Lunch and learn at the Northeast Regional luncheon
Join us for a Northeast Regional luncheon July 28 at Highfields Country Club in Grafton, Mass. The presenter will be Mike Polselli, terminal manager at Dana Transport's Grafton location. The discussion will include current status and shape of the bulk chemical handling industry. More
OPSEM hotel deadline — July 23
This Aug. 23-26, distributors from around the chemical industry will join together in Sacramento, Calif., to examine topics from regulatory requirements to management systems, from purchasing best practices to the latest technologies. They will all leave with a plan to drive excellence for their company. Will you? More
Learn from the experts at this summer's Responsible Distribution Workshop
At only $150, more than 70 people have already registered for the next Responsible Distribution Workshop, Aug. 23-24 in Sacramento, Calif., (held in conjunction with OPSEM)! More
Help us reach 700 members in our LinkedIn group; join us today
Are you networked on LinkedIn? If so, join NACD's group today. We are approaching 700 participants from around the globe. Check in with us regularly for discussions, news, industry information and job seekers/postings. Just type "National Association of Chemical Distributors" in the search field within LinkedIn to find us or click this link: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?about=&gid=1840425&trk=anet_ug_grppro.
Indicate your interest in medical insurance program for NACD members today
As you may know, through our partnership with Veritas Risk Services, NACD has been exploring a group medical program designed to reduce your medical insurance costs and increase cost transparency. At the present time, we are working with companies who have more than 50 employees on their company medical plans. If you meet this criteria, here is the approach we are taking for the Jan. 1 renewals. More
ChemBytes poll results and new poll
The results of our recent poll on "What kind of smartphone do you use" were:
BlackBerry: 16 percent
Droid: 32 percent
iPhone: 32 percent
Don't use a smartphone: 19 percent
Respond now to this week's question: What is your social media preference?
Pennsylvania students explore science at You Be The Chemist Summer Camp
Students from the Abington, Penn., area are proving they are chemists in the making as they participate in a You Be The Chemist Summer Camp at Pennsylvania State University's Abington campus. More
Change management vs. change leadership: What's the difference?
John Kotter, chief innovation officer of Kotter International, writes that change management refers to a set of basic tools or structures intended to keep any change effort under control. Change leadership, on the other hand, concerns the driving forces, visions and processes that fuel large-scale transformation. More
Should you lose the PowerPoint?
Consider ditching the endless stream of PowerPoint presentations at your next offsite meetings, says Harvard Business Review. PowerPoint is blamed for the ruination of many meetings. The offsite meeting may be at the top of that list. Offsites are long and when PowerPoint is involved it usually means hours of presentation after presentation. More
Your baby boomer employees aren't going anywhere soon
American Express Company Share
Our workforce can be divided into distinct groups based on year of birth. Each group is considered a "cultural" generation and these divisions are generally accepted. The baby boomer generation consists of people born after World War II from 1946 until 1964. Following the baby boomers is Generation X for people born from the late 1960s until the beginning of the 1980s. After them came Generation Y or Millenials, born between the 1980s and the year 2000. More