We had an interesting matchmaker style meeting with Sen. Rhonda Storms and the Tampa Bay Wholesale Growers. I was able to help bring together the growers within Sen. Storms district and she was able to get the various municipalities, governments, and Florida Department of Transportation districts and contractors for jobs that will be using Federal stimulus money on highway beautification projects around the state. It was her hope that we could get stimulus money into the hands of gowers and landscapers within her district. It was a great idea and many growers left with some novel thoughts on how to market to contractors and landscapers that will be trying to get some of these projects. There was a good turnout with about 120 people tossing around options and ideas and learning what projects are going to be showing up in the bidding process. Here are some pictures of the meeting.