Gannon University recognizes Crystal Arlington with Legacy Award

May 22, 2012 | Posted in AGMG Releases, Awards & Recognitions

Lake City, May 11, 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. The honor is bestowed annually to a professional woman leader who mentors other women, supports her community and excels in her career. Arlington, who was the first female in North America to hold both a certification in landscape and snow and ice management, was selected among several nominations and reviewed by an independent panel of community judges from Gannon University’s Leadership program including employees of Gannon University, the Gannon University Small Business Development Center and members of the W.I.L.D. Steering Committee.

“I am truly honored to be recognized by Gannon University and I am thankful for organizations such as the SBDC’s Women in Leadership Development and their efforts in empowering enterprising women daily,” said AGMG CEO Crystal Arlington. "Networking with other professional women and leaders at conferences like the W.I.L.D. annual event has contributed significantly to my company's growth."

Arlington was recognized at the 5th Annual Women in Leadership Development (W.I.L.D.) Conference held on May 11, 2012 at the Erie PA Bayfront Convention Center.

Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc., headquartered in Lake City, PA, has grown to encompass work in 39 states with over 4700 Affiliated Partner Contractors. The company provides exterior maintenance services including landscape maintenance, snow and ice management, lot sweeping and power washing to some of the country’s largest companies and property management firms.

For more information on Affiliated Grounds Maintenance Group, Inc. visit or (866) 923-2464.