Crystal Arlington Wins Eclipse Award

May 15, 2014

Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group receives award at NWBOC Decades of Excellence II conference; Unique award program recognizes certified women business owners for outstanding achievements
Lake Park, FLA: (May 15, 2014): Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Lake City, PA, has been honored with a 2014 Bronze NWBOC Eclipse Triumph Award, according to Janet Harris-Lange, President, National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC), a national WBE certifying organization. Crystal Arlington, President, received the award which recognizes woman business owners for outstanding leadership, ingenuity, and perseverance in successfully navigating a challenge, barrier or obstacle affecting her company.

The 2014 NWBOC Eclipse Awards honorees were announced Thursday evening, May 8, 2014, at the organization’s Decades of Excellence II awards gala at PGA National Resort and Spa, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. During the evening’s ceremonies, Eclipse awards were presented to a diverse group of women entrepreneurs selected by an esteemed panel of judges. NWBOC created the Eclipse award program to recognize, reward and celebrate the exceptional achievements of certified women business owners, according to Harris-Lange.

Founded in 1995, National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) leads the way as the nation's first national WBE certifiers. The goal of NWBOC is to increase competition for corporate and government contracts through implementation of a national certification program for women business owners. NWBOC is located at 1001 W. Jasmine Drive, #G, Lake Park, Florida 33403. The web address is For more information about NWBOC or the Eclipse Award Program, contact Janet Harris-Lange, President, (800) 675-5066 or

Crystal Arlington Wins Eclipse Award

AGMG Releases

  • Tom Pysz of WQLN Radio Station interviews Rich Arlington

    Dec 04, 2012

    Rich Arlington sits down for a candid interview with Tom Pysz on WQLN Radio's We Question and Learn program. We Question and Learn is dedicated to being a community interest program devoting an entire hour to interviews with Erie's prominent leaders, business people, educators, focusing in on business and technology as well as interviews with community development leaders.

  • Arlington named First Female Trailblazer for Landscape Management

    Nov 07, 2012

    Lake City, November, 2012—Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc. announced today that the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) named CEO Crystal Arlington to the elite status of Trailblazer. Trailblazers are a select group of individuals nominated by their peers for being dedicated professionals who have made significant and long-term contributions to the green industry. The program was launched in 2002 to recognize industry leaders who are willing to share their wealth of knowledge with PLANET members. Arlington is one of 118 Trailblazers who has earned this designation and she is the first female to receive the honor in the category of Landscape Management.

  • Crystal Arlington becomes ASCA Certified

    Sep 24, 2012

    The Accredited Snow Contractors Association (‘ASCA’) announced that Crystal Arlington achieved ASCA Certification along with several of her colleagues as the first group of snow contractors successfully completed the newly launched 10-hour education track. “The association's ASCA Certified program is the result of establishing the first ‘industry standards’ for the professional snow and ice management industry,” said ASCA Executive Director Kevin Gilbride.

  • Gannon University recognizes Crystal Arlington with Legacy Award

    May 22, 2012

    The Gannon University Small Business Development Center (‘SBDC’) announced today that Crystal Arlington, CSP, LICM, and CEO & President of Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc., is the recipient of the 2012 W.I.L.D. Legacy Award.

  • Top 100 Women Owned Business Diversity Recognition awarded to Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group

    Apr 06, 2012

    “We are honored to be included in the Top 100 women owned companies for the State of Pennsylvania again. This recognition affirms AGMG’s mission to offer our clients leadership through diversity,” says CEO Crystal Arlington, who was the first female in North America to hold both a certification in landscape and snow and ice management.

  • Crystal Arlington a Finalist for the 2012 W.I.L.D. Legacy Award

    Mar 29, 2012

    Crystal Arlington, CSP, CLP, is a finalist for the prestigious W.I.L.D. Legacy Award which is given each year to a professional woman leader who mentors other women, supports her community and excels in her career.

  • AGMG Awarded Highest Level Safety Performance Award

    Nov 11, 2011

    The international Professional Landcare Network Association known as PLANET recently recognized Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc., (‘AGMG’), a national exterior maintenance service company, for their consistent demonstration and commitment to safety from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010.

  • AGMG Awarded SIMA Safety Award

    Jul 31, 2011

    The international Snow & Ice Management Association ('SIMA') recently recognized Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc. for the Company's outstanding safety record during the winter of 2010 through 2011 at its annual awards ceremony.

  • Top 100 Diversity Business Award

    Apr 29, 2011

    Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc. recently received a Top 100 Diversity Business Award in two categories--Top 100 Women Owned Business in State of Pennsylvania and Top 100 Diversity Business in State of Pennsylvania--from

  • SIMA Safety Award

    Dec 17, 2010

    The national Snow and Ice Management Association, SIMA, recently recognized Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc., for the Company’s outstanding safety during the winter season of 2009 through 20010 at its annual awards ceremony. President and CEO, Crystal Arlington was present to accept this prestigious award at the annual SIMA Symposium Awards Reception held in Providence, Rhode Island.

  • Planet Safety Award

    Dec 17, 2010

    The Professional Landcare Network, PLANET, recently awarded Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc. (‘AGMG’) an excellence in safety award for 2009. This recognition is for companies who achieve no days away from work, no injuries or illnesses, and no vehicle accidents during the year. President & CEO, Crystal Arlington, was present to receive the award at PLANET’s annual event, the GIE, held in Louisville, Kentucky.

  • Arlington Named PLANET TrailBlazer

    Dec 17, 2010

    Businessperson and national speaker, Richard Arlington, Landscape Industry Certified Manager and Certified Snow Professional ‘CSP’, was recently named to the elite status of Trailblazer by the Professional Landcare Network (PLANET). Arlington is the Business Manager and Consultant of Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc. based in Lake City, Pennsylvania. He is also President of Rich Arlington & Associates and Arlington Lawncare, Inc. in Erie, Pennsylvania.