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If your state isn't listed and you're interested in getting something started, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll add your contact information to the list of local networks. Any female in the pest control industry including supporting services and vendors qualifies to start a local chapter. Your company just has to be a member of the National Pest Management Association. The mission of the PWIPM is to support women in the pest management industry by promoting professional development, through educational programs, financial scholarships and peer networking. We appreciate your involvement!
Don't be intimidated, a local networking event can be as simple as bringing a group of women together at a coffee shop. State network leaders get together via conference call quarterly to share success stories and swap ideas.
Communicate with participating PCOs in your area
Gauge the interest by sending an e-mail to your state association membership and those who have expressed interest in PWIPM in your area.
PWIPM can be a gateway to bringing in new members to both our state and national associations, so we encourage you to work closely with your association and communicate the benefits of membership to non-members at your local network events.
Contact email@example.com and get yourself a logo! All local network logos incorporate the national PWIPM logo, with a regional notation. Use the logo on your promotions and anywhere you see fit!
When you have the event details ready, make sure you state association leaders and NPMA know. They can help you promote your event by e-mailing members, posting an event to facebook, and listing your event on the industry events calendar.
Here are some ideas for events:
Got a new idea? Let us know!
To keep the network growing, we need to maintain a complete list of women who are interested. After your event, send your attendee info to firstname.lastname@example.org. Name, Company & E-mail address for each attendee.
Use our local chapter listing to find and reach out to other chapter leaders.
All state network leaders come together on a conference call on the 3rd Thursday every 3 months at 4pm Eastern (June, September, December, and March). E-mail email@example.com to be included in the calendar invite. Even if you haven't held an event yet, you are welcome!
Local networks usually need funding for two things:
Fundraising ideas is a common topic on the state network call. The most common sources are: