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Annual Meeting Registration Now Open
We're pleased to announce the early opening of registration for the 43rd Annual Meeting on Nov. 17-20 at the Westin Kierland Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona! We have finalized a great schedule of educational programs and networking events that we couldn’t wait to share with you, including keynote presentations from NFL star Mike Ditka, and iconic political strategist, Karl Rove. Take a look at the complete agenda and get ahead of the game by registering now.
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ChemEdge Hotel SOLD OUT — Overflow Hotel Available
The Omni Nashville Hotel is officially sold out for ChemEdge 2014! We're achieving near-recording breaking attendance for this year's conference, and have reserved a room block at the Hyatt Place Nashville, located next to the Omni, to accommodate all attendees on Aug. 19-22. Room reservations can be made by clicking here. Be sure you also register for the meeting with NACD.
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New Blog Post: CFATS Legislation Passed in House Clearly Demonstrates NACD's Grassroots Presence
Recently, the House approved legislation that would provide a three-year authorization for the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program, which aims to safeguard chemical facilities from the threat of terrorist attacks. As our members know, CFATS legislation approval has been one of NACD's highest priorities in 2014. One of the leading contributors to this bill's passing was the effective grassroots support by NACD member companies encouraging their lawmakers to vote "yes."
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5th Cycle: What Have We Learned? Find Out at August Workshop
As we make our way through 5th cycle verifications, it is important to reflect on the program and lessons learned. Find out new and updated information from the verifiers and how well members navigated through the 5th cycle at the August Responsible Distribution Workshop on Aug. 19-20 at the Omni Nashville. Spots are filling quickly, so be sure to register as soon as possible. Click here to view the full agenda and register now.
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Traveling to the DC Area for business or leisure? Use Our Special Marriott Courtyard Rosslyn Rate
Do you have plans to visit the Washington, D.C., area and need hotel accommodations? NACD has a special discounted room rate at the Marriott Courtyard Rosslyn available to NACD members and Affiliates. Take advantage of this discount by calling 1-800-228-9290 and mention NACD, or visit http://www.marriott.com/wasar and use promo code 0N1. You have an open invitation to visit the NACD and the Chemical Educational Foundation as our office is conveniently located right behind the hotel. The Rosslyn area is a great location for shopping, dining and sightseeing, go to http://www.rosslynva.org/.
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CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


CEF Hosts Professional Development Workshop in Charleston
On July 16, the Chemical Educational Foundation® will hold a professional development workshop for 20 K-8 teachers in the Charleston County (SC) School District. Through CEF's You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements program, workshop participants will gain valuable experience with hands-on, interactive teaching methods proven to get young scientists buzzing about chemistry. Attendees will also receive a flash drive pre-loaded with CEF's award-winning You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides: Lesson Plans for Making Chemistry Fun.

To find out more about the You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements program, visit our website or contact comments@chemed.org.

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Save the Date! June 22, 2015
Mark your calendars for June 22, 2015 — the 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®! CEF will be celebrating 11 years of science education, and we want to you join us! You'll be in for a treat, as dozens of bright, motivated students compete in a high-stakes question-and-answer competition for college scholarships and other coveted prizes. The Challenge will be held once again in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

To see photos of the 2014 National Challenge and find out about how your company can get involved, visit our website or contact challenge@chemed.org.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


Making hard decisions: When leaders should say yes and no
By Scott Steinberg
Self-help gurus and motivational speakers worldwide will tell you that "yes" is an empowering word, and indeed it is. "Yes" opens doors and breaks down barriers. "Yes" gets people to step outside of their comfort zone and try new things that help open their minds to new philosophies and perspectives. But "no" is also a powerful word, and one that we all need to employ more in both our personal and professional lives. Here are a few reasons should you get to know it better.
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Internships can pose a litigation threat: 6-question test you need to take
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Are you recruiting interns this summer or in the fall to buttress existing staff? For a long period of time, few businesses put in the effort to analyze and determine whether interns need to be paid. But because of increased litigation and enforcement activity, all for-profit businesses should be concerned about how they use interns.
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Don't undermine yourself as a leader
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As entrepreneurs, we spend a lot of time honing our leadership style and working tirelessly to ensure our teams are motivated to work with us. There are countless resources to improve on various attributes you utilize both in and out of the office, but there's less information readily available on pitfalls to avoid. You might think you're doing a good job. But here's a list of how you might be undermining yourself.
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4 social media rules for the corner office
CEO.com
Staying accessible to clients can be challenging for today's CEO. Yet in our information-driven and constantly connected society, people expect a certain degree of transparency. In that way, social media can act as the great equalizer. Your participation through various platforms can help your clients feel connected to you without taking up too much of your valuable time. When done well, social media can also help to boost your reputation and establish your personal brand.
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Are you a leader or a manager? Understanding the difference is important
Entrepreneur
The leader's job is understanding the big picture and getting people to buy into a larger vision. Unfortunately, leaders can sometimes lose sight of the day-to-day processes that help the business run. As a result, they can create policies, goals or even new products that aren't realistic. Leaders need to know how staffers' time is being spent and what obstacles might be getting in their way. Leaders need staffers to feel empowered sharing big ideas that can transform the company. So-called "skip-level meetings" with those taking direction from your senior managers is one way you identify if your teams have their priorities in alignment with the company's.
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