Tar Heel Pest Management News
March 2020
A Message From NCPMA's President

Dear Members:
The North Carolina Pest Management Association is monitoring the coronavirus situation very closely and making the necessary decisions to ensure the health and safety of each of our members. 
We realize that this situation may impact our members in many ways, and we want to assure you that we are here to help.
Below are some resources for businesses that may be impacted by COVID-19.  
If you have any questions, please contact our headquarters at the numbers below and check our website for updates.
Clint Miller
NCPMA President

A Message From NCPMA Headquarters

As of March 18, NCPMA will be running on essential staff only while the whole team is fully equipped to work remotely. Members will not experience any disruption of service during this time. Our team will be available via email and phone to discuss any questions, comments, concerns, or requests you may have (using the same number/email). We consider the health of our employees to be of primary importance, which is why we believe working remotely is the optimal solution during this pandemic. We will continue to provide exceptional service and be available during normal business hours.
To keep you informed, we will continue to update our information page on Coronavirus at   https://npmapestworld.org/member-center/coronavirus-update/. Know that we will weather this storm together. If you have any questions or are concerned about availability, please feel free to reach out and discuss your concerns with our your association staff:
Ashley Amidon, Executive Director, 703.999.8463
Amy Cannon, Association Management Services, 703.261.3216
Ashlee Wilcox, Program Manager, 703.626.3321

In This Issue
Endowment Update

We have launched the NCPMA Extension Program Endowment in Honor of Mike Waldvogel to  support the ongoing work of NCSU, focusing on supporting positions that directly contribute to the education of our industry.

Contributions are being accepted by visiting
this site  or   downloading the contribution form.

NPMA Legislative Day
Members of NCPMA participated in the National Pest Management Association's Legislative Day in Washington, DC, March 8-10. They spent three days walking the halls of Congress, talking to N.C.'s Senators and Representatives and hearing from public policy leaders.

Thank you to everyone who participated from North Carolina!

Spring Workshops Update
Thank you to everyone who joined us for one of the 2020 Spring Workshops in February and March!

Premier Technician Courses
Earlier this month, we held our latest Premier Technician Courses in Raleigh. From March 10-11, we gathered at the  North Carolina State Structural Pest Management Training Facility to discuss "Termites: Beyond the  Basics" and "Small Fly Control: Prevention and Control."

Thank you to our presenters  Dr. Michael Waldvogel of NC State University and  Daniel Dye of Florida Pest Control.

Our next courses will be held in November. Registration information will be posted soon, so visit our website for updates .

Congratulations to NCPMA's Marie Horner
Horner received the 2020 PestVets "Veteran of the Year" Award

Congratulations to NCPMA Board Member Marie Horner who recently received the 2020 PestVets "Veteran of the Year" Award. She is a veteran of the United States Air Force.

Marie, the Region Two Director for NCPMA, is the Vice President of Government Affairs and Industry Stewardship for Arrow Exterminators. She serves on several NCPMA committees and serves as the Chair of the United We Stand Committee and Co-Chair of the Public Policy Committee.

She was recognized during the National Pest Management Association's Legislative Day on March 9.
For more information, check out this article in PCT Magazine.

NCPMA Award Nominations Now Open
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2020

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Administrative Professional of the Year Award and the 2020 Technician of the Year Awards. 

Administrative Professional of the YearThis prestigious award honors an administrative professional that best demonstrates outstanding service, superior performance, exceptional efficiency, integrity and dedication to his/her fellow employees and their companies. 

Technician of the YearThe NCPMA Technician of the Year Award is designed to recognize an individual who exemplifies those qualities that best define an outstanding service technician in the pest management industry of North Carolina. Two awards are presented each year to a W-Phase and P-Phase technician.

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