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NPMA presented its annual industry awards program during PestWorld 2018 in Orlando, Florida.

“We are proud to work alongside so many individuals making a positive impact in their community and in their workplace,” stated NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf. “Today’s program recognized those members who have made an outstanding difference in the lives of their employees and the pest management industry as a whole.”

The following individuals were awarded on Thursday, October 25 at PestWorld:

  • Pinnacle Award: Harvey Massey, Massey Services, Inc. (Orlando, Florida)
  • Women of Excellence Award: Amy Chapman, Corteva Agriscience (Greenville, South Carolina)
  • Young Entrepreneur Award: Kevin Thorn, Thorn Pest Solutions (Pleasant Grove, Utah)
  • NPMA Gives Award: EnviroPest of Loveland, Colorado
  • Global Ambassador Award: Xiaoyun Huang, Chinese Pest Control Association
  • 2017/2018 Committee of the Year: Public Policy Committee
  • 2017/2018 Committee Chair of the Year: Bobby Jenkins (Blue Ribbon Membership Task Force), ABC Home & Commercial Services (Austin, Texas)

Please join us in congratulating the PestWorld 2018 award recipients! For information on the criteria for each award, please visit http://npmapestworld.org/member-center/award-programs. Information about the 2019 Awards Program will be available early next year.

     

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PestWorld 2018 has come to a close, marking yet another successful conference! Set against the beautiful backdrop of Orlando's Swan and Dolphin hotels, industry professionals learned and networked, enjoying many opportunites to grow both professionally and personally.

This year's PestWorld included a full schedule of engaging education sessions, riveting speakers, one-on-one networking opportunities and one-of-a-kind social events. And, this year's Exhibit Hall boasted a high attendance, with products and services of every variety, plus many first-hand demonstrations. 

You won't want to miss next year's PestWorld! Set at San Diego's Convention Center on October 15-18, we'll have the same high-quality speakers, education sessions and more, all on the gorgeous California coast. You won't want to miss it!

 

Join us November 27-29 in Denver for three days of bed bug talk! Hear from industry experts on the latest bed bug research and control strategies, as the industry continues to work toward eliminating the bed bug problem.

Register by November 2, to take advantage of the early bird pricing.

Already registered? Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations by November 2.

 
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NPMA PestVets Committee members play bingo with disabled Veterans at the Orlando VA Medical Center. 

On Monday, October 22, 2018, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) PestVets Committee participated in their annual PestWorld Day of Service at the Orlando VA Medical Center in Lake Nona, FL. Organized by Dave Ramsey, Marie Horner, and Arnold Ramsey - members of the NPMA PestVets Committee assisted and played bingo with disabled Veterans. For NPMA PestVets Committee members it was a fun and satisfying experience. 

According to PestVets sponsor FMC's Arnold Ramsey on the event at the VA, "I have a stronger feeling of joy and appreciation after spending time with our senior Veterans. Getting to know them was a high point of PestWorld. It was equally gratifying to let them know that they are remembered and honored for their national service."

 
  

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 As a membership benefit, NPMA has developed a gallery of 
pest images at My.NPMAPestWorld.org for use by NPMA members.

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MYLVA S.A. of Spain
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Member Benefit Highlight
  

With almost 6,000 pest management professionals in its network, there’s almost certainly another NPMA member who’s faced the challenges you’re facing. Been there. Done that.

NPMA’s Mentor Match program was designed to help you find those professionals and get great advice that will keep you sharp, current and (last but not least) ahead of the pack.

Check out a brief video on how to get started with Mentor Match!

NPMA Education and Events

NPMA recently kicked off the first of three webinars as part of the virtual conference series: Working on Your Business, Not in It. In Episode one, Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan, business leaders Mike Bullert of Big Time Pest Control and Kurt Scherzinger of Scherzinger Termite & Pest Control shared critical aspects of a business plan, how to implement important tools including traction models, and how to identify and set realistic goals. 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.

EPISODE 2: Bridging the Gap – November 1st at 3:30 PM EST
Click here to register!
Episode 2 picks up where episode one left off in an engaging follow-up discussion between business experts Galvin Murphy of Yankee Pest Control and Donnie Shelton of Triangle Pest Control. Moderated by industry icon Dan Gordon of PCO Bookkeepers, this session covers the critical steps to implementing a well-developed business plan.

EPISODE 3: Learning to Let Go – December 7, 2018
Registration information coming soon!
Mark DeGeare of Forshaw Inc. moderates the final informative debate of this series between Erin Richardson of All-American Pest Control and Fred Wingate of Noosa Pest Management as they discuss their winning strategies to overcoming the challenges of transitioning from a business owner to a business leader.

 
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Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  November 27-29, 2018 Global Bed Bug Summit Denver, CO
  January 23-25  Eastern Conference Pocono Manor, PA   
  February 5-6 Southern Conference Memphis, TN
  February 6-8  Wildlife Conference Myrtle Beach, SC
  July 17-18 NPMA Academy Phoenix, AZ
  October 15-18 PestWorld 2019 San Diego, CA
       

View our master calendar for a full list of industry events.

 

 

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