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Programs and Events
Don't be left out: Exhibit at OPSEM2011,
Aug. 23-26, Sacramento, Calif.

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As an exhibitor at OPSEM2011, you’ll gain access to new leads, maintain relationships and increase your industry exposure! More

Plan for another successful annual meeting Nov. 7-10 at the Hyatt Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Fla.
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Plans are underway for our 40th Annual Meeting. Visit the Annual Meeting website for current updates. Registration will begin in early August. More

  Responsible Distribution

Learn from the experts at this summer's Responsible Distribution Workshop
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At only $150, more than 60 people have already registered for the next Responsible Distribution Workshop, Aug. 23-24 in Sacramento, Calif., (held in conjunction with OPSEM)! More

Access Your Inspection Reports 24/7!

VFS Client’s can now view all of their fire & life safety inspection reports on the VFS website. Our LiNC inspection software allows you to Access and Manage all of your inspection reports on the web or by Smart Phone! To learn more about LiNC, visit our website at:

  Chemical Education Foundation (CEF)

2011 National You Be The Chemist Challenge Champion crowned
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Andrew Lingenfelter, an eighth-grader from Seneca Valley Middle School in Evans City, Penn., was crowned champion of the Chemical Educational Foundation’s (CEF’s) National You Be The Chemist Challenge in an exciting competition June 20 in Philadelphia. More

North America's Leading Chemical Insurance Specialist

Aaxia Chemical Insurance Services is a specialized insurance agency serving exclusively the needs of the chemical industry. Aaxia works directly with chemical manufacturers, distributors and broker/traders of all sizes.

Chemical industry celebrates science, International Year of Chemistry with educators and students
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Representatives of the chemical industry joined educators, participants of the 2011 National You Be The Chemist Challenge and their family members in a celebration of science and the International Year of Chemistry at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. More

  General Business Interest

Excellence is an attitude
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Excellence in business is a very broad term, and it can be defined in many different ways. Forbes blogger Tom Gillis writes that the most powerful and valuable form of excellence is when it spans the entire customer experience. More

Experts say short supply of truck drivers to worsen, inflate shipping rates
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A shortage of truck drivers has returned. Current driver demand and supply are out of whack, and the shortage of qualified, safe, experienced drivers could worsen. Gordon Klemp, president of the National Transportation Institute, says shippers should be prepared to pay higher freight rates to reflect fleets' higher compensation levels to retain adequate driver supply. More

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How to handle a raise request
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In many smaller organizations, there's no formal compensation policy. Handling a raise request is especially difficult if your business doesn't have an HR professional available to consult on merit increases and other pay issues. In this article, learn how to navigate an employee's request. More

Many small businesses lack basic information security practices
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Many U.S. small businesses do not regularly review information security processes, conduct security audits or train employees on information security practices, according to a survey sponsored by document destruction services company Shred-it. More


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