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The 2017 Industry Awards Presented at PestWorld

NPMA presented its annual industry awards program during PestWorld 2017 in Baltimore, MD.

 “Our industry is comprised of so many individuals who make a difference in the lives of their customers and employees,” stated NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf. “Today’s program recognized those members who have made a significant impact on their communities, employees, families and the pest management industry this year.”

The following individuals were awarded on Thursday, October 26 at PestWorld:

• Women of Excellence Award: Kim Kelley-Tunis, Rollins, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia)
• Young Entrepreneur Award: Sarah Thomas Clark, Thomas Pest Services (Albany, New York)
• 2016/2017 Committee of the Year: Diversity Committee
• 2016/2017 Committee Chair of the Year: Marty Overline (PestVets), Aardvark Pest Management (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
• Pinnacle Award: Bob and Judy Dold, Rose Pest Solutions (Northfield, Illinois)

For information on the criteria for each award, please visit

PestWorld Celebrates Another Successful Year

Another successful PestWorld is in the books! From October 24-27, more than 3,000 industry professionals from more than 80 countries converged in Baltimore to network, learn and grow, both personally and professionally.

Amid gorgeous fall weather, attendees enjoyed a full schedule of engaging speakers, education sessions, fun social events and networking opportunities.

Again this year, the Exhibit Hall was highly attended, with a wide range of products and services and first-hand demonstrations. 

Save the date for next year's PestWorld, to be held in Orlando! We'll be at the beautiful Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin hotels, right in the heart of Disney. To be held from October 23-26, we'll have something for everyone. Don't miss it!

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In response to requests from its membership, NPMA launched two new programs at PestWorld 2017 in Baltimore last week – a comprehensive online Resource Center and a Health Insurance Exchange Program.

During his remarks in PestWorld’s Opening General Session on October 24, NPMA President Bryan Cooksey spoke about the new online Resource Center. He said, “The Resource Center is a one-stop-shop with a vast array of up-to-the-minute technical and business management resources to help our members’ employees succeed. The NPMA staff has curated our online resources and created an easy-to-navigate section within our web site to help PMPs easily find the information they need.”

On Thursday, October 25, NPMA President-Elect Dennis Jenkins announced NPMA’s new Health Insurance Exchange Program. “NPMA’s goal is to provide small and mid-sized employers with cost effective benefit solutions,” said Jenkins.

NPMA announced last week the creation of its Strategic Partnership program, designed to provide companies that promote the association’s strategic initiatives, to include education, advocacy, and market outreach, the opportunities to align themselves with NPMA and its work on behalf of the pest management association.

“BASF, Bayer Environmental, Dow AgroSciences, FMC and Syngenta have been significant supporters of NPMA’s programs for decades,” stated NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf. “Through our Strategic Partnership program, we are able to recognize their commitment to the structural pest management industry by maximizing the visibility opportunities for these companies.”

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When was the last time you focused on upgrading your ability to conceive and introduce new product, service, process and strategy ideas? Join us November 28-30 in Salt Lake City for three days of tech-talk and tips on how to use new technologies to help rev up your growth.

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Member Benefit Highlight
Certainty in Uncertain Times: NPMA Health Insurance Exchange


Join us for a webinar on Wednesday, November 8 at 1pm ET to learn all about the NPMA Health Insurance Exchange!

The NPMA Health Insurance Exchange partners with reputable insurance providers to offer members cost-effective benefit options that make sense in an increasingly unpredictable marketplace.

With a focus on flexibility, our Exchange does away with "all-or-nothing" packages and empowers members to select specific benefit offerings that best fit the size and requirements of their business. The Exchange will activate during the 2018 open enrollment period and will be available to all NPMA members and their employees.

Click here to learn more.

NPMA Education and Events

NPMA recently kicked off the first of three webinars as part of the virtual conference series: Hire Smart & Manage Easy. In episode one, Recruiting the Best, business leaders Phil Cooper of Cooper Pest Control and Tim Wong of M&M Environmental shared winning strategies for avoiding common pitfalls when recruiting new employees. If you missed this webinar or wish to view it again, click here.

There are only two episodes left in this engaging conference series, and seats are limited! For more information about this conference or to register for the final episodes, see below.

On November 7th at 9:00am EST, Jeff Dunn of Northwest Exterminating, Billy Tesh of Pest Management Systems Inc., and Jeremy Clark of Dugas Pest Control team up in episode two, Qualifying the Best, to deliver their successes and failures in qualifying the best candidates so your next hiring decisions are well informed. Register now for this episode.

On December 4th at 9:00am EST, Kurt Scherzinger of Scherzinger Pest Control, Ken Stieren of Arrow Exterminators, and Mark DeGeare of Forshaw Inc. join forces in the final episode, Keeping the Best, to share their formulas for successfully keeping employees of all generations engaged. Register now for this episode.

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Arrow Exterminators Announces the Strategic Acquisition in Pensacola, FL of Superior Pest Management Services Inc.

Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the merger and acquisition of Superior Pest Management Services, Inc., a pest management company specializing in residential and commercial pest control. 

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