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Congressman Mike Pompeo to address members at NACD Washington Fly-In
This year's Washington Fly-In is shaping up to be an event you won't want to miss! This two day on May 8-9 will kick off with an orientation on May 8 that will include an issues briefing and training for both our new and seasoned attendees. Jade West from the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors will deliver our afternoon keynote address. Then, prior to your Capitol Hill meetings on May 9, Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., will join us as our breakfast keynote speaker discussing his bill to help restrict EPA enforcement discretion. The Fly-In is only a month away — sign up now!
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Upcoming webinar: Demo of 5th Cycle Specifications
Join Mike Lang, vice president, Responsible Distribution on May 2 at 12 p.m. EDT for a demonstration of the new Responsible Distribution profile and specifications. In this valuable webinar, participants will learn how to plan and develop their company's 5th Cycle program, how to prepare the 5th Cycle specifications and report, and more. Register now!
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Your input needed by April 17 — Membership & Safety Questionnaire
Attention distributor members: The deadline to submit your company's Membership & Safety Questionnaire is next Wednesday, April 17. As stipulated by the bylaws, this survey is a mandatory condition of membership. To complete the survey, please click here.

The data we collect from this survey helps us inform federal and state policymakers on the membership's excellent safety record year over year. If you have any questions about the NACD Membership & Safety Questionnaire, please contact Lucinda Schofer at lschofer@nacd.com or 703-527-6223.

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Affiliates: 3 Ways to Showcase Your Services at ChemEdge 2013
Along with a new name, this year's ChemEdge Conference promises enhanced programming and opportunities for affiliates to promote their products and services. Join us August 20-23 at the Omni Dallas and make the most of your experience by participating in three different events designed to get your products and services out there. Click "Read More" to sign up and learn more!
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Presentations from the Spring Workshop now available online
The presentations from the Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop last week are now available online for download on the Responsible Distribution Resources page. To access the presentations, please click here.
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Special offer for NACD members and affiliates
The National Tank Truck Carriers, an affiliate member of NACD, is offering a special discount for their upcoming Annual Conference in Austin, on April 28-30. They have a strong agenda planned including a keynote address focusing on leadership by the best-selling author of The Heart and the Fist, Eric Greitens and a very well attended exhibit hall with tank truck professionals (see prelim roster). If you would like to join NTTC for this event, please contact Bethany Christian at BChristian@tanktruck.org and let her know you are a member of NACD to receive the special offer. But act fast, as time is running out! Roselle Foley from the NACD staff will be attending too.
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CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


CEF to conduct hands-on experiments at the National Conference on Science Education
The Chemical Educational Foundation will partner with The Dow Chemical Company in effort introduce members of the National Science Teachers Association to the You Be The Chemist® programs. CEF and Dow will collaborate to hold an hour-and-a-half session at this year's NSTA National Conference on Science Education beginning at 8 a.m. CDT on April 12 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center (006A) in San Antonio. The session will allow educators to experience the fun and exciting experiments offered in CEF's Fourth Edition YBTC Activity Guides, while learning how to connect these activities with the chemistry concepts that they teach in their K-8 classrooms.

For more information on the event visit the NSTA website or contact CEF at comments@chemed.org.

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Join the Chemical Educational Foundation® in celebrating the outstanding efforts made by Andrew N. Liveris, president, chairman and 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).

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Registration for the events can be downloaded here. NACD members are able to register online.

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    The employment law you're probably breaking
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    How you pay your employees is governed by federal law. Violating it is easy, so be careful.
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