GreenSight Showing Off TurfCloud at New England Regional Turf Foundation Annual Conference 2019
The TurfCloud team had the pleasure of attending the 22nd Annual NERTF Conference and Show held in Providence Rhode Island on March 5-7. This was the second year that TurfCloud had a huge presence on the trade shade floor in booth number 939. A 400 square foot space that was filled with friends, customers and a whole bunch of intrigued local Superintendents. The trade show has been around for 22 years which started in Boston, but has been held in Providence for the last 20 years. With Providence’s location in the New England area and home town feel it has become a very popular and successful host for the show.
I am the current President of NERTF and have sat on the Board of Directors for 5 years now. For over 20 years I have attended the show as a Superintendent, but this was the first time as an exhibitor and I can’t wait to go back! Similar to Carolinas and the Golf Industry Show we had great flow through our booth space and you could feel the buzz in the air, partially because we had a drone hanging above us, but mainly about where our company is going and the services we provide. Jason, Stephen and myself grew up and worked in the New England area our entire lives so we see a lot of familiar faces and happy customers over the two day period. Along with striking up new business in the area, I spent most of the time talking with old friends about my new adventure in life now that I’m not directly responsible for a golf course. Trade shows are perfect for “face to face” meetings and discussions. I had the opportunity to talk with Keith Kruger at Acoaxet Golf Club in Westport MA who is an avid drone flyer on his property and for pleasure. After talking with him about our drone service we focused on the TurfCloud digital job board. Keith has a 50 minute commute to work and after 5 minutes he was hooked on the mobile accessibility of the platform. Another great Superintendent that both Jason and I have been talking to for over a year recently signed on for the job board as well after we spoke on the trade show floor. I am happy to announce that Peter Rappoccio CGCS at Concord Country Club in Concord MA joined the digital job board phenomenon. Peter is a good friend of mine and also sits on the NERTF Board of Directors.