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NPMA Introduces Opportunity for Industry Professionals to Network Virtually

Fairfax, VA – September 12, 2023 - Meeting the challenge of helping members build a diverse network and find industry mentors, NPMA has launched the “NPMA Hives” program. Hives was designed and piloted by NPMA’s Professional Women in Pest Management (PWIPM) and Leadership Networking Council (LNC).


“It has connected me to a group of inspiring industry professionals that I did not know or did not know well prior to this experience. I was able to learn valuable insights about personal branding, leadership, and marketing from industry peers. I loved how our Hive included representation from folks in different roles working for different companies - some large, some small- as this helps us to understand various perspectives,” says Leigh Fryxell from Anticimex.


The program consists of joining 5-7 industry professionals together weekly for 30 minutes each week. Same time, same day, same group for the duration. Each week, one Hive participant gives the group a topic of their choosing. Then the group gathers and discusses that topic, focusing on helping that person, for 30 minutes.


“I loved getting to meet new people that I may not have met otherwise because of our companies or roles we have where we work. It was also a great place to talk about literally anything. I was happily surprised by some of the topics my hive mates brought to the table that would normally not be information share outside of a tight personal circle,” says Megan Jacobson of Steve’s Pest Control.


NPMA expects to run Hives beginning in September, November, and February each year. Learn more and sign up for the next Hive by October 20th at www.npmapestworld.org/hives.




About the National Pest Management Association

The NPMA, a non-profit organization with more than 4,000 members, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food, and property from the diseases and dangers of pests. For more information, visit www.NPMAPestWorld.org.