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Learn more about and register for these upcoming events!
  • June 8-10: Central Region Meeting
  • Aug. 11-12: Responsible Distribution Workshop
  • Aug. 11-14: ChemEdge 2015
  • Sept. 16-19: Northeast Region Meeting
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    Registration for the Northeast Region Meeting Now Open
    Pack your kilt! The Northeast Region is heading to Edinburgh, Scotland, for the 2015 Northeast Region Meeting on Sept. 16-19. The meeting will feature an opening keynote by Alan Looney, president of National Chemical Co., on building a regional specialty chemicals distributor in Europe. Registration is now open — please be sure to make your arrangements early, as this is high season in Scotland.
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    Discover What Makes Your Millennials Tick with the ICP Talent Tipsheet
    NACD Strategic Partner ICP is offering a free monthly e-newsletter to help recruit, hire, manage and retain millennial employees. Each newsletter will feature an article about the millennial generation in the workplace and a short action step you can take to manage and retain your millennial workforce better. Subscribe today!
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    SPONSORED CONTENT


    Identify Security Vulnerabilities with the FBI at the Central Region Meeting
    Join FBI Specialist Brian Hayes on June 9 at the Central Region Meeting as he presents a red-cell attack scenario designed specifically to highlight the Central Region's critical vulnerabilities within the chemical sector. The proposed attack scenario, developed by the FBI with assistance from Central Region members, will be presented and discussed to identify additional vulnerabilities and opportunities to improve partnerships with the FBI. Register now!
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    New Blog Post: Small Businesses Have a Big Impact
    Earlier this year, the Small Business Administration declared that this week, May 4-8, is National Small Business Week. Every year since 1963, SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and others from across the nation. Given that the average NACD member employs 26 people and generates $26 million in sales, this week offers a great opportunity to highlight the importance of small-and-medium enterprises in the broader economy and the need to ensure a fair tax code for these SMEs.
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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    Near Miss Analysis: Debris in Roadway
    Recently, NACD members have anonymously submitted near miss examples for the purpose of providing lessons learned for an improved industry. A near miss is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage — but had the potential to do so. One example of a near miss is driver injury. Click here to read how one member company handled debris falling into the roadway from a trailer. Be sure to view additional near miss examples and confidentially submit your own on the Responsible Distribution Resources page.
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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    May 4-8 is National Teacher Appreciation Week
    The National Parent Teacher Association has designated this week as the 2015 National Teacher Appreciation Week. Don't forget to thank a local teacher for all of their hard work!

    If you're looking for ways your company can appreciate teachers, CEF can help get you started! Our You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides are an award-winning supplemental curriculum for grades K-8 that introduce students to science through hands-on activities. We offer these resources on low-cost flash drives that you can donate to educators in your community — or just let them know the lessons are free to download online! For more information, you can visit our website.

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    18 Companies Sponsor National Chemistry Competition!
    CEF is deeply grateful to the sponsors of the 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®. Your support of science education and the bright young chemists who will compete for this year's national championship is invaluable.

    The 2015 National Challenge would not be possible without the generous sponsorship of the following companies:

    Diamond Sponsor: The Dow Chemical Company
    Platinum Sponsors: BASF – The Chemical Company, Brenntag North America Inc., Colgate-Palmolive Company, ICL Performance Products, LyondellBasell, PVS-Nolwood Chemicals Inc., Shell Chemical Company, Univar
    Gold Sponsors: Monument Chemical, Science Buddies, Thames & Kosmos, Turning Technologies, LLC
    Silver Sponsors: Horn, National Association of Chemical Distributors
    Bronze Sponsors: Chemical Distribution Network, Coast Southwest Inc., Society of Cosmetic Chemists

    Register today to join CEF and your fellow industry members at the 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® & Celebration Dinner in Philadelphia on June 22!

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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    NACD Members Invited to Chemical Facility Outreach Workshop
    The FBI, Boston Division, Weapons of Mass Destruction Program has extended an invitation to NACD members to a Chemical Facility Outreach Exchange on June 2, at the Boston Field Office in Boston. The workshop will provide the senior security representative from your facility an opportunity to meet your local FBI representatives who are responsible for WMD Investigations, Intelligence, Outreach and Operational response. The FBI will provide an unclassified overview of the current intelligence concerning chemical threats, the FBI's mitigation strategy and provide a forum for the exchange of best practices aimed at keeping high risk chemical facilities secure from all adversaries. Click here for more information on how to register.
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    5 Ways to Start a Conversation at a Networking Event
    Inc.
    You've heard this over and over: One of the key strategies for every entrepreneur is to build, maintain and grow a network. For many people, this is easy to say but hard to do. How do you approach others at a networking event? What do you say?
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    Overcoming bias: 3 things to consider when interviewing
    By Catherine Iste
    Organizations often say they are committed to a diverse workforce or transparent hiring. But organizations are made up of people, and people naturally judge others on their own individual set of parameters. In many cases, they do not even realize how much their own perception can cloud their image of a candidate. While it may be a challenge to overcome different types of bias during an interview, keep these three things in mind and you will be in a better position to minimize it.
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    8 Things You Must Do to Protect Your Assets
    Entrepreneur
    Mark J. Kohler writes: "Every year I'm in practice, I'm further convinced that fundamental asset protection begins with implementing affordable, tried-and-true strategies and simple habits. There's no need to reinvent the wheel. There are already laws on the books you can easily implement that will provide you with incredible protection in the event of a claim or lawsuit.
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    Benefits of A Psychologically Fit Organization
    AccountingWEB
    Faced with skyrocketing health care costs, global competition and economic uncertainty, many of today's businesses are recognizing that promoting a psychologically healthy workplace isn't just good for employees' health and well-being — it's affecting the bottom line as well.
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