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Open conference call: Responsible Distribution Mentoring Program
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Mark your calendar for a free conference call on April 25 at 2 p.m. EDT, to learn more about the Responsible Distribution Mentoring Program and upcoming events!

Doug Kutz, the Responsible Distribution Mentor, and Mike Lang, vice president, Responsible Distribution, will discuss how you can take advantage of this valuable program, whether your company is a member, affiliate, candidate for membership, or even just interested in learning more about NACD.

AEA Warehouse Management Course: Essentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations
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NACD's members can take advantage of a unique training program on warehouse operations. The course is based on the Essentials of Profitable Warehouse Operations book created by Bob Footlik and the American Supply Association. Footlik & Associates is one of the foremost authorities on warehouse design and operation. If you are looking to improve your warehouse efficiencies and profitability, take a look at this one-day course running in several locations around the U.S. If you register, make sure to select "NACD" under association. More

Northeast Region Luncheon, June 26, Philadelphia
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Calling all members in the Philadelphia area! The Northeast Region will be hosting a complimentary luncheon for members and Affiliates at the Union League in downtown Philadelphia on June 26 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. While enjoying a wonderful lunch and networking time with our peers, we will hear from an expert on environmental, health and safety issues. Following lunch, Tom Coyne has offered to host those interested in a tour of the Union League and the new Civil War Museum.

Please RSVP to Donna Thomas at if you are joining us and if you will stay for the post-meeting tour(s).

Make hotel reservations now for the annual meeting — Nov. 26-29
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The 2012 Annual Meeting will be held Nov. 26-29 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown San Diego. We've reserved a block of rooms at the discount rate of $199/night, so call 619-232-1234 now to book your rooms. Be sure to mention NACD when making your reservations. More

  Chemical Education Foundation (CEF)

CEF participates in Philadelphia Science Carnival
The Chemical Educational Foundation® will help students become chemists for a day at the second annual Philadelphia Science Carnival held at Logan Circle on Saturday, April 21. CEF staff will conduct hands-on activities using watercolors, mysterious mixtures and tie-dye! The Carnival is a part of the Philadelphia Science Festival, a 10-day citywide collaboration held April 20-29, that showcases the impact of science and technology past, present and future. If you're in the Philadelphia area, join us for a day of science fun!

Register for the 2012 Vanguard Dinner & Award Ceremony!
Register today for the May 15 Vanguard Dinner & Award Ceremony to be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va. The evening will begin with a 6 p.m. reception, followed by dinner and an award ceremony to honor Stephen R. Clark, former CEO of Brenntag AG with introductory speaker Stephen D. Pryor, President of Exxon Mobil Chemical Company. The event kicks off NACD's annual Washington Fly-In and offers NACD member the opportunity to mingle with fellow industry leaders. Visit the CEF website for more information.

News & Updates
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In honor of Earth Day on April 22, CEF is asking educators to submit Earth Day activities that they are practicing in their classroom! Educators can submit activities via CEF's Facebook and Twitter sites. CEF will reward its favorite entries with a complimentary set of YBTC Activity Guides! Encourage educators in your community to participate!

  General Business Interest

4 secrets of great critical thinkers
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Exploring multiple problem framings, by zooming out rather than in, gets you to the root of issues and more creative solutions. If you fail to do this, you risk solving the wrong problem. Ironically, the more experience you have, the harder it will to break from conventional mindsets. Leading companies often get stuck in old business models. More

3 essential ways CEOs can innovate now
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Leaders often perceive innovation as the province of the few, isolated to white-lab coat wearing research scientists or "out-of-the-box" thinking marketers. That's not right. In today's quickly changing world, innovation should be a corporate-wide capability. Isolating innovation hurts a company's ability to compete. After all, shrinking product life cycles driven by globalization and rapid advances in communications technologies means that competitive advantage is increasingly a transitory notion. More

6 easy ways to reduce stress
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Stress sucks. According to the American Psychological Association, stress can result in headache, muscle tension, muscle pain, fatigue, upset stomach, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation, irritability, depression, eating problems, addiction ... and social withdrawal. Fortunately, stress isn't inevitable, even in today's hyper-connected, highly competitive world. Here are six techniques to use on a daily basis. More

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