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Learn to Manage Cyber Risk at the Southern Region Meeting
It seems not a day goes by that we do not hear of another cybersecurity data breach at a major, well-known corporation. Is your company protected? Find out how you can make your business more cybersecure by attending the Southern Region Meeting on May 19-21 at the Sandpearl Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater, Fla. AIG, our Corporate Diamond Sponsor, will present a session on CyberEdge®: Risk Management and share how your company can prevent and safeguard against sensitive data breaches, computer hacking, employee error and more.

Please also be sure to make your hotel reservations — the deadline is next Monday, April 28.
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Deadline Extension: 2014 Membership & Safety Report
The deadline to submit your company's 2014 Membership & Safety Report has been extended to Wednesday, May 7. Please complete your questionnaire as soon as possible. Submission of this survey is a condition of association membership for distributor members as stipulated in the NACD Bylaws. Complete your questionnaire now.
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Open Conference Call, Basics of Responsible Distribution
Mark your calendar for a free conference call at 11 a.m. (ET) on May 14 to learn more about the Basics of Responsible Distribution and the Mentoring Program, as well as upcoming events!

Doug Kutz, the Responsible Distribution Mentor, and Mike Lang, VP, Responsible Distribution, will discuss the fundamental aspects of Responsible Distribution and the free Mentoring Program. Although "veteran" code coordinators are welcome to attend, this conference call is geared for those relatively new to Responsible Distribution.

To register, email Mike at mlang@nacd.com. Conference call phone instructions will be sent in the coming weeks.

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Showcase Your Company at ChemEdge in Nashville
On Aug. 19-22, NACD's ChemEdge Conference is heading to Music City, and there's no better place to connect with current and potential customers than in our Exhibit Hall in the Omni Nashville Hotel. Key decision makers in NACD member companies walk the hall throughout the conference, providing the opportunity for you to connect and showcase your wares and services. View our Exhibitor Prospectus to learn more about exhibiting at ChemEdge, or sign up now!

Don't forget to register for ChemEdge — register now!

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CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


Michigan Teacher Wins Inaugural CEF Earth Day Challenge!
Middle school science teacher Amber Baaso and her seventh-grade class at Glenn H. Wolfe Middle School in Center Line, Mich., submitted the winning entry to the CEF Earth Day Challenge video contest, a competition for elementary and middle school classes that encourages students to explore their world using chemistry. Baaso's class conducted the "Antigravity Water" experiment from the You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides and made a video about what they learned. View the winning video here! CEF received entries from all over the country, from classrooms ranging from second to seventh grade.

With the $1,000 prize money from the competition, Baaso plans to take her students on a field trip to the Michigan Science Center to view the IMAX movie "Mysteries of the Great Lakes." The remaining funds will be used to purchase water testing kits for the school science programs. Sixty-six percent of the students in the Center Line school district receive free or reduced lunches.

To find out more about the CEF Earth Day Challenge, contact comments@chemed.org.

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State You Be The Chemist Challenge® Competitions Heat Up
Students in 12 states (Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia) will compete this weekend at their state-level YBTC Challenge competitions. As top finishers from Local Challenge contests vie for the title of State Champion, the competition will be fierce! The winner of each State Challenge will advance to the National You Be The Chemist Challenge® this June in Philadelphia.

The state of Ohio crowned Michael Allen as the Ohio State Champion on April 19, after multiple thrilling rounds of tricky chemistry questions. Michael is a repeat competitor at the National Challenge — this will be his third trip to Philadelphia!

You can find out more about attending the National Challenge and register for the event by visiting the CEF website.

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USA Science and Engineering Festival — April 26-27
The USA Science & Engineering Festival takes place this weekend, April 26-27, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.! The event is the country's only national science festival. It was developed to increase public awareness about the importance of science and to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and engineering by celebrating science the same way we celebrate professional athletes and pop stars. Members of Congress, the Obama administration and numerous federal agencies will be among those participating in the festival and supporting National Science Week. 

For more information about the festival, visit www.USAScienceFestival.org. To learn about ways you can encourage students in your community to get excited about science, contact challenge@chemed.org.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


How Does the Heartbleed Bug Affect Your Business?
By Ross Lancaster
If you've followed the tech world in the last two weeks, chances are that you've heard of the Heartbleed bug. According to various sources since it was confirmed April 7, the bug is a massive threat that puts nearly every piece of personal information on the Web at risk for theft, an overblown hazard and something that will "slow the Internet to a crawl." But what exactly is Heartbleed, how serious is the risk, and how will it affect your business?
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8 Opening Lines for Fearless Networking
LearnVest
For many people, simply walking into a room full of strangers can be terrifying — let alone one packed with potentially valuable work contacts and maybe even a future boss. But since savvy networking can be one of the best moves you can make for your career, it's time to learn how to fearlessly bust through the doors of any work event — and own it.
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5 Ways to Become a Better Job Interviewer
Forbes
When you're happily employed, you probably don't give much thought to job interviews. If you are career savvy, you nurture your network, maintain your thought leadership brand and keep your skills updated. But actual job interview training can wait until you need it. This is fair if you are talking about your interview skills as the job candidate, but not if you are the interviewer in the hiring position.
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To Create Change, Leadership is More Important than Authority
Harvard Business Review
Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority. They can make things happen and create the change that they believe in. Senior executives, on the other hand, are frustrated by how little power they actually have. The problem is that, while authority can compel action, it does little to inspire belief.
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