Sam Weger Promoted

Sam Weger of Calloway’s Nursery Promoted to vice president of Recruiting and Training

FORT WORTH, Texas – April 18, 2012 – Calloway’s Nursery recently promoted Sam Weger to Vice President of Recruiting and Training.

Weger has worked for Calloway’s for more than 25 years. As vice president of recruiting and training, Weger oversees training and professional development of all Calloway’s personnel. Under his tutelage, Calloway’s currently has more Texas Certified Nursery Professionals (TCNP) and Texas Master Certified Nursery Professionals (TMCNP) than any other organization in the state.

Weger actively recruits talented individuals from the colleges and universities with horticultural degrees in Texas and Oklahoma to ensure we continue to offer our customers the best possible experience. Weger also manages the extensive 10-week summer internship program each year at Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery.

In addition to his responsibilities at Calloway’s Nursery, Weger is currently Chairman of the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA). Weger has served on the TNLA Board of Directors since 2001 and has been Chairman of Region V on two separate occasions. He has also participated on numerous committees and is certified at the highest TNLA level – Texas Master Certified Nursery Professional (TMCNP).

“Sam and I have worked alongside each other since we opened the first Calloway’s Nursery garden centers in 1987.  He has distinguished himself in the areas of store operations, merchandising, and most recently in recruiting and training.  Calloway’s and Cornelius have benefited greatly from Sam’s ability to secure great team players for the company and provide them with the knowledge that allows them to exceed our customers’ expectations.  I am proud of our association and in his having been named Vice President,” Jim Estill, TMCNP and President said.

For more information on Calloway’s Nursery, visit calloways.com.

Calloway’s and Cornelius Nursery is a 19-store garden center chain serving the Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston markets. The company strives to make gardening fun, easy and successful for customers by offering expert advice from Texas Certified Nursery Professionals; store environments that are educational and easy to shop; weekly gardening clinics that serve both novice and expert gardeners; displays and instructions to aid gardeners with design and color development in their yards; and a product selection of the best plant varieties available. For more information, visit www.calloways.com.

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