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What Do You Need to Know About Cyber Security? Find Out at the Central Region Meeting, June 12-14, Kansas City
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What is different about cyber? Jerome Farquharson, CISSP, leader of Burns & McDonnell's St. Louis security practice, will discuss what cyber security really is for the chemical distributor industry and what components a successful cyber security program should contain. He will also discuss methodologies that can be employed to effectively assess a company's cyber security posture and ability to address shortcomings. Lastly, Jerome will discuss important compliance considerations when developing a Cyber Security Management System. Learn how to protect your business — register now for the Central Region meeting. More

Start Your Engines! OPSEM2012 Registration Now Open
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Conference brochures are in the mail and registration is now open for OPSEM2012. Held August 21-24 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis, this year's conference promises to be the best yet. The OPSEM agenda includes a deep-dive session on strategic sourcing process, an opening keynote session examining great customer service from Jeff Hargett, corporate director of The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company and several sessions focusing on current and impending regulations like CSA and GHS to keep your staff on track and on task. Download the brochure to learn more and register now! More

NACD Staff Update: Joe Stanton is New Vice President, Legislative Affairs
NACD is pleased to announce Joe Stanton has joined the staff as vice president of Legislative Affairs. In this newly created position, Joe will be responsible for the planning and execution of all legislative activities for the association, including the annual Washington Fly-In, the Responsible Distribution PAC and member company outreach to Congress. Joe spent the last seven years at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), where he was chief lobbyist and senior vice president responsible for government affairs. Prior to that, he worked at the Beer Institute, the Public Securities Association and the U.S. House of Representatives. You may reach Joe at or 703-527-6223, ext. 3062.

2012 NACD Company Productivity Report (CPR) — Still Time to Participate and Gain Insights
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This important study will once again provide you with invaluable benchmarks for gauging your firm's operating strengths and weaknesses and improvement opportunities. For the fifth consecutive year, you now have the option of filling out the entire survey online by simply going to Industry Insights' secure website: (case sensitive). More

Registration Open for the Northeast Regional Meeting, Sept. 19-23
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Online registration is now open for the Northeast Regional Meeting, Sept. 19-22, in Adare, Ireland. What happens around the world is impacting NACD member companies more than ever before, be it from a fiscal perspective, regulatory impact, or even customer/supplier relations. This meeting will be special, not just for the location but for the topics, too. We hope you will consider joining us this fall and we urge you to sign up now. We strongly suggest you book your travel plans soon, as this is high season in Ireland. More

  Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

Donate free science activity guides from CEF to local schools!
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Looking for an excellent FREE educational outreach tool to use in your community? In anticipation of the Fourth Edition Activity Guide release this summer, CEF is offering NACD members copies of the Third Edition for distribution in your community! These booklets are currently being used in thousands of K-8 classrooms across the country. CEF has recently donated the Third Edition Activity Guides to the Washington, D.C. Public School District and is targeting areas where our industry supporters are located for further distribution. If your company would like to receive copies of these excellent educational tools to distribute in your local community, please contact CEF at!

You're Invited to the 2012 National You Be the Chemist Challenge!
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REGISTER TODAY to support our future chemists, engineers, doctors, and leaders as they compete in the 2012 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® on June 25 at Kimmel Center in Philadelphia.

Tens of thousands of students from across the country competed in industry-sponsored Local and State Challenges throughout the school year. The top 22 students, one from each participating state, will come together to compete for the title of National Challenge Champion! Visit the CEF website to see a complete list of participating states and their respective champions!

  General Business Interest

How to innovate like Edison
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The greatest entrepreneurs innovate, create and deliver new customer value in the marketplace. But many small businesses struggle with innovation. How about taking some tips from one of the all-time greats: Thomas Edison? More

Leadership and the power of listening
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Great leaders are great listeners, and therefore my message today is a simple one — talk less and listen more. The best leaders are proactive, strategic and intuitive listeners. They recognize knowledge and wisdom are not gained by talking, but by listening. More

Why your company needs a Chief Collaboration Officer
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Collaboration. It's a $1 billion industry, according to an ABI Research study on worker mobility and enterprise social collaboration. And it's projected to grow to $3.5 billion by 2016. No wonder lots of ink has been spilled on this business buzzword on everything from how to start to doing it better with social platforms, to using it as a way to achieve that holy grail of business: innovation. More

Coming to a state near you — new business taxes
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Businesses may want to book another appointment with their accountant. That's because a new survey of tax officials in all 50 states revealed that big changes may be coming to state tax codes as states respond to the changes which new technologies are having on the business landscape. More

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