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OPSEM SPOTLIGHT — New speakers delivering more value
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NACD is committed to improving the knowledge and expertise of our members and their employees. This year, OPSEM's education sessions will cover all the crucial industry topics vital to you and your business — from warehouse operations to purchasing and beyond. Make sure you or your staff are "in-the-know" on these topics and more: To view the complete OPSEM2012 schedule, please visit the OPSEM website.

We hope to see your company represented at this important industry event.

OPSEM hotel reservation deadline quickly approaching!
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Reservation deadlines are just around the corner for OPSEM2012! Make your hotel reservations at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis from Aug 21-24, by July 23 to book at the NACD reduced rate. Rooms tend to sell out prior to the deadline, so don't wait too long! Please click here to make your room reservations today!

Important note: If you would like to have your name listed on the Attendee list, please make sure to register as soon as possible. All attendees and exhibitors will need to complete a registration form to get a badge on-site. Please click here to register as an attendee.

August workshop: Preview new Responsible Distribution cycle
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Don't miss the preview of the new Responsible Distribution cycle, which begins in January 2013! There is still time to register for the Aug. 21-22, Responsible Distribution workshop in Indianapolis (prior to OPSEM) where you'll get a head start on the new changes to Responsible Distribution, learn how to transition your documents to the new cycle and MORE.

  Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

CEF to exhibit at NACD's OPSEM in Indianapolis
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Going to NACD's OPSEM in Indianapolis on Aug. 21-24? Be sure to stop by NACD's booth to learn how the Chemical Educational Foundation's You Be The Chemist programs can enhance your company's educational outreach efforts. Involvement with the YBTC programs helps facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between your company and local schools and organizations, while helping your company comply with the community outreach codes of NACD's Responsible Distribution!

For more information, visit the CEF website or stop by during OPSEM!

  General Business Interest

The real rules on how to innovate
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Alltop co-founder and former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki recently shared some of his strategies for outperforming competitors at WOBI's World Innovation Forum. Kawasaki knows firsthand that, like Apple, companies can succeed when they believe in their products. But how does a business gain that sort of confidence? According to Kawasaki, by building something that has meaning and is innovative. More

Employee wellness programs pay off
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Investing in your employees' health isn't just a smart management move; It's also good for the bottom line. A new survey from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans makes the case that for nearly every dollar spent on wellness programs, companies save an average of $3 in overall health care costs over time. More

How to gain control by letting go
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Control is an underlying managerial principle that is associated with planning, organizing, and directing. It revolves around setting standards, measuring actual performance and taking corrective action. Control is about making sure orders and work requirements are carried out by following management's plans and directions. More

Are flexible schedules a blessing or a curse?
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A recent study by online storage firm Mozy highlights a common workplace predicament these days: Managers say they believe in being flexible with employees, allowing them to deal with personal matters, like dental appointments; at the same time, they also expect their people to start checking their email first thing in the morning. Is this a blessing or a curse? More


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