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NPMA 2013/2014 Audited Financial Statements Available
NPMA
During the Annual Membership Meeting held during PestWorld, members approved the 2013/2014 Audit and Financial Report. These final statements are now available online:
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THIS WEEK'S FEATURE
Reserve Your Space: Pollinator Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement - Please Join Us on December 5
NPMA
During the last several months we have seen an increase in the number of cities and municipalities that have proposed and, in many cases, taken action to ban neonics. In an effort to coordinate messaging, develop strategy and be proactive in our efforts at the local and state level we would like to invite you to participate on a stakeholder webinar Friday, December 5, 2014 at 11am EST. NPMA staff have begun development of a "neonic ban playbook" which we plan to share a draft version of during this call.

Click here to register and reserve your space for this important meeting!
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Make Sure Your Team is Staffed Up for the Busy Season
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There are currently 42 job opportunities posted from 22 different pest management employers on the NPMA Career Center. With its focus on pest control industry companies and professionals, the Career Center offers members, and the industry at large, a highly targeted resource for online recruitment. Visit the Career Center today to browse and post jobs!
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Register for the Global Bed Bug Summit by December 13 and SAVE!
NPMA
There are only a couple weeks left to register at the discounted price for the Global Bed Bug Summit, Jan. 7-9 in Denver, Colorado. Attend this conference to gain the information you need from a legal, technical, business, and customer-oriented perspective so that you can not only eliminate the bed bug problem, but also create an environment of trust between you and your customers.

Click here for more details and registration.

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Mark Your Calendar for the 2015 Wildlife Expo
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Mark your calendars for the 2015 Wildlife Expo, February 3-5 in Myrtle Beach, SC for an educational program that will provide both technical and business-related information to professionals who are involved in wildlife management or are considering offering this valuable add-on service. Click here for more details.

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WEEKLY HEADLINES


Lawsuit Seeks Better Pesticide Warnings
U-T San Diego

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The GOP's Strategy to Block Obama's Regs
The Hill

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HealthCare.gov's Insurance Marketplace for Small Businesses Gets Off to a Slow Start
The Washington Post

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Pest Problems Rise in the Winter as Insects, Rodents Move Indoors
Daily Record

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Insects Feast On NYC Trash, Play 'Bug' Role In Garbage Disposal
CBS New York

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Bed Bugs Can Lead to Mental Health Problems, Health Officials Say
CBC News

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Applying Integrated Pest Management to Wild Turkeys
Entomology Today

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FOR YOUR BUSINESS


US Small Business Borrowing Rises to Highest on Record
Reuters
U.S. small businesses ramped up borrowing in October, pushing the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index to a record high, according to data released on Tuesday. The reading of 131.8, up from 127.1 in September, was the highest since the index launched in 2005. The previous record was set in January 2007.
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Facebook is Killing Small Business Entrepreneurs with New Policy Rule
Tech Times
Small business owners with a lot of followers will realize that it doesn't matter how many people are following if they are not paying Facebook to boost their status. Usually, a business owner would only boost a status to get the word out to more people and not just the folks who are following the designated page for the company.
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Top 5 Sources For Small Business Loans
Forbes
Access to capital is getting easier for small business owners, yet they are not taking advantage of the traditional funding resources that are available. According to The Hartford's 2014 Small Business Success Study, more small business owners (46 percent) believe it's only slightly or not difficult at all to get a loan or other capital for their business — a 39 percent increase from 2012.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Date Event Location
Dec. 3-5, 2014 Lawn Care Summit Tampa, Florida
Jan. 7-9, 2015 Global Bed Bug Summit Denver, Colorado

  To view the calendar of events, click here.


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