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Please respond: Membership update directory forms due tomorrow
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A few weeks ago, the NACD Membership Directory Update sheets were mailed to each member company for the 2013 Membership Directory. Unfortunately, we are still missing responses. Please return your company's update sheet to NACD by tomorrow, Jan. 11, even if there are no changes to be made to your record. Please fax all forms to 703-527-7747.

Calling all trainers and education specialists!
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The NACD Board of Directors has approved the creation of a new Education Committee. The Education Committee will further develop NACD's education strategy and identify, develop, and provide high quality education programs to NACD member companies, affiliates and key stakeholders. If you have experience in successfully developing education and training programs and would like to get more involved in this area, please contact NACD Director of Member Education, Matt Glaser at or call him directly at 571/482-3043. More

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Registration now open for the Feb. 5 Responsible Distribution workshop in Miami
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Learn about the changes for the new 5th cycle of Responsible Distribution and join your fellow NACD members and affiliates at the Miami one-day Responsible Distribution workshop. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., at the Hampton Inn, and will be limited to only 25 people, so register now before it's too late. Please note that the deadline to receive a discount on your hotel reservation is Jan. 21. Click here to register!

There is also still space available in the LA one-day workshop on Monday, Jan. 14! This workshop, hosted by Univar, will also be dedicated to Responsible Distribution issues. This is your last chance — register now!

Train your team at the 2013 University of Industrial Distribution in Indianapolis, March 10-13
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Join your fellow industry colleagues, leading faculty, distribution consultants and industry experts at the University of Industrial Distribution from March 10-13, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. The four-day program has more than 30 full-day and half-day courses to choose from based on your needs and interests within the industrial wholesale distribution industry. If you are looking to improve personal performance and your company's bottom line, this educational program is one you don't want to miss. For more information on the program and how to register, check out our UID brochure here. Act now — the early-bird deadline is this Friday, Jan. 11. Receive a $200 discount on registration!

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ChemEdge (formerly OPSEM) booths going fast — Reserve your trade show booth now
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New this year, NACD presents ChemEdge, a conference to provide your team with the depth and breadth of knowledge on regulatory compliance, Responsible Distribution, warehousing, logistics, purchasing, finance and more. Formerly known as OPSEM, this conference has grown into a fantastic resource for our members and their employees. The ChemEdge committee is busy preparing for another top-notch program in Dallas, Aug. 20-23, at the beautiful OMNI Dallas Hotel. For reservations please click here! Stay tuned as we roll out more details!

Additionally, for service providers — increase your company's visibility and stay on top of what's current in the industry by exhibiting at ChemEdge 2013, Aug. 20-23, at the OMNI Dallas in Dallas. Click here to sign up today!

Attention distributor members and Suppliers — did you know that you can exhibit at ChemEdge? For more details, contact us at 703/527-6223.

  Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

New Year's resolution: Introduce more classrooms to the wonders of chemistry!
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Help your local educators start the new semester off right by donating Fourth Edition You Be The Chemist® Activity Guide flash drives to your community schools.

Educators are sure to love the nearly 1,000 pages of lesson plans, fun experiments, science content, activity sheets and study materials that provide enriching scientific engagement in the classroom!

The YBTC flash drives, which include the Grade K-4 and 5-8 version guides, an "Introduction to CEF" video, and much more, can be purchased on the CEF website (special pricing option for CEF contributors!). The guides' content can also be downloaded — for FREE — online by visiting here.

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    12 time management habits to master in 2013
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    Nearly three hundred years ago, Benjamin Franklin came up with an approach to changing habits that has yet to be surpassed. A young adult seeking to straighten out his act, Franklin developed a list of thirteen virtues, jotting down a brief definition of each. These were character traits he took to be important, but in which he found himself lacking. He knew that nurturing these habits would bring about positive change in his life. More

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