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NPMA’s 25th Academy kicks-off next week, and though the pandemic has been trying to disrupt our industry for months, we are here to prove that we are unstoppable. By participating in Academy, you’ll take the next step in this fight and show that nothing can stop your drive to enhance your leadership skills and grow your business. Can we count on you to join us?
Academy will take place virtually beginning July 9 and run every-other Thursday through October 8. Each session will be approximately 90-minutes long and will include a variety of keynote presentations, interactive team building tasks, and Learning Lab breakouts focused on business management.
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NPMA is excited to introduce a new optional event at PestWorld 2020 in Nashville, TN. The CEO Forum: Good to Great will take place on Monday, October 12 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Tuesday, October 13 from 8:00 am – Noon and will be geared towards business owners and upper managers. This forum, sponsored by BASF, will feature a combination of both keynote speakers and carefully selected industry speakers who will provide a vision to important conversations such as succeeding in a world of disruption and creating a company culture that will recruit, retain and engage employees. Attendees will walk away from this informative forum with new ideas and solutions for your business and its future.
As states reopen and we all navigate back to "normal" operations, don't forget to use all the resources at your disposal. QualityPro offers an OSHA toolbox to all accredited companies to act as a framework for employee safety programs moving forward. Be sure to explore all of the tools available at qualityprotools.org.
Women of Excellence Award
Sponsored by Target Specialty Products, this award is open to women across the pest management industry - pest control companies, manufacturers, research organizations, etc. - who demonstrate outstanding leadership and have made notable contributions to the development and growth of the profession, their business, and other women in the industry. Learn more.
Young Entrepreneur Award
Presented by Rentokil North America, this award recognizes young entrepreneurs working in the professional pest management industry who have helped create or develop an industry business and/or those who have stewarded a meaningful industry concept to fruition. Learn more.
PWIPM Professional Empowerment Grant
Each year, the Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) Professional Empowerment Grant awards $1,000 and a trip to PestWorld to at least one woman. The Grant has helped past recipients develop their careers in the pest management industry and/or helped to relieve the costs related to education. Learn more.
Blacklegged Female Tick
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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Boost sales with the swipe of a card and give your customers a more convenient way to pay. The National Pest Management Association has teamed up with Payroc to offer members Merchant Card Services and Financial Technology. With Payroc, your business is able to accept all major credit and debit cards nationwide, so you can cash in on each and every visit. Get started today!
Senators Crapo (R-ID) and Brown (D-OH) filed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on 6/25 to include text almost identical to the Illicit Cash Act. The “Establishing Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting Requirements” or "Beneficial Owner" provision would requires LLCs and corporations with less than 20 employees to file confidential business information on any "beneficial owner.”
A beneficial owner is anyone who exercises substantial control over a corporation or LLC through ownership interests, voting rights, agreement, or otherwise; or has a substantial interest in or receives substantial economic benefits from the assets of a corporation or the assets of a limited liability company. Failure to do so annually or upon change of any information would result in significant fines and jail time.
This text differs slightly from S.2563 The Illicit Cash Act which NPMA walked the Hill on in March. As of 6/26 the text has changed, so the updated bullet points may be different than the alert you initially received.
We need you to contact your Senator today (especially if you’re represented by someone in leadership) and urge this provision be removed. Please go to Voter Voice and connect with your member TODAY.
New York Post
New York City has turned to an unlikely ally in the fight against the city’s mounting rodent problem: pet dogs.
An aggressive human biting tick responsible for an array of diseases is rapidly expanding in Connecticut.
This summer, for the first time, genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the U.S.
The spider was given the name Loureedia phoenixi after Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of the nefarious comic book villain.
Barely a month and a half after the invasion of the so-called "murder hornets," the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has identified specimens of the invasive and disease-carrying Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) in Wayne County, the state's most populous county.
Leadership & Change
Positive leaders accept what’s bad – and look for ways to make it better. Happiness is not a state, but a verb.
Now is the time to lead with purpose, empathy and hope to create a better future for your company.
Toxic behaviors from workplace bullies will always continue to exist in an organization if they are allowed and tolerated. That’s why it’s imperative to take steps to remedy workplace bullying by confronting it.
How to get rid of what's holding you back from reaching your full potential.
In today’s world, we’re faced with a number of new challenges both in the workplace and at home – whether it’s our new working arrangements, impacts from COVID-19, looking inward as we shine a spotlight on societal issues, or something else – and our people need empathy.
Without a DNA sequencer, two Los Angeles entomologists relied on two of biology’s oldest tools: microscopes and lots of free time.
Effective remote work involves these five habits, which prevent feelings of burnout and isolation.
Detroit Free Press
This spring, amid the stay home order during the coronavirus pandemic, the rodent ruination to engines has been exceptionally high in some places.