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    July 06, 2013

    Great job! Richard people like you make our city a lovely place to live.

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    July 06, 2013

    Good Luck Richard!! Keep sharing…keep caring!

    toni

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    July 06, 2013

    Good Luck Richard!! Keep sharing…keep caring!

    Vince

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    July 08, 2013

    Good job Richard! The beautification of our city is an ongoing process. Your business is needed to continue improving the quality of our city.

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    July 08, 2013

    Hi Ricky! Keep focused and continue reaching for the stars! The city needs more landscape beauty in many areas. Wishing you the best!

    Blessings,
    Cheri

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    July 09, 2013

    Mr. Dobbins,
    You are too modest…More than 60 urban gardens and landscapes on the Southside of Chicago are attributed to your direction, input, design and manual labor. Bronzeville Historical Society bird oasis at Douglas Tomb Site was guided by your professional consultation. Keep up the great work.
    – Sherry

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    July 09, 2013

    Way to go, Richard! This only touches the surface of your level of passion and caring (not to mention your vast abilities to bring sustainable landscaping and living into fluition).

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    July 09, 2013

    Your commitment to liveable, lovable spaces is inspiring.

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    July 09, 2013

    Beautiful! Best on your project Richard. I agree with Sherry in that your expertise, accomplishments and installations are outstanding and certainly deserve wide spread recognition.
    Judith

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    July 13, 2013

    Nice pitch. Clear concise to the point.

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    July 18, 2013

    Awesome concept and presentation!!! It is exciting news this firm has elected to touch the global community in all aspects of a triple bottom approach (social responsibility, environmental stewartship, and economic prosperity). I am encouraged to follow this firm’s onward successes.

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    July 20, 2013

    Excellent presentation that focuses on a specific action plan that will advance the city of Chicago in becoming a premier, sustainable, prosperous place to live.

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    July 21, 2013

    Great pitch , concise, inspiring & clear!

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    July 21, 2013

    Congratulations, Richard!!! Your work and philosophy make Chicago a better to place to live and raise our families.

    Best,
    April

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    July 21, 2013

    Great job! You are right on point.

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    July 21, 2013

    Great presentation Rick. Those of you making the decisions on the contest winner should really pay attention to #74. He is truly passionate about what he does and how we care for our environment.

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    July 22, 2013

    Livable, lovable and sustainable environments are exactly what The Dobbins Group will offer for future horticultural endeavors in the Chicagoland and surrounding areas.

    Great presentation!!

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    July 22, 2013

    Yours is the right firm for the job. Your passion for what you do is only exceeded by your expertise in your field.

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    July 22, 2013

    Your creativity in my backyard has given my family many years of enjoyable outdoor ambiance…. Keep up the good work

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    July 22, 2013

    Richard, this is awesome! Great job and good luck!

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    July 22, 2013

    “No person, man, woman, or child shall be left inside.” I loved it!

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    July 22, 2013

    Awesome job Richard! You are a driving force and a jewel in the landscaping field. Continue making the wonderful impact. People will follow by making a footprint of their own in all communities with information obtained from your guidance. Kudos to you.

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    July 22, 2013

    Good luck, Richard!

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    July 22, 2013

    You said it well, Richard — thanks for representing the importancee of the people-plant connection all communities.
    Patsy

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    July 22, 2013

    Openlands has been very fortunate to be able to work with Richard. He has instructed community gardeners taking our GardenKeepers classes in ways to get a garden started and keep it going! He is very talented and experienced in garden construction and installation and a pleasure to work with.

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    July 22, 2013

    Excellent presentation and a very innovative idea. Creating such a project in the most deprived communities in Chicago will not only enhance the beauty of the city but provide a sense of worth for many as well. Wish you the best.

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    July 22, 2013

    Great job on incorporating the theory of horticulture and science together as one. While these are two independent fields, they both work hand in hand to ensure a safe and clean environment for everyone to enjoy!

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    July 22, 2013

    Richard you are truly a green guru. Thanks for your contributions to reducing the carbon footprint, greening our communities, and helping to save what is home to all of us, the planet. Kedp that green lens on everything. If you believe it you can achieve it. Now go do your thing.

    All the best

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    July 23, 2013

    Great job describing your entity!! Good luck and I’ll see you at the top.

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    July 23, 2013

    Mr. Dobbins, thank you for bringing back and introducing the importance of the beauty
    Of horticultural. Many of our kids don’t understand the legacy of land and all it as to offer them and how they can embrace its rich beauty. Continue to bring forth the ancestral birthright to our kids.

    Peace & Prayer

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    July 24, 2013

    I just shared on my LinkedIn. Great marketing idea.

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    July 24, 2013

    Great content but you should consider memorizing your presentation and not reading it.

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    July 24, 2013

    Mr. Dobbins, your work is amazing. Thank you for caring and contributing to this world in a positive manner. Good luck! :)

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    July 24, 2013

    Good luck Mr. Dobbins!!! It’s so nice to see one of our SBTRC clients participate in the elevator pitch contest! Warm Regards, Ivette

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    July 24, 2013

    Great ideas…Richard is a great guy to work with!

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    July 24, 2013

    Great to hear you are making it happen. Your business is a model for many to follow. Best of luck! You deserve it!

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    July 24, 2013

    Your dynamic vision could become the next big option for jobs for our inner city youth who may not be able to go to college. THIS IS REAL ,ATTAINABLE, and a huge step toward hope for our kids. We thank you for caring!!

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    July 24, 2013

    May the Good Lord Bless all of your endeavors Rich and I”m with you 100%. This is a fantastic opportunity for more exposure on your behalf.

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    July 24, 2013

    Richard, I am so very thankful that you are continuing to work and share you expertise in the horticultural field. Your knowledge and creative genius has long been represented by your work in communities all over Chicagoland. I pray that you continue to share and work with our youth to bring an awareness to the need for green living.
    Love, Light and Truth!

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    July 24, 2013

    This is wonderful work that you are doing. May God continue to in large your territory.

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    July 25, 2013

    Amazing idea Richard. I hope you win…

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    July 25, 2013

    Great job Richard!

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    July 25, 2013

    Outstanding Presentation!!!!

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    July 25, 2013

    Welld done Mr. Dobbins!

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    July 25, 2013

    Great job, I love the pitch!

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    July 25, 2013

    All God’s Gang is cheering for your big win….remember we told you so.

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    July 25, 2013

    Way to go, Richard. Chicago is lucky to have you as one of its own. I still remember your passion for all things green, and your commitment and hard work for improving the lives of the underserved. Thank you.

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    July 26, 2013

    Great job Mr.Dobbins

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    July 27, 2013

    Great presentation, Richard.

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    July 31, 2013

    Always an inspiration Richard. The directions is clear, the message is clear and the desire to be part of a greater change is, as always, very clear. I echo Kevin’s thoughts, Chicago is very lucky you chose to return to your roots and work tirelessly on these efforts throughout the City.

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