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Programs and Events
Important regulatory sessions on tap for Thursday at OPSEM (Aug. 23-26)!
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Don't miss the following Thursday sessions at OPSEM. More

Great sponsorship opportunities for Annual Meeting still available
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Attention Chemical Supplier Affiliates: Do you have a relationship with a company that produces/sells sunscreen? NACD is looking for a sunscreen sponsor for the Annual Meeting to keep our attendees healthy while we are in sunny Florida! For more information about this or other great sponsorship opportunities, contact Roselle Foley.

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:

Want to learn more about managing freight — fuel prices, driver shortages, state of intermodal transport and more?
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Interested in learning more about how you can better manage these issues? Join us for a Northeast Regional luncheon Thursday, July 28 at Highfields Country Club in Grafton, Mass. 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.

ChemBytes poll still open: What kind of smartphone do you use?
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We had a great response last week, but we’d still like to hear from more of you! We'll announce the results in next week's issue! Which smartphone do you use? Submit your answer here. If you have an idea for a future poll, please email your ideas to

  General Business Interest

Shippers will invest in 'mission critical' options
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With an increased number of natural disasters, both abroad and here in the U.S. in recent months, businesses need to consider developing contingency plans, noted Saia, Inc. "Small to midsize businesses have a lot they are concerned about, most pressing is the economy," said Saia President and CEO Rick O'Dell in an interview. "I was surprised and pleased to learn that they are increasing their supply chain spending this year." More

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The one thing that makes collaboration work
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Blogger Larry Prusak writes that the one thing to get right about any collaborative effort is trust. More than incentives, technology, roles, missions or structures, Prusak says trust makes collaboration really work. More

10 signs you're a micromanager — and how to reform
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A keen attention to detail is necessary when analyzing critical reports, drafting budgets or ensuring tasks are completed on schedule. But there is a big difference between being an involved manager and one who sticks his or her nose in everybody's business. Micromanaging may boost productivity in the short-term, but over the long haul it creates employee hostility, compromises efficiency and dries up the creativity well. More


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