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June 28, 2010

Dodson Pest Control awards student business scholarship

BHS Principal Bruce Abbott (left) with Scholarship Winner Kelsey Greene (center) and Dodson Pest Control Pres/CEO Bert Dodson, Jr. (right).
BHS Principal Bruce Abbott (left) with Scholarship Winner Kelsey Greene (center) and Dodson Pest Control Pres/CEO Bert Dodson, Jr. (right).
(Lynchburg, VA) -Dodson Pest Control has presented a Brookville High School student the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Award. Kelsey Greene received the NFIB/B.F. Dodson Family scholarship award in the amount of $1,000 from Dodson Pest Control President and CEO Bert Dodson, Jr. The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation instituted the scholarship program to reward and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students. Award recipients can attend the university, college or vocational/technical institute of their choice with tuition assistance from the foundation. Kelsey Greene was among six award winners from Virginia.

 

 
November 17, 2009

Dodson Pest Control receives 2009 Philanthropy Award

Bert Dodson, Jr.
Bert Dodson, Jr.
(Lynchburg, VA) -Dodson Pest Control has been honored as the ‘Outstanding Philanthropic Company’ of 2009 by the Virginia Piedmont Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Company President and CEO Bert Dodson, Jr. accepted the award at the 2009 Philanthropy Day Awards dinner November 17 in Lynchburg, VA. Mr. Dodson said he was “very humbled and honored to receive the award.” On National Philanthropy Day (November 15) and throughout the month of November, AFP chapters honor exemplary local philanthropists, volunteer fundraisers, corporations, foundations, professional fundraisers and others for their outstanding work and contributions to the community.

 

The AFP was established to foster the development and growth of fundraising professionals and to promote high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. The group represents over 31,000 members in 200 chapters around the world. The Virginia Piedmont Chapter of the AFP has 40 members.

Dodson Pest Control was established in 1944 in Lynchburg, VA. It is one of the largest family-owned and operated pest management companies in the country, with 34 offices serving Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Eastern Tennessee and the District of Columbia metropolitan area.

 
November 4, 2009

Department of Defense presents award to Dodson Pest Control

Pro-patria Award
From left to right…Danny Miller, Bert Dodson, Jr. and Chad Ellinger.
(Lynchburg, VA) - Dodson Pest Control recently received the Pro Patria Award from the Department of Defense. The award is the highest state level honor given to a civilian employer by the Department. It is presented to those employers who demonstrate exceptional support for our national defense by adopting personnel policies that make it easier for their employees to participate in the National Guard and Reserve. The Latin phrase “Pro Patria” means “for the country.” The award symbolizes uncommon patriotism by an employer. Dodson Pest Control President and CEO, Bert Dodson, Jr. accepted the award at a ceremony in Richmond, Virginia.

 

Dodson Pest Control has several employees who have been called upon to serve in the U.S. Military in Iraq. They include Danny Miller with the Army 276 Engineer Co. of the Dodson Richmond, Virginia Office (Danny nominated Dodson Pest Control for the award and has since become a full-time Staff Sargeant with the Virginia National Guard), Chad Ellinger with the Fourth Combat Engineer Batallion, U.S. Marine Corps (Chad is now medically retired from the Staunton, Virginia Office of Dodson Pest Control) and PFC Matt Parham with the ANG 113th Field Artillery (Matt is currently serving in Iraq and is employed at Dodson Pest Control’s Asheville, North Carolina Office).

Established in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1944, Dodson Pest Control is one of the largest family-owned and operated pest management companies in the country, with 34 offices serving Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Eastern Tennessee and the District of Columbia metropolitan area.

 
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