Tar Heel Pest Management News
July  2018
Jerome Goddard Announced as Keynote Speaker for 2019 PCT School 
Registration now open

We are excited to announce that Jerome Goddard, Extension Professor of Entomology at Mississippi State University, will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 Pest Control Technician's School.

Goddard's presentation is entitled "What does the Future of Pest Control Look Like?"
Goddard studies public health entomology, medical entomology, vector-borne diseases and the management and control of insects that can harm humans and animals. He received a doctoral degree from Mississippi State University and a master's degree and bachelor's degree from the University of Mississippi.
"We are thrilled to welcome Jerome Goddard to our 2019 PCT School as the keynote speaker.  Jerome's research and knowledge of entomology will kick off an exciting conference," said Bruce Roberts, incoming NCPMA president 2018-2019. "The 2019 PCT School will include an unprecedented lineup of speakers, sessions and programs designed to create the best experience for our attendees."
Registration  for the 2019 NCPMA PCT School is now open. 

In This Issue
NC PWIPM Update 
Committee to meet at 2018 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference

Coming to the 2018 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference in Wrightsville Beach? 

Join the North Carolina Chapter of the Professional Women in Pest Management Committee on Thursday, July 26 from 2-3 p.m. as it meets to discuss the upcoming year and to plan the nomination process for the new NCPMA Administrative Person of the Year Award.

All are welcome, and light refreshments will be served.

Meeting details:
Thursday, July 26, 2018
2-3 p.m.
Soundwatch Room of the Holiday Inn Wrightsville Beach.

And, don't forget to follow NC PWIPM on Facebook.

NCPMA Insider: Culture Matters
Part 1 of a new series by Ashley Morrison

Company culture goes beyond broad mission statements and public relations strategies. In fact, everything a company does reflects its culture, and that can make or break your business. Culture encompasses all beliefs and behaviors of a business including interaction between management, employees and clients.

Culture matters because people are always watching. Your employees and coworkers are paying attention to every verbal and nonverbal message you send. Job seekers take note of reputable companies they want to be a part of, and potential clients reviewing your company even notice.

Employees and job applicants alike care about culture, and their fit affects workplace motivation, relationships with coworkers, and oftentimes, even lengths they stay at a company. At the route of it all, culture matters, because employee fit and happiness typically lead to smarter and more productive hires that ultimately trickle down to overall client happiness.

--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 
NCPMA Member-Only Registration through Aug. 15

Early 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. 

Registration is open through Aug. 15 for NCPMA members only! 

Space is limited! Be sure to secure your spot today before registration is open to non-members.

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

Now Accepting Applications! 
NCPMA Technician of the Year

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.

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

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In the News

NCPMA was recently featured in the following news stories:

PCT Magazine: "Jerome Goddard to Keynote 2019 NCPMA PCT School"

Pest Management Professional Magazine: "Dr. Goddard to keynote NCPMA event"
Upcoming Events

Don't miss these upcoming events: 

2018 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Conference
July 26-28, 2018
Wrightsville Beach, NC

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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