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Responsible Distribution Workshop announcement — special emergency response session
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On April 3, learn what to expect from emergency response in the event of a fire at the Responsible Distribution Workshop — from April 2-3 in Houston — with a live demonstration! We have arranged for a fire truck and its crew to be part of the emergency response session. If weather cooperates and no emergency call is placed for the crew, attendees will go outside for a short demonstration on what to expect when first responders arrive at their facility in the event of a fire.

Don't miss out on this exciting demonstration! Register today.

Answering a few short questions makes a difference ...
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Distributor Members and Candidates all have received the 2012 Membership and Safety Questionnaire. The deadline for submitting your company's completed questionnaire is TOMORROW, March 23. If you haven't already done so please take a few minutes to fill it out online or complete and fax in the printed copy you received in the mail. So far we've received over a third of the member company's completed surveys; thank you to those of you who have completed it!

The data we collect from this survey helps us inform federal and state policymakers on the membership's excellent safety record year over year. If you have any questions about the NACD Membership & Safety Questionnaire, please contact Lucinda Schofer at or 703-527-6223.

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Don't let your competitors out-race you! Be a part of NACD's premier, high-profile event — OPSEM2012
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OPSEM2012 runs August 22-24, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis. Exhibit and Sponsor at OPSEM2012 and showcase your products and services to key purchasing decision-making executives. The advance rate deadline is 3/31, so reserve your booth now!

Registration now open for NACD's 2012 Washington Fly-In and CEF Vanguard Dinner, May 15-17
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Online registration is now open for the 2012 NACD Washington Fly-In and CEF Vanguard Dinner & Award Ceremony. Register today for the May 15 Vanguard Dinner to be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. The evening will begin with a 6 p.m. reception, followed by dinner and an award ceremony honoring a leader in the chemical industry for their outstanding initiatives in the quest to enhance science education for our youth. The event kicks off NACD's annual Washington Fly-In and offers NACD member the opportunity to mingle with fellow industry leaders. Visit the CEF website for more information on the Vanguard Dinner.

Click here to see the fun you could have this year with NACD peers, telling Congress how regulations affect your company! The two-day Fly-In event kicks off at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, and concludes the afternoon of May 17. If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact NACD Manager of Grassroots and Political Programs, Elizabeth O'Neal, at, or 571-482-3046.

  Chemical Education Foundation (CEF)

March You Be The Chemist Challenge® Madness!
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CEF has crowned 12 more Local Challenge champions so far this month! March Local Challenges have taken place in San Antonio (Expo Chemical Company, Inc.; Shell Chemical Company); Cook County, Ill. (UOP, LLC); Wayne County, Mich. (PVS‐Nolwood Chemicals, Inc.; BASF Corporation); Mason County, Mich. (The Dow Chemical Company); Baton Rouge, La. (ExxonMobil; LSU/SU Regional Collaborative for Excellence in Science and Math Teaching); York County, S.C. & Mecklenberg County, N.C. (BASF Corporation); Iron County, Utah (The Bruce & Tammy Schechinger Trust; Thatcher Company); Los Angeles County-San Gabriel, Calif. (Brenntag Pacific, Inc.); Oakland County, Mich. & Macomb County, Mich. (PVS‐Nolwood Chemicals, Inc.); and Midland-Bay-Saginaw County, Mich. (The Dow Chemical Company).

CEF would especially like to thank all of the NACD member companies that sponsored Local Challenges in their community! Visit the CEF Facebook page to view images and updates from all the Local Challenges!

  General Business Interest

Helping managers find — and fix — their flaws
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Many management coaches teach executives specific skills toward becoming better mentors, delegators or supervisors. Not the minds at Minds at Work, in Cambridge, Mass. The company guides executives through a step-by-step process of self-examination and gradual behavioral change. More

How to build a brilliant team
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An innovative idea may inspire a new business, but it takes brilliant people to make that business a success. Michael Crom, executive vice president and chief learning officer of Dale Carnegie Training, discusses the first step to startup success: assembling your team. More

5 things businesses need to do if they want to get bigger
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Business coach Marla Tabaka asked Herb Engert, the Americas Strategic Growth Markets Leader for Ernst & Young, to find out what secret ingredients are found in the firm's Entrepreneurial Winning Women competition recipe for success. The firm identified five "Ways to Win" in 2012 to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create new jobs. More

How to avert angry blowups at work
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The higher you climb up the corporate ladder, the higher the stakes and the stress. Tempers run hot in the boardroom far more often than anyone likes to admit. It's understood. It happens. More at some companies than others, but nevertheless, it happens. More

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