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Last call for OPSEM2012 Advance Booth Rate! Deadline is tomorrow!
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Be a part of NACD's premier, high-profile event. 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 3/30, so reserve your booth now!

Final Chance to Register for the Western Region Meeting, April 17-21
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Reserve your spot for the Western Regional Meeting April 17-21, in Hawaii. This year's program will dive deep into leadership and safety issues, including a presentation from Bruce Whetter of Americhem Sales Corporation. To ensure your name is on the attendee list, visit our website and sign up by Friday! Click here: Western.

Act now to reserve discounted hotel rooms at Southern Region Meeting: April 30 — May 2
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Call today to reserve your hotel room at the much reduced room rate for the Southern Region Meeting. The Grand Floridian room block discount is good through April 2, so act now. May is a very busy time at this property and we want to ensure our attendees have a spot. This meeting will improve your leadership skills and help you to drive productivity in your operations. More

Web-based GHS Labeling Solutions

ICC’s application uses the latest ".net" technology to provide real-time, updated label printing capabilities. Content is managed in a central database server with users able to print from their browser. ChemplianceWeb Labeling ensures that current label content and formats are available to all print locations. Available in over 35 languages!

Members gather to address Congress at 2012 Washington Fly-In, May 16-17
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Online registration is now open for the 2012 NACD Washington Fly-In. Click here to see the fun you could have this year with NACD peers, telling Congress how regulations affect your company! The two-day event kicks off at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, and concludes the afternoon of May 17. More

  Chemical Education Foundation (CEF)

Former Brenntag CEO to Receive 2012 CEF Vanguard
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Stephen R. Clark, former CEO of Brenntag AG, has been selected to receive the Chemical Educational Foundation's® prestigious Vanguard Award for his outstanding initiatives in the quest to enhance science education for our youth. Join CEF in honoring Clark and register today for the May 15 event 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 to honor Clark with guest speaker Stephen D. Pryor, President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company. 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.

CEF To Present at Educator Conference
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The Chemical Educational Foundation® will present at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference in Indianapolis, on March 30. CEF and The Dow Chemical Company have partnered to introduce NSTA members to CEF's You Be The Chemist educational programs. CEF and Dow will be holding an interactive, educational session in which attendees will be lead through experiments from the You Be The Chemist Activity Guides by volunteers from Dow Argo Science, discuss ways to integrate similar lesson plan content into their classroom curriculum, and receive complimentary copies of the grade 5-8 guide!

Challenge News: The Cook County (Orland-Palos) Local Challenge, sponsored by the Chicago Drug and Chemical Association recently took place. The top four winners will advance on to the Illinois State Challenge in April. Congratulations and good luck!

  General Business Interest

The single best way to develop leadership skills
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You might learn a great deal in school, but it's doubtful that you'll actually develop as a leader by reading a book or taking a course. The military is right about experiential development: People grow and become leaders by making a commitment to a cause and having personal responsibility and accountability. More

6 traits of great leaders
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Damian Bazadona writes: "Over the years, I've identified a consistent set of traits that continue to surface when interfacing with great leaders. The best of the best are passionate, innovative, demanding, caring and are ultimately incredible leaders." More

The 4 crucial mistakes companies make during downturns
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"Now that we're starting to see signs of economic recovery, it's key to assess where we've been, the mistakes we've made, and how to course-correct for the next burst of growth," writes Christine Comaford. "Here's the reality: Companies make mistakes all the time. In an economic downturn, however, avoiding the big slip ups becomes all the more crucial." More

Succession of talent a key supply chain challenge
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The main issues with which employers in the supply chain sector must contend are: Low awareness and understanding of the sector — resulting in recruitment issues; lack of the required skills among new recruits — particularly leadership skills; a small and diminishing talent pool — due to poaching and retirement; challenges related to succession and career planning — impacting employee retention. More

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