(Pictured: Executive Director of CPCO of GA, Glenda Lehmberg, Dr. Austin Frishman and Maria A. Collins, Assistant to Director of CPCO of GA)
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. - The Certified Pest Control Operators Association of Georgia (CPCO of GA) held its annual Fall Conference Oct. 3-5, 2018, at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga., with BASF as the Presenting Sponsor.
A Gala was held in the Club One luxury suite at the Speedway where BASF Georgia reps, Warren Vannest and Deidra Meudt, introduced their products and services.
CPCO of Georgia President Marty Jones presented Bob Shelnutt with the 2018 Award of Excellence and welcomed everyone to participate in the P.E.S.T. Relief Silent Auction. Glenda Lehmberg, executive director, cast the vision for the future which includes strategic partnerships with key industry players and expanding training and services to members. Everyone enjoyed music, pictures from the past, a photo booth and great food to kick off this year’s conference.
The 1 ½ day training, held Oct. 4-5 included 11 CEU hours with credits approved for GA and 9 other states. Syngenta sponsored Dr. Austin Frishman as the keynote speaker with a talk titled, “Ladies and Gentlemen Start Your Innovative Engines: A 21st Century Approach to IPM.” Along with amazing speakers, the conference offered a Truck Parade sponsored by Real Fleet Solutions where participants drove their vehicles around the track at the end of the first training day. After the second training day, those who pre-registered were given Pace Car Rides.
Over 400 people attended the conference as well as over 70 reps from the 40+ vendors who showcased their products and services. Sponsors included: Airofog USA, AMVAC, BASF, Bayer, Bell Laboratories, Briostack, Ensystex, Fallaize Insurance, Forshaw, ML Web Desig, Matttress Safe, McGriff Insurance Services, Oldham Chemicals Co., Real Fleet Solutions, Rid-A-Critter, Rockwell Labs Ltd, Syngenta, Target Specialty Products, Univar and VM Products.
The Silent Auction for P.E.S.T. Relief International raised $3,700 to assist with future projects to bring comfort and relief to those in need.