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    NOTICE: NACD Reducing Email Blasts to Members
    In an effort to reduce the amount of email you receive on a daily basis, NACD will significantly reduce the number of email blasts the association sends to our members and affiliates. Starting March 1, NACD will use NewsBrief and ChemBytes as the primary tool for communication with the membership regarding legislative and regulatory news, new member benefits and programs, upcoming events, industry news, and more. Please be sure to read these newsletters every week to stay aware of NACD news and updates. If you have employees you would like to have receive NewsBrief and ChemBytes, please email Caitlin with their name, title and email address at
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    Reserve Your ChemEdge 2015 Booth at the Early-Bird Rate
    We are now accepting reservations for exhibit booths at ChemEdge 2015! The trade show and conference will be on Aug. 11-14 at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel. This is the premier industry event to showcase your company's products and services. ChemEdge has boasted record-high attendance for the past two years, and we expect no less from 2015. Get your booth at the discounted rate — the early-bird discount only lasts until Feb. 28. Reserve your booth now!
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    Need to Know About Current Regulations and What's Ahead? Find Out at the Spring Workshop!
    Back by popular demand, the Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop will feature sessions on the regulatory hot topics that matter to your company. Theresa Forbes, NACD's manager of regulatory affairs, will present an overview of the current regulatory landscape and forecast what's ahead, including the upcoming Hazcom2012 GHS Deadline, the Chemical Executive Order, and more. The Chemical Industry Council of California will also present an overview of the legislative and regulatory issues impacting chemical distributor companies that do business in California. Hear this and more on March 24-25 in Anaheim, California, by registering now.
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    Registration for Southern Region Meeting to Open Next Week
    The Southern Region officers have been busy preparing a worthwhile agenda for the 2015 Southern Region Meeting and look forward to a few days of connecting and engaging with their regional members on April 8-10 in Charleston, South Carolina. The agenda is now final, and registration is set to open next week! In the meantime, you can make your hotel reservations at the Francis Marion — click here to book your rooms. Be sure to check ChemBytes next week for links to register for the meeting.
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    Anonymously Submit Your Near Miss Example
    Employees are often trained to work "safely" but are not trained to identify near misses or made aware of the positive impact near miss reporting can have to ensure employees are engaged in their operations. NACD members have confidentially submitted their Near Miss Examples for the purpose of providing lessons learned for an improved chemical industry. Help us provide a safer and more secure environment for all — anonymously participate by clicking here and submitting the Near Miss Incident Analysis form.
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    Follow NACD on Twitter — @NACD_RD
    Stay connected with NACD on social media! Keep up with association news and industry updates by following NACD at @NACD_RD. You can also follow NACD President Eric Byer @EByerNACD!
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    Find Your Next Super Star on the ICP Job Board
    Use the ICP Job Board to post your open position. The ICP Job Board is the only job board specific to industrial distribution. An NACD Strategic Partner, ICP promotes the incredibly rewarding jobs available in the field of industrial distribution to right-fit individuals (18- to34-year-olds with a technical aptitude and less than a college degree). All job postings are widely disseminated to potential recruits through ICP's Facebook and Twitter accounts to reach even more potential candidates. Take advantage of these NACD member prices and post your entry-level opening on the ICP Job Board.
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    You Be The Chemist Challenge Kicks Off!
    The first wave of this year's nearly 100 local You Be The Chemist Challenges® will take place this week! On Wednesday, Feb. 11, the Iberville/West Baton Rouge Challenge will crown a Champion in Baton Rouge, with support from The Dow Chemical Company. Over the course of the next two months, Challenges will take place in cities and counties nationwide. Based on registration thus far, CEF expects this year of the Challenge to be our biggest — and best — year ever!

    To learn more about the Challenge, contact or visit our website, And save the date — plan to join us at the National Challenge competition in Philadelphia on June 22!

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    Hawkins Inc. Sponsors Local Professional Development Workshop
    On Feb. 11, the Chemical Educational Foundation® will hold two educational workshops for K-8 educators in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Through CEF's You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements program, 40 workshop participants will gain valuable experience with hands-on, interactive teaching methods to help students fall in love with chemistry at a young age. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Hawkins Inc., attendees will receive a flash drive pre-loaded with CEF's award-winning You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides: Lesson Plans for Making Chemistry Fun, and other fun educational giveaways.

    To find out more about how to sponsor an Essential Elements workshop, visit our website or contact

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    NACD Members Invited to FBI's Outreach Exchange
    The FBI Boston Division, Weapons of Mass Destruction Program has extended an invitation to NACD members to a Chemical Facility Outreach Exchange workshop on Thursday, Feb. 26 in Boston. The FBI will provide an unclassified overview of the current intelligence concerning chemical threats, the FBI's mitigation strategy, and provide a forum for the exchange of best practices aimed at keeping high risk chemical facilities secure from all adversaries. Learn more about the workshop, including how to RSVP by clicking here. Please RSVP as soon as possible.
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    5 Tips for Hiring Entrepreneurial People
    Hiring entrepreneurial people can do wonders for your company. As a manager, it would be foolish to assume you can do everything and have all the right answers. You can't be an expert on marketing, product, engineering, sales, business development, etc. The beauty is that if you work with entrepreneurial people, you don't have to.
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    Protect Your Business Name: Tips on How To Secure A Trademark
    Once you have poured your blood, sweat and tears into a business, the last thing you want is for your company name or logo to be hijacked by another business. A trademark protects the word, symbol, design or combination associated with your company from being replicated. By obtaining a federally registered trademark, you give yourself legal protection should you need to defend yourself in court.
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    The Comfort Zone is Really the Danger Zone
    By Betty Boyd
    A leader doesn't just wake up one day and become one. Leaders must work on and practice their leadership skills. Quite simply, that means leading others. However, over time, leaders can become complacent in how they lead. These types of leaders end up in their own comfort zone, and this is really a danger zone. How do leaders end up in the comfort zone, and how can they be turned around?
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    The Neuroscience Behind Leading Others
    Fast Company
    Psychology and neuroscience play an increasingly important role in how we shape ourselves as leaders. From the mnemonics and mind maps that allow us to memorize facts and faces, through to the use of mindfulness to increase concentration and positivity, these are becoming a key part of the toolbox of self-improvement. But many of the most productive uses involve guiding and shaping the behavior of others.
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