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Make your hotel reservations for the Central Region Meeting, June 12-14

The Union League Club of Chicago is now accepting reservations for the 2013 Central Region Meeting, June 12-14. NACD has secured a block of rooms at a reduced rate of $199/night, so please make sure you mention you are with NACD when booking your rooms. The hotel reservation deadline is May 17. To make your reservations, please call 800-443-0578 or 312-435-4573. Agenda information is available on the Central Region website.
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Upcoming webinar: Demo of 5th Cycle specifications
Join Mike Lang, vice president, Responsible Distribution on May 2 at noon 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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Membership & Safety Questionnaire deadline extended to April 24
Members — If you haven't already submitted your 2013 Membership and Safety Questionnaire, please do so immediately. Submissions were due yesterday. Please take a few minutes to fill it out online or complete and fax in the printed copy you received in the mail no later than Wednesday, April 24. Thank you to those who have completed it! Click here to fill out your questionnaire.
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Jason Bader to lead 2 breakout sessions at ChemEdge 2013
Back by popular demand, Jason Bader from the Distribution Team will be joining us at ChemEdge 2013 for two breakout sessions that will help you gain an edge in your business. Bader will cover two important topics in his sessions – how to turn buyers into investors, and how to build an operational scorecard to optimize operational efficiency. Click "Read More" to learn more about each session and register.
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Southern Region Meeting a great success
Last week, more than 60 members and affiliates joined together in Florida for the Southern Region meeting. They learned how to improve their hiring and retention programs and their sales organizations. Key tidbits include:
  • "Big Account Sales is 90 percent process and 10 percent magic." — Tom Searcy, Hunt Big Sales
  • "Character protects talent — helps you sustain success." — Dave Anderson, Learn to Lead
  • "Poor performers break momentum and decrease credibility." — Dave Anderson, Learn to Lead
To see photos of the event, click here.

Attendees: if you have not yet sent in your feedback survey, click here to give us your input.

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CEF partners with The Dow Chemical Company at the Philadelphia Science Carnival
The Chemical Educational Foundation® will be partnering with The Dow Chemical Company, a Diamond Sponsor of the You Be The Chemist® programs, to exhibit at the third annual Philadelphia Science Carnival held at Logan Circle on Saturday, April 20. CEF staff will be in attendance introducing parents and educators to the You Be The Chemist® programs and educating them on the many ways that they can get involved. The Carnival is a part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, a 10-day citywide collaboration held April 18-28, that showcases the impact of science and technology past, present and future.
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CEF encourages you to celebrate Earth Day!
Chemistry is all around us, everyday! In honor of Earth Day (Monday, April 22) CEF encourages you to get out into your communities and educate local students and educators about the ways in which chemists work to promote a better planet through acts such as recycling, creating cleaner-burning fuels, and practicing environmental consciousness. It is imperative that our youth understand the importance of science and chemistry, and how the knowledge they gain and the career paths that they chose will help to shape the future of our planet.

For ideas on how to introduce these key chemistry concepts to your local schools, download CEF's You Be The Chemist Activity Guides online.

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Continuous GHS Labels On Demand

NeuraLabel Printer can be your solution for GHS and DOT compliant drum labels. You can properly label barrels and increase operational flexibility by printing both small and large jobs on continuous media. Labels range from 5” to 48”. You’ll have one-pass 4-color digital printing, full automation and solid reliability.
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Tote, ISO, Offshore Tank Container Sales & Rental

Hoover rents, sells and tote containers, transport frames, offshore containers, intermodal (ISO) tank containers and related equipment for the storage and transportation of chemicals, liquids and fluids. Hoover provides a full range of services including equipment rental, sales, reconditioning, tank cleaning, recertification and GPS asset tracking and level monitoring services.

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

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Finding the right hire for your company
How do you make sure new hires will mesh well with your other employees and with your company's culture?
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    3 things all great leaders know about themselves
    Driven by a desire to improve what they do, truly committed leaders know more about themselves today than they did a year ago.
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    Meeting effectiveness: Do we need a meeting?
    By C. Fredrick Crum
    Meetings are the most misused tool in a leader's communications toolkit. In most instances, meetings are used by executive leadership as a first response to most situations unnecessarily. X has just happened so we need to call a meeting, or we need to meet to talk about Y. If leaders took the time to peruse their communications toolkits they would discover they have a number of tools that would be much more effective than having a meeting.
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    Hazmat, Van & Bulk

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    Chemistry for sustainable performance
    Whatever your goal - low or zero-VOC products, APEO-free or formaldehyde-free materials, low energy curing, replacement of heavy metal pigments, latex with minimal environmental impact - BASF wants to put you in the driver's seat. MORE

    5 Things Leaders Are Thinking, But Not Talking About
    Leadership is a marathon, not a sprint. Leaders must remain focused on those things that impact their ability to lead most efficiently and effectively.
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    10 commandments for life and business
    Here are a few uncommon, common sense commandments that have helped me overcome obstacles in life and create multiple multimillion dollar businesses. Perhaps they might help you do the same.
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