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Learn How to Mitigate Risk at the August Workshop
Risk management is a crucial component of Responsible Distribution compliance. Preceding ChemEdge on Aug. 19-20 at the Omni Nashville, the August Responsible Distribution Workshop will feature a number of valuable educational sessions, including risk mitigation, lessons of the 5th Cycle, and new practices of excellence. Register today!
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Work Smarter by Attending the Central Region Meeting
Making the decision to "work smarter" is crucial to increasing productivity and moving your business forward. Take that first step by heading to Cleveland for the 2014 Central Region Meeting. Join us in the home of the pierogi, the Polka Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on June 11-13 to network, learn valuable business tools, and more. Steve McClatchy will kick off the program on Thursday morning with his workshop "Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress, and Lead by Example." Learn more and register by visiting the Central Region website.
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Only a Few More ChemEdge Exhibit Booths Left! Act Now!
ChemEdge is only three months away! Has your company secured its exhibit booth? Connect with the key industry professionals who make the purchasing decisions for their companies by joining our ChemEdge Expo Hall on Aug. 19-22 in Nashville. The Advance Rate is only available until June 16 — register your booth today!
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Upcoming Webinar: Codes X-XII
Learn more about Internal Audits, Corrective and Preventive Action, and Documents and Records Control, all in one webinar! At noon EDT June 5, join Jim Benning, director of operations at Hubbard-Hall Inc. and past chairman of the Responsible Distribution Committee, and Mike Lang, vice president, Responsible Distribution, as they present an overview of Codes X-XII, discuss common deficiencies, and highlight practices of excellence. Register now!
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Crisis Management and Crisis Response: What's in Your Plan?
Developing and implementing a crisis response plan is the key to managing your company's reputation during an emergency situation. Keep your company's reputation intact by joining your fellow NACD members at the Northeast Region lunch at Legal Seafood Harborside in Boston from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on June 11. During lunch, Shirleen Laubenthal from AIG will share information on the key components needed to develop and implement a good crisis response plan, how to implement your plan, and how to communicate with the public, and examples of successful crisis responses. Sign up today!
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17 Companies Sponsor National You Be The Chemist Challenge®!
CEF is deeply grateful to the sponsors of the 2014 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®, an exciting nationwide chemistry competition for middle school students. Your support of science education and these bright young chemists is invaluable.

The 2014 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., ICL Performance Products, LyondellBasell, PVS-Nolwood Chemicals Inc., Shell Chemical Company
Gold Sponsors: Monument Chemical, Science Buddies, Thames & Kosmos, Univar
Silver Sponsors: Horn, NACD
Bronze Sponsors: Access Chemicals and Services, Coast Southwest Inc., PQ Corporation, Turning Technologies, LLC.

Register today to join CEF and your fellow industry members at the 2014 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® & Celebration Dinner in Philadelphia on June 23!

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Members of Congress Applaud You Be The Chemist Challenge® Participants
Many State Challenge Champions and participants have received congratulatory letters from their legislative representatives praising them for their achievements through the Challenge. U.S. Representative John Dingell (D-MI-12) wrote: "Our nation's continued economic and educational success is based on young minds such as yours being excited and interested in science, so I ask that you keep your interest in science alive." Sen. David Vitter, R-LA, told his State Champion and runner-up: "Your commitment, dedication and hard work have resulted in your success in this competition in the world of chemistry and general science. It is encouraging to see in both of you the promise of our next generation of leaders."

In total, 17 members of Congress from the states of Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia have sent congratulatory letters! To learn more about talking to your elected representatives about science education, contact

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8 Smart Ways to Sharpen Your Hiring Approach
HR Morning
Sure, your hiring practices have all the bases covered from a legal standpoint. But do they do everything possible to bring in the best talent? Chances are, you've got a few gaps to fill. To help plug those holes, Suzanne Lucas, long-time HR vet and author of, and Dominick J. Bratti, employment law attorney for the firm Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, both offered up some outside-the-box advice for employers recently on how to bring top talent on board.
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Moments that Can Make a Leader Out of Anyone
It has often been remarked that leaders are not just those people who find themselves in leadership positions. Just as captains of sports teams are not the only ones who make the decisions that can create the difference between winning and losing, chief executives also do not have the monopoly on choices of action that can make or break the company.
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How to Manage High Performing Employees
This is always an interesting topic to cover — seeming that it is relatively easy to answer. But I get asked this question a lot: "So I hired a Rock Star Sales Pro, and I am getting a lot of pushback on our company meetings, reports I require, etc. How do I manage someone that gets great results, but is butting heads with my program?"
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10 Management Rules for Small Business
Here is a quick set of rules that managers should live by, and be aware of in business. Some were learned the hard way, through the best teacher: experience. Others, were learned in business from some of the very smart people that I had the opportunity to work with along the way.
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