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Increase your company exposure — Advertise in the 2013 Membership Directory!
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Promote your company's products and services to key decision-makers within the chemical distribution industry by advertising in the 2013 NACD Membership Directory. Sent to over 400 member and affiliate companies, the Membership Directory is an easy way to increase your exposure in the chemical supply chain. We have a number of advertising options available — click here to view our pricing and reserve your space now! Please contact Caitlin O'Donnell at 703-527-6223 ext. 3040 or for more information. More

Registration continues 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! More

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New Responsible Distribution webinar on public warehouses, Feb. 7
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If your organization uses or is considering using public warehouses, make plans to attend this free Responsible Distribution webinar on Thursday, Feb. 7, noon–1 p.m. ET. Brett Mears, president, Palmer Logistics, will conduct a short presentation on public warehouses and the role they play in helping your business to succeed. After the presentation, Mike Lang, vice president, Responsible Distribution, will moderate a Q-and-A session. You may register by clicking here.

Working with a distributor, supplier, warehouse, carrier or service provider that should join NACD? Let us know!
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Do you know a company that is close to joining NACD? Send them an application and a one-page overview of NACD's key member benefits and we'll follow up. Or, just send us your leads and we'll do the rest. Simply fill out the NACD referral form found here and return it to Sarah Beerbower, NACD's sales and member relations executive by fax at 703-527-7747 or If your referral joins, you get the credit! Check out our website for more information on our referral program.

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UPDATE: 5th Cycle of Responsible Distribution
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Although the 5th Cycle of Responsible Distribution started on Jan. 1, NACD will not begin verifications for the vast majority of members or Chemical Handler Affiliates until July 2013 or later. Exceptions for earlier verifications would be given to those who volunteer. NACD will continue to provide 5th Cycle training through the mentioning program, regional and national workshops, webinars, online resources and more. Documentation for the 5th Cycle is expected to be posted on the NACD website within a few weeks.

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Watch students and educators discuss the You Be the Chemist Challenge!
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Visit the Chemical Educational Foundation® website to watch CEF's new video highlighting You Be the Chemist® Challenge participants and educators as they weigh in on their Challenge experiences! This video provides a firsthand glimpse of the National Challenge events and the program's nationwide impact!

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  • Help local educators excite students about chemistry!
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    Impressed by the national You Be The Chemist Challenge® participants in our latest video? Help spark an interest in chemistry in your community and prepare your local students to take on the Challenge by introducing educators to CEF's new Fourth Edition YBTC Activity Guides!

    The Activity Guides feature nearly 1,000 pages of lesson plans, fun experiments, science content, activity sheets and study materials that engage students and excite them about the concepts of chemistry! The Activity Guides can be purchased in flash drive form, including both Grade K-4 and 5-8 versions, an "Introduction to CEF" video and much more (special pricing option for CEF contributors!). The guides' content can also be downloaded — for FREE — online by visiting the CEF website.

    Industry News

    HR, leadership, talent management predictions for 2013
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    2013 looks to be a year of global growth, but for HR and talent leaders, it will likely continue to present challenges. Bersin by Deloitte just released its 2013 predictions for corporate HR, leadership and talent management. More

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    Chemistry for sustainable performance
    Whatever your goal - low or zero-VOC products, APEO-free or formaldehyde-free materials, low energy curing, replacement of heavy metal pigments, latex with minimal environmental impact - BASF wants to put you in the driver's seat. MORE

    Why listening is better than talking
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    While executives endlessly get coaching in presentation skills, very few develop their listening skills. Which could, of course, explain a lot of routine miscommunication at work. Being a world class listener isn't automatic or easy, so here are some ideas about how to develop your skills. More

    To increase innovation, take sting out of failure
    Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    There's a strong logical need for more innovation efforts, yet weeks, months and years go by they don't happen. The reason for this is simple; it's an emotional, not logical problem. Failure can sting. So if you haven't figured out how to take some of the sting out of failure, you won't get innovation. More

    Portable Truck & Rail Access Platforms

    Operators will be able to access hatches safely with Carbis Truck Access Fall Protection Platforms. If your workers need to access the tops of trucks and rail cars of all different sizes and type during loading and unloading, the Truck Access and Rail Access Fall Protection Platforms are just what you are looking for.

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