Tar Heel Pest Management News
August  2018
NCPMA Welcomes New Board Officers
New officers sworn in at 2018 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2018  Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Wrightsville Beach July 26-28. 

At the conference, we  welcomed the 2018-2019 Board of Directors including the new officers who will lead the association through the next year.

The new board of directors officers for 2018-2019 include ( pictured above left to right) :
  • President: Bruce Roberts, A-1 Termite and Pest Control, Inc. 
  • Vice President: Clint Miller, Clint Miller Exterminating, Inc. 
  • Secretary/Treasurer: John Adkins, Four Seasons Pest Control 
  • Past President: Donnie Shelton, Triangle Pest Control
The officers will serve a one-year term ending July 2019. Each of the executive officers has served previous terms on the board of directors and has been active in board committees.

In This Issue
A Message from NCPMA's President: The Year Ahead 

It's a new year for NCPMA's Board of Directors!

Last month , I had the privilege of standing with my fellow board members as we kicked off another year for this great organization.  We have been working together for months planning and preparing for this moment, and we can't wait to get started.
One of the best parts of NCPMA membership for me has always been the educational opportunities that the association provides and the conferences that members are able to attend. This year we have some exciting things planned to help enhance these educational opportunities at all of our major events.  Here's just a sample of what we have planned.
  • United We Stand: United We Stand is NCPMA's leadership conference, and we have planned a wonderful lineup of speakers from across the country and topics designed to provide a well-rounded program for owners of pest management companies. Join us Nov. 14-16 in Greensboro for this event, but space is limited! Registration can be found on our website.
  • Pest Control Technician's School: It's no secret that the NCPMA Pest Control Technician's School is one of the largest of its kind in the country. This year we plan to make it even bigger with nationally recognized speakers and new sessions designed to engage and inform our members like you've never experienced.  And, we're also bringing back our PCT School app so you can stay connected with up-to-the-minute news. We'll be announcing our speaker lineup and more exciting news over the next few months, so stay tuned. Click here to register.
  • Fall and Spring Workshops: In addition to our larger events, we're also working to make sure our smaller, regional meetings meet all of our members' needs as well. We're already hard at work scheduling the Fall regional meetings and developing an informative and engaging topic for each session.
This is just some of the work that your new NCPMA board has been working on, and there's so much more in store as we kick off this new year.
I encourage each of our members to follow NCPMA on  Facebook and  Twitter, check our member hub  MyNCPMA and  sign up to receive text alerts through our messaging system so you can stay informed throughout the year.


NCPMA Insider: Creating Company Culture
Part 2 of a series by Ashley Morrison

Creating a winning company culture can seem like a daunting task, but its importance should not be overlooked. First, learn from the past. Whether it's been success or failures of your own, past attempts at other companies you've been a part of, or simple observations you've made as an outsider to other companies, learn from them. What worked and what didn't? What cultivated past successes?

Next, define your company's core values and create an environment around them. What matters to you? What matters to your employees and co-workers? Do you value work-life balance the most or are you best driven by high-performance goals first? Take time to think about who you are and the environment you want that best reflects your brand. 

Last, find the people who complement and balance you, yet share your core values. As tempting as it is, avoid the pitfalls of hiring another copy of yourself. This will be the hardest part for most, myself included. Hiring people who have strengths that differ from yours will help round out some of the areas in which you're weaker or have less experience. Diverse perspectives that share the same vision and core values can be invaluable and oftentimes plays a vital role in the success and growth of a company.

--Ashley Morrison is the Director of Operations at City Wide Exterminating and is part of the NPMA ELP Class of 2018.
Register Today: United We Stand 

Registration is now open for NCPMA's United
We Stand! 

Join us Nov. 14-16 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro for three days of intensive, hands-on leadership courses designed to help pest management business owners, executives and managers develop and grow their businesses while networking with their industry peers. 

Space is limited! Be sure to secure your spot today.

Click here to register via our website and find information about hotel reservations.

Claudia Riegel to Speak at 2019 PCT School
Registration Now Open

We are thrilled to announce that Claudia Riegel, Director of the City  of  New  Orleans  Mosquito,  Termite and Rodent Control  Board, will speak at the 2019 Pest Control Technician's Schoo l. She will present " Covering Rodent Control."

She joins an exciting lineup of speakers and sessions that we'll be announcing over the coming months.

The 2019 PCT School will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham, July 27-31, 2019.

Registration is now open at the NCPMA website.
NCPMA Technician of the Year Awards
Nomination Deadline: Aug. 30, 2018

Do you know a great pest technician? 

It might be someone who goes above and beyond to help his or her customers with their pest problems? 

Or, it might be someone who takes the extra effort to train and mentor other pest technicians.

Or, it might be someone who always takes the extra training opportunities and tries to become better at his or her job.

If so, nominate him or her for the 2018 NCPMA Technician of the Year. We are now accepting nominations for technicians in both the P-Phase and W-Phase and will award one award to a winner in each category at our 2019 PCT School in January.

To nominate a deserving tech, check our website

The deadline for nominations is Aug. 30, 2018.

Fall Regional Meetings Announced

Dates for the 2018 Fall Regional Meetings have been announced. Join us at a location near you to hear from a great lineup of speakers.

Registration information, dates and locations can be found on the NCPMA website.

Now accepting applications! 
NC PWIPM Administrative Professional of the Year Award

The North Carolina Chapter of the Professional Women in Pest Management has launched a new annual award for NCPMA. The Administrative Professional of the Year Awar d will be presented annually to a administrative professional who demonstrates the following qualities:

  • Customer service-oriented both internally and externally
  • Commitment to the company's purpose
  • Current, full-time administrative support staff members
  • Have worked in his/her current position for at least two years
The winner will receive:
  • A plaque
  • $250 gift card
  • One-night stay at the 2019 PCT School and a gift card to cover expenses for the trip
To nominate someone, visit the NCPMA website.

Deadline for nominations is Sept. 30, 2018.

In Memoriam: David Ray Nimocks, III

We are saddened to hear of the passing of NCPMA member David Nimocks, III. Below is the obituary published in the  Fayetteville  Observer on Aug. 15, 2018.

David Ray Nimocks III, 64, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018. 

Following cremation, a memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, August 17, 2018 in St. John's Episcopal Church with Father Robert Alves officiating. The family will receive friends at the Kyle House after the service. 

David was born April 3, 1954, in Fayetteville, N.C., the son of David Ray Nimocks, Jr., and the late Elisabeth Holt Burns. A native of Fayetteville, he graduated from Terry Sanford High School in the Class of 1972 and from North Carolina State University in 1976. 

David worked for the Terminix Company of North Carolina and was its President for a number of years. He founded Ensystex Inc. in 1994 and served as President and then Chairman for the last twenty-four years. He was also the Chairman of Relyus Direct Mail Solutions. David was appointed to the Board of Trustees of North Carolina State University in 2017. 

He married Jayne Lynne Callahan on July 16, 1977. 

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jayne Lynne and sons, David Ray Nimocks IV (Amanda Lee), Joshua Graham Nimocks (Mary Frances Syfan, Tyler Callahan Nimocks (Amanda Upshaw); and six grandchildren, all of Fayetteville. He is also survived by his father, David Ray Nimocks, Jr.; and sisters, Mary Flagg Nimocks Haugh, Elisabeth Holt Gooch and Lalla Nimocks Harley. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the David Ray Nimocks III Charitable Endowment at the Cumberland Community Foundation, PO Box 2345, Fayetteville, NC 28302, or online at www.cumberlandcf.org.

Services entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home.

For more information, visit the Fayetteville Observer.

Now Accepting Applications

Deadline: Aug. 29, 2018

W-Phase and P-Phase 
Deadline: Aug. 30, 2018

Deadline: Aug. 30, 2018

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2018

Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events: 

NCPMA Fall Regional Meetings
September 2018

PestWorld 2018
Oct. 23-26, 2018
Orlando, FL

United We Stand
Nov. 14-16, 2018
Greensboro, NC

2019 Pest Control Technician's School
Jan. 27-31, 2019
Durham, NC
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