Last call to register for our annual Leavenworth Meeting!
Leavenworth, Washington
WSPMAFallSeminarWSPMA Fall Seminar

It has become a tradition that the WSPMA offers an amazing lineup of speakers every fall; this year is no different. Our Education Committee has secured three of the leading ladies in our industry to speak on cockroaches, spiders, bed bugs and ants. The WSPMA office has already received multiple registrations for this event, so secure your spots early - it will fill up!
MemberNewsMember News

Lots of growth since our last update for Eastside Exterminators:
 
Bruce Lee, Web Developer
Alexander Angelico, Digital Content Writer
Cecilia Reyes, Marketing Assistant
Isaac Riter, Exclusion
Jeremy Haffner, Exclusion
Julio Melendez, Exclusion
Daniel Mathiason, PMP
Cesar Lopez, Insulation



Willard's Pest Control Co. is happy announce the acquisition of Safeguard Pest Control. Several months of negotiations preceded the purchase date of July 1. Safeguard technicians came across with the deal. Welcome to the Willard's Pest Control family Tim, Andrew and Josh!!!
ACEAre you ready to become an ACE?

WSU Urban IPM is holding an ACE (Associated Certified Entomologist) workshop to help career-minded pest management professionals gain ACE certification. An introductory webinar will be held on September 13, 2017 from 3 to 4:30 pm to describe the ACE certification program and application process. On December 12, 2017 an all-day ACE review session will be held at WSU Puyallup and the proctored ACE Exam will take place on December 13, 2017 at WSU Puyallup. See more details at WSU Structural Pest IPM.

Registration is now open! Funded by the Norm Ehmann Urban Pest Management Award, the workshop is free for participants but registration is required. Register today at   WSU Structural Pest IPM.

For more information contact Becky Maguire at 253-445-4595 or hinesre@wsu.edu. To learn more about the ACE certification see the ESA website.

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ChairmanChairman Retires

Quoted PPMA (July 24, 2017):

"I am writing with some bittersweet news regarding our beloved Chairman. Well, Tommy always told me he was going to retire at 80 or until he was kicked out! That time has come and he announced his plans to retire his post as PPMA Chairman, which he has dutifully held for the past 15 years. He will run his final board meeting at PestWorld 2017 and will be recognized as Chairman Emeritus thereafter. The official date will be November 1, 2017.

Below you'll find a few materials explaining the succession, including a letter from Tommy, a formal board order from the Executive Committee announcing Bobby Jenkins as incoming PPMA Chairman and Mike Rottler as Secretary/Treasurer and a press release that was issued on Monday. 
 
As we wish Tommy well and congratulate him on his retirement, we would be remiss without first acknowledging all the tremendous work he has done to grow PPMA to where it is today. It was his vision along with other key industry leaders that gave us our mission, and it is his legacy that we will always honor through our continued work to promote, protect, defend and grow our industry."

LeavenworthSpeakersLeavenworth Speakers

Amanda Polyak


Cindy Mannes will be unable to speak at our Leavenworth Meeting this year, but we are excited to have Amanda Polyak with us this year. Polyak will be speaking on Generational Marketing and the Digital Marketing Space.

Understanding the buyers journey for each of the generations is critical to marketing your services.  And in the digital space, you put in a lot of time and effort on social media properties - but are you truly making an impact? Maximizing your digital presence with the four generations in mind, can be a critical component in your marketing plan.   Driving engagement drives traffic back to your website and ultimately helps drive sales.  Learn about the buying habits of four generations and the tools available AND how you can apply them to the buyers journey.

Rhonda Taylor

Training on Employer's Rights and Avoiding the
"Pitfalls" of Labor & Industries


Employers' rising premiums are a result of unfair claim benefits to some of their "injured" workers. L&I industrial insurance premium rates continue to rise and employers are forced tofoot the bill. Washington State law protects injured workers regardless if there isfoul play or abuse of the system. Employers are being forced to accept unfair, unjust and/or abusive workers' compensation injury decisions, without proper checks and balances. The employer pays the price with high experience rating and high premium surcharges. Fraudulent claims are very common and difficult to prove. LNI RCW codes are pro "injured worker" and claim managers are required to give the "injured worker" the benefit of the doubt.


Dan Gordon

Operating both efficiently and profitably are crucial components to overall financial health.  In this session, you will learn about the "Operational Hit List" critical to building and maintaining a profitable operation.  The "Hit List" provides users a key source of bench marking and Key Performance Indicators used in:
  • Operational improvement
  • Internal analysis and;
  • Forecasting.
LeavenworthEventsLeavenworth Events

There are many events offered this year during our time in Leavenworth. If you have not yet registered, please visit our website for more details.

Those of you who have already completed your registration, look for an email in the coming weeks outlining the last minute details! 
pestworldPestWorld 2018

PestWorld 2018 will be held in Baltimore this year. As always, the agenda is packed with great opportunities for owners, managers, office staff and technicians.

The WSPMA knows that the cost of a PestWorld trip can be quite high. We have worked very closely with our friends at Red Lion hotels to offer an amazing rate ($129/nt) to Members attending PestWorld. The attached flyer shows the details and how to take advantage. 
  
 
 
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