CHICAGO — Echo is raising awareness for its Echo Means Business initiative focusing on professional users, while showing support for worthy causes such as Make-A-Wish Foundation at the 2017 GIE+Expo in Louisville, Ky..

The recently launched web portal contains content provided by its User Advisory Group (UAG) and other participants. The brand neutral web site is dedicated to those in the green-scape business as a forum to share content, network and learn how to grow their business.

Echo’s Facebook fans will be taking a closer look at those who have been providing content and reviews for the website. Six UAG Members will be showcased on Echo USA’s Facebook page in three separate Facebook live feeds during the GIE+Expo show. Each segment will present two UAG members talking about their business. They will be asked a series of questions and will take live questions from Echo’s Facebook fans.

Schedule for Facebook Live:

Thursday, Oct.19

  • 10:30 a.m. Jake Lanier – Massey Landscaping, Waynesville, N.C.
  • Jimmy Massey – Massey Landscaping, Waynesville, N.C.

Thursday, Oct. 19

  • 2:30 p.m. Brent Catterson – Katter Kuts, Terre Haute, Ind.
  • Mark Thomas – Thomas Homes Inc., Mason, Mich.

Friday, Oct. 20

  • 10:30 a.m. Naylor Taliaferro – Lawn Care Rookie, Midlothian, Via.
  • Brian Fullerton – Brain’s Lawn Maintenance, Milford, Mich.

Also during the show in the outdoor arena, award winning chainsaw carver, Jason Emmons, will sculpt four pieces to be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Kentucky Chapter. Make-A-Wish Foundation representatives will be in attendance on Friday afternoon to accept the Kentucky-themed carvings for their annual auctions and galas.

“We are honored to be a part of the GIE+Expo with Echo,” says Keith Lerme, Wish Dad and Vice President/Director of Make-A-Wish Kentucky. “The money raised at fundraising events via these sculptures will truly make a difference in a child’s life that is battling a life threatening disease here in the state of Kentucky.”