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The University of Industrial Program is almost sold out — Register Now!
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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

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Drive operational excellence throughout your operation!
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Register now for the Essentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations one-day course.

•      San Francisco, Calif. — Feb. 7
•      Miami, Fla. — Feb. 21
•      Orlando, Fla. — Feb. 23
•      Tampa, Fla. — Feb. 24

Jason Bader, managing partner of The Distribution Team, Inc., will be the instructor for this course that is geared toward warehouse employees, especially those on the supervisor-track. Any team member whose job is related to a smooth-running and efficient warehouse will benefit.

Register your key Warehouse and Operational employees at:

Questions? Call Matt Glaser at NACD at 703-527-6223 or email at

Planning for Texas A&M Optimizing Channel Compensation Consortium to begin in February
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Thank you to all NACD members who applied to participate in the consortium. NACD has selected three companies to take part in this program. Their first planning meeting will take place at the end of February. NACD will provide you with updates on their progress throughout the year — stay tuned!

Upcoming NACD workshops and meetings:
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Responsible Distribution Workshop — April 2-3

Western Region Meeting — April 17-21

Southern Region Meeting — April 30 – May 2

Central Region Meeting — June 12-14

  Chemical Education Foundation (CEF)

You Be The Chemist Essential Elements professional development workshop to be held Jan. 28
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The Chemical Educational Foundation is partnering with The Franklin Institute and The Dow Chemical Company to conduct its first You Be The Chemist Essential Elements professional development workshop of 2012. Essential Elements is designed to assist educators — our "essential elements" in education — in teaching chemistry concepts through hands-on learning and connecting those concepts to students' everyday lives.

During the workshop, the instructor will lead educators through a full 5E learning cycle utilizing a lesson from the YBTC Activity Guides. This cycle allows students to build their own understanding of new concepts from both old ideas and their own experiences. Following the lesson, educators will have an opportunity to discuss the lesson further and ask questions. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 28 at TFI in Philadelphia. The workshop will be led by Susan Holmes, TFI's Senior Museum Educator/Teacher Professional Development.

For more information please contact Brian Taylor at 571-482-3055 or

  General Business Interest

3 tips on effective leadership skills
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It's no secret leadership skills are essential to devise a great individual mindset that will hopefully trickle down to your employees or close confidants. It's a goal every person should reach for in hopes that they ultimately establish an influence to others that continues to grow for the long term. Getting the right leadership training is an exercise in determination, continued education and unrivaled optimism. More

Time-management tips from serial entrepreneurs
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For small-business owners who run more than one business, time management is of the utmost importance. Entrepreneuer talked to five serial entrepreneurs to learn how they oversee their businesses and still find time for their personal lives. Here are their tips. More

5 things they didn't teach you in business school
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At the end of our first year in business, I got on my knees and prayed to God for a sign: whether we should continue our business, writes Heritage Link Brands CEO Khary Cuffe. There are certain things I wish I would have known back then, including the real skills required to be an entrepreneur. I've learned a lot in the past few years — and a lot of the skills to start and run a fast-growing business just aren't taught in the classroom. More

3 ways to capitalize on business optimism
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Even before the Labor Department reported that 200,000 new jobs were created in December, a funny thing was happening: Business owners were starting to feel more upbeat about 2012. Surveys of owners' attitudes started coming back showing rising confidence. More

Small businesses should contemplate online billing
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Even though some customers will cling to paper, small companies can save money and shrink their billing cycles by considering online billing systems. The benefits of online billing for small businesses are centered on three things: Saving money related to printing and mailing; improving cash flow; and addressing security and fraud concerns. More

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