October 2019
The Inspector
Registration Live for 2019 State Annual Meeting
Online registration is now live for the 2019 Annual State Conference! We hope you can join us November 12-14 at Spooky Nook Sports in Lancaster, PA!
This year, we will kick off with an opening reception at the Atrium Bar. We'll also be hosting a dinner Wednesday evening in the arcade! We hope you can join us! Click below for the full schedule and to download a registration form. Credit information will be kept updated at www.papest.org.
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2019 Conference Schedule
Technical Spotlight
Tuesday, November 12th
6-8 PM  Opening Reception

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
7:00 – 8:15       Registration / Exhibits / Continental Breakfast 
8:15 – 8:45       Instructions & Introductions: Crystal Ballroom; PPMA/Legislative Update: Marty Overline, President; Caleb Wright, Executive Director; Jeff King, Conference Chair

8:45 – 10:15      General Session 1 - Wood Boring Beetles, Wood Destroying Organisms & Revised NPMA-33 Form; Ed Van Instendal- Mid Atlantic Territory Manager, Ensystex Inc

10:15 – 10:45    Break in Exhibit Hall

10:45 – 11:45    Technical Track Session A - Development & Implementation of a Fungal Biopesticide for Control & Prevention of Bed Bugs; Dr. Nina Jenkins- Penn State University
               Business Track Session B - Price Increases- Drive Profit & Your Value: Dan Gordon- PCO Bookeepers          
11:45 – 1:15      Lunch / Exhibit Hall

1:15 – 2:15       Technical Track Session C -  Dismiss The Myths of Ticks and Tick-Borne Disease: Dr. Erika Machtinger- Assistant Professor of Veterinary Entomolo gy, Pen n State University   
              Business Track Session D -  What Is Value? Are You Building a Valuable Company? Dan Gorden- PCO Bookeepers

 2:15 – 3:45       Technical Track Session E - Control of Common Ants of the Northeastern United States: Dr. Gallagher, Technical Manager, Syngenta
                         Business Track Session F - Managing Your Company Fleet- Own vs Rent and Maintaining Your Biggest Piece of Equipment: Joe McMahon, McMahon Auto Group

3:45 – 4:00      Break in Exhibit Hall   
4:00 – 5:00      General Session 2 - The Dreaded Small Fly Problem; Harry Bryan, Jr, Nisus Corp.

6:30 - 8:30     Dinner in Arcade

8:30 - ?            Hospitality Room Open

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
 7:00 – 8:00    Breakfast/Exhibit Hall

8:00 - 8:30     Instructions/Introductions

8:30 – 10:00     General Session 3 - Stored Product Pests; Jeff Weir, Technical Director, Sprague Pest Solutions Tacoma, WA

10:00 – 10:30      Break in Exhibit Hall

11:00 – 12:00    Technical Track Session F - Rodent Behavior and Control: Using Their Behavior to Your Advantage; Barry Pitkoff, LiphaTech
Business Track Session G: Building An Efficient Budget & Planning For Growth;  Bob Williamson, General Manager, Moyer Indoor/Outdoor

12:00 – 1:15      Lunch / Exhibit Hall

1:15 –2:15       Technical Track Session H - Trapping and Exclusion Services for Rodent Control; Ed Dolshun, Catchmaster
      Technical Track Session I- Commodity Fumigation; Robert Verrico, Western Fumigation Services

2:15 – 2:30       Break in Exhibit Hall

2:30 – 3:30       General Session 7 - Pesticide Safety; Dr. Nancy Troyano, BCE Director of Technical Education and Training, Rentokil, North America
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Proposed Bylaws Changes
The Board of Directors voted unanimously to propose updates to the bylaws for a ratification vote by the memmbership at the upcoming Annual State Conference. The changes provide further clarity to the process to elect officers which falls in line with the current practice. The changes also remove language within the section regarding the operations of the region, creating three regions instead of four.