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Chemical Distributor available online now!
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Hard copies of the March/April 2012 edition of Chemical Distributor are in the mail and should arrive at your doorstep shortly. Can't wait to read the Chemical Distributor? Click here to check out the full version online on our website.

Act now to reserve your spot at the Southern Region Meeting, April 30-May 2
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Reserve your spot for the Southern Regional Meeting April 30 – May 2, in Orlando, Fla. We will hear from two outstanding keynote speakers focusing on critical leadership techniques as well as strategy implementation, learn what the November elections might hold for us, what the current administration is up to and find a few moments to relax and soak in the networking opportunities too. To ensure your name is on the attendee list, visit our website and sign up now! Click here: Southern.

Working with a distributor, supplier, warehouse, carrier or service provider that should join NACD? Let us know!
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Do you know a company that is close to joining NACD? Send them an application and a 1-page overview of NACD's key member benefits and we'll follow up. Or, just send us your leads and we'll do the rest. Simply fill out the NACD Affiliate Referral Form and return it to Sarah Stewart, NACD's Sales and Member Relations Executive by fax at 703-527-7747 or If your referral joins, you get the credit! Check out our website for more information on our referral program.

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!

2012 NACD Membership Directory to be released in April
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The 2012 Membership Directory is fresh off the printer and should mail shortly! Expect to receive your copy this month, so keep an eye out.

Make your hotel reservations for OPSEM2012 now — August 22-24
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We are looking forward to bringing OPSEM back to Indianapolis at the brand-new JW Marriott Indianapolis Downtown. We have a special room block reserved for attendees at $159/night, so call now to make your reservations. To book, call 1-866-704-6162 and reference NACD or make your reservation online.

  Chemical Education Foundation (CEF)

You Be The Chemist session (NSTA Conference) pictures on Facebook!
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The Chemical Educational Foundation® and The Dow Chemical Company partnered to introduce National Science Teachers Association members to CEF's You Be The Chemist educational programs at the NSTA National Conference in Indianapolis, on March 30. CEF and Dow held an interactive, educational session in which more than 100 attendees were lead through experiments from the You Be The Chemist Activity Guides by volunteers from Dow AgroSciences. Participants were then able to discuss ways to integrate similar lesson plan content into their classroom curricula and each participant received a complimentary copy of the grade 5-8 guide! Check out pictures from the NSTA Conference on the CEF Facebook page!

Register today for the 2012 CEF Vanguard Dinner & Award ceremony
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Join fellow industry leaders and guest speaker Mr. Stephen D. Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company, in celebrating the 2012 CEF Vanguard Award recipient, Mr. Stephen R. Clark, former CEO of Brenntag AG, for his outstanding initiatives towards enhancing science education for our youth. The event will be held on May 15 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel and kicks off NACD's annual Washington Fly-In. Register here, or visit the CEF website for more information.

CEF Challenge News
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Recent Local Challenges have taken place in Detroit (PVS-Nolwood Chemicals, Inc.); Seadrift, Texas (The Dow Chemical Company); and Waukesha, Wisc. (Brenntag Great Lakes, LLC). CEF would especially like to thank all of the NACD member companies that have sponsored Local Challenges in their community! Visit the CEF Facebook page to view images and updates from all the Local Challenges!

  General Business Interest

How transportation and logistics can overcome talent starvation
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Workforce development among logistics employers is not keeping pace, according to the latest edition of PwC's Transportation & Logistics 2030 series. The report notes the aging population worldwide is quickly creating a labor shortage while T&L companies are struggling to attract new, younger workers who typically view jobs in the T&L sector as dead-ends because of factors like low wages and unfavorable working environments. More

CEOs say this is the most important skill
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It doesn't matter what industry you're in. This is the one thing all successful people know how to do well. About 20 business owners and CEOs were asked to name the one skill they feel contributes the most to their success. What did all of them say? Sales skills. Without solid sales skills they all felt success is almost impossible — in any field. More

Millennials to be leaders we've never 'experienced or imagined'
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By 2025, young people will make up roughly 75 percent of the world's employees. The problem is they're so vastly different from the previous generations, it can be a major conflict in the workplace. Millennials have more unconventional ideas and aren't afraid to speak them, says Erica Dhawan, an MBA student specializing in Generation Y, which is roughly defined as those born between 1977 and 1997. More

Offer you can't refuse: Leadership tips from 'The Godfather'
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What does a real-life CEO have in common with the central figures of a fictitious Mafia crime family in "The Godfather?" According to Justin Moore, a serial entrepreneur and CEO of Axcient, plenty. "There are some universal themes in the movie I can relate to as a CEO," Moore said. He says "The Godfather" offers valuable lessons in community and team-building, making tough decisions, and playing to win while not neglecting friends and family. More

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