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Southern meeting focuses on critical business processes — Hotel reservation deadline extended to March 18

The Southern Region Meeting is quickly approaching and the hotel reservation deadline is just around the corner! Secure your rooms for April 8-10 at the Sandpearl Clearwater Beach Resort now at the NACD reduced rate. March 18 is the last day to make reservations at this discounted rate. Act now – outside of our block, the hotel is full. To place your reservations, please call 727-674-4111 and make sure to reference NACD. Check out our speaker sneak-peek video! More information regarding the Southern Region Meeting may also be found on our website here.
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Spring Workshop Promises Robust Program on 5th Cycle — Register Now
The Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop is already less than one month away! Join your peers April 2-3 in Atlanta, to learn everything you need to know about the new security code, the updated 5th cycle and more. Along with bonus Regulatory sessions led by NACD's Jennifer Gibson, sessions will cover a variety of topics including how to develop your own continuous improvement plan, the Plan-Do-Check-Act Model and more. Find out more information on what to expect and register now on our website by clicking here.
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Attention warehouse affiliates — Join us in the Warehouse Pavilion at ChemEdge!
Along with a new name, we're trying something new at ChemEdge this August — a Warehouse Pavilion! If you are a Warehouse Affiliate — we need you! We're offering Warehouse Affiliates the opportunity to showcase your services and capabilities in our expo hall for a modest fee. The Pavilion is an opportunity to highlight the great services our Affiliates can provide and to assist distributor members in finding new partners and/or to enhance your current relationships. Each warehouse will be offered a table top space in a unique space in the heart of our Exhibit Hall. Interested? Contact Roselle Foley at or 571-482-3041.
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Attend 2013 Vanguard Dinner & Award Ceremony at NACD Washington Fly-In
Join the Chemical Educational Foundation® in celebrating industry's outstanding efforts toward enhancing science education at the 2013 Vanguard Dinner & Award Ceremony, held on Tuesday, May 7 in conjunction with NACD's Washington Fly-In (May 8 & 9) at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. The event will provide attendees the opportunity to mingle with fellow industry leaders and celebrate the tremendous educational outreach initiatives of their peers!

CEF encourages you to attend both the Vanguard Dinner & Award Ceremony and NACD's Washington Fly-In. Registration for both events can be downloaded here. NACD members are able to register online.

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Local You Be the Chemist Challenge media updates
The 2012-2013 You Be The Chemist Challenge® cycle is well underway with Local Challenge competitions currently taking place across the country. Many of these competitions have been made possible through the hard work and volunteerism of your fellow NACD member companies. In an effort to update members of the chemical industry on the community outreach efforts of your peers, CEF is linking Challenge news coverage, photographs and testimonials to the "In the News" section of the CEF website, as well as to the CEF Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you have photographs or received any news coverage (print, online, radio or television) from your Local Challenge competition, please forward it along to the CEF staff at We'd love to share it!

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How to develop the highest potential leaders
Business Insider
The world's best companies purposely identify and develop high-potential managers and leaders. Because those with the right talent and experience are more likely to deliver results, businesses should begin their succession planning efforts by identifying and selecting leaders with a scientifically validated leadership talent assessment.
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8 mistakes you should never make on LinkedIn
Harvard Business Review
As much as it's convenient to merge our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram accounts into one large social networking experience, LinkedIn has a special designation: professional networking. And there is a difference between professional and personal networking, according to LinkedIn Career Expert Nicole Williams: "I see the same mistakes over and over!" And, on LinkedIn, those faux pas can damage your career.
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    Top leadership is an exercise in constant improvement
    Investor's Business Daily
    Great leaders often separate themselves from the pack because they continually work on improving themselves and those under them. Michael Mink of Investor's Business Daily highlights some tips on how to do just that.
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    Small business owners report 2012 growth
    BusinessNewsDaily via Fox Business
    The majority of small business owners achieved their top goals last year, new research shows. A study by marketing firm Vistaprint revealed that heading into 2012, the No. 1goal for small business owners was to increase their number of customers. One year later, nearly three-quarters of those surveyed did indeed hit their goal of seeing an increase in customer growth.
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    6 steps for more effective delegation
    Fast Company
    Delegating is a great way to ensure that more tasks get done in less time, and it also builds team capacity. Unfortunately, a lot of managers don't pay enough attention to the delegation process, and thus fail to reap the benefits. Are you a successful delegator?
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