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Registration still open for Northeast Region luncheon, June 26, Philadelphia
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Space is still available at the Northeast Region 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 lunch, we will hear from Brian Jacot, Chairman, and Jim Testo, President of Greystone Risk Management, from Greystone Consolitdated Business Companies, Inc. on "Environmental, Health and Safety Regulations — No Longer Just 'The Cost of Doing Business.'" The focus will be a discussion of current economic conditions and the EHS regulatory trends regarding complexity and enforcement that are pressuring your businesses. 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).

Learn how to go for 'Lean' in chemical distribution and build a modern warehouse at OPSEM2012
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Now that OPSEM is only 10 weeks away, it's time to start planning your schedule. Join us Aug. 21-24, at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis and attend two can't-miss sessions. Jim Benning from Hubbard-Hall, Inc. will provide his expert advice on how to use the "Lean" model to drive operations, and Krystal Patros of Columbus Chemical Industries will share her interactive case study on how to develop a modern warehouse from the ground up. Learn more about every OPSEM session via the program schedule on our website — click each session to view a more detailed description. To register, please click here. More

2012 NACD Company Productivity Report — 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

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Last chance to register for the 2012 national You be the Chemist Challenge!
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The 2012 National You Be The Chemist Challenge is less than two weeks away! REGISTER by Monday, June 18, to attend this exciting event and support the competitions twenty-two participants as they compete for the title of National Challenge Champion! Held June 25 at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. The event will bring together industry leaders, educators, participants and their families from across the country. More

CEF to hold educator professional development workshop in Philadelphia
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The Chemical Educational Foundation® is holding a You Be The Chemist Essential Elements professional development workshop in conjunction with the National YBTC Challenge on June 26 at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. As part of the National Challenge Platinum Sponsorship package, an educator from each participating state is traveling to Philadelphia to participate in the workshop and all National Challenge events free of charge.

There are still a small number of spots available to attend this workshop. Please pass this information along to any grade 5-8 educators in the Philadelphia area. Educators interested attending should contact regarding registration.

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Where in the world could you be?
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Establishing your place in today's increasingly complicated international supply chains requires knowing local details. Network modeling tools can help put your company on the map. More

5 ways surveys can help your small business
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While marketers have long used surveys as a key tool, online variations now make the process of surveying your customers so easy, it's almost a crime not to do it. By using surveys routinely, you can demonstrate that you value your customer's opinions while also gaining important information about the kinds of product, services and enhancements they might be willing to actually pay for. More

Want success? Revamp your mornings
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The day may have 24 hours of equivalent length but author Laura Vanderkam says not every hour is created equal. Drawing on her own research, surveys of executives, and the latest science on willpower for her forthcoming ebook, "What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast," Vanderkam argues that making smart use of the early morning is a practice most highly successful people share. More

How to give every employee customized leadership advice
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Virtually every corporate and academic leadership development program is founded on the same model — we call it the formulaic model. It tries to collect all the various approaches to leadership, shaves off the weird outliers, and packages the rest into a formula. The notion behind all this is simple: The right way to lead is out there. More

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