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Last Chance to Register Your Team for Academy
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Is having an engaged, focused team something that you really don't need? Do you want to spend thousands of dollars on-boarding the WRONG person? Is creating a strategy for future growth and success a waste of time? If so, then Academy really isn't for you.

However, if you want to learn how to build your company's success from hiring and engaging the right staff to creating a vision for its future to planning for your successful transition to retirement, then you NEED to be at Academy this year. Click here for details and registration.

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THIS WEEK'S FEATURE
Join the Conversation on my.NPMAPestWorld.org
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NPMA recently launched a new members-only community and tool kit, My.NPMAPestWorld.org, where you can connect and engage with other NPMA members in real time. Recent hot discussion topics include service vehicles, uniform shoes, fleet management tools, and much more. Log in today to join the conversation!

To get started, go to my.npmapestworld.org and log in using either your NPMA Individual ID or your email address and your temporary password (npmamember).

Questions? Please contact NPMA at npma@pestworld.org.
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Introducing a New Member Benefit: The NPMA Shipping Program
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NPMA is pleased and excited to announce a new member benefit — the NPMA Shipping Program. Through NPMA’s agreement with PartnerShip®, the company that developed and manages the program, NPMA members who enroll save substantial dollars on every shipment — inbound, outbound, small, and large.

Through the NPMA Shipping Program members have access to exclusive discounts on select FedEx® small package services, freight, tradeshow, and specialized shipping services through this free member benefit.

Visit PartnerShip.com/NPMA for more information and to enroll in the NPMA Shipping Program. If you have any questions, please call PartnerShip directly at 800-599-2902, or email sales@PartnerShip.com.

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There are Only Two Weeks Left to Register for the Mid-Atlantic/Carolinas Summer Conference
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There are only two weeks left until the Mid-Atlantic/Carolinas Summer Conference takes place in Wrightsville Beach, NC. You will not want to miss the new features this year which include a beach bash, extended exhibit hall hours, a beach BBQ, and more! Click here for more details and registration.

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HEARD FROM THE HILL


West Virginia Proposes to Allow Electronic Trap Checks
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The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources recently proposed rulemaking permitting nuisance wildlife control operators or wildlife damage control agents to utilize remote trap technology in lieu of daily physical traps checks. The rulemaking would also require agents to follow the Division's bat exclusion guidelines and applicants who fail the examination to wait 30 days until retesting. The Division is accepting comments on the proposal until July 23. Click here to read the entire proposal.
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Louisiana Rulemaking Permits Hydraulic Injection Termiticide Treatment
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The Louisiana Structural Pest Control Commission recently proposed rulemaking amending the current minimum specifications for termite control work permitting hydraulic injection to be used in lieu of trench and treat. Hydraulic injection of termiticide treatment will be an alternative method for perimeter treatments for termite control in Louisiana and will be a strictly voluntary method. Click here to read the proposal.
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California SPCB Seeks to Increase Exam Fees to Cover CBT Costs
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The California Structural Pest Control Board is considering rulemaking increasing each examination fee by $40 for applicators, field representatives, and operators to cover the increased costs associated with Computer Based Testing (CBT), which the Board recently implemented in hopes of improving exam security while also allowing more places and times for applicants to take the test. Currently, the Board is absorbing the additional costs associated with offering CBT. Click here to read more about the rulemaking.
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WEEKLY HEADLINES


Starvation Among Reasons Bees are Dying
KOIN-TV
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Cutting Through the Buzz: Pollinator Numbers Are Up
Roll Call

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'Exterminator' Sprayed Customer
The Star Press
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Baltimore Ranks Among Worst 'Rat Cities' in the World
WNEW-TV
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FOR YOUR BUSINESS


5 More Keys to Becoming Indispensable at Work
LinkedIn
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How to Leave a Positive Impression in a Meeting: 4 Tips
Inc.
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The Art of Conflict Management
LinkedIn
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4 Ways to Make Your Business Trip More Productive
BusinessNewsDaily via Fox Business
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5 Signs You're Seriously Overworked
Inc.
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These Are The Best And Worst US States For Small Business
Business Insider
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MEMBERS MAKE HEADLINES


Allen Fugler, Jr. Resigns as FPMA EVP
NPMA
The Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA) Executive Committee recently received the resignation of Allen Fugler from his position as Executive Vice President of FPMA effective July 31, 2014. FPMA appreciates his contributions and wishes him well in his future endeavors.
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Isteben Joins Bug Doctor as Sales Specialist
Bug Doctor
Stuart Aust, President and CEO of Bug Doctor, Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of Bahar Isteben to the Staff of Bug Doctor, Inc.
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Industry Veterans Launch New Once-A-Year Company
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Chuck Steinmetz and Jim Swayne have partnered to launch a new once-a-year pest control & termite protection company – Safer Home Services - in Clearwater, Florida.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
July 17-19, 2014 Academy 2014 Tucson, Ariz.
July 24-26, 2014 Mid-Atlantic/Carolinas Summer Conference Wrightsville Beach, N.C.
Oct. 21-24, 2014 PestWorld 2014 Orlando, Fla.

  To view the calendar of events, click here.


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

Exterminator Faces Loss of License, $275,000 Fine (Vermont Today)
Couple Settles State Bedbug Lawsuit for $450,000 (Burlington Free Press)
US Retailers Look to Limit Pesticides (Reuters)

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