IGIA Local Meetup

IGIA is getting out of the office to meet you where you are. Whether you are a long-time member, brand new to the association, or someone that has never been involved but is curious about what we do, join us after work for a cool beverage and a snack.

  • Get updates on important legislative and advocacy efforts
  • Help us learn how we can better serve the needs of your business
  • Learn about the association's plans for the future
  • Offer your input and ideas on upcoming events

Who Should Attend

You and your team!  These meetups aren't just for owners and managers.  We invite all members of the green industry to connect with us so we can learn how to better represent and serve you.  We can only be viable as an association if we continue to grow, but that requires your support.  If you are a current member, please bring an industry friend that may not know the mission of IGIA.  It can be lonely if you're tackling the challenges of this business on your own.  Connecting with others and problem-solving together will make us all stronger.  Our greatest potential as an organization is in our people.


There isn't one!  This is a casual happy hour-style event.  The idea is for everyone to stop in after their work day for light refreshments and easy conversation. We want to talk about what’s been happening in your business, the trends we’re seeing in the industry, etc. We're also inviting local lawmakers to join us because it's important that we get to know them and they understand what's important to us, so that if a critical industry issue arises, we have the relationships needed to rally support. 

Hosts / Sponsor Opportunities 

We'd like to host these events at member locations in 2019 to bring greater awareness to what each of you do in these local markets. We will invite local legislators to join us so they can get to know our industry and our people.  This is an important part of building stronger local relationships with lawmakers that will help our industry when we need to work with them on a bill that impacts us.  It will be more impactful for a legislator to interact with us on our home turf rather than in a restaurant.  Will you host one of these events?  Contact IGIA at 217.546.4733 or [email protected] to schedule a meetup in your area.

Event Schedule

Local Meetup - Peoria
August 28, 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm
Obed and Isaac's
321 NE Madison
Peoria, IL 61603

Local Meetup - Quincy
September 10, 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm
Frese Ornamental Nursery
3100 N 18th St
Quincy, IL 62305

Local Meetup - Des Plaines
September 12, 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm
2550 E. Dempster St
Des Plaines, Il 60016

Local Meetup - Joliet
September 19, 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: TBD

Local Meetup - Champaign
September 26, 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: TBD

Local Meetup - Crystal Lake
October 24, 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: TBD

Local Meetup - Aurora
November 20, 2019

Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm
Location: TBD