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2013 NACD Membership Directory available online now

The 2013 Digital Membership Directory is now available for viewing online! Complete with full address listings and contact information, this digital booklet can be accessed by clicking here. You will need your online username and password to access this file. Once the page loads, click on the link for the 2013 Directory to open the book. This electronic format has some unique features including: an interactive Table of Contents to access each section of the directory, search on keywords like Last Name or Company name and more. You may also print or download the directory with the navigation at the bottom of the booklet.

This online resource may be shared with all of your employees. We respectfully request that it not be distributed outside of your company.

The Executive version of the NACD Membership Directory is in the mail to key contacts in your office this week. If you don't receive a copy by the end of next week, please let us know.
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FINAL chance to register for the Western Region Meeting, April 23-27
This is your last chance to secure your spot at the Western Region Meeting, April 23-27 at the Marriott Wailea Resort in Maui, HI. Join us to learn how to implement a fast-growth strategy and develop those top performers in your workplace. To ensure your name is on the attendee list, sign up now! Click here to register.
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ChemEdge Keynote Speaker announced — John Hamilton, author of KEEP Negotiation
The ChemEdge Committee is thrilled to announce John Hamilton, author of KEEP Negotiation as this year's Keynote Speaker at ChemEdge 2013. Presenting his program, What's Mine is Mine, What's Yours is Negotiable, Hamilton will identify the common mistakes made by negotiators, equipping attendees with practical sources of bargaining power and strategies that consistently achieve win-win results. Join us and become a negotiation expert. This is a program you won't want to miss, so mark your calendar to join us August 20-23 at the Omni Dallas. Visit our website to learn more!

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Only 2 weeks left to complete the Membership & Safety Questionnaire
The deadline to complete your company's membership & safety report is quickly approaching! Please submit your response no later than Wednesday, April 17. As stipulated by the Bylaws, this survey is a mandatory condition of membership. To complete the survey, please click here.

Please note: The first page of the questionnaire will ask you to accept our Guiding Principles before accessing the survey. The NACD Board of Directors agreed that all NACD members will be required to acknowledge their commitment to the Guiding Principles on a yearly basis. Please review the Guiding Principles and click the "Accept" button — you will then be taken to the questions to complete the survey.

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Tech tip: Mobile business card scanning apps
As business people on-the-go, it's tough to keep track of all those business cards you collect. Luckily, advancement in the cameras on smartphones makes this a problem of the past. Apple and Android both offer a number of apps that digitize your business cards. Click "Read More" to learn more.
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Registration for June mini-Responsible Distribution Workshop now open
Unable to attend the Spring Workshop in Atlanta? You're in luck — Astro Chemicals will be hosting a one-day workshop at its facility in Springfield, Mass., on June 4. Join your peers and learn more about what to expect from the 5th Cycle and how to get ahead of the game. Click here to register!
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NACD sponsors local You Be The Chemist Challenge in Virginia
380 grade 5-8 students will compete in the NACD sponsored Loudoun County, Va., You Be The Chemist Challenge on Thursday, April 8 for the opportunity to advance on to the state-level You Be The Chemist Challenge.

The top five placing students from Loudoun County will advance on to test their knowledge of chemistry concepts, scientific discoveries, laboratory safety against other top qualifiers from the NACD sponsored Fairfax County Challenge and the BASF Corporation sponsored Suffolk County Challenge at the April 27 state competition, where the winner will win an expense-paid trip to Philadelphia to compete in the National You Be The Chemist Challenge at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on June 24!

CEF would like to thank NACD and all of the sponsors whose generous contributions make these competitions possible! It thanks to you that CEF is able to grow participation in the Challenge each year, engaging more and more students in the sciences at an early age!

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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, 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 Liveris' behalf.

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