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ChemEdge HIGHLIGHTS

ChemEdge Registration Rate Increases after July 17
Are you planning to attend ChemEdge on Aug. 11-14 in St. Louis? Better act quickly — the deadline to register at the early bird pricing ends on July 17. Reaching record attendance the past two years, with a nearly sold-out expo hall, ChemEdge is the premier conference and trade show to keep abreast of the latest regulations, evolving technology, and practices of excellence in the industry. Register now and join us at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel!
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ChemEdge Keynotes: Time Management, Legislative Updates, GHS and More
This year's ChemEdge conference is jam packed with educational sessions on the issues impacting your day-to-day operations. In particular, our general sessions focus specifically on the topics keeping you up at night: managing time effectively, the legislative landscape, GHS, emergency response and more. Read on to learn more about our keynote sessions and register today!
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August Workshop to Feature Near Misses Presentation and Exercise
Join members of the Responsible Distribution Committee at the August Responsible Distribution Workshop on Aug. 11-12 as they introduce the concept of Near Misses and discuss why it is important to record them and lessons learned. Every organization can benefit from this presentation, especially as we roll up our sleeves in the Near Misses exercise following the presentation. Register now!
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Thank You to Our Corporate and ChemEdge Event Sponsors
We want to extend a very big thank you to our Corporate and Event Sponsors for ChemEdge 2015. Without their support, this event would not be possible!
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NACD NEWS


Upcoming Events
Learn more about and register for these upcoming events!
  • 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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    New Blog Post: Preparing Young Adults Requires Mentors — Reflections on CEF's National Challenge and Women in STEM
    A few weeks ago, I joined hundreds of observers at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to watch 36 middle school students compete in the Chemical Educational Foundation's (CEF) "National You Be The Chemist" Challenge®. One observation that morning was that out of the 36 kids in the competition, only four were girls, or 9 percent of the total. It got me thinking about how we mentor young women in our industry.
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    Northeast Region Meeting Registration Deadline Extended
    There's still time to buy your kilt and register for the Northeast Region Meeting in Edinburgh on Sept. 16-19! We have extended the registration deadline to Tuesday, July 21. However, because September is busy season in Scotland, we strongly encourage you to make your arrangements as soon as possible. Our meeting agenda is complete and has a number of exciting recreational activities, including a pre-meeting golf tournament in St. Andrews and walking tours around Edinburgh. Take a look at the schedule and register now!
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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    Deadline for Duke Management Program is July 15
    On Sept. 13-16, learn to identify the causes of and solutions to prevent team inefficiencies and under performance. By working through various management scenarios, you'll learn to avoid common decision traps so you can make good decisions and create effective plans. Learn more on our website under the "Duke Management Program" tab and register today. The deadline to register is Wednesday, July 15.
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    Follow NACD on Twitter — @NACD_RD
    Stay connected with NACD on social media! Keep up with association news and industry updates by following NACD at @NACD_RD. You can also follow NACD President Eric Byer @EByerNACD!
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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    The 2015 National Challenge Hits News Stands!
    You can catch up on all of the details of the 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® in Education Week, the Toledo Blade, Toledo's WTOL11-TV, or the Bellevue (WA) Business Journal! National Champion Daniel Liu told his local media that the Challenge "was great because you get to experience a deeper view of chemistry. Then you can use that for your future careers." He added, "They say chemistry is like the building block for all careers." We can't wait to see what Daniel's future has in store!

    Interested in getting some publicity for your company's support of the Challenge program? Contact CEF staff at challenge@chemed.org. And if you're not already a Challenge supporter — get involved today!

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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    How Obama's New Proposed Overtime Rule Affects Your Business
    By Jessica Taylor
    An important change in the American workplace is occurring — and it could affect you and your business. A proposed new rule regarding overtime pay would mean increased paychecks for up to 5 million workers, according to the Obama administration. A proposed adjustment to the Fair Labor Standards Act — establishing the 40-hour workweek and rules for working overtime — would raise the salary threshold for overtime for the first time since 1975.
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    30 (Really Quick) Time-Management Tips
    Inc.
    The best time management involves stress management. But then again, these tips can still help you be more productive with the hours you do have to work.
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    Reducing Employee Turnover: 4 Strategies That Work
    By Bianca Gibson
    By the time your top talent is in an exit interview, it's too late to determine what could have been done differently. But, how you react to the situation can make all the difference. A new survey discovered that 40 percent of human resource professionals cite employee turnover/retention as their top organizational challenge. Employee retention does not rely solely on recognition and engagement, but requires an assortment of key elements.
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    Why the Best Leaders Are Also Great Followers
    By Tamara Lynch
    You're sitting in your Sunday best at a desk in a plush corner office. You're facing the top executive of the company you've fantasized about working for since your first semester of college. Here comes that probing interview question: "Would you consider yourself more of a leader or a follower?" You answer with confidence: "A leader, of course!" It seems like an obvious response. No one in her right mind would call herself a follower. Right?
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