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A Strong Active Association
By Martyn B. Hopper
Executive Vice President
The single most important reason that PCOC is such a strong
industry trade association is because of its members. Having been
involved in other associations and talking with other association
executives in Sacramento, I continue to be very impressed with
the level of activism that we have within the pest control industry.
On the one hand, an association is only as strong as those who it
represents. On the other, it is essential that your trade association
stay strong in order to protect the pest control industry in the most
highly taxed, highly regulated state in the nation.
It starts with the 19 vibrant and energetic
PCOC districts. The meetings are professionally run and well attended. Companies,
that often compete with one another, come
together for fellowship and networking.
This activity is tremendously significant
because it builds a base for affecting public
policy at the federal, state and local level,
lobbying for industry issues, protecting the
pest control industry. Your trade association is thus comprised of a large number
of separate entities throughout the state, all
working together for a common purpose.
Following on from the local district level
is the opportunity to participate on a statewide basis in one of PCOC’s committees.
These are listed in the PCOC Membership
Directory. Here, we have groups of individuals lending their expertise to issues that
affect our industry and the continued professionalism that it represents. Our Legislative Agenda, our Best Management Practices
and PCOC’s GreenPro Certification Program
are a few examples of this important effort.
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Your trade association is thus
comprised of a large number
of separate entities throughout
the state, all working together
for a common purpose.
Also, we should not forget PCOC member
participation in NPMA – an important way
to effect policy on the national level.
And then there is the opportunity to
attend one of PCOC’s events and continuing education meetings. Whether it is Pest
Ed, Leg Day, the Leadership Academy or
our Annual Expo, these are all great opportunities for you to support the industry and
become more knowledgeable about issues
that affect your bottom line. The photos in
this issue are from our hugely successful
Expo 2013 that just occurred in Santa Rosa.
There were 242 registrants!
I look forward to a very productive and
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PCOC - Fall 2013
PCOC Expo 2013: A Pictorial Highlight
Expo 2013 Bed Bug Presentation: Control and Management Updates
Overview of NEW California Aeration Plan (CAP)
Calbug Project: Public Needed to Uncover Clues in Natural History Collections
Your Guide to Social Media Startup
Insurance Small Employer Responsibilities under Health Care Reform Act
State Capitol Report Back to Business
Firm Profile Round the Clock Pest Control
Index to Advertisers
PCOC - Fall 2013