazine and Co-Founder and Producer of the IGC Show and along with his wife of 35 years.
Owner of Growing Places Marketing, she specializes in on-site consultations on store design, development, renovation and branding, as well as product selection and placement, exclusively for IGC retailers in the U.S. and Canada. Much of this work has been concentrated in small markets for stores with limited resources but unlimited energy and commitment.
Tom grew up around his family's store and considers retailing "in his blood." He transformed this hands-on experience into a career as a national speaker and consultant to small- and mid-sized retailers. He has participated as a featured presenter at regional and national horticulture events.
John is an internationally respected retail expert who has contributed to lawn and garden retail for more than 20 years in 15 countries.