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Upcoming Events
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
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    Washington Fly-In Registration Now Open
    This year's Washington Fly-In will take place April 28-29 in Washington, D.C. Participation in the Fly-In not only helps bolster the influence of our industry on Capitol Hill, but also serves as a great opportunity for networking and education within the chemical distribution community. Online registration is now open, so be sure to click here and register today! A printable registration form is available here.
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    Spring Workshop to Feature Presentation from SBA Ombudsman
    In addition to the valuable Responsible Distribution sessions at the Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop, this year's revamped workshop will feature a special presentation from the Small Business Administration's Deputy National Ombudsman, Yolanda Swift. The Office of the National Ombudsman assists small businesses facing unfair or excessive federal regulatory compliance or enforcement issues such as repetitive audits or investigations, excessive fines, and retaliation. In this unique session, Swift will speak about resources the Office of the National Ombudsman provides for small businesses. Learn more and register for the Spring Workshop on March 24-25 in Anaheim, California by clicking here.
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    NACD Reducing Email Blasts to Members Starting March 1
    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 receive NewsBrief and ChemBytes, please email Caitlin with their name, title and email address at codonnell@nacd.com.
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    Upcoming Training: Inventory Management for Distributors
    Get your arms around the largest cash asset in the organization with The Distribution Team at a two-day session on May 7-8 in Chicago. During the training, learn the top solid inventory management and operational strategies to improve your organization's bottom line. All aspects of purchasing, inventory management, warehouse operations, branch operations, receiving and put away, cycle counting, dead stock management and practical distribution industry technology will be covered. Walk away with at least 30 ways to get a better return on your investment by signing up today! Enroll quickly — space is limited to the first 40 registrations. Make sure you take advantage of the early-bird discount by registering before April 13.
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    In Case You Missed It: New Webinar Recordings Available on Website
    Did your busy schedule cause you to miss a webinar you wanted to attend? All NACD members have access to past webinar recordings on our website. Listed below are a few of our most recent webinars. Please click the links to download the webinars of interest to you or visit the Regulatory Compliance Resources and Responsible Distribution Resources Web pages to view additional resources.
  • Responsible Distribution Code IV: Handling & Storage – February 2015
  • 2015 Regulatory and Legislative Outlook – January 2015

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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    Deeks & Company Sponsors Local Chemistry Competition
    On Saturday, Feb. 21, students from Georgia's western counties in grades 5-8 will show off their knowledge of chemistry and its real-world applications in their local You Be The Chemist Challenge®. Conducted with the generous support of Deeks & Company Inc. and Kids Interested in Technology, Engineering & Science (KITES) Inc., the event is an exciting opportunity for students, parents, and teachers to get excited about chemistry. Top finishers will move on to the Georgia State Challenge in April, and one representative from the state will head to Philadelphia in June for the National You Be The Chemist Challenge!

    To find out more about how to get involved in the Challenge in your community, contact challenge@chemed.org or visit the CEF website.

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    Stay In Touch With CEF!
    New in 2015 — you can hear about CEF happenings, be the first to learn about new projects and events, and stay on top of relevant science education news, thanks to CEF's biweekly e-newsletter! It's a quick read (we promise) and a great way to learn more about award-winning STEM education programs that are easy to bring to your community.

    Sign up for the CEF newsletter here, and let us know what you think!

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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
    Tote, ISO, Offshore Tank Container Sales & Rental

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    This innovative and interactive new software is our solution to assist mid-sized chemical compounders, blenders and formulators in easily implementing OSHA’s new GHS HazCom standards. ChemScribe™ allows for the transferal into and population of GHS-compliant safety data sheets and packaging labels within an easy-to-use software product that businesses can afford.

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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    10 Ways to Engage Your Audience during an Important Meeting
    Entrepreneur
    Audience engagement is an essential part of important meetings and presentations. Attention spans have become increasingly short. You only have a few minutes to pique the interest of your audience. Every time you take the stage — whether in a small boardroom or large auditorium — you compete against dozens of distractions. Your audience may be stressed from the commute, preoccupied with challenges at work or more interested in email than what you have to say. Use these 10 tips to engage and captivate any audience.
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    How to Make the Accomplishments of Young People Count
    By Betty Boyd
    Developing the leaders of the future can be a difficult task, especially as young people enter the labor force. In today's environment, we need to figure out how to make a young person's accomplishments count when they are working alongside older leadership. Is there a struggle in your organization about the future of your younger workers? Here are some tips for the older leadership to help grow their younger workers.
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    The Next Frontier in Talent Acquisition Is Marketing
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    In the next two to five years the top employers of choice will be the organizations that consistently communicate an authentic employer brand story and value proposition that wins the attention of highly specialized talent and compels them to follow, engage and ultimately join (and stay) on their teams.
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    Aon Hewitt Study Reveals Nearly Half of Millennials Intend to Pursue New Jobs in 2015
    Aon Hewitt
    At a time when employers are looking to attract and retain talent, new survey data from Aon Hewitt shows that 43 percent of millennials plan to actively look for a new job in 2015. According to Aon Hewitt, millennials feel that what they value in an organization is different than the priorities of their current workplace. Most employees believe their employers' current values focus on more organizational-oriented themes, including teamwork, profit and customer satisfaction.
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    Tools for Creating a Visually Stunning Presentation
    American Express OPEN Forum
    No matter how brilliant your ideas are, if you're not able to present them in a way that engages stakeholders — whether it's prospective customers, corporate decision-makers or investors — you probably won't get the response you're looking for. Using a fresh approach when delivering presentations is not only important, it's vital to success.
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