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Fall Conference: Get Massive Business Results with Business Coach Sean McCarthy  

 

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Attracting and retaining the right team is an ongoing challenge. If you struggle with coaching and developing your people and are looking for strategies that really work, this year's conference was designed for you. Make 2016 your best year yet by working with our business coach Sean McCarthy to strengthen your business and your staff by overcoming psychological barriers to create massive results.

And if you are in the market for some clever ways to add revenue and boost your bottom line, interactive sessions on new lines of business can enhance your current services, adding value and profitability.


Based on your feedback, this year's conference will be held Friday, October 2 at the eye-catching Ameristar Casino Resort and Spa in Black Hawk, CO which features many amenities and is sure to be a hit with members. To make your reservations, please call 720-946-4000 and mention the CPCA Fall Conference group code "COPJ15A" by September 18 to receive the discounted rate of $109/night. After September 18, rooms and rates are subject to availability.
 
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CPCA Works with Colorado Department of Agriculture on Proposed Pesticide Regulations

In August CPCA and NPMA received a pre-publication version of a proposed pesticide regulation that will impact the structural pest management industry if implemented.   The proposed rule addresses licensing and training for commercial applicators and technicians, storage requirements, category alterations and notice requirements in multi-unit dwellings. CPCA and NPMA have communicated concerns to the Colorado Department of Agriculture and will continue to work with the Department on any final version of the proposed rule.

NPMA Submits Comments to the Department of Labor In Opposition to Proposed Overtime Changes

On Thursday September 3rd NPMA submitted comments to the Department of Labor in opposition of the Department's flawed proposed overtime rule.  NPMA along with 250 individual NPMA members submitted an extension request for the rule in early August.  Unfortunately, the Department announced on Monday August 31st that they would not extend the comment period despite hundreds of thousands of requests to extend the comment period.  The comments submitted by NPMA respectfully requests the Department to withdraw the proposed rule, explaining:
 
As proposed, the Department's proposed rule does not achieve the intended objective of protecting the American workforce through overtime protection mechanisms.   Instead the Department's unprecedented 113% raise of the minimum salary threshold for overtime pay is ill advised and does not take into account the effects this abrupt threshold increase would have on the economy and employee flexibility.  The proposed rule inadequately addresses important factors such as regional cost-of-living differences and the need to account for non-discretionary bonuses. The pest management industry is additionally concerned by the Department's attempt to subvert federal authority and legislative intent by annually indexing the minimum salary threshold and potentially altering the long used duties test for white collar exemptions from overtime pay.
 

In addition to submitting comments directly from the pest management industry, NPMA signed onto comments submitted by the Partnership to Protect Workforce Opportunity (PPWO). The PPWO is comprised of a wide range of associations and companies that represent a diverse group of industries and interests.  The comments submitted by the PPWO are inclusive of a broad set of industry goals and objectives in opposition to the proposed rule.  NPMA in conjunction with the PPWO will continue to raise this issue on Capitol Hill as Congress returns from August recess .
 
We Want to Hear from You!

We are always looking for fun and interesting articles to include and would love to hear your suggestions for articles for this newsletter.  If you've seen an article you would like for us to include, please submit it via email to Alexis Wirtz at awirtz@pestworld.org.
 
Changing Seasons, Changing Pests
NPMA

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, summer will soon give way to fall. The bee, wasp, and hornet calls are starting to fade...but that doesn't mean there isn't work to be done. This is a critical time of year for preparing your customers' homes against overwintering pests like brown marmorated stink bugs, box elder bugs, multicolored Asian lady beetles, and cluster flies. Timing is everything and you need to be in tune with the biology, behavior, and proper control strategies for these pests. If you wait until masses of insects have accumulated on exterior walls to take action, you may very well be too late for this year. 

Take these next few days to devise or revisit your overwintering pest protocols and don't hesitate to put them in action. Stay one step ahead of the invaders (and your customers' concerns) by getting out in front of the problem before it materializes.  
 
QualityPro Video Available

Retailers who provide online video report that products with video sell more than products with no video. If your company is QualityPro certified, this means that embedding the QualityPro video on your site will make it easier for buyers to choose you and for clients to understand why certification makes your company one of the best in the pest management industry.  

For any business, big or small, there is no question that videos add a lot of bang for your buck. If you haven't already gotten started, begin marketing smarter today by visiting
 
Member Benefit Highlight: National Fit Testing Services
NPMA

National Fit Testing Service offers you an easy economical way to achieve OSHA compliance. At your convenience, National Fit Testing Service's technicians come to your site and perform Qualitative or Quantitative fit testing of your employees in accordance with OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29 CFR 1910.134.

Help protect your valued employees health and well-being as well as comply with OSHA regulations, by scheduling your respirator fit testing and training session. Contact Linda Lane for special NPMA member pricing today!
 

PestWorld 2015: Overflow Hotel Now Available

Overflow rooms are now available at the Sheraton Music City Hotel. The Sheraton is located five miles from the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Rooms are available Monday through Thursday nights. The hotel is sold out on Friday night. To make reservations, please call 888-627-7060 or click here.

Attend the Post-Convention Trip to Costa Rica
Extend your PestWorld experience and join us for our post-convention trip to Costa Rica! Click here for more details on the post convention trip.

Still need to register for PestWorld? Visit conference.npmapestworld.org for more details and registration. 
 
  

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