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Senator Rand Paul Speaks To Legislative Day Attendees
NPMA
On March 9-11, over 300 pest management professionals from across the country converged on Capitol Hill for NPMA's 27th Annual Legislative Day to increase awareness among their Congressional representatives of the value of the $6 billion pest management industry in battling public health and safety issues. Earlier today, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., wrapped up Legislative Day with an informative speech about the economy and other pertinent issues the industry is facing.

Make plans to attend Legislative Day 2015, March 17-19, to continue to move our industry forward.

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THIS WEEK'S FEATURE
Seeking The Most Passionate Professional In The Pest Management Industry!
NPMA
Are you the proudest professional in the pest management industry? Does your excitement in and dedication to your career allow you to better serve your customers? Does your skill and fondness for protecting public health and property from unwanted pests go above and beyond the competition? If so, we have just the contest for you. NPMA is seeking the most passionate employee in our industry. We want to know why you like doing what you do, what your favorite parts of the job are and how you have risen to new heights because of opportunities available to your as a pest professional!

Submit a video showing us why this industry is a great place to work, why you love your job, and how you have benefitted from working in pest management and you’ll be entered to win a trip to PestWorld 2014!

Visit www.npmapestworld.org/pestfactor2014 to enter today!
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Mark Your Calendar For Academy 2014
NPMA
Mark your calendar for Academy 2014 on July 17-19 in Tucson, Ariz. Academy is one of the only industry conferences dedicated to motivating and developing the pest management industry's leaders. Why should you attend? In a word ... growth. The NPMA Academy is focused on developing not only the emerging leaders in the industry — it's also focused on creating future leaders for your company. And this year's program features renowned business leaders who will impart information and knowledge that cannot be found in a single setting anywhere else.

Click here for more information.

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Creating The Right Team For Your Company's Success
NPMA
Presented by Jesse Rehm, Triangle Pest Control Wednesday, March 26 | 1-2 p.m. ET

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Do you struggle with hiring and retaining good people? This is one of the biggest challenges we face as business owners and managers. You may be surprised to learn that it's not the people you hire that are to blame, it's the people doing the hiring. If you don't have a clearly defined hiring process that is designed, specifically, to attract and identify the "right" people, then the problem lies with you.

In this webinar, we will discuss how to build a successful hiring system and how to identify the "right" people as well as weed out the people you don't want.

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WEEKLY HEADLINES


Groups Sue US EPA To Force It To Move On Pesticide Disclosures
Chicago Tribune
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Beekeepers Seek Halt To Corn Pesticides Said To Kill Bees
Minnesota Public Radio News via Post Bulletin
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Pesticide Study Funding Advances
The Baltimore Sun
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Trial Starting For Company Accused Of Illegal Pesticide Use At Nursing Homes
The Telegraph
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MEMBERS MAKE HEADLINES


Critter Control To Be Featured On The 'World's Greatest!...' TV Series
Critter Control
Filming has taken place to feature Critter Control® on the popular television show "World's Greatest!..." The segment will air March 10th and March 17th. Check your local listings for "World's Greatest!..." The 30-minute episode is dedicated to highlighting the world's greatest companies, products, places and people and is produced by How2Media. Each show is a fast paced tour around the world featuring behind the scenes footage, informative interviews and exciting visuals.
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Action Termite And Pest Control Welcomes Westin The Bed Bug Dog
Action Pest Control
Action Termite and Pest Control recently welcomed a new bed bug inspection dog, Westin. Westin is a golden retriever that was rescued and given over 800 hours of training for her new life as a certified bed bug inspection dog. Westin joins a team of five other dogs that work for Action's Bed Bug Division that currently services both residential and commercial customers in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
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FMC, Univar and 65 Local Pest Management Professionals Team Up To Help the Homeless
FMC
In December 2013, temperatures in Ohio dipped painfully low and then remained in the single digits for weeks. To help protect the area's most vulnerable residents — the homeless — FMC Corporation and Univar, Inc. teamed up with more than 65 local pest management professionals to make a difference. The group collected and distributed 57 "provision packs" and more than 80 meals to four homeless "camps" in the Columbus area.
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Holder's Pest Solutions Focuses On Houston; ABC Austin Joins Copesan Partnership
Copesan
Holder's Pest Solutions, a pest management service provider owned by Copesan Services, Inc., announced March 3 the sale of its San Antonio/Austin/Corpus Christi/Rio Grande Valley region to family-owned ABC Home and Commercial Services, headquartered in Austin, Texas. In association with this acquisition, ABC will join the Copesan network as a Copesan service provider in this geographic region.
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Copesan And Syngenta Continue Their Support Of Pest Management Research And Education
Copesan
Copesan Services, Inc. is pleased to announce its $11,566 contribution to two key charitable organizations providing scholarship funds and research support to the pest management industry. Over the last 13 years, the Copesan network has raised just under $100,000 for Pi Chi Omega and the National Pest Management Association Pest Management Foundation for research through the annual Copesan Charity Raffle.
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Valera Jessee Recognized At NPMA Legislative Day
NPMA
Valera Jessee was recently recognized at NPMA's Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. for her many years of service to the industry as the executive director of the Georgia Pest Control Association. Valera Jessee began her career with Georgia Pest Control Association in 1986. She previously worked 15 years with the Georgia Department of Agriculture with the last seven years as editor of the Farmers and Consumers Market Bulletin. Valera graduated from Oglethorpe University and took graduate courses in Journalism from Georgia State University. In 2008, Jessee was named to the Pest Control Technology Leadership Class.
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FOR YOUR BUSINESS


10 Key Hourly Employee Prescreening Questions
Mel Kleiman
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7 Reasons Your Business Isn't Growing
Entrepreneur
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Do You Need To Lighten Up Or Toughen Up?
Harvard Business Review
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
July 17-19, 2014 Academy 2014 Tucson, Ariz.
Oct. 21-24, 2014 PestWorld 2014 Orlando, Fla.

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