Other award winners included Joanne Reinwald (Community Service) of Southampton, Ontario; Tom Davies & Steve Tschanz (Canadian Award of Excellence) of St. Catherine’s, Ontario; and Stu Benedict, Johnny Whearly, and Chris Mehalic (Outstanding Leadership and Innovation) of Canada, Austin, Tex., and Charlotte, N.C.
“We were recently named as one of Franchise Business Review’s 2020 Top 200 Franchise Opportunities, which marks the 23rd time our company has been named to a “Best of the Best” list since 2006,” said Washington. “Between our successful meeting and this recent honor, we are excited to have more interested prospects learn about what we have to offer as a company.”
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — With the goal of providing a network of support for current black pest control owner/operators and promoting black ownership of pest control firms, Black Ownership Matters (BOM) has been launched.
The organization was formed organically in summer 2020 when a group of like-minded individuals and organizations from across the country came together with the goal of supporting black economic advancement in the field of pest management.
As Black Ownership Matters President Jason Payne explained, “Significant inequality in this industry, and all industries, has created a racial wealth gap that we all are struggling to close. In order to help close this gap, our goal is to promote black ownership of pest control companies and advancement in the industry by providing financial guidance, business resources, employee development, mentorship and community support.”
During the past eight months, Black Ownership Matters has been meeting virtually to build the organization from the ground up, including developing its mission statement and focus, and electing leaders. The group came up with the following three strategic goals:
1. To identify current black owners in the pest management industry and support their business growth through mentorship and access to resources.
2. To promote the career advancement of black industry professionals and support upward mobility in their careers through additional education, certifications, licensing, etc. BOM views this step as the catalyst for many to begin their path to ownership.
3. To engage in outreach to the black community at large to inform them of the critical role pest management plays in the lives of all people — and why this is a great industry to be employed in — and to discuss potential business ownership opportunities available in the field.
In addition to President Jason Payne (CEO of Payne Pest Management, San Diego) the Black Ownership Matters leadership includes:
Black Ownership Matters is currently adding membership and building industry support. The organization recently launched its website, www.blackownershipmatters.org, which includes additional details about the group and its goals, as well as information on how to support BOM through involvement and patronage.
SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. – Target Specialty Products announced its next Business Growth Webinar: “Coffee Talk with the Davids.”
Target Specialty Products and WorkWave are bringing their executive leaders David Helt and David Giannetto together to discuss the origin and value of this newly announced partnership. This is a chance to hear from the influential leaders of the pest control industry and learn what is in store for the future, Target Specialty Products says.
“Target Specialty Products and WorkWave PestPac will take the customer experience to the next level by not only offering a broad line of products accessed through PestPac, the industry leading pest control software, but also offering new integrated digital value for our customers,” said David Helt, president of Target Specialty Products. To learn more about the program click here.
David Giannetto, CEO of Workwave, added, “It is our goal to drive innovation in the pest control industry and provide customers with a superior competitive advantage.”
Click here to register for the webinar.
WASHINGTON - Nathan Gonzales, editor and publisher of Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales, shared his perspective on what’s going on in Washington as part of the NPMA Legislative Day General Session & Keynote Address, sponsored by Corteva AgriScience.
Gonzales reviewed the 2020 general election results in which Democrats captured the White House and picked up three seats in the Senate, while Republicans gained 12 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Gonzales said he’s not seeing the Republican party “go off into the political wilderness and start to search for their soul” as is usually the case after losing a Presidential election and control of the Senate.
Instead, Gonzales said Republicans “don’t feel the need to be conciliatory or compromise or give ground” because they feel emboldened by some of the Presidential election results and some aspects from the Congressional election, including the 12-seat House gain and the fact that it took a run-off election in Georgia for Democrats to win the Senate.
The other reason, Gonzales said, Republicans are optimistic about the current political climate is the 2022 mid-term elections. Historically, these elections don’t go well for the President’s party.
“So, because Republicans are so close to getting control of the Senate and the House, I think the feeling is that they just want to hold the line, and before too long, they’ll get in control and be able to have more power and more influence on what is going on,” Gonzales said.
Gonzales also provided some insights into redistricting. He cited research from Election Data Services that estimated which states will gain and lose districts. Those expected to gain include Texas (+3), Florida (+2), Arizona (+1), Colorado (+1), Montana (+1), North Carolina (+1), and Oregon (+1). States expected to lose seats include California (-1), Illinois (-1), Michigan (-1), Minnesota (-1), Ohio (-1), Pennsylvania (-1), Rhode Island (-1) and West Virginia (-1).