Tar Heel Pest Management News
June 2016
2016 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference

The 2016 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference is quickly approaching.  We are looking forward to a great event and hope to see everyone in Wrightsville Beach!
2016 Carolinas/Mid-Atlantic Summer Conference
July 28-30, 2016
Holiday Inn Wrightsville Beach Resort
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Register at the event  registration page.

Legislative Committee Update
NCPMA Legislative Days
NCPMA Members Visit the General Assembly.
NCPMA Members Visit the General Assembly
NCPMA hosted events at the N.C. General Assembly designed to bring awareness to legislative issues and reach out to our elected officials June 8-9. We had a great legislative day breakfast with good turnout from our members and elected officials and some great meetings with our state representatives and senators.  

Sales Tax Bill
The North Carolina General Assembly is considering applying a sales tax to all services conducted by the pest management industry. Currently, the Senate bill has our services taxed and the House bill does not have our services taxed. They are working in Conference to negotiate a final bill. 

We continue to work with our lobbyist to encourage the legislators to remove the service tax from the final bill. 

Be a part of this conversation! Contact your senators and representatives today to urge them to vote against this sales tax.  
NCPMA Video Series: 
Being a NCPMA Member
The latest video in the NCPMA Video Series is available now on YouTube. "Being a NCPMA Member" highlights the benefits of membership and provides perspectives from current NCPMA members about their membership experiences. 

Check it out on our YouTube page and share with others to spread the word about NCPMA membership!

Being a NCPMA Member
Being a NCPMA Member

NC Plant Sciences Initiative Survey
The NC Plant Sciences Initiative (PSI) will bring together scientists from many disciplines to focus on NC agriculture and life science industries and will make North Carolina the global hub for plant sciences.  In addition to world class research and extension, the initiative will provide undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate  training.   

PSI seeks your assistance in ensuring that it will  provide the most effective programs for training employees for your business. Check out the survey link below to help inform PSI's efforts.

Survey deadline is June 20.
Committee Spotlight
Financial Advisory Committee

The Financial Advisory Committee is responsible for oversight and management of all of the Association's assets and financial activities. It advises the board on the preparation of the association's annual budget, inspects and audits the association's financial records, advises the board of directors on current and future finances, and manages cash reserves and invests monies as necessary.

The Committee is comprised of the current board Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and three past NCPMA presidents as appointed by the current association President.

The Financial Advisory Committee is chaired by Donnie Shelton of Triangle Pest Control in Raleigh.
Award Nominations
Do you know of someone who excels in the pest management industry? Consider them for one of the following award nominations which are now being accepted.

Deadline: Aug. 1, 2016

Deadline: Aug. 29, 2016

Deadline: Aug. 29, 2016

Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events. Click links to get more information or to register.

Orlando, FL
July 20-22, 2016

Wrightsville Beach
July 28-30, 2016

Greensboro, NC
Nov. 17-18, 2016

Table of Contents
Meet the Board
Marty Roberts
Presidential Appointee

Marty Roberts of Rid-A-Bug Exterminating Co. Inc., is serving his first term on the board of directors as a Presidential Appointee.

Marty grew up in the pest management industry.  His father founded Rid-A-Bug Exterminating Co. Inc. in Hamptonville in 1973, and Marty worked for the company as he grew up.  

In his spare time, Marty enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, attending church, hanging out with friends or hunting. He also helps coach the local middle school baseball team and his daughter's travel basketball team.
Meet the Board
Jay Taylor
Presidential Appointee

Jay Taylor IV works at Jay Taylor Exterminating Co. Inc. in Wilmington.  He is currently serving as a NCPMA board of directors Presidential Appointee and will serve as an At-Large Director for the 2016-2017 year.

Jay is a fourth-generation pest management professional who learned from his father, grandfather and great-grandfather. "Growing up in a family business, I always thought I would pursue a career in the pest management field," he said.

In his spare time, Jay can be found spending time with his family, playing golf, fishing or boating.
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