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2013 Western Region meeting set to deliver high-quality program, April 23-27
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Join your fellow NACD members and Affiliates at this year's Western Region meeting! Set for April 23-27, at the Marriott Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii, the 2013 program is packed with educational sessions geared toward improving your business. From a session on how to develop your top performers to one on how to double the time in which you double the size of your business, this meeting is an event you won't want you team to miss. Click "MORE" to register and view detailed program information. More

Partnering with Public Warehouses webinar — Recording now available online
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Last week, NACD hosted a webinar on "Partnering with Public Warehouses," where Brett Mears, president, Palmer Logistics shared the benefits and facts to consider when choosing a public warehouse. The recording of the presentation is now available on the NACD website. To access, please click here. Please note that the recording may take a few minutes to download. More

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View a demo on the new Responsible Distribution specifications at the Spring Workshop, April 2-3
As the 5th Cycle gets underway, it's important you and your team know what is on the road ahead. Join your peers at the Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop on April 2-3, in Atlanta, where you'll learn about the 5th Cycle and the changes to Responsible Distribution, including a demo on the new Specifications (formerly Protocol), how to develop your own continuous improvement plan, and more. To register and book your hotel reservations, please click here.

Looking for an old News Brief or ChemBytes Story? Check out the archive
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Did you know that NACD keeps an archive of past News Brief and ChemBytes issues? The two most recent past editions of each e-newsletter are available on our website, and we also have a link to direct you to other past issues. Click here to access the archive. Can't find what article you're looking for? Contact Caitlin at More

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UID registration deadline is Feb. 22 — Act now
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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. Courses are filling up and the deadline to register is Friday, Feb. 22 — register your team now before it's too late! More

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9th You Be The Chemist Challenge® cycle is underway!
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The Chemical Educational Foundation® is excited to announce that six more local You Be The Chemist Challenge® competitions will be held this week. CEF would like to thank all of the organizers, sponsors and volunteers (many of them NACD members) that make the Challenge possible!

This week's Challenge competitions will be held in Fairfield/Litchfield County, Conn., (sponsor: Hubbard Hall, Inc.), Grundy/LaSalle County, Ill. (sponsors: Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.; AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry, LLC; Aux Sable Liquid Products; Carus Corporation; Exelon‐Dresden Station; Flint Hills Resources, LP; LyondellBassell Industries; PQ Corporation), Marion County, Ind. (sponsors: Dow AgroSciences; Superior Solvents and Chemicals); Middlesex County, Mass. (sponsor: American International Chemical, Inc.), Dallas (sponsors: Amchem, Inc.; Coast Southwest), Houston(sponsors: Shell Chemical Company; Expo Chemical Company; Amchem, Inc.), Wayne County, Mich. (sponsors: PVS‐Nolwood Chemicals, Inc.; BASF Corporation).

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    Embrace a work-life balance
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    Why is everybody so concerned about work-life balance? According to one urban legend, based on 1950s pop psychology, workaholics are greedy and selfish people who are bound to die from a heart attack. Not really. As the great David Ogilvy once said: "Men die of boredom, psychological conflict, and disease. They do not die of hard work." This is especially true if your work is meaningful. More

    How to hire superstar employees
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    How solid is your current hiring process? One of the best ways to get the right talent on board is to have a trusted hiring process in place. Here's a six-step process you can adopt as is or tailor to meet your needs. More

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    Think like a 5-year-old: The best leaders do
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    Want to grow your business? Reclaim your child-like sense of wonder, that endless curiosity about the world around you. More

    Why you never finish your to-do lists at work
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    A recent LinkedIn survey revealed that professional to-do lists are in dire need of a makeover. Almost 90 percent of professionals admitted they're unable to accomplish all the tasks on their to-do list by the end of an average workday. So if you're sick of tackling the same stale to-dos every day, it's time to change that. Here are five tricks to increase your productivity and help yourself actually make it through your list. More

    7 qualities of uber-productive people
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    They work hard, and they work smart. But highly productive people also tend to think about their work differently from everyone else. More

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