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During a successful PestWorld 2016 in Seattle, the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) presented their annual empowerment grant to Kaija Saarinen.
Ms. Saarinen is located in Kenora, Ontario where she owns and operates Green and Gone Pest Solutions. Congratulations, Kaija!
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Applications due by December 9

The Executive Leadership Program was created to find passionate, committed, and engaged individuals from all parts of the country who want to enhance NPMA and the membership experience while connecting with industry leaders.
During this program, ELP candidates will participate in a two-year planned curriculum that prepares them for association leadership.
NPMA will appoint PMPs from across the country to participate in the ELP. NPMA will fund your participation and travel to Academy and PestWorld, so that you can be part of our board meeting, share your experiences and take advantage of networking and learning activities.
For more information on the program and eligibility criteria, click here
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Cooper Pest Control
Nisus Corp

Make plans to join NPMA and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) on February 4-6 in Memphis. This program provides the most current technical and business-related information to professionals who are involved in wildlife management or are considering offering this valuable add-on service. Click here for more information.

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Congratulations to the newest ACE or BCE certified professionals, all of whom recently passed their exams. Click here to learn who achieved this designation.
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Nisus Corp
Fireback's dual "spray & straw" applicator
Fireback’s new double-strike applicator targets both visible and hidden pests. The permanently attached hinged flip-up straw reaches listed pests hiding in cracks and crevices. Flip it down to expose the opening for a normal spray. Fireback kills on contact and provides a 3-month residual. Use it for 29 listed pests.
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PestVets, with the support of FMC, is offering complimentary job listings on NPMA’s Career Center for any NPMA members who are looking to hire veterans. There are currently 620 job opportunities posted on the NPMA Career Center!
If you have any contacts within a veteran organization, please share this great hiring resource with them. Please contact Janay Rickwalder with any questions.
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Are past due accounts bugging your business? Has the economy put you in the unfortunate position of "bill collector" instead of service provider? As a benefit of membership, NPMA members have access to discounted collection services from A.R.M. Solutions. 

A.R.M. Solutions delivers cost effective and diplomatic programs to maximize recovery rates, retain valued customers, and lower the overall cost of collecting on past due accounts. Click here for more information about this member benefit. 
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Pest Pic of the Week

Green Bottle Fly

As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of
pest images at for use by NPMA members.
View the image use policy.

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UPG Unified Purchasing Group
New Members
Central Michigan Pest & Wildlife Management, LLC
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Heard from the Hill
Last week, the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas granted a nationwide preliminary injunction from the implementation of the Department of Labor’s final overtime rule that was scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2016 and would raise the minimum overtime eligibility threshold to $47,476, annually. The preliminary injunction was sought by two groups of plaintiffs that consist of 21 states and a combination of industry groups lead by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Federation of Independent Businesses. 
The Court determined that implementation of the final rule on December 1, 2016 would cause irreparable harm to businesses nationwide while agreeing with the plaintiffs that the Department of Labor exceeded their statutory authority pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act. It is important to note that this court ruling is limited to a delay of implementation of the final rule until a federal court can make a final determination on the merits of the case, which should be several months away. 
Because a preliminary injunction is not a final ruling there are limited options for the Department of Labor to appeal the decision issued today and a very short window of time prior to the December 1, 2016 implementation date. The Department of Labor issued a statement disagreeing with the decision and stated they will explore all possible legal actions but have not filed a motion for an interlocutory appeal. NPMA will continue to closely monitor all developments but based on this ruling we anticipate the overtime rule will NOT be implemented as expected on December 1, 2016.

The preliminary injunction is promising for NPMA members. We have advocated against this rule since July 2015 requesting numerous rational fixes to the final rule including; delaying implementation of the rule, phasing-in the final rule, accounting for regional economic discrepancies and elimination of the triennial automatic indexing. The delay will enable NPMA and our partners in the Partnership to Protect Workplace Opportunity (PPWO) the ability to work with the incoming Trump Administration and 115th Congress to make the necessary fixes to overtime laws. There is still a lot of advocacy to be accomplished on overtime regulations and we will need your continued engagement on this very important issue to our industry. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the NPMA public policy team.
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Members Make Headlines

The leader of the British Pest Control Association has been named chief executive of the year in a national contest. Simon Forrester scooped the highest-profile category at the UK Association Awards – an initiative which aims to reward talent and recognize success. The 47-year-old has turned the non-profit organization into the leading trade body for pest control in the UK.
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Garden Girls Repellents LLC
Calendar of Events

Nov. 30- Dec. 2
Jan. 18-20
Feb. 4-6
Feb. 7-8
March 12-14

Global Bed Bug Summit
Eastern Conference
Wildlife Expo
Southern Conference
Legislative Day

Indianapolis, IN
Atlantic City, NJ
Memphis, TN
Memphis, TN
Washington, DC

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