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The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) is proud to announce the selection of the Executive Leadership Program (ELP) class of 2020 participants, continuing NPMA’s commitment to prepare rising stars for association leadership roles and develop successful ambassadors for our industry.

“As proven with the previous three ELP classes, the curriculum presents a fantastic opportunity for these aspiring association leaders to grow professionally and personally. In turn, NPMA benefits by hearing fresh perspectives and establishing a pipeline of engaged members. It’s truly a win-win situation,” stated NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf. “I look forward to working with this new group of participants and witnessing their many successes for years to come.”

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Back by popular demand, NPMA will be hosting a Kid’s Program on March 9th within the larger Legislative Day program. Children will get a chance to explore some of the most iconic DC landmarks as well as a tour of the Capitol Building! If you are interested in having your child(ren) participate, please RSVP to Maria Mercado by January 15.

NPMA can only host this program based on confirmed commitments. Please RSVP as soon as possible. 

 

The January/February 2020 issue of PestWorld magazine is on the way! The magazine provides a Legislative Outlook, with the following features:

DC: An Update and an Invitation
2020 will be a challenging year legislatively, with the upcoming election and vital legislation. NPMA’s Legislative Day will be the forum to highlight the pest management industry’s needs.

Crystal Ball: 2020 State Legislative Activity
Neonicotinoids, rodenticides, pesticide preemption, occupational licensing reform, service taxes and landlord-tenant bed bug legislation will likely be the top issues facing us in 2020.

Safeguarding Your Pest Control Business from Costly Cyber Risks
To protect a business against cybercrime, it is essential to take a proactive approach and have the right kind of insurance coverage.

The issue also includes articles on Being the Voice of Reason Amidst Controversy, Marijuana Legislation; Elm Seed Bugs and more.

Also, check out our PestWorld magazine website, where you'll find current and archived articles, as well as exclusive online-only content!

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Sponsored by FMC, The PestVets Veteran of the Year Award was created to honor a Veteran who has helped strengthen the role of the pest management industry. They are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the industry and to the communities they serve. The criteria may include any of the following: the nominee’s leadership/involvement in community volunteer activities, the nominee’s contributions to the pest control industry, the nominee’s contributions to his/her company, and the nominee’s contributions to other Veterans. The minimum qualifications for a nomination must include: must be an honorably discharged (DD214) Veteran of the US Military and must be employed by an NPMA member company.

Deadline: Nominations are due by February 20, 2020. The recipient will be awarded at Legislative Day 2020 in Washington, DC. If you have any questions regarding a nomination, please contact Jake Plevelich at jplevelich@pestworld.org or by phone at (703) 352-6762.

In conjunction with PestWorld 2020, NPMA will be hosting a special, two-day program, designed specifically for managers and owners to sharpen their business skills as you plan for growth in 2021. To help assist us with the format, topics and program, we’d like to ask you to complete a short, 4 question survey. Click here to get started.

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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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1st Defense Pest Solutions, LLC of Holmen, WI
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Member Benefit Highlight

NPMA’s Resource Center provides members with an intuitive one-stop-shop for access to the latest technical and business management resources including online training.

Training on Your Schedule: We work to fit your schedule. From certifications and state-required recertification credits to business webinars and conference recaps, the Resource Center allows self-guided learning with more than 60 career-building webinars. Explore our online training resources now!

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NPMA Education and Events

Join the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA) and the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) at the 2020 Wildlife Expo! The program at the Wildlife Expo combines training and education with networking opportunities and the chance to check out the latest technology and services in the Exhibit Hall. Whether you are a large company or a one-man shop, use this opportunity to grow this segment of your business by attending this unique meeting.

Register earlyrates increase January 15!

 

This March, National Pest Management Association members will climb Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to meet with their members of Congress at Legislative Day 2020 – providing opportunities to promote the pest management industry and advocate for issues important to us. A key priority for the pest management industry during the 2018 Farm Bill, NPMA continues to push Congress to secure federal preemption. NPMA staff is visiting committees of jurisdiction already to prepare them for your visits during Legislative Day in March. To kick off this lobbying push, NPMA has redesigned our one pager on preemption, available here. Throughout January, NPMA will be releasing our Legislative Day one pagers and will hold a webinar in February to prepare attendees on all of our issues and what expect.

Click here to learn more about Legislative Day 2020, and register today!

 
Heard From the Hill
Please join the NPMA Public Policy Staff as we show you how to use VoterVoice, NPMA’s feature weapon for bolstering and defending the industry using grassroots campaigns. This quick, yet informative 30-minute webinar will show you how to defend your industry and bottom line using VoterVoice.

Click here to register for NPMA Grassroots Campaigns: Learn how to Use VoterVoice on Jan 16, 2020 3:00 PM EST.

NPMA staff is kicking off 2020 with a massive educational push on the importance of preemption. VP of Public Policy Ashley Amidon visited with Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA-012), Rep. Jim Baird (R-IN-04), Rep. Pete Stauber (R-MN-8), Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO-4), Rep Troy Balderson (R-OH-12), Rep Steve Chabot (R-OH-01), and Rep Kelly (R-MS-1) just in the last few days. Amidon has requested meetings with every member of the House Ag and House Small Business committee on this issue, and will be preparing all these offices for NPMA visits during our Legislative Day in March. NPMA continues to advocate for federal preemption on the Hill, and will focus on this issue as our #1 priority in 2020.

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Calendar of Events
       
  Date Event Location
  January 15-17                Eastern Conference Atlantic City, NJ
  February 4-6 Wildlife Conference Las Vegas, NV
  February 11-12 Southern Conference Memphis, TN
  March 8-10 Legislative Day Washington, DC
       

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

 

 

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