Women’s History Month
March is Women’s History Month and Arett would like to recognize some of the leading women in our Lawn & Garden Industry.
The following honoree’s have been recognized for their accomplishments and achievements.
VP of Marketing – Greensmith Ad Agency
Mauri is being recognized by the Greensmith team.
Mauri started Arett’s Marketing department almost 45 years ago, which is now known as Greensmith, the ad agency division of Arett Sales. Greensmith now operates as a standalone full-service ad agency servicing Retailers and Manufacturers, Arett Sales and its divisions, in the Lawn & Garden industry and beyond. As a third-generation owner of Arett Sales, Mauri is well known in the L&G industry. She is still a vital contributor to some of the projects of Arett Sales and Greensmith, namely Arett’s Annual Open House, making a live return this year after a two-year virtual only presence. Otherwise, Mauri has taken on more of a consultant role to the next generation Greensmith management team, as she nears retirement.
VP of Marketing and Business Development – Tierra-Derco International, LCC.
Holly is being recognized by Mike Bartley, President of Tierra-Derco International, LCC.
Holly has been with Tierra-Derco International, LCC for 6 years. She has been a tremendous asset to our company. Holly is a key leader for TDI Brands and has an incredible “can-do” attitude. She is consistently searching for ways to grow and create value for our business. She also gives her time and talents to many civic and community organizations. Holly has been involved with Junior Achievement as an advisor for many years. She has also served on many boards and committees in the community, such as Anderson Woods and Jasper Strassenfest Committee, to name a few. Holly takes great pride in our community and works to do her part in making it better…………….just like she does for TDI Brands!
Sales Administrator – Radians/Bellingham Glove
Zakia is being recognized by Bill Stevens, Vice President of Radians/Bellingham Glove.
Zakia has been with Radians/Bellingham Glove for 3 years. She provides outstanding Sales Administrative Support to the Radians sales team and our L&G Distributor partners throughout the year. Zakia works collaboratively with Distributor Category Managers, Buyers, and Radians production and warehouse teams to ensure timely delivery of our customer’s orders. Zakia sets the standard for excellence in Customer Service providing timely and professional assistance to our customers. Thank you Zakia!
VP – Hammett’s Landscaping and Garden Center
Mary has been with Hammett’s Landscaping and Garden Center for 30 years. Starting 25 years ago with just $5000 cash and a large mortgage HLGC is now a flourishing business. It has expanded in its property site and the products it carries and of course the number of customers they serve. Hammett’ has been active in the community supporting military memorials, native planting to increase pollination and habitats for bees, birds and butterflies. Also supporting the Barnegat Bay and Eagle Scout projects. Mary has always been loyal to her family and friends while building this business. Hard work and dedication do pay off. It proves a sense of fulfillment and contributes to the community and sets an example for the younger generation.
Sales Rep – Arett Sales
Steph is being recognized by Paul from Lakewood Garden Center. Bio provided by Blake Barry, Director of Sales at Arett Sales.
Stephanie has been with Arett for over 16 years. Paul has recognized her as being “an incredible salesperson who works hard for her customers.” Steph represents the greater Cleveland Marketplace and is well respected by her coworkers and customers. She has proven to be very resourceful, solution based and full of ideas. She goes above and beyond her daily tasks and helps the team with things like putting together a flier with the Greensmith team to help promote local curbside pick up and delivery during the pandemic. In addition, Stephanie trained accounts to become more self-sufficient and conducted zoom meetings for her customers before Arett Open House to get them trained and up to speed on the new Virtual Open House.
Phoebe Holdridge, Midge Holdridge, Allie Holdridge, Shari Holdridge Hewes
Women of Holdridge Farm
These Women are being recognized by Shari Hewes, President of Holdridge Farm Nursery, Inc. dba Holdridge Home and Garden
These women have put in a total of 110 years at Holdridge Farm Nursery. Shari (far right) has been 26 years as General Manger, but involved in business since a child. All of the fore mentioned women have worked tirelessly with their husbands and sons in building and sustaining the business. In the early 1900’s the women were not recognized but were often times the backbone and support to keeping the business running tirelessly. Over time, each generation of women have played a bigger role in the public and community – being recognized as “the one to get it done”. By leading by example, women have become more and more recognized and representing that “yes, we can do it”.