Members — Submit your Membership and Safety Questionnaires by Friday, March 23
By Friday, March 23, all member companies need to have completed their responses to 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. If you haven't had a chance to submit it yet, please give it your early and prompt attention. To complete the survey, click here. A hard copy was also mailed to your office this week.
Washington Fly-In Goes Viral
Every spring NACD members from around the country gather in Washington, D.C., to meet with their elected officials on Capitol Hill. Your participation in these meetings helps shape legislative and regulatory policies. This year's two-day event will occur May 16-17. Our host hotel is the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. Sign up today on our website and watch our invitational video too! More
Cyber Security on Responsible Distribution Workshop Agenda. Still time to Sign Up for April Workshop!
There is still time to sign up and/or to get your team registered for the Responsible Distribution Workshop in Houston, April 2-3. The next cycle, which begins in January 2013, will include new and enhanced security-related items in the 12 Codes of Management Practice. More
Spring Regional Meetings Deliver Value — Western and Southern Registration Now Underway
Reserve your spot for both the Western Regional Meeting April 17-21, and the Southern Region Meeting April 30-May 2. Outstanding programs await you. To learn more, visit their websites: Western and Southern.
NACD receives Trademark on Responsible Distribution Logos
NACD has officially received trademarks on the Responsible Distribution "Verified" logo. This logo is available to members and chemical handlers who have passed third-party on-site verification. If you are updating your corporate website and/or company promotional materials, please download and use these new marks with the registered symbol. On our website, your design team can access the marks in a variety of formats as well as the style guide by clicking here.
Seeking Industry Photography of Members at Work!
NACD would like to update its photo library and is seeking high-resolution pictures of our member companies "at work." If you have recently taken photos of your team in action — facility grounds, warehouse, trucks, forklifts, customer service, or other great pictures of distribution in process — we'd love to add them to our library. Photos would be used in our magazine, promotional ads or membership brochures and similar association materials. Please contact Caitlin O'Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-527-6223 if you can help.
NACD staff update: Caitlin O'Donnell is new Assistant Manager, Communications and Meetings
NACD is pleased to announce that Caitlin O'Donnell has joined the staff as Assistant Manager, Communications and Meetings. In this role, Caitlin will spend most of her time managing our member communications platforms, including the website and NewsBriefs and ChemBytes. Caitlin will also be responsible for supporting our various meetings throughout the year. O'Donnell obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Communication Studies from the University of Richmond, and has several years of experience in working on association communication programs. O'Donnell previously worked at the TechServe Alliance association. You can reach Caitlin at email@example.com or 703-527-6223, ext. 3040.
CEF's 2011 Year in Review Now Available Online!
2011 was an extremely exciting and successful year for the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF)! Check out CEF's 2011 Year In Review today and learn all about the expansion of CEF's programs, the 2011 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®, awards given to industry members, partnerships, media advancements and much, much more!
5 reasons you need to meet in person
No matter what industry we're in, we're all in the people business, writes Rene Shimada Siegel. We'll only be successful if we really get to know our customers and colleagues. Many of my tech marketing clients are so busy that they now prefer texting to even emails or calls. What can you learn from an in-person meeting that you can't from a virtual one? More
10 leadership lessons from the IBM executive school
In 1955, IBM's legendary CEO gave my mentor, Louis R. Mobley, a blank check and carte blanche to create The IBM Executive School, writes August Turak. Fresh from implementing IBM's first supervisor and middle management training programs, Mobley confidently set about churning out executives as well. Failure wasn't an option for Mobley, and after many a dark night of the soul he finally hit upon the answer. More
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10 ways to slash your business's gas costs
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New-hire training: 5 foolproof steps
Bringing on new hires can be frustrating, for business owners and customers alike. As business owners, we have a tendency to rush the training process because we either believe a new hire should be able to do things innately, or because we desperately need them to be functional immediately. However, if a new hire is not trained properly, it can have terrible effects on customer confidence and directly impact your business growth. More