The Certified Pest Control Operators of Georgia (CPCO of GA) held its fall conference at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center in Macon, Ga., on Oct. 3-4.
The board of directors renamed the annual award given at the conference the Wayne Webber Award of Excellence in honor of Wayne Webber, a CPCO of GA founder who passed away earlier this year.
This award is given to someone who demonstrates integrity, helpfulness to the industry and support to CPCO of GA. This year’s recipient was Dan Hill from Ensystex.
Hill worked with Wayne Webber and Bob Shelnutt at First Quality Exterminating prior to the inception of CPCO of GA.
When Webber and Shelnutt sold First Quality, Hill joined Ensystex in sales. Hill kept close ties and began implementing statewide training events in cooperation with CPCO of GA.
For more than 20 years, Hill has continued to show his support for CPCO of GA by providing training, and serving as a financial sponsor and exhibitor at all fall conferences.
“It was a great honor, having worked with Wayne, to receive the award. It really meant a lot to me. His work in the industry is going to be missed,” says Hill.
The conference included a unique Manager’s Advancement Program business track this year. The classes included topics on marketing, human resources, operations and finance. Twenty-five people representing more than 20 companies attended this track. These decision-makers participated in face-to-face time with vendors to talk to them about their services and products.
More than 400 attendees and guests from Georgia and other states, including Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, participated in the wide range of course topics with CEU approvals.
CPCO of GA also uses the fall conference as an opportunity to raise money for P.E.S.T. Relief International, its designated charity. This year there was a day of golf the day before the conference and an evening of bowling on the first night of the conference. The total raised this year was nearly $3,000.
The association has scheduled next year’s fall conference at the Edgar H. Wilson Convention Center in Macon, Ga., for Oct. 1-2, 2020.