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James Martin Associates reaches out. Through news stories, corporate and educational speaking engagements, participation at local charity events, or hosting events at our offices, JMA is active and in the news! Call us for more information on any of our press releases and events.

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2015 Scholarships

Scholarships Awarded / May 2015

James Martin Associates Proudly Awards Scholarships to Two Deserving Recipients.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals Foundation (formerly PLANET AEF) was created to award scholarships and fund educational activities to help grow the lawn and landscape industry workforce.  Beth Black, a student from Brigham Young University was awarded the Martin Family Scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Beth has previously worked on the grounds of BYU and is currently researching control for invasive seeds and nitrogen nutrition as it pertains to golf greens. Beth has already received 2 research grants while studying at BYU.

Beth is planning on furthering her studies to include researching integrated pest management and plant pathology.  She hopes one day to work as a professor to encourage more students to look into the “green industry.” It’s clear that Beth Black has a passion for our environment.

The Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) awards various scholarships to promote higher education in horticulture and green industry-related courses. Ryan Ochs, a student at Wabash Valley College, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois was awarded the James Martin Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $2,500.

Ryan began his love of plant cultivation at the early age of 8 during his first 4-H horticulture project.  Ryan’s passion has also been fueled by working at his family’s fruit and vegetable operation, where he has gained valuable hands on experience.

For Ryan, horticulture is not just about fruits and vegetables. It’s the soil science, research, turf management, landscaping and so much more that makes him excited about pursuing his degree in the field.

We wish both scholarship recipients a successful future!

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Kids Against Hunger


James Martin Associates Supports Kids Against Hunger / March 2015


Help Us Pack Food for Hungry Children in Nicaragua.

The Rotary Club of Winnetka-Northfield, The Winnetka Community House, The Volunteer Center, James Martin Associates and other local community groups, will pack 100,000 highly nutritious meals for hungry people in Nicaragua and Local Food Pantries.

James Martin Associates' very own, Heidi Sibert, is chairing the event.

Visit www.wnrotary.org for more information and to register to participate.

Or, email Heidi Sibert at h.sibert@jamesmartinassociates.com to find out how you can help with Kids Against Hunger.

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Wounded Warrior Donation

Wounded Warrior Donation / February 2015

Giving Back...

James Martin Associates hosted the 6th annual Partner Appreciation BBQ to thank our many subcontractors and vendor partners.  At the event, we raised $5,040 to be donated to a charity selected by one of our partners.  Lou Downes, of Downes Swimming Pool Company in Arlington Heights, selected Wounded Warrior Project to receive the donation.

Lou Downes (center left) and Heidi Sibert (center right) presented the check to Wounded Warrior Project Chicago.

Wounded Warrior Project seeks to honor and empower Wounded Warriors and to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members since our nation’s history.  Its purpose is to raise awareness, enlist the public’s aid and provide unique direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

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Boys Hope Girls Hope Donation

Boys Hope Girls Hope / December 2014

Boys Hope Girls Hope Receives Donation

James Martin Associates was thrilled to be the winner at the JM Irrigation Annual Appreciation Party.  As the winner, JMA selected a charity to be the recipient of the money raised at the event. We are pleased to have selected Boys Hope Girls Hope and to be a part of the $1,500 donation.

Thank you JM Irrigation!

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Operation Fire Bowl

Operation "Fire Bowl" / October 2014

JMA Donates Supplies and Resources to Eagle Scout Member

Vince Callahan, Design Build Operations Manager at James Martin Associates, volunteered resources to help a local Eagle Scout fulfill an ambitious nature conservation project. Thomas Even, a neighbor of Vince’s, sought out his help.  Thomas was in need of woodchip loading and transportation, and Vince recognized this as a wonderful opportunity for James Martin Associates to get involved with the community and a great project.

Operation Fire Bowl was an initiative orchestrated by Thomas Even to restore a campsite fire pit area at the Northern Illinois Conservation Club of Antioch that had become overgrown and fallen into disrepair. James Martin Associates was more than happy to partner with Thomas by securing a driver, a truck, and loader to help transport and unload woodchips which were donated by the Village of Lindenhurst.

Way to go Thomas.  Thanks for including us!

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