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GCPMA's ‘Meeting of the Minds’ Seminar Set for November

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The Greater Chicago Pest Management Alliance will be holding its fourth annual “Meeting of the Minds” conference, Nov. 9, at the Holiday Inn Select, Tinley Park, Ill.

| September 14, 2010

The Greater Chicago Pest Management Alliance will be holding its fourth annual “Meeting of the Minds” conference, Nov. 9, at the Holiday Inn Select, 18501 S. Harlem Ave., Tinley Park, Ill. 60477.

Since its founding in 2004, the Chicago Pest Management Alliance has grown to more than 180 industry members and associate members. Information about its goals and activities can be found at www.gcpma.com
GCPMA has arranged for a special block of rooms for those wishing to arrive the night before at the Holiday Inn Select. Reservations must be made by Oct. 10, 2010. Be sure to ask for the GCPMA special rate. Call (708) 444-1100 to reserve your room.

Meeting Of The Minds IV is GCPMA’s fourth annual major education and recertification conference. Each year GCPMA finds the most knowledgeable professionals in pest management to provide a conference that is truly meaningful to PMPs in the Chicago metropolitan area. The meeting is a platform for sharing ideas and advancing best practices in pest management. It is a one-day education and recertification conference for Illinois and Indiana credits.

Many manufacturers and distributors of pest control products and equipment will be displaying their products and equipment.  Exhibitors will also include other service businesses relevant to pest management operations and we will again feature the historic display of pesticide containers and equipment from the collection of Patrick Hughes.
Registeration is being accepted online at
www.gcpma.com . The cost is only $75 for GCPMA members and $95 for non-members, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. Registrations received after Nov. 1, 2010, will be charged $110. If you are not a member of GCPMA, you can join for only $35 per pest management office location
Speakers for this year's conference are:

Roger Gold, PhD from Texas A&M University on Cockroaches
Philip Koehler, PhD from the University of Florida on Bed Bugs
Philip Pellitterri, PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Emerging Midwest Pests
Jeffrey Tucker, B.C.E. from Enomology Associates, Inc. on Ants

Sign-in and Continental breakfast begin at 6:30am and the conference will run from 8:00am to 5:00pm including lunch, breaks and drawings for valuable door prizes.

For additional information please contact Jim Anderson at janderson@smithereen.com by phone at (773) 875-4450 or online at www.gcpma.com.

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