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Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop — 2 full days!
With the kickoff of the 5th Cycle and many changes to Responsible Distribution, this year's Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop on April 8-9 at the Sheraton Ann Arbor Hotel promises to be a workshop you won't want your team to miss! Topics and the full agenda are being finalized to include:
  • Get Rid of the Binders! Responsible Distribution, Electronically
  • The Findings of the 5th Cycle
  • Static Electricity
  • Pre-Employment Screening Program
  • Know Your Customer
  • Top 10 OSHA Violations
  • Bonus Regulatory Sessions! Get the latest regulatory issues and developments.
  • And more!
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Follow NACD's president on Twitter — @ebyerNACD
Stay connected on social media with NACD's new President, Eric Byer! Eric has joined Twitter to share his thoughts on the latest NACD and industry news. Follow Eric @ebyerNACD. Don't forget you can also follow NACD @NACD_RD to keep up with association news.
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2014 Western Meeting Registration set to open next week — book hotel reservations now
We're putting the final touches on the 2014 Western Region Meeting agenda and plan to have meeting registration open next week. In the meantime, make sure you secure your hotel rooms for April 22-26 at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii. Please check out the Western Region website for rate information and to make your reservations.
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In case you missed it: Past webinar recordings available on NACD website
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. Listed below are a few of our most recent webinars that you may download by clicking the links below, or by visiting our webinar page here.
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University of Industrial Distribution sold out — save the date for 2015
The 2014 University of Industrial Distribution, a four-day educational program tailored specifically for the wholesale distribution industry has officially sold out! We're pleased to report that NACD will be well-represented with the highest amount of member attendees in recent years. While you won't be able to add your name to the attendee list for 2014, mark your calendar now for the 2015 program. UID will return March 8-11, 2015, at the JW Marriott Indianapolis.
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Local You Be the Chemist Challenges® are underway!
The first wave of more than 80 local You Be The Chemist (YBTC) Challenges® for the 2013-2014 cycle will take place this week! On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the Iberville/West Baton Rouge Parish crowned a Local Challenge Champion in Baton Rouge, La., with support from The Dow Chemical Company. Over the course of the next week, local Challenges will take place in San Clemente, Calif. (sponsored by Pacific Coast Chemicals Company); Reading, Pa. (sponsored by Brenntag North America Inc.); and Stephens County, Okla. CEF is grateful to all of our generous Challenge sponsors for their dedication and support.

This challenge cycle is a very special one — it's the 10th year of the You Be the Chemist Challenge® program! CEF will be celebrating this anniversary throughout the Challenge cycle, culminating with a special birthday party at the National Challenge in June. Stay tuned for more information!

To find out more about CEF or the YBTC Challenge, you can contact or visit our website,

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Look for CEF at the Charleston STEM Festival!
Represented by one of our Local Challenge Organizers, CEF will be participating in South Carolina's Charleston STEM Festival on Feb. 8. Stop by the CEF table for fun science demonstrations and giveaways! For more information, you can visit
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5 easy ways to keep your email inbox under control
By Liz Murphy
Co-workers and clients aren't the only sources of stress in the workplace. Though it may surprise you, email is also another culprit creating work-related strain and anxiety. In fact, a study released in the U.K. in 2013 revealed that 92 percent of participants exhibited physical signs of elevated stress levels when they received a work email. It's easy to let an inbox to become overwhelming, and unfortunately taking a vacation from your work email is not always possible. But here are five easy ways you can become the boss of your own inbox once again.
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9 simple things great speakers do
Some people like to learn from mistakes. Others prefer to learn by finding out what to do instead of what not to do, Jeff Haden writes. Case in point: Last month, I shared 10 phrases great speakers never say. A number of people emailed saying, "Great, but what should I do?" So I went back to Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, for what you should always do during your presentations.
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Small business practices that make a big difference
I've been running a small business since 1999, Joshua Steimle writes. If I were to expound upon all the challenges and trials I've faced, you might ask what monumental changes I made to make things better. Looking back, what surprises me is how much of what has improved has been due to small and simple modifications in how I managed the business.
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Are you a good leader?
Once, it may have been enough for a company to find something that works and keep doing it over and over again. Today, in a marketplace of continual innovation and change, a company needs strong and strategic leadership to truly thrive. But what does strong leadership mean?
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