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Upcoming Events
Learn more about and register for these upcoming events!
  • April 8-10: Southern Region Meeting
  • April 16: Key Points of Carrier Selection Webinar
  • April 21-25: Western Region Meeting
  • April 28-29: Washington Fly-In
  • June 8-10: Central Region Meeting
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    Upcoming Webinar: Key Points of Carrier Selection
    Make plans to attend this free Responsible Distribution webinar on Thursday, April 16, from Noon – 1 p.m. EST. Join Joe Neumeister, general manager — Quality & Regulatory Assurance, Linden Companies, and Mike Lang, NACD vice president, Responsible Distribution, as they conduct a general presentation on Carrier Selection, the Responsible Distribution Carrier Selection Checklist, and the associated codes noted in the checklist. Register now!
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    Book Your Hotel Rooms for the Central Region Meeting
    The agenda for the Central Region meeting is nearly final, and we're gearing up to open registration next week. In the meantime, be sure to make your hotel reservations for your stay — we'll be heading to the Eaglewood Resort in Itasca, Illinois, on June 8-10. Make plans to join the Central Region and book now!
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    SPONSORED CONTENT


    Complimentary Webinar from NACD Strategic Partner, Caliper
    NACD's strategic partner Caliper will host the webinar Predictive Talent Analytics for Hiring and Selection on Wednesday, April 8, at Noon EDT. Presented by Caliper Senior Vice President Frank Costanzo and Vice President David Solot, the webinar will cover the basics of talent analytics and how best to use data when screening candidates for a position. This webinar is complimentary to NACD members and Affiliates. Register now!
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    Spring Workshop Presentations Posted on NACD Website
    We have now posted the presentations from last week's Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop. This year's workshop featured presentations on Near Misses, a special California Regulatory and Legislative Update, Internal Audits and more. You can find the presentations on the Responsible Distribution Resources page under the "Workshop Presentations" tab.
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    Time Running Out: Register for the Washington Fly-In
    We're only three weeks away from the 2015 Washington Fly-In — have you registered yet? Every spring, NACD members & Affiliates gather on Capitol Hill to meet face-to-face with their lawmakers to discuss the current legislative issues that impact their businesses. Join us in Washington on April 28-29 and make your voice heard. Register now!
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    Another Record Year for the University of Innovative Distribution
    The 2015 University of Innovative Distribution was held March 8-11 at the beautiful JW Marriott Indianapolis. For the second year in a row, UID saw record-breaking attendance with 579 attendees participating, including 14 NACD members! Superior Oil's Mike Sullivan, a two-time attendee, said of the event, "You certainly get what you put into it, and I walked away with a lot of beneficial info to take back to our company. I fully intend on going back next year." Save the date and join Mike and fellow NACD members in 2016 on March 6-9 at the JW in Indianapolis!
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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    Brenntag Mid-South, J. Tech Sales Sponsor Tampa Bay-Area Chemistry Competition
    Grade 5-8 students in Tampa Bay, Florida, will take part in their local You Be The Chemist Challenge® on April 4, thanks to the generous sponsorship of Brenntag Mid-South Inc., J. Tech Sales, LLC, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Students who have qualified to the competition will face off to answer questions about chemistry and its real-world applications. The top finisher will earn a trip to Philadelphia to compete at the National Challenge on June 22! The American Chemical Society student chapters at the University of Tampa and the University of South Florida will provide volunteer 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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    Celebrate Easter with Chemistry!
    Support your local educators — here are some great free resources for bring a little Easter fun into the science classroom! Whether it's making your own egg dye, exploring the composition of chocolate, or even popping a marshmallow Peep into the microwave to see what happens, the Easter holiday is a great time to demonstrate how science is all around us!

    For more ways to make science come alive in the classroom, check out the You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides!

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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    4 Effective Ways to Combat Laissez-faire Leadership
    By Betty Boyd
    According to Cornell University professor Samuel Bacharach, "Good leaders create an atmosphere of security, trust and expertise to facilitate the creative process and ensure it doesn't go off course." Leadership is a great responsibility, and one that should not be taken lightly. However, there are people within organizations who are leaders in title only. Here are four ways an organization can combat this type of "leadership."
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    Success is Never an Accident — It's a Choice
    Entrepreneur
    While every accomplished executive or business leader can rattle off a string of improbable events that somehow led to their success, if they didn't connect those random dots, none of it would have counted for beans. In other words, they also had to make lots of good decisions to make luck work for them over the long haul.
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    Characteristics Define 21st Century Leadership
    Forbes
    As President for the Americas and European Union Region, Odilon Almeida is responsible for Western Union's business across 98 countries, encompassing all the companies' products and services in three macro regions: North America, Latin America and Caribbean and the European Union. Like many who have found success in leadership positions, he embodies the six characteristics that define what it means to be a 21st century leader
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    Engaging Generation Y
    Human Resource Executive Online
    HR leaders and experts share their best practices for keeping millennials engaged in the work they're doing and committed to your business goals.
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