Providing our members with value for their membership and attracting new members is a costly endeavor. The small amount we receive for the chapter membership dues is a very small portion of our budget. Our chapter has been able to advertise, sponsor educational opportunities, and have a nice trade show booths because of our generous sponsors. In early June, a new generous company has become a Gold Sponsor – Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. The company the builds the “Finest Outdoor Kitchen Equipment” is known throughout the country for its grills, refrigerators, ovens and cabinets. Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourment is based in Chicago but hand builds its stainless steel pieces of art right here in our state in the city of Kalamazoo. Please check out their website at www.kalamazogourmet.com. Thank you for your support in advancing the profession of landscape design and promoting the recognition of landscape designers as qualified and dedicated professionals.