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Responsible Distribution Workshop, bonus Regulatory Sessions!
Join us April 8-9 in Ann Arbor, Mich., for the Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop. New topics and speakers just announced including:
  • Regulatory Training Panel Discussion: Jim Blow, Harcros Chemicals Inc. and Bob Napolitano, Astro Chemicals Inc.
  • OSHA's Top 10 Violations: Emily Walter, ICC Compliance Center
And still more to come!

Click here to register today!

Special thank you to AIG and PVS-Nolwood Chemicals Inc. for sponsoring The Responsible Distribution Workshop!
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Western Meeting to feature Western state threat brief from FBI specialist
Are you interested in the current threat status in the Western Region? Then register for the Western Region Meeting — FBI specialist Brian J. Hayes will provide an overview of the WMD Directorate as well as a Western State threat brief on Friday morning. This is only one of the many educational sessions scheduled for this year's meeting — join us April 22-26 at the Mauna Lani on the Big Island by registering now!
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New blog post: The Affordable Care Act — or is it?
How is your company handling the implementation of the Affordable Care Act? Are you concerned about rising costs? NACD president Eric Byer shares his thoughts on Obamacare in this week's blog post.
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Showcase your company at ChemEdge in Nashville
From Aug. 19-22, NACD's ChemEdge Conference is heading to Music City, and there's no better place to connect with current and potential customers than in our Exhibit Hall in the Omni Nashville Hotel. Key decision makers in NACD member companies walk the hall throughout the conference, providing the opportunity for you to connect and showcase your wares and services. View our Exhibitor Prospectus to learn more about exhibiting at ChemEdge, or sign up now!
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Does your sales team need training boot camp?
Then sign your team up for AEA's Sales Professional Training Camp, featuring "The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession." From April 1-3 in Dayton, Ohio, this 2 ½ day workshop will cover the practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team. Don Buttrey, president of Sales Professional Training Inc., will lead the workshop through the Four Pillars, sharpening your team's skills and preparing them for success. To learn more about the program and register, please click here. Act quickly — space is limited to 35 attendees!
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Regulatory Compliance Preferred Provider spotlight
NACD's Regulatory Compliance Preferred Providers offer you experts who can help you make sense of the myriad of regulations affecting the industry. Each week, we will highlight one of our Regulatory Compliance Preferred Providers so you may take advantage of their services and expertise.

Linebach Funkhouser
Linebach Funkhouser Inc. is a specialized environmental firm based in Louisville, Ky. Most of their 14 experienced professionals began their careers with national firms before joining LFI. LFI has experts in environmental compliance/permitting, assessment, remediation and regulatory interaction/negotiation. LFI staff has worked in over 30 states and internationally.

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GHS Compliant Labeling Solutions

NeuraLabel 500e is an SAP Partner, GLM integrated solution for GHS/DOT/WHIMS compliant drum labels. With NeuraLabel 500e’s 4-color, on-demand labeling and global label management integration, you can ensure you properly label materials, increase your operational flexibility and eliminate inventories.
Tote, ISO, Offshore Tank Container Sales & Rental

Hoover rents and sells tote containers, transport frames, offshore containers, intermodal (ISO) tank containers and related equipment for the storage and transportation of chemicals, liquids and fluids. Hoover provides a full range of services including equipment rental, sales, reconditioning, tank cleaning, recertification and GPS asset tracking and tank level monitoring services.

Call us today 866-290-1354
New Challenges. New Risks. New Science.

For more than two decades UL has provided ANSI accredited certification services for drinking water treatment chemicals. UL’s experience, knowledge and dedicated staff provides municipalities’ the confidence that UL Classified treatment chemicals will meet the health effects requirements of NSF Standard 60.


Tarr LLC sponsors inaugural chemistry competition in Oregon
On Monday, March 10, grade 5-8 students in Oregon's Multnomah and Washington Counties will show off their knowledge of chemistry, lab safety and important scientific discoveries in the state's first ever local You Be The Chemist Challenge®! Made possible by the generous support of Tarr LLC, this competition marks the addition of a new participating state to the You Be The Chemist Challenge® program. The Multnomah/Washington County Challenge winner will represent Oregon at the National You Be The Chemist Challenge® in June in Philadelphia.

To find out more about how to get involved in the Challenge in your community, you can contact or visit our website.

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You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides are a great way to get involved in your community!
Looking for simple ways to connect with schools and teachers in your community? The You Be The Chemist® (YBTC) Activity Guides are an award-winning K-8 science curriculum created by the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF). The Activity Guides are divided into two manuals by grade level (K-4 and 5-8), and contain lesson plans for activities that educators and parents can conduct with students — using inexpensive household materials — to build their understanding of chemistry and general science.

All of the lesson plans are available to download for free from CEF's website, but we also encourage companies to donate flash drives with the full curriculum on them to their local schools. The flash drives can be purchased at cost through CEF.

To place an order or find out more about the You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides, contact CEF staff at

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'My business's website is my favorite,' said no one ever
By Mark MacDonald
What is your favorite website? What site do you go to over and over again? It's probably not your business's — even if you designed and produced it. And the sobering truth is; that your customers and clients will never say your website is their favorite place to go online either. It will never happen. So should we just give up on creating a good small business website then? No. In fact, on the contrary, let's take a look at America's favorite websites and learn from them.
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How to use body language in negotiation
Many people don't realize that negotiation isn't just about what you say. Turns out there's a lot of valuable information hidden in people's gestures and facial expressions. Experts tell us that people's body language accounts for more than 90 percent of our impression of them and outweighs the words they use. With that in mind, here are three not-so-obvious body language cues that may help you get the upper hand in your next negotiation.
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Small business advice: How to take advantage of new tax rules this year
The Washington Post
The tax filing deadline for 2013 tax returns is right around the corner — March 17 for corporations reporting on a calendar year, and April 15 for partnerships, limited liability companies and sole proprietorships. More than one-third of business owners cut it close to the deadline and wait until two weeks before or less to file, according to a recent small-business survey by The Hartford. However, getting prepared earlier may be best in the long run.
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If you want to be successful, welcome obstacles
The people who succeed do more than the other guy. Sure, you can point to examples of people who really got lucky — they chose the right parents and inherited wealth or position or maybe they won some sort of lottery (genetic or actual) — but you never want to have to rely on pure luck for success. And so that means if you want to stand out from the pack, you need to welcome obstacles, so that you can overcome them.
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