VPMA State Technical Meeting

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Event Date 12-09-2021 7:15 am
Event End Date 12-09-2021 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 199
Location Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront

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Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
December 8 - 9, 2021

As a hybrid event, this meeting has been built to accomodate everyone! Not only are there sessions designed specifically for owners, managers and technicians, but you can pick which way you want to participate - in person or virtually! We want the 16th presentation of the State Technical Meeting to be accessible to everyone! We're keeping registration rates low and letting you decide how you and your staff will attend. Send some in person, and have some participate virtually. Register to attend in-person but switch to virtual anytime! Or, the other way around. The name of the game is flexibility, no matter what you decide we want you to participate in this great training and networking event. Our amazing vendors will participating, both in-person and virtually, so be sure to check out all of their great products and services!

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December 8, 2021, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Business Management Sessions - these presentations will focus on growth, avoiding liability pitfalls, attracting and retainin employees, recruiting and developing an on-boarding process. We'll also learn abou the new electronic OPS system and getting your VDACS recordkeeping and applications done right. Our presenters include Audrey Hall, Judy Black, BCD of Rollins, Inc., Marie Horner, Arrow Exterminating, Mark Steward, PestRoutes and Jeff Rogers, VDACS.

Admin Track - these sessions are geared for your office staff and focus on customer service, maintaining your company's online presence, leveraging strengths for professional success, selling general pest jobs over the phone and discussing about the "weird" stuff all staff encounter. Your admin staff are the glue that keep your office running, but they are also the first people your customers encounter when doing business with our company. This training will ensure their interaction with your customers begin and end with a smile!

December 9, 2021, 7:30 - 5:15 pm

Technical Sessions - these presentations include technical and practical information on stored product pests, ticks, large flies, termites and Bed bugs. We will also offer a "New Tech Boot Camp" which will be a 2 hour block of presentations that bring new techs up to snuff on Ants, Cockroaches, Occasional Invaders and Customer Service. Technicians can earn recertification in categories 7a, 7b, and 8. There are also three breakout sessions on Turf - Extension (3b), Ornamental (3a) and Rodents (7a).


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This fun annual event will be held on December 8th from 5:45 - 9:00 pm. Tickets are includedin Business and Full registration packages, but everyone is welcome to attend. Separate tickets will be available to purchase. Enjoy a full banquet dinner, hear committee reports during the business meeting, learn the results of the Board elections and meet the students who won VPMA Scholarships!

Hotel Accomodations

Discounted room rates have been negotiated for our group at the rate of $79. To make your reservations call 757/428-7025 by December 1st and mention VPMA State Technical Meeting (block code 120721VPM). The Wyndham is located at:

Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront
5700 Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

We are no longer accepting registration for this event