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Regulatory Resources — Registration Still Available for Process Safety Management (PSM) and Chemical Distribution Webinar
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The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced the nationwide expansion of its Chemical Emphasis Program to ensure compliance with the Process Safety Management (PSM) standard. To assist members in preparing, NACD will host a free webinar on Jan. 31 that will cover PSM and how it applies to chemical distributors. We will discuss the current status and enforcement of PSM regulation, how it applies to distributors and how to find out if you are uncertain if it applies to your company. We will conclude by introducing the basic elements a company needs to comply with process safety management. Join Jesse Kunes, Kestrel Management Services, and NACD's Mike Lang for this timely and free webinar. Register today at PSM Webinar. The Process Safety Management (PSM) and Chemical Distribution Webinar will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. to noon EST. More

Free Software Subscription When Attending Responsible Distribution's April Workshop!
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Kestrel Management Services, a NACD strategic partner, is proud to offer all participants of this year's Responsible Distribution Workshop in Houston a free 6-month trial subscription to Responsible Distribution powered by dynaQonline™. Register today at April 2012 Workshop. More

2012 Western Region Meeting features thought leader Bob Shank, April 17-21
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The 2012 Western Region Meeting is taking shape. Bob Shank will be one of our featured speakers this year. He is a well-regarded corporate speaker who brings a unique blend of marketplace experiences. A native and lifetime resident of Southern California, Bob Shank spent 14 years as a businessman/entrepreneur in the construction industry. More

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Southern Region Meeting, April 30-May 2, features 'keys to a high-performance culture'
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Mark your calendar to join us this Spring at Disney's Five-Star Property, the Grand Floridian Resort. This year's program features Dave Anderson, a well-known leadership guru who will address the Keys to a High Performance Culture and The power of clear expectations: "Teach your people the business facts of life." More

  Chemical Education Foundation (CEF)

Free virtual conference on Feb. 2
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Join 25 leaders, including the Chemical Educational Foundation's own John Rice, for a free virtual conference: The Future of Science Education: STEM and Workforce Readiness, sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company. Taking place at 7 p.m. EST, Feb. 2, the conference will unveil a 30-minute video featuring many of today's leading experts, along with vignettes from leading-edge schools across the country.

Participants will be exploring how improvements in STEM education can generate greater workforce readiness in the United States, with a particular emphasis on successful teaching models that are oriented around project-based learning. Immediately following the video presentation, all participants will join a live online chat with experts and audience members to take the conversation further. To register, visit

  General Business Interest

Feeling so safe, it's downright dangerous
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The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship managed to crash both the vessel and his career on the rocks off the coast of Italy. How could this happen? As the Titanic taught us 100 years ago, nothing's more dangerous than believing in the infallibility of man. Reading the newspaper is a good way to live in fear, writes Tom Andel. A recent read taught me a new syndrome to avoid: the "risk compensation effect." More

5 ways to tame your inbox
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There's no getting around it — most of us suffer from email overload. Business messages come in too quickly to deal with, resulting in cluttered inboxes that inspire fear and anxiety. But there are potential solutions. The following tools can help tame even the most out-of-control inboxes and make you more productive. More

Thriving in tough times: Tips for family-run business
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After being laid off in 2000 on the heels of the dot-com bust of 1999, Alexandra Pena decided to go it her own and launched Forums Event Design & Production. She hasn't looked back since. The Miami-based event design and production company has experienced 11 consecutive years of growth despite enduring tough economic times including two recessions. More

Why appreciation matters so much
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Whatever else each of us derives from our work, there may be nothing more precious than the feeling that we truly matter — that we contribute unique value, and that we're recognized for it. The single highest driver of engagement, according to a worldwide study, is whether workers feel their managers are genuinely interested in their wellbeing. Less than 40 percent of workers felt so engaged. More

5 tax resolutions for small business owners
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As small business owners, we enter the new year with hopes for an improvement to the economy and dreams of success for our businesses. Even if the previous year was a banner year for your business, there is always room for more prosperity, efficiency and growth. Here are some suggested resolutions. More

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