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Learn more about and register for these upcoming events!
  • June 23: Northeast Region Lunch
  • Aug. 11-12: Responsible Distribution Workshop
  • Aug. 11-14: ChemEdge 2015
  • Sept. 13-16: Duke Management Program
  • Sept. 16-19: Northeast Region Meeting
  • Oct. 11-16: Duke Leadership Program
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    Act Now — Attend the Northeast Region Lunch on June 23
    Join your fellow Northeast members and Affiliates at a regional lunch at 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, in conjunction with the Chemical Educational Foundation's National You Be The Chemist® Challenge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Monday, June 22. All NACD members are invited to attend the competition and Celebration Dinner. To register for the lunch, please email Donna Thomas at dthomas@nacd.com. Hotel accommodations may be made at the Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing by contacting Valerie Esty at vesty@nacd.com.
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    SPONSORED CONTENT


    New Workshop Topic- Management of Change and Process/Product Safety Management
    How does Management of Change (MOC) affect your company? Every organization can become better with the implementation of a solid MOC program. Hear an overview of MOC and how it relates to Process and Product safety in the chemical distribution industry at the August Responsible Distribution Workshop on Aug. 11-12. Register now!
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      GHS Compliant Labeling Solutions

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    Hear Best Practices of Business Automation at the Northeast Region Meeting
    Streamlining your operations is one of the best ways to optimize and maintain the success of your organization. Sean O'Donnell, president of Datacor Inc., will share his best practices to get your business running more efficiently and effectively with business automation at the Northeast Region Meeting on Sept. 16-19 in Edinburgh, Scotland. This session will include a discussion of trends in infrastructure, cybersecurity and local security, Internet access, analytics, data exchange, and more. Register now!
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    Learn the Facts of Hazardous Material Safety at ChemEdge
    When a dangerous chemical spill occurs, what issues do responders face? During his breakout session at ChemEdge on Aug. 11-14, former fire department captain Mike Callan will examine each principle that illustrates the real need for a sound, practical approach to handling an emergency successfully and protecting the lives of first responders. Walk away with the right attitude towards safety at any chemical emergency. Join us in St. Louis!
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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    CEF Holds Hands-On Science Workshops for Chicago, DC Teachers
    On June 10, the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) partnered with Supply Chain Risk Management, LLC to hold a professional development workshop for elementary school teachers in the Chicago area. Through CEF's You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements program, workshop participants gained valuable experience with hands-on, interactive teaching methods proven to get young scientists buzzing about chemistry. CEF will conduct two more Essential Elements workshops in Arlington, Virginia, with local K-8 educators on June 26.

    To find out more about the You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements program, visit our website or contact essential.elements@chemed.org.

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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
    Grounding your tank truck correctly.

    Loading and unloading tank trucks with large quantities of commonly used chemicals and powders generates static electricity which, if left to accumulate could discharge electrostatic sparks, potentially causing fires and explosions. Newson Gale’s Earth-Rite® RTR is the most reliable and precise method of grounding tank trucks today.
    New Challenges. New Risks. New Science.

    For more than two decades UL has provided ANSI accredited certification services for drinking water treatment chemicals. UL’s experience, knowledge and dedicated staff provides municipalities’ the confidence that UL Classified treatment chemicals will meet the health effects requirements of NSF Standard 60.
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    Precision IBC offers customized rental programs and solutions for stainless steel and poly tanks to meet all your packaging, safety and transportation needs. We also make fleet management, including cleaning and recertification of both customer owned and rental tanks effortless.


    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    Tips to Help First-Time Managers Thrive
    Entrepreneur
    Effective management is an important part of any business. When people are put in a position to manage others it is usually reflective of their performance, work ethic and acumen for leading and helping others both directly and indirectly. The first time you become a manager, it can be both a positive and overwhelming experience. Management is not easy, as it requires many skills including areas that generally get better with experience like communication, coaching, motivating and listening. But everyone needs to start somewhere and there some important steps that can make the transition a bit smoother. To help first-time managers start strong and thrive as their responsibilities grow, here are eight tips to keep in mind on day one
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    Developing Employees Who think for Themselves
    Fast Company
    Consistency is key, and a strong leader stands firm in what they practice. Each day, great people wake up and follow a specific personal routine that pushes them to be the best entrepreneur possible. Not only do these habits establish regularity in a world that can be tumultuous and ever-changing, but they work wonders in placing leaders in a great frame of mind.
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    8 Life-Changing Lessons You Can Learn in 3 Minutes From Ultra-Short TED Talks
    Inc.
    If you've got three minutes you can learn what you need for success, how to start a movement and a better way to tie your shoe.
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    A Real-World Approach to Getting the Feedback You Need from Employees
    HR Morning
    See if this sounds familiar: During an annual review with one of your department employees, they tell you that everything is fine and they couldn't be happier — yet a month or two later they resign. What happened? Guest poster Deb Dwyer, founder and president of HSD Metrics, offers some perspective.
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    6 Must-Have Tools for a Small-Business Mobile Workforce
    LinkedIn
    You're a savvy entrepreneur who has worked hard to build a business that's now growing rapidly — and your workforce is growing with it, spread over an ever-expanding geography. It's crucial that you have the right tools in place to help everyone stay connected, especially to you as you manage the company's growth.
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