BOM hosts Legislative Day dinner


March 28, 2022


Members of the Black Ownership Matters at the Legislative dinner on March 13. PHOTO: BLACK OWNERSHIP MATTERS

Black Ownership Matters (BOM) held its Legislative Day event dinner in Washington, D.C., on March 13.

Members of BOM from across the county gathered to discuss business growth — MBE certifications, route optimization, and succession planning — and next steps in business operations.

The meeting was attended by BOM members Vernon Brown and Quincy Brown, owners of Harpoon Pest Solutions; Ayanna and Qudair Martin, owners of Alpha to Omega Termite and Pest Control; Timson Green, service manager for Terminix International; Niles Hooks, owner of Pest Exterminating; and Angela and Michael Nevill, owners of N&N Consulting & Pest Control; and board members Jason Payne, CEO of Payne Pest Management; Wayne Golden, owner of GSquare Consulting; Faye Golden, director of government affairs for Cook’s Pest Control; Sterling Barbour, president of Revolution National Pest Council; and Jim Steed, owner of Neighborly Pest Management.

Bell Laboratories, Inc. (Patrick Lynch), Big Time Pest Control (Michael Bullert), and Neighborly Pest Management (Jim Steed) sponsored the dinner.

“This dinner was a huge success thanks to the sponsors,” Golden said in a news release.

About Black Ownership Matters

Black Ownership Matters was founded in 2020. Its mission is to promote black ownership of pest control companies by providing financial guidance, business resources, employee development, mentorship and community support.

The group’s strategies to meet these goals are to:

  1. Identify current Black owners in the pest management industry and support their business growth through mentorship and access to resources.
  2. Identify potential future Black owners currently involved in the pest control industry and support upward mobility in their careers. BOM view this step as the catalyst for them to begin their path to ownership.
  3. Engage in outreach to the Black community at large to inform them of the critical role pest management plays in the lives of all people, and discuss potential business ownership opportunities available in the field.


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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  1. Thanks for running the article on BOM’s dinner.