Central Region Meeting Comes to Kansas City, MO, June 12 -14!
Mark your calendars for the Central Region Meeting on June 12-14. The event location will be at the historic Hotel Phillips in downtown Kansas City, Mo. A fantastic rate of $119/night has been secured for our group.
This recently renovated, 4-star historic hotel is walking distance to restaurants, shops and nightlife. Our program will feature hard-hitting subjects and will also include an optional tour of the Barton Solvents facility near Kansas City. We hope you put this important event on your calendar and bring a few of your key employees, too.
More details will be posted soon. If you want to make your hotel reservations, please call the Hotel Phillips at 877-704-5341 and mention you are with the NACD group.
Improve Your Core Distribution Skills at The University of Industrial Distribution, March 5-8. Early registration ends tomorrow!
The University of Industrial Distribution, March 5-8, in Indianapolis, offers members of NACD in-depth training on industrial distribution. This well-known training event, run by Purdue University and the Association Education Alliance, which NACD is a part of, provides continuing education and a certificate program lead by the leading industry trade associations and content experts. More
Time is running out to send in your Directory Update Sheets!
Every year the National Association of Chemical Distributors sends a Directory Update Sheet to you ensuring that we have the most current information about you and your company. The Membership Update sheet was mailed to you in early December. Please take a few minutes to review that your company's information is correct. This is the information maintained in the Association's database and will be listed in the 2012 Membership Directory.
It is important for you to return the Update sheet by fax even if your company's information has not changed. A few minutes of your time will ensure that your company's information, including key contacts, is accurate not only for the Association but for your fellow distributor members and affiliate members.
If you have any questions please contact Paul Hirsh at 571-482-3062 or at email@example.com.
Vanguard Award Nominations
The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) encourages you to nominate an industry colleague who is truly making a difference in the advancement of science education in his/her community for the 2012 Vanguard Award. Over the years, NACD members have displayed an unwavering commitment to educational outreach initiatives within their communities. In a time where American students continue to fall behind other nations in the areas of STEM education, these continued outreach efforts are more vital than ever! As an industry, it is important for us to recognize those who are working to advance science education in their community.
Visit the Vanguard page of the CEF website or contact Brian Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org or 571-482-3055) to find out how you can nominate an industry colleague today!
CEF Celebrates the Start of 2012 with a First!
NACD member, Americhem Sales Corporation of Mason, Michigan, has long been an active supporter of the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) and the You Be The Chemist educational series. To show their support going into 2012, the entire Americhem family joined their President & CEO Bruce Whetter in making individual donations to CEF in support of the organization's science education activities. This marks the first time in CEF's history that 100 percent of a company's workforce has donated individual contributions to the Foundation! CEF extends sincere gratitude to Bruce and all Americhem employees for their united support!
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