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FINAL chance to register for the Southern Region Meeting, April 8-10

Reserve your spot for the Southern Region Meeting, April 8-10 at the Sandpearl Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater, Fla. This year's program will help you implement a fast growth strategy and help you hire and retain those top performers. To ensure your name is on the attendee list, sign up by Friday! Click here to register.
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Answering a few short questions makes a difference ...
Distributor Members and Candidates all have received the 2013 Membership and Safety Questionnaire. The deadline for submitting your company's completed questionnaire is Wednesday, April 17. 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. 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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EP Container opened it's door in 1993 to answer the call for a one-stop shop for containers and absorbents for the hazardous waste industry. Over the years, our business expanded to meet the container needs of many other industries using similar products. MORE

The 5th Cycle is Here! Specifications now available
Set to run from January 2014-December 2016, this new cycle includes the introduction to a new security code to the Code of Management Practice. The specifications for the 5th cycle are now posted on the NACD website.

To network with your fellow NACD members and keep up on the latest information for only NACD members and Chemical Handler Affiliates, we suggest you join our exclusive LinkedIn Responsible Distribution group. To join, please send a request at the link here.

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Hotel deadline for Western Region meeting is tomorrow — Sign up now
It's hard to believe, but the Western Region meeting is only a few weeks away! Set for April 23-27, at the Marriott Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii, the 2013 program is packed with educational sessions geared toward improving your business. From a session on how to develop your top performers to one on how to double the size of your business, this meeting is an event you won't want you team to miss. Act now — the deadline to make your hotel reservations is tomorrow, March 29. Click here to secure your rooms and register for the meeting.
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NACD members to discuss the benefits of educational outreach at Responsible Distribution Workshop
NACD members Marc Maseman, President & CEO of Florida Chemical Supply, Inc. and Mike Shepherd, Regulations Manager of Deeks & Company, Inc. will discuss the importance of industry's involvement with the educational community during the upcoming NACD Responsible Distribution® Workshop to be held on April 2-3 in Atlanta. Marc and Mike will highlight the Chemical Educational Foundation and its You Be The Chemist® programs, focusing specifically on how involvement with these programs can enhance science education for our youth and help to forge community relationships while allowing NACD members to comply with Responsible Distribution Codes 8. A, B and C under Section VII. For more information on the workshop visit the NACD website.
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CEF Year in Review now available online
2012 was an exciting year for the Chemical Educational Foundation®! In its 23rd year of existence, CEF successfully launched the third component of the You Be The Chemist® programs, Essential Elements: educator professional development workshops, saw dramatic growth in participation with the You Be The Chemist Challenge®, and released its Fourth Edition You Be The Chemist Activity Guides: Lesson Plans for Making Chemistry Fun! online.

CEF invites you to read about all of its programmatic, communication, and contributor efforts in the 2012 Year In Review.

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Register for the Vanguard Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Join the Chemical Educational Foundation® in celebrating the outstanding efforts made by Andrew N. Liveris, President, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, to enhance science education at the 2013 Vanguard Dinner & Award Ceremony. The event will be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va., on Tuesday, May 7, in conjunction with NACD's Washington Fly-In (May 8 & 9). The event will provide attendees the opportunity to mingle with fellow industry leaders as they celebrate the tremendous educational outreach initiatives of their peers! Heinz Haller, Chief Commercial Officer, President of Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Executive Vice President of The Dow Chemical Company will accept the award on Mr. Liveris' behalf.

Registration for the events can be downloaded here. NACD members are able to register online.

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3 tips for leading successful change
Many times in your career as an entrepreneur, you'll need to make a bold change in your small business or startup. You'll enter new markets, overhaul product lines, or step up your customer service game. When you succeed, you'll do so against enormous odds.
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    Job listing should be enticing to future employees
    HR managers will tell you there's nothing easier right now than attracting a passel of candidates for any job. But it's as hard as ever to find that one great person. It doesn't have to be that way, says John Younger, founder and CEO of the recruiting company Accolo and the new listings site HireMojo.
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    A Google perk to imitate: Employee-to-employee learning
    Fast Company
    Google taps its own ranks to teach valuable career-building classes as well as "extracurriculars" like kickboxing and social skills for engineers. Fast Company takes a peek at the curriculum.
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    How to stay productive while on the road
    All too often, people lose the productive edge due to the stress of work and travel. With a little bit of forethought, you can make travel time your most productive time.
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    Great leaders use honesty to help their successors
    Harvard Business Review
    CEO transition has become a routinized activity — companies bring in a well-known consulting firm and follow a checklist to identify and onboard a new leader. We want the truth from our leaders. But we have become cynics, accustomed to twisted messages from politicians and company marketing communications so wordsmithed that they lack meaning.
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