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NACD resource: The Responsible Distribution 'security' fact sheet
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A part of your company's compliance with Responsible Distribution is a steadfast commitment to implementing and maintaining security measures to promote and ensure the safe and secure distribution of chemicals. To help you communicate your commitment to your employees, customers and local communities, NACD created a flier highlighting several "Facts" on security in the Responsible Distribution program. The fact sheet can be downloaded here on our website, along with a number of other Responsible Distribution Resources. If you would like extra copies in hard-copy format, please contact Caitlin O'Donnell at 703-527-6223 ext. 3040 or email

Thinking of using a public warehouse? Learn everything you need to know on Feb. 7
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On Thursday, Feb. 7, at noon EST, NACD will host a free webinar to all members and affiliates on "Partnering with Public Warehouses." Brett Mears, president, Palmer Logistics, will conduct a short presentation on the benefits of public warehouses and the factors to consider when selecting a warehouse. There will also be a Q&A session following the presentation. To register, please click here.

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Learn how to create shareholder value in your company at the 2013 University of Industrial Distribution, March 10-13
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The annual University of Industrial Distribution is a four-day program specifically tailored for the wholesale/distribution industry. This continuing education conference, held this year from March 10-13, in Indianapolis, focuses its courses on the latest trends and strategies in the industry, creating immediate take-away value for your employees and your company. Among the top-notch list of courses and instructors is Steve Deist, Partner at Indian River Consulting Group, who will lead a class for senior managers and executive on how to help your company be more market driven and strategically led to create value for customers and shareholders. Don't miss this fantastic education opportunity — register now!

If you are interested in learning more about Deist's market-driven strategies, you can also read his article on "Value Created Strategies for Distributors" in the Nov./Dec. 2012 edition of the Chemical Distributor here.

Meet your 2013-2014 NACD regional presidents
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At the close of the 41st Annual Meeting in San Diego, our four regions approved the slate for their regional presidents and regional board of directors. Serving two-year terms as dictated by the NACD Bylaws, each regional president works with NACD headquarters to provide quality programming and resources to its regional members. Click "More" to learn about your regional president! More

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Learn more than 30 different 'hunting for cash' ideas with Jason Bader, April 25-26
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Join Jason Bader from the Distribution Team in Chicago, April 25-26, for a seminar on "Inventory Management for Distributors," a unique opportunity for all management personnel to learn more than 30 different "hunting for cash" ideas that can be implemented immediately. All aspects of purchasing, inventory management, warehouse operations, branch operations, cycle counting, dead stock management and practical distribution industry technology will be covered. This class is offered in the spring and fall, and is limited to the first 30 participants. Learn more and sign up here!

Special offer! If you sign up before Feb. 28, you will receive a $150 discount on registration!

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  •   In Case You Missed It

    In case you missed it — Webinars
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    Did your busy schedule cause you to miss a webinar, workshop or other NACD event that you wanted to attend? All NACD members have access to conference presentations, webinars and documents from past events on our website. Here are a few recent NACD webinars available on demand on our website that you can download by clicking the links below.
    • 2013 Regulatory and Legislative Outlook — Download now
    • What to Expect from the 5th Cycle — Download now
    • Export Control Issues for Chemical Distributors — An Export Compliance Overview — Download now
    Can't find an NACD resource? Contact Caitlin at 703-527-6223 or

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    3 leadership habits of innovation heroes
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    Scott Anthony is managing partner at Innosight, the innovation advisory firm founded by Clayton Christensen. Here are three top attitudes or behaviors in companies that Anthony regards as innovative. They're the ones that make the difference between succeeding and failing, often in the tough business of disruption. More

    11 simple concepts to become a better leader
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    CEO Dave Kerpen writes: "Being likable will help you in your job, business, relationships and life. I interviewed dozens of successful business leaders for my last book, to determine what made them so likable and their companies so successful. All of the concepts are simple, and yet, perhaps in the name of revenues or the bottom line, we often lose sight of the simple things — things that not only make us human, but can actually help us become more successful." More

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    Unplug your ears and listen
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    Managers need to hear what people have to say — and be able to filter the messages. Those who solicit career feedback are likely to hear many, often conflicting messages and need to be astute in sorting out the most critical input to avoid careening off course. To succeed, keep three things in mind. More

    4 strategies to sharpen your focus
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    Every business leader has trouble staying focused, but some find that distraction is a constant that gets in the way of productivity. The key to success is learning to work with those symptoms, not against them. More

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