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OPSEM2012 Exhibitors: Conference Registration Required — Register Now
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Attention Exhibitors! Please note that this year, you will need to complete a registration form. Registration is complimentary to the primary booth registrant — if there are additional persons in your both, they will each need to fill out a registration form and pay the $425 per person rate. Please make sure your booth number is marked on your registration forms, and don't forget to RSVP to the lunch and NCAA events! Please click here to register. Should you have any questions, please email Roselle Foley at or call 571-482-3041.

Please remember to book your rooms at the JW Marriott once you have registered. The room rate is $159/night. Please click here to book your room today.
We look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis!

Federal Railroad Administration to Speak at Central Region Meeting
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On June 13, members and affiliates at the central region meeting will hear from a regional federal railroad administration representative who will discuss shipper responsibilities, tank car inspections and common inspection deficiencies. Following this presentation Frank Reiner, president of the Chlorine Institute will address common carrier liability, rail competition and other shipper/distributor rail advocacy issues. To see the full agenda, list of speakers and to register for the meeting, please click here. More

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 Northeast Region Luncheon, June 26, Philadelphia
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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 — please note if you will stay for the post-meeting tour(s).

  Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

Chemical Industry Comes Out to Honor Retired CEO of Brenntag AG
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Thanks to all who attended the 2012 Vanguard Dinner & Award Ceremony honoring retired CEO of Brenntag AG, Steve Clark. The event was a great success with more than 80 members of the chemical industry in attendance and featured special guest speaker, Stephen D. Pryor, President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

CEF is honored to have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Clark for many years on his mission to enhance science education for our youth! Look for pictures of the event on the CEF Facebook page.

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 have 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!

Following the competition, CEF will hold its 2nd Annual Challenge Celebration dinner for participants, family members, educators, sponsors and industry members. The dinner will take place at the National Constitution Center and will include an award ceremony for the participants, live entertainment and a chance to mingle with fellow industry members!

For further information visit the Challenge page of the CEF website.

  General Business Interest

11 productivity tips when everything is a priority
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When everything's a priority, how do you maximize your productivity and continue getting things done? We asked eleven entrepreneurs about their strategies for staying on top of mounting piles of work, focusing on what's important, and otherwise holding on to their sanity while building a company. More

9 qualities of remarkable entrepreneurs
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Good entrepreneurs make money. Great entrepreneurs make serious money. But remarkable entrepreneurs do more than make money. They are the few who possess qualities that don't appear on balance sheets but do make a significant impact on the lives of their employees, industries and communities. More

To build the team, build the trust, with these 8 tips
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Great bosses know it's important to build trust in organizations. But managers can't simply mandate it, any more than Poynter faculty can command people in our programs to reach out to each other. It must be their own choice. But leaders can create an atmosphere where the choosing comes easily. More

An entrepreneur's guide to delegating
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There's a time in every new business when you have to don at least a dozen hats. It's perfectly normal and comes with the territory of owning your own company. "Chief cook and bottle washer," as the saying goes. Yet, most entrepreneurs aren't very good at recognizing when it's time to move out of this phase and spend their time more wisely. More

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