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Learn more about and register for these upcoming events!
  • March 8-11: University of Innovative Distribution
  • March 22-25: Duke Management Program
  • March 24-25: Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop
  • April 8-10: Southern Region Meeting
  • April 21-25: Western Region Meeting
  • April 28-29: Washington Fly-In

  • *The NACD/CEF office will be closed on Monday, Feb. 16, in observance of President's Day. Our office will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 17.
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    Southern Region Meeting Registration Open
    Registration for the Southern Region Meeting is now open! The 2015 educational program will touch on the issues each member faces from a regulatory and operational standpoint and look into good business practices that can help every company grow and prosper. We'll hear from experts on the topics crucial to our success: Responsible Distribution, hiring and maintaining talent, transportation, and more. Set your company on the right track in 2015 by joining us on April 8-10 at the Francis Marion hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. Register now!
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    New Blog Post: Five Key Reforms to Improve the Surface Transportation Board
    Today, NACD signed onto a letter with 33 other industry organizations calling for the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee to introduce legislation that would reform and reauthorize the Surface Transportation Board (STB). With Republicans now in control of both chambers of Congress, I am confident that new opportunities will arise to reform the STB.
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    Book Your Hotel Rooms for the Western Region Meeting
    The agenda for the Western Region meeting is nearly final, and we're gearing up to open registration in the next couple of weeks. In the meantime, be sure to make your hotel reservations for your stay — we'll be heading to the Marriott Wailea Beach Resort in Maui on April 21-25. Make plans to join the Western Region and book now!
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    Become an Intuitive Leader with Duke University
    Whether you're a new manager just starting out, a division head ready to lead a business unit, or a CEO expanding globally, there is always room to hone your leadership and management skills further. In collaboration with Duke University, NACD is offering two robust educational programs: The Duke Leadership Program and the Duke Management Program. These multi-day courses, featuring lecture, discussion and experiential exercises are designed to tap into your intuitive leadership and management skills to further your company's strategic goals. Each program offers multiple course date options. Select the dates that work best for you and register today! For more information on these programs, please contact Matt Glaser at
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    Last Chance to Apply to the Emerging Leaders Program
    Do you know a motivated employee who is dedicated to the advancement of Responsible Distribution and the chemical distribution industry? NACD's Emerging Leaders program is designed to cultivate the next generation of company and industry leaders assisting to prepare your current young leaders to step up and take your business to the next level. This program will enable emerging leaders to identify and tackle key aspects of leading a team and company. Interested? Contact Matt Glaser at immediately to learn more — the deadline to apply is Monday, Feb. 16.
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    Professional Development Workshops for Science Educators in Chicago
    On Feb. 18 and 19, the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) will hold two professional development workshops for elementary and middle-school teachers in the Chicago area, at Wadsworth Elementary School and Skinner North Classical School. Through CEF's You Be The Chemist Essential Elements℠ program, workshop participants will gain valuable experience with hands-on, interactive teaching methods proven to get young scientists buzzing about chemistry. Attendees will also 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 learn more about how to bring a You Be The Chemist Essential Elements℠ workshop to teachers in your community, visit our website or contact

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    CEF Welcomes Two New Members to Board of Trustees
    The Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) Board of Trustees has elected two new members to begin Feb. 1, 2015: Greg Roop, Regulatory Compliance Manager, Horn; and Tracy Temple, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, PVS-Nolwood Chemicals Inc.

    Additionally, the Board voted to re-elect four current members to new terms: Stephen J. Cornwall, CEF's current President and East Coast Sales Director of ICL Performance Products LP; Paul Russo, Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology; Bart Whitaker, President & CEO, Whitaker Oil Company; and Richard A. White, Global Business Manager, FMC Corporation.

    CEF is confident that these dedicated industry members will support the Foundation in advancing our mission of fostering a greater understanding of the science of chemistry and the benefits of chemicals.

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    Tote, ISO, Offshore Tank Container Sales & Rental

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    NACD Members Invited to Chemical Facility Outreach Workshop
    The FBI Washington Field Office and FBI Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate have extended an invitation to NACD members to a Chemical Facility Outreach Workshop (CIOW) on April 2 at Quantico Marine Base in Quantico, Virginia. The workshop will consist of a variety of briefings to familiarize participants with FBI assets and programs and will include discussions on industry specific FBI Intelligence, explosive pre-cursor chemicals, improvised explosives, the WMD Coordinator Program, and a review of available outreach materials. A live range demonstration of improvised explosives will conclude the workshop. To register, please click here.
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    5 Ways to Help Employees Help Themselves
    With 90 percent of companies believing that their employees make the decision to stay at or leave a company within the first year, as found in a 2013 Aberdeen study of 230 organizations, making a great first impression to new hires is crucial. The first step to making an immediate positive impression is having an effective onboarding process in place. A successful onboarding process is designed to develop and retain employees.
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    The Evolving Role of Employers In Employee Education
    The Hill
    In the wake of the globalization across scores of industries, we have entered a new era of the skills economy. And in a skills economy and a skills marketplace, employers are — as should be expected — taking a different lens on the return on investment of sourcing, growing and attracting talent and on nurturing the pipeline of next generation employees.
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    How to Protect Your Time Without Alienating Your Network
    Harvard Business Review
    It's a law of nature: the further you rise, the more people will make demands on your time. Some of those requests are self-interested: the informational interview, the job advice, the request for a connection, a recommendation letter or angel funding. Others may be quite beneficial to you: the offer of a paid speaking engagement, or a prestigious media interview opportunity, or an invitation to an exclusive conference. The easy answer is to ignore all of these requests, deleting them as they come in — or even more extreme, declare some form of email bankruptcy. But, of course, that risks alienating some of your biggest advocates.
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    Millennials in Charge
    Human Resource Executive Online
    Generation Yers will soon be the dominant age group in the workplace. This will have profound implications for all companies, especially the nation's largest employers.
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