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Strategic Sourcing 'deep dive' session half full — Reserve your spot today at OPSEM2012
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With OPSEM2012 right around the corner, there's no time to waste in getting ready for this year's conference. Join us Aug. 21-24 at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis as we hear from industry experts on crucial issues, including a session from Kathryne Newton, MBA, PhD, professor of Industrial Distribution at Purdue University, on how to use creativity and change to improve business performance. Additionally, the deep dive session on Strategic Sourcing has been filling up quickly! Reserve your seat today: register now — this is a session you won't want to miss. Learn More

Register now for Northeast Regional Luncheon — July 12, Boston
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Join your fellow members and affiliates at the Northeast Regional Luncheon on July 12, in Boston, for an educational networking luncheon. Held at Legal Harborside from 11:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., you will hear from Brian Jacot, Chairman, and Jim Testo, President of Greystone Risk Management, from Greystone Consolidated 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.

To RSVP, please email Donna Thomas at

Save the Date! Annual Meeting, Nov 26-29, San Diego
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We are looking forward to another excellent meeting at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego, Nov. 26-29. This is a new venue for us and we hope you will take advantage and join us for this special event. Take a look at our program schedule so that you can start planning your trip.

It's never too early to book your room reservations. Book My Room Today!

Private Meetings — If you are holding any private meeting at the hotel in conjunction with NACD's meetings, you will need to complete the Private Meetings Form and return it to Roselle Foley at Click here for a list of area restaurants that offer private dining rooms.

Working with a distributor, supplier, warehouse, carrier or service provider that should join NACD? Let us know!
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Do you know a company that is close to joining NACD? Send them an application and a one-page overview of NACD's key member benefits and we'll follow up. Or, just send us your leads and we'll do the rest. Simply fill out the NACD Referral Form and return it to Sarah Beerbower, NACD's Sales and Member Relations Executive by fax at 703-527-7747 or If your referral joins, you get the credit! Check out our website for more information on our referral program.

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Industry, educators and students celebrate science at the 2012 National You Be The Chemist Challenge!
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Over 200 industry members, educators, and excited family members gathered at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, PA, on Monday, June 25, to cheer on 22 students from around the country in the 2012 National You Be The Chemist Challenge! After eight thrilling rounds of questions that covered important chemistry concepts, discoveries, and applications, Bhagirath Mehta, a 6th-grader from Iroquois Middle School in Des Plaines, Ill., emerged as winner! Michael Allen, of Toledo, Ohio, Yilin Yang of Livonia, Mich., and Tate Banks of Duncan, Okla., placed 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the competition. More

  General Business Interest

How small business can achieve big business success
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Small businesses across the United States can absolutely achieve big success by connecting their business to the global marketplace. And there are four fundamental ways small businesses can get started today. More

To lead more effectively, learn to ask courageous questions
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As a leader, the best thing you can do for your followers is to not allow them to settle. You want your followers to own the facts that they have a choice, that their mindsets drive everything, and that their performance is a reflection of those choices and mindsets. If you can do that, then you really do know what you are doing and you will help move your organization toward a culture of responsibility. More

The discipline of listening as a leader
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Despite today's fast-paced business environment, time-starved leaders can master the art of disciplined listening. Conventional advice for better listening is to be emotionally intelligent and available. However, truly good listening requires far more than that. More

6 ways to make more money by making your employees happy
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Make your employees happy by setting them up for success, theirs and yours. Letting your employees know in concrete, practical ways that they matter, count and are important, can generate amazing profits. More


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