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NPMA is excited to announce that Howard Kurtz of Fox News will be joining attendees at Legislative Day 2019 for the breakfast and keynote presentation sponsored by Control Solutions Inc. (CSI) on Tuesday, February 26 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Mr. Kurtz is a renowned speaker and political analyst who will provide insights into the latest issues taking place in Washington D.C. and offer prognostications about the 2020 election and beyond. Read more.

Register today and view the full schedule of events.

 

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PestWorld 2019 will be held at the San Diego Convention Center located at 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. NPMA has secured room blocks at a few of the surrounding hotels. Make your reservations early at these prime locations,we expect the hotels to fill quickly.

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NPMA’s Recruitment & Retention Committee has developed an infographic on “The Employee Life Cycle” that is now available, click here to view or download. The infographic covers items for you to consider as you recruit, hire, on-board, develop, evaluate, engage and off-board employees.

Whether your company is just starting out or has been in business for generations, we strongly encourage you to join the movement to professionalize the industry by earning QualityPro accreditation for your company. Complete the application and you will gain access to valuable resources for business professionalism. Click here to learn more about becoming accredited.

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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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New Members

AP Equipment Financing of Bend, OR
Cazadores Termite Company of Chula Vista, CA
Dav Termite & Pest, Inc. of National City, CA
Elevate Pest Control of Logan, UT
Greenwald Pest Defense of Magalia, CA
River Valley Pest Management of Bradley, IL
Saddleback Termite & Pest Control of Lake Forest, CA
The Pest Authority of Charlotte of Charlotte, NC

Member Benefit Highlight

Have a human resources problem? Question? Crisis? Do you simply need to brainstorm a problem or a particular employee situation? NPMA members can call, email or text Seay Management Consultants to speak with one of their HR consultants free of charge regarding any employment issue that arises in your business. The comprehensive menu of services provided can be found here.

Sandy Seay and his associates are very familiar with the pest management industry, having represented and advised pest management companies for nearly 50 years. For more information about Seay Management Consultants, click here. To contact Sandy Seay, call 407-426-9484 or email sandy@seay.us.

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NPMA Education and Events

You can now earn nine credit hours for Hawaii through NPMA’s Online Learning Center! The NPMA online learning center houses a wide range of technical and business courses, with many of those courses available for credit in over 35 states. Hawaii is the latest state to approve NPMA’s exclusive technical courses for credit. To find out which online courses are approved for credit in each state, click here. Visit npmatraining.org to get started.

Members Make Headlines
Gregory Pest Solutions is pleased to announce the merger of ARMS Pest Management Professionals a Charleston-based firm with the Gregory team.
Coalmarch
NAPROCO LLC dba Garden Girls Repellents
Weekly Headlines
Fox News
The intense polar vortex that blanketed the Midwest and made its way to the East Coast with deadly subzero wind chills and snow may have had one benefit: killing off some bad bugs.
Detroit Metro Times
The Midwest, Great Lakes, and Ohio Valley regions will likely experience an increased tick population this spring and summer, due to the effects of La Niña.
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles officials this month called for an investigation into a vermin infestation at City Hall, after at least one city employee was diagnosed with typhus, a disease spread by rodents.
National Geographic
Discovered in a little-studied part of Angola, the arachnid ambushes its prey at night.
Orlando Sentinel
Swatting at mosquitoes is the last thought on most Central Floridians’ minds in the middle of February. But not for local biologists and government officials.
For your Business
Art Petty
As a leader, just thinking about what’s not getting talked about should scare the daylights out of you. The conversations to genuinely worry about are the ones that aren’t taking place.
Forbes
When we work and lead with values in mind we can reduce complexity, struggle and stress at work.
Let’s Grow Leaders
If your best performers are just not picking up the great idea you’re putting down, check to see if any of these issues are at play.
Harvard Business Review
Everybody loves feedback . . . as long as it’s positive. But most of us dislike negative feedback so much that we’ve even changed the name — it’s not negative, it’s constructive. Still, it’s an irreplaceably valuable gift.
Forbes
Here are a few key trends that are sure to catch the eyes (and handles) of marketers in 2019.
Trending Articles

Gizmodo
A new project from the University of Washington aims to better decipher the squeaks and chirps of these rodents by using deep learning to more quickly and reliably analyze their chatter.

CBS Philly
There’s a new tick warning despite it being winter, thanks, in part, of this week’s taste of spring. It turns out ticks are pretty tough little bugs.

Lolly Daskal
Successful leadership is the product of several factors. Skill and education play a part, but one of the most important hallmarks of great leaders is the standards they uphold.

Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  February 24-26 Legislative Day 2019 Washington, DC
  April 9-10 PestWorld East Abu Dhabi, UAE
  July 16-18 NPMA Academy Phoenix, AZ
  July 25-27 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic 2019 Summer Conference Myrtle Beach, SC
  October 15-18 PestWorld 2019 San Diego, CA
       

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

 

 

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