PCOC - Fall 2013 - (Page 11)

martyn’s Corner 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. www.pcoc.org / Fall 2013 11 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 active Fall! http://www.pcoc.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PCOC - Fall 2013

President’s Message
Martyn’s Corner
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
Federal Update
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
Advertiser.com

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