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Watch your email for the Membership and Safety Questionnaire 2012
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By the end of the week, all distributor member, primary contacts, will receive an email asking you to complete NACD's 2012 Membership & Safety Questionnaire (based on 2011 performance data). The report is vital to NACD's efforts to educate Federal and regulatory policymakers as well as industry stakeholders on the membership's performance and excellent safety record year over year. Please give it your early and prompt attention. The earlier we receive everyone's data, the sooner we can use the results in our advocacy efforts to support you and other NACD members. A hard copy will also be mailed to your office.

Western Region Meeting — April 17-21 examines best Safety Practices, Compliance Issues and more
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This April, the Western region will once again gather for its 2012 Region Meeting at the Mauni Lani Resort on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii. We will hear from an outstanding slate of speakers, including Bob Shank on leadership issues. More

To learn more about the full Western Region meeting agenda or to register for this outstanding program, go to: .

Southern Region Meeting — April 30-May 2 offers Leadership and Business Strategy Workshops
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To change or improve behaviors within an organization, you must first change or improve its culture. Your culture is the foundation of your business, and if it is filled with cracks, holes, or built on sand, you will fail to reach your fullest potential. This workshop, presented during the Southern Region meeting on May 1 will present the five key pillars of an organization's culture, along with strategies to strengthen each, so that your culture will support your vision. High-performance cultures don't happen by accident, and or are they build overnight. But with a specific plan, and disciplined diligence you can build and sustain a high-performance culture that continually reaps greater results. More

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Exhibit at OPSEM2012 in Indianapolis!
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Attention Exhibitors! We are currently recruiting exhibitors for this year's OPSEM to be held on August 22-24, at the beautiful J.W. Marriott, Indianapolis. Prime locations are going fast. Act now and go to for booth information and pricing. More

  Chemical Education Foundation (CEF)

You Be The Chemist Challenge in full swing!
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It's that time of year again; the Chemical Educational Foundation's® You Be The Chemist Challenge® is in full swing! Over the past two weeks, Local Challenges have been carried out in Berks County, Pa. (Brenntag North America, Inc.); Henderson County, Ky. (Brenntag Mid-South); Grundy/LaSalle County, Ill. (Air Products & Chemicals, Inc./AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry, LLC/Aux Sable Liquids/ Carus Corporation/ The Dow Chemical Company/ Exelon-Dresden Station/ Flint Hills Resources, L.P./ LyondellBassell Industries/ PQ Corporation); and Dallas (Amchem, Inc./Expo Chemical Company). More

  General Business Interest

How you can be more productive with tech in your business
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We all want to use technology in furtherance of the growth of our businesses, writes author Ramon Ray. However, we also know that technology can be pretty confusing —for many business owners — and at times even filled with errors, crashes and security breaches. More

5 keys that boost accountability
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A steadfast accountability is the best antidote to tempering volatility. It's really easy today to get off track, distracted and behind. The demands of being an outstanding worker, a small business owner, or a top professional couldn't be more demanding today. More

Why influence matters
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Leadership without influence — isn't. In fact, understanding how to leverage the influence factor can make a defining difference in your ability to drive change, build cohesive teams, and to successfully implement strategic vision. As a CEO or entrepreneur, your "Influence Quotient" is the IQ you need to pay attention to, as it will be a much greater determinant of your ultimate success than your "Intelligence Quotient" could ever be. More

How to lead your small business in tough times
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How's your small business leadership? Quality leadership is even more important during tough times. Here are some considerations for improving the leadership qualities you bring to your small business venture. More

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