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Learn more about and register for these upcoming events!
  • April 21-25: Western Region Meeting
  • April 28-29: Washington Fly-In
  • June 8-10: Central Region Meeting
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    Central Region Meeting Registration Now Open
    Registration for the Central Region meeting is now open! The Central Region meeting is the premier annual event for chemical distributors in the Central United States to engage with one another on the regulatory and operational issues we all face and to explore good business practices that can help our companies grow and prosper. Join the Central Region members and Affiliates on June 8-10 at the Eaglewood Resort in Itasca, Illinois, by registering now!
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    Upcoming Webinar: Key Points of Carrier Selection
    Does your company contract with carriers? How does the carrier selection and assessment affect your Responsible Distribution program? Make plans to attend this free Responsible Distribution webinar on Thursday, April 16, Noon-1 p.m. (EDT). Join Joe Neumeister, general manager – quality & regulatory assurance, Linden Companies, as he shows you the carrier-related areas of Responsible Distribution on which you need to focus. Register now!
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    New Blog Post: STEM Education Is Serious Business in
    Washington, DC

    In this week's blog post, Chemical Educational Foundation's Kate Larson discusses their 2014 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® winner's invitation to the White House and the importance of fostering science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States to ensure we build the workforce of the future.
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      GHS Compliant Labeling Solutions

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    Washington Fly-In Regulatory Agenda Confirmed – Only A Few Weeks Left to Register!
    Overly burdensome regulations are stifling your company's growth. This is your opportunity to meet with high-level agency officials at the U.S. Environment Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Department of Transportation to discuss issues that impact your day-to-day operations such as GHS labeling, chemical reporting, and hazardous materials transportation. Members and Affiliates can view the agenda and register now for meetings with EPA, OSHA and DOT officials to ensure your voice is heard! If you have already registered for the Washington Fly-In and would now like to sign up for the regulatory agency meetings, contact Doug Leigh at dleigh@nacd.com.

    If you haven't yet registered for the Washington Fly-In, be sure to click here and register today!

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    Spring Workshop Presentations Posted on NACD Website
    We have now posted the presentations from the 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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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    West Virginia and Puerto Rico Hold Inaugural You Be The Chemist Challenge® Competitions
    Students in West Virginia and Puerto Rico are participating in local You Be The Chemist Challenge® competitions for the very first time on Friday, April 10! After buckling down with their free study materials from the Chemical Educational Foundation®, these bright middle schoolers will face off to determine who will represent each state at the 2015 National Challenge on June 22 in Philadelphia. With the addition of six new states this year, the Challenge program now reaches nearly 38,000 students in 36 U.S. states and territories!

    To see news and updates from Challenge competitions nationwide, visit our website or follow us on Facebook.

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    Get Ready for National Volunteer Week!
    CEF is grateful to all of the NACD member employees who volunteer at Challenge events nationwide! As part of National Volunteer Week (April 12-18), we'll be featuring "action shots" of some of our hard-working volunteers on our website. Whether they're judging rounds of questions, handing out snacks, conducting chemistry demonstrations or just welcoming students and putting them at ease, these dynamic chemistry competitions couldn't take place without their support.

    You can find out how to get involved in the You Be The Chemist Challenge® by visiting our website or contacting us at challenge@chemed.org.

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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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    For more than two decades UL has provided ANSI accredited certification services for drinking water treatment chemicals. UL’s experience, knowledge and dedicated staff provides municipalities’ the confidence that UL Classified treatment chemicals will meet the health effects requirements of NSF Standard 60.
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    This innovative and interactive new software is our solution to assist mid-sized chemical compounders, blenders and formulators in easily implementing OSHA’s new GHS HazCom standards. ChemScribe™ allows for the transferal into and population of GHS-compliant safety data sheets and packaging labels within an easy-to-use software product that businesses can afford.

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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    How Content Marketing Can Help Small Businesses Grow
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    Content marketing is all the rage! You and I, as well as a growing number of consumers ignore ads, have banner blindness, skip commercials on TV when they can. So how can small businesses and entrepreneurs leverage quality content to induce growth and profits?
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    Flexible Schedules Help Create a Healthier Workplace — Here's How
    Entrepreneur
    The routine of a typical 9-to-5 work schedule is just that. Typical. Yet both employees and employers are beginning to acknowledge that it can also be inconvenient, monotonous and stifling. While a consistent and predictable pattern does have some benefits, research shows there may be better ways for all involved to use their time.
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    How Hiring is Different in 2015
    Spark Hire
    For hiring managers, 2015 brings a new set of challenges and excitement when it comes to finding and retaining talent. If your job is to continue to keep engaged and experienced employees on staff in your organization, here are some things you'll want to know about hiring in 2015.
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    Dealing with Underachieving Employees
    By Billy Arcement
    In today's competitive work environment, leaders are charged with maximizing employee productivity, minimizing costs and improving profits — not always an easy task keeping all three going well. Among the monitoring responsibilities, people performance is high on the list. So, how should a leader approach an employee who is clearly underachieving and impacting productivity, costs and profits?
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