NPMA kicks off 4-week series on 2021 business success


February 4, 2021



The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) will be hosting a four-week conversational series, called Adapt & Accelerate. The virtual events are aimed toward pest management professionals looking to learn from peers and industry experts on how to thrive in 2021 as well as adapt and accelerate their business for success.

The series kicks off next week with a COVID-19 session to share the latest information on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, vaccines, rules and regulations. Learn more about the events and how to register now.

Week 1: Preparing for Life After COVID-19

Feb. 11, 2021
2-3:30 p.m. Eastern
Sponsored by Coalmarch

Description: With light at the end of the tunnel in regards to COVID-19, what do you need to know to move forward in 2021? From PPP loans to vaccinations, business owners are finding themselves in uncharted territory while trying to operate in the new landscape. This week will focus on what you need to know as a business owner to move your company forward while keeping your employees and customers safe, all while staying in compliance with new rules and regulations. What does your 2021 plan need to include to adapt and accelerate?

Presented by Ashley Amidon, NPMA, Fairfax, Va.; Sandy Seay, Seay Management Consultants, Orlando, Fla.

Week 2: What to Expect from the Next Administration – Policy Impacts on Your Company

Feb. 18, 2021
2-3:30 p.m. Eastern
Sponsored by AMVAC

Description: With a new administration taking control in January, understanding the potential impacts and challenges to the pest control industry is vital. Learn what to expect and how potential changes in policy could impact your company.

Presented by Ashley Amidon, NPMA, Fairfax, Va.; Jake Plevelich, NPMA, Fairfax, Va.; Bonnie Rabe, Rollins Inc., Atlanta, Ga.; Bill Welsh, Rose Pest Solutions, Kalamazoo, Mich.

Week 3: Getting Ready for the Busy Season – Growth Markets and Anticipated Bright Spots in 2021

Feb. 25, 2021
2-3:30 p.m. Eastern
Sponsored by AMVAC

Description: 2020 may have brought many challenges but it presented some unique opportunities as well. Innovation is born from challenges. Learn from your peers on what was learned in 2020 and how these lessons can take your business to the next level so you can better adapt and accelerate in 2021.

Presented by Nick Holland, Peregrine General Pest Control, Alberta, Canada; Raleigh Jenkins, ABC Home Commercial Services, Cypress, Texas; Mike Rottler, Rottler Pest Lawn Solutions, Charlack, Mis.

Week 4: Embracing Diversity and Appealing to a Diversifying Customer Base

March 5, 2021
2-3:30 p.m. Eastern
Sponsored by Slingshot

Description: Diversity is not just a buzz word from 2020. Businesses are learning the importance and value of building a more diverse workforce and customer base. Learn how to take the concept and make it an obtainable plan of action for your company. There is no better time than 2021 to adapt and accelerate.

Presented by Marnie Gray, Waynes Pest Control Solutions, Birmingham, Ala.; Chuck Tindol, Rentokil North America, Wyomissing, Pa.; AJ Treleven, Sprague Pest Solutions, Tacoma, Wash.; Jason Payne, Payne Pest Management, San Diego, Calif.


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