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Nissan Fleet Program: Nissan presents NPMA members with an exclusive program that allows members to purchase a new Nissan or Infiniti vehicle using incentives established by Nissan. This is another outstanding cost-saving benefit offered to you as a result of your affiliation with NPMA. All you need to do is visit the link below and follow a few simple steps to qualify for instant savings! These savings can result in up to $9500 off on 2019 models. Click here for program details and to apply for your certification number.


NPMA – 33 Form: NPMA released a revised version of the NPMA-33 Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Form this year. The revised NPMA-33 form is available for purchase as a hard copy through NPMA’s BugStore, or as a digital form on the newly redesigned forms website: www.npmaforms.com. The previous edition of this form will become obsolete after December 31, 2019.


Field Guide Pro App: The new NPMA Field Guide PRO app was launched this year for all android and iOS devices! Get it today for the low annual subscription of only $8.99, users get instant access to a library of advanced biology and control methods for over 200 different structural pests, with high-resolution photos and charts for confident identification and a detailed terms glossary.


Informational Leave-Behind Brochures for Your Customers: NPMA has designed new informational leave-behind brochures that can effectively market the dangers of pests to your clients. These trifold brochures for ticks, termites and bed bugs detail what homeowners should look for regarding the dangers these pests pose and why every home should be protected by a pest control company. The brochures are fully customizable, allowing you to add your company logo and contact information on the back page. Click here to start your customized order.


Our team is committed to providing you with member benefits and resources that will help your company succeed. We look forward to helping you take advantage of these and new resources in 2020.


Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/npma-ePestWorld/articles/index.asp?aid=595743&issueID=65933 to view the full article online.

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How to attract Millennial Drivers – Recruitment Guide
Millennials account for more than one-third of the U.S. employee population and more are entering the workforce every day, making this generation the biggest opportunity for growth in fleets.
A successful driver recruitment strategy will attract a new pool of dynamic employees who are wholeheartedly engaged in the company. Here are five ideas on how to recruit millennial drivers:
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NPMA Education and Events
Heard From the Hill
2019 positioned NPMA to take advantage of our industry’s hard work. We laid the right groundwork in 2018 to take advantage of whatever 2019 threw our way. We took a strategic plan and made real, significant progress in every area. Our staff and industry have united to pursue strategic and well understood goals to advance where we go in every aspect of public policy. We can measure our progress in tangible ways and ensure that our industry understands where public policy is headed.

Visit https://npmapestworld.org/default/assets/File/publicpolicy/DC Update.pdf to view the full article online.

In 2019, NPMA dominated at the state-level thanks to the cooperation, energy, and execution of our state pest control associations and State Policy Affairs Representatives (SPARs). It was the busiest legislative year in recent memory as almost 900 bills were introduced that could affect our industry. It is essential that we prepare for 2020, and operate with a sense of urgency, as it will be another relentless year of 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.

Visit http://npmapestworld.org/default/assets/File/publicpolicy/Crystal Ball - 2020 State Legislative Activity.pdf to view the full article online.

Weekly Headlines

WKOW

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is warning people who bought evergreens this holiday to check for an invasive pest called Elongate Hemlock Scale (EHS) and properly dispose of any holiday greenery that may show signs of infestation.

Visit https://wkow.com/2019/12/27/state-asks-people-to-check-evergreens-for-invasive-pest/ to view the full article online.


KOLD

The Tucson Wildlife Center says a skunk is recovering from burns on her face after she tried to make a home for herself in the hood of a man’s vehicle.

Visit https://www.kold.com/2019/12/24/tucson-wildlife-center-has-warning-about-whats-lurking-under-your-hood/ to view the full article online.


CBS Miami

Miami-Dade County is reporting two new cases of dengue fever. The county said these cases of mosquito-borne illness are geographically linked to a travel-related case.

Visit https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/12/23/2-new-cases-dengue-fever-reported-miami-dade/ to view the full article online.


The Guardian

How many Christmas beetles have you seen this year? The insects – a genus containing some 35 separate species – traditionally appear in summer. Many settlers saw the scarabs, shimmering in festive red and green, as embodying the European holiday tradition.

Visit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/23/the-humming-of-christmas-beetles-was-once-a-sign-of-the-season-where-have-they-gone to view the full article online.


CNN

The Asian giant hornet, a 2-inch menace that feasts on honeybees, has invaded Washington state. It might've migrated from Canada, where a colony was discovered nesting in the ground.

Visit https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/23/us/asian-giant-hornet-washington-state-scn-trnd/index.html to view the full article online.

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Strategy + Business

Leaders can gain clarity by using January to simplify operations and focus on desired outcomes for the coming year.

Visit https://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Start-the-New-Year-with-a-simplification-month to view the full article online.


Lolly Daskal

Smart leaders understand that they are never done learning, because learning is a lifelong process. They treat learning as an investment in themselves. Here are some of the forms that investment takes.

Visit https://www.lollydaskal.com/leadership/how-the-best-leaders-invest-in-themselves/ to view the full article online.


Entrepreneur

Teamwork is critically important. In fact, research shows that 97 percent of employees and executives believe lack of alignment within a team impacts the outcome of a task or project. So what can you do? Simply focus more on making sure your teams are effective. Here are six tools for building effective teams.

Visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/342396 to view the full article online.


Let’s Grow Leaders

It’s that time of year. All around the world teams are being handed stretch goals that feel more like a delusion than a challenge. If this is happening to you, and you don’t know whether to laugh or cry, don’t give up hope.

Visit https://letsgrowleaders.com/2019/12/16/stretch-goals-how-to-motivate-and-challenge-your-team/ to view the full article online.


Stanford Business

If you’re a top-level business manager, admitting that you don’t know something can be difficult. After all, anyone who has clambered to the top of the corporate food chain is expected to exude certainty and self-confidence. But thinking of yourself that way can be a mistake.

Visit http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/irv-grousbeck-power-i-dont-know to view the full article online.