VPMA State Technical Meeting

Event Properties

Event Date 12-07-2022 8:00 am
Event End Date 12-08-2022 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Registered 109

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You won't want to miss the 16th presentation of the VPMA State Technical Meeting. There is so much to be gained by attending this meeting - for you and for your staff! Show your staff they are part of a great industry dedicated to growing knowledge, building relationships and fostering professionalism.


December 6th - Preconference Events

Pre-Conference Workshop: Your Team's Success - Presented by Phil Cooper, EvolveYT
December 6th, 1:00 pm – 5:15 pm, Cost: $45

High energy speaker Phil Cooper presents this special pre-conference workshop for owners and managers aimed at helping you overcome the staffing challenge we all face today, from developing our current field service talent to attracting new great talent (technicians and their supervisors) to overcoming the challenge of not enough employees. Two-part session includes Building Your Teams Greatness and Filling the Team with Talent. We will end the session with a special fast-track supplier connection that provides you with an opportunity to make connections with our Gold Education Sponsors and could win you an opportunity to attend PestWorld 2023 in Hawaii! Click here to read a full description of this business building session that will help you build your team's success!

Pre-conference Social Event: President's Reception at Hardywood BreweryHardywood
December 6th, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Cost: $65/person

VPMA President David Outhous and the VPMA Board invite you to head to Hardywood Brewery West Creek with us to kick off the State Technical Meeting! We will provide transportation to the brewery where we will enjoy a full buffet dinner and sample the best of Hardywood's micro-brews. The first beer is on us! This is a great chance to reconnect with other PMPs and vendors in a relaxed, fun atmosphere! If you are arriving Tuesday, please join us.


December 7th - Educational Sessions & PestFest

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall – 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Before the Business and Admin sessions begin, grab a cup of coffee and a light breakfast in the Gold Education Sponsor exhibit area, then visit all of our vendors in the exhibit halls.

Business Management Sessions – 8:30 am - 4:05 pm - Click here for session descriptions & speaker info.
These sessions will help you shift your mindset to working on your business, not in your business. We can all get caught up in the day to day minutia of running our businesses, but when you step back and set aside time to set your goals, establish priorities and plan for growth, that's when your business really takes off.

Admin Track – 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Click here for session descriptions & speaker info.
Admin staff are certainly a customer's first interaction with a company, and often spend a good deal of time with customers learning about their pest situation. Admin play a large role in building value in the customer's eyes by being able to communicate clearly, an even exquisitely, how to diffuse disgruntled customers and how to impress cutomers with pest specific knowledge. Admins who can build the same value through social media and marketing pieces are especially worth their weight in gold!

VPMA Annual Business Meeting 4:05 pm - 5:00 pm
Normally held during PestFest, we have moved the business of our annual meeting to begin immediately after the Business Management and Admin Track, leaving more time for fun later in the evening! During the meeting we will give an annual report, announce elections, announce scholarships and present awards.

PestFest & Casino Night – 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Cost: $75/person (included in full package)PestFestNODATE2 iloveimg converted
Are you feeling lucky? We're shaking things up for PestFest this year! After dinner and a drink we will try our hands at black jack, roulette, craps and Texas Hold-Em. Everyone will start out with the same stack of chips, your luck or skill will determine how many chips you end up with! After a few hours of fun at the tables, you'll cash in your chips for raffle tickets that will give you a chance to win great prizes.



December 8th - Technical Sessions

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall – 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Before the Technical sessions begin, grab a cup of coffee and a light breakfast in the Gold Education Sponsor exhibit area, then visit all of our vendors in the exhibit halls.

Technical Sessions – 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - Click here for session descriptions & speaker info.
These technical sessions focus on moving from being an applicator to becoming a problem solver. A well-trained applicator is worth their weight in gold, but a technician that can investigate a custom
er's issue, and use their knowledge, experience and training to solve the customer's problem is priceless.


Double Tree by Hilton - Home of the STM 2022!

DoubleTree Photo1021 Koger Center Blvd., Richmond, VA 23235

Please make reservations by calling 804-379-3800 and mention that you are with The Virginia Pest Management Association to get the discounted rate of $119+ tax, or click here to access our group reservation online. Call as early as possible, but no later than November 12, 2022.


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We have so much planned!
Bring Your Team and Learn What the STM Can Mean to You!