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Upcoming Events
Learn more about and register for these upcoming events!
  • March 24-25: Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop
  • April 2: OSHA's Hazard Communication Enforcement for Distributors Webinar
  • April 8-10: Southern Region Meeting
  • April 21-25: Western Region Meeting
  • April 28-29: Washington Fly-In
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    Final Chance to Register for Southern Region Meeting
    This is your final chance to register for the Southern Region Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, on April 8-10! The 2015 meeting agenda is packed full with insightful speakers presenting on industry topics important to your business, including talent acquisition, transportation, business automation and more. View the full agenda and register here.
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    Responsible Distribution Tip: Success with Code X, Internal Audits
    Did you know that all 13 Responsible Distribution codes must be internally audited, reviewed and signed off by senior management on an annual basis? Did you know that not complying with this could mean a failed verification and could jeopardize your NACD membership? Become an expert on Code X, Internal Audits by reviewing past workshop presentations and webinars on the Responsible Distribution Resources page, attend an NACD workshop, or contact the Responsible Distribution Mentor Doug Kutz for more information.
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    SPONSORED CONTENT


    Hear Best Practices of Business Automation at the Western Region Meeting
    Streamlining your operations is one of the best ways to optimize and maintain the success of your organization. Sean O'Donnell, president of Datacor Inc., will share his best practices to get your business running more efficiently and effectively with business automation at the Western Region Meeting on April 21-25 in Maui. This session will include a discussion of trends in infrastructure, cybersecurity and local security, Internet access, analytics, data exchange, and more. Register now!
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    Upcoming Webinar: OSHA's Hazard Communication Enforcement for Distributors
    Register today for the next NACD regulatory webinar, Preparing for June 1, 2015: OSHA's Hazard Communication Enforcement for Distributors. This free webinar will take place 11 a.m. – Noon EDT on Thursday, April 2. During the session, OSHA officials will discuss and answer questions about its recently issued Hazard Communication Standard enforcement guidance. Learn more and register today!
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    Reminder: Submit Your Membership & Safety Questionnaire — Due Monday
    In case you missed it: the 2015 Membership & Safety Questionnaire is now open and ready for your submissions. The data we collect from this survey helps us inform federal and state policymakers on the membership's excellent safety record year over year, and completion of the survey is a condition of association membership as stipulated in the bylaws. As always, the information collected will only be used in aggregate form and your individual company information will be kept confidential. To complete the survey online, please click here. The deadline to submit your responses is Monday, March 23.

    If you have questions about the NACD Membership & Safety Questionnaire, please contact Matt McKinney at mmckinney@nacd.com.

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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    NACD Sponsors Two Local Chemistry Competitions
    This Saturday, March 21, students in Hampton Roads, Virginia, will have the opportunity to face off at their local You Be The Chemist Challenge® competition, held at BASF headquarters in Suffolk, Virginia, and sponsored by BASF and NACD. On Wednesday, March 25, Loudon County students will vie for their local title at Harper Park Middle School in Leesburg. NACD President Eric Byer will attend the competition and give the competitors a pep talk before they show off their hard-earned chemistry knowledge! Thanks to NACD for their generous sponsorship of these local competitions — Virginia students appreciate your support!

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

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    Everyone's Talking About the You Be The Chemist Challenge®!
    More than 100 people gathered at Hahnville High School in Hahnville, Louisiana, for the St. Charles Parish You Be The Chemist Challenge® — including a reporter from the local paper, The Times-Picayune. You can read the full article about the event and see photos of the four top students online, but why stop there? CEF and the Challenge program have received press coverage from all over the country this week! You can see the whole roundup of recent news articles on our updated website.

    For more information about the You Be The Chemist Challenge® program, contact challenge@chemed.org.

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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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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


    Think of Your Talking Logo as a Verbal Business Card
    Inc.
    What is a talking logo? In its simplest form, the talking logo is just the answer to, "What do you do for a living?" But it is much more than that. Think of your talking logo as a verbal business card. If your business card has simply your name, title, and contact info, it is less likely to be kept, let alone remembered.
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    Cyber Hacks Against SMBs On the Rise - What You Can Do
    Fox Business
    Cyber-attacks are on the rise, that's no surprise. Cyber-attacks directed at small businesses, however, are also increasing, according to new data. In fact, according to Symantec' 2014 Internet Security Threat Report, one in five small- to-medium-sized companies were the victims of cyber breaches in 2013. Plus, per a NetDiligence survey, the most common cause of a hack is due to a lost or stolen device, not an actual hacker.
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    6 Creative E-Recruitment Ideas to Help You Attract the Top Candidates
    By Michael Tope
    In today's digital age, a comprehensive e-recruitment strategy is a necessity for companies seeking to attract top talent. As baby boomers gradually retire from the workforce and tech-savvy millennials take their place, recruiters must utilize competitive online recruitment techniques that reach beyond major job boards. At a time when nearly every organization has an online presence and most job searches begin on the Internet, companies must think outside the box and stay on top of the latest technology trends in order to gain an edge in the talent wars.
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    5 Tips for Staying Ahead on Social Media
    Inc.
    Not everyone can successfully use social media for business. Here's how you can use it to stay ahead of the competition and grow your company.
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