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New Annual Meeting speaker announced: Dr. Michael J. Canic
Learn a new, innovative technique for overcoming business challenges at the 42nd Annual Meeting! Dr. Michael J. Canic, President of Bridgeway Leadership, will headline our Wednesday morning General Session with his trailblazing talk on “Ruthless Consistency: Aligning Your Organization To Win... Or Else!” Canic will outline the "Strategic Alignment Model" and the four critical areas that need to be aligned for organizations to achieve results.

Be sure to make your calendars for Nov. 18-21 to not miss this engaging session. Be sure to book your hotel rooms at the Marco Island Marriott early. Reservations can be made online here to at the NACD discounted rate of $219/night. A limited number of Lanai suites are also available for $519/night.

Interested in holding a private meeting while at the Annual Meeting? Simply fill out this form and return it to Valerie Esty at vesty@nacd.com.
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Northeast Region Dinner to feature presentation from FBI special agent
Join your fellow NACD members at our upcoming Northeast Region Dinner at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank, N.J. The dinner, scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 July 24, will include a presentation from FBI Special Agent Robert Forgus on cybersecurity, weapons of mass destruction and more. Email Donna Thomas at dthomas@nacd.com to sign up.
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Omni Hotel reservation deadline is MONDAY - book now
Outside of our hotel block, the Omni Dallas is completely SOLD OUT during ChemEdge. Once our block sells out, there will be no more rooms available at the hotel. Book by July 22 by clicking here or calling 214-744-6664.

We are working with the Hyatt Regency Dallas and NYLO Dallas as overflow hotels. Please click "Read More" to learn how to make your reservations.

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No longer a secret! More than 100 members registered for workshop
With more than 100 registered for the Aug. 20-21 Dallas Responsible Distribution Workshop (preceding ChemEdge), the word is out not to miss this event. Don’t be left out - register now.

Are you new to Responsible Distribution, or interested in how to improve your internal auditing? There will be two optional pre-workshop breakout sessions on these topics at 1 p.m. Aug. 20. Doug Kutz, NACD’s Responsible Distribution Mentor, will present “The Basics of Responsible Distribution” for any attendee new to Responsible Distribution or just needed a basic refresher. Jesse Kunes from Kestrel Management Services, LLC will share his tips for improving internal auditing techniques. These sessions are not mandatory, and there is no separate registration required for these pre-workshop sessions – simply sign up for the Responsible Distribution Workshop and we’ll see you then!

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ChemEdge highlight: The new warehouse pavilion
This year’s ChemEdge conference will feature a new addition to the exhibit hall – a warehouse pavilion! The pavilion, which will be open during all exhibit hours, is the perfect opportunity for members and our warehouse affiliates to connect and discuss the benefits of third-party warehousing. Affiliates – click here to reserve a table top, and members – click here to register for ChemEdge to visit the pavilion.
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'Process Safety Management and Chemical Distribution' webinar recording available online
Back in June, NACD hosted the webinar, “Process Safety Management and Chemical Distribution.” Presented by Jesse Kunes with Kestrel Management Services, LLC, this webinar helped define process safety management, describe the elements of a PSM program and demonstrated how it applies to chemical distributors. The recording is now available on our website on our webinar page, here, along with a schedule of upcoming webinars and other past recordings. Please note you will need your login and password to access this page.
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NACD welcomes Valerie Esty as membership and meetings coordinator
NACD is pleased to announce that Valerie Esty has joined the staff as meetings and membership coordinator. In this role, Valerie will spend most of her time managing our meeting logistics, and supporting current and prospective members. Valerie obtained a Bachelor of Science in recreation management from the Brigham Young University, and has several years of experience working in the hospitality industry, including time working for Marriott Hotels and the Washington Nationals Baseball Team. You can reach Valerie at vesty@nacd.com or 703-527-6223, ext. 3042.
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National You Be the Chemist Challenge photos online
The Chemical Educational Foundation has received all of its professional photographs from the 2013 National You Be The Chemist Challenge. CEF has created an album of photos from the competition and its accompanying events (Welcome Dinner, Academy of Natural Sciences Museum Tour, Celebration Dinner at the National Constitution Center and Day of Scientific Exploration at The Franklin Institute) that can be viewed by visiting the CEF Facebook page.
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INDUSTRY NEWS


Prescription for procrastination
By Michael J. Berens
Everyone has parts of their job they don’t like, and it’s only human nature that we tend to put off those tasks that annoy or bore us. One of the principles of good time management is to modulate your work schedule so that you parcel out the tasks you don’t like into tolerable chunks rather than let them pile up throughout your work day or week.
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Exclusive whitepaper: Amazon's local strategy
MultiBriefs
Showrooming and loss-leading group deals are threats to local businesses today. Where did it begin? Look back to Amazon's bold strategy to amp up profits during the 2011 holiday season. Can local business look forward to losing out more?
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Growing a small business? 5 financial equations you need to know
The Huffington Post
Cash flow may be the lifeblood of a small business, but the ability to create accurate projections and forecasts for your business is what moves it forward. Knowing what’s coming in and what’s going out, and being able to use that knowledge to plan and act is the only way a small business owner can effectively pursue and manage growth opportunities.
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Why some companies fail at social customer service
Forbes
It seems like with every year that passes, customers grow increasingly impatient. Where five years ago we could tolerate waiting 24 hours for a response from a customer service email, we are increasingly living in a real-time world where we want to know the answer right now.
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New technology for managing remote workers
Fox News
In today's office environment, managing remote employees can be a difficult task. From keeping them motivated to simply ensuring they're working the hours they're supposed to, employers with remote workers can have their hands full trying to ensure they're getting the most out of them.
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Getting clients by targeting: 3 steps
The Huffington Post
Post recession sales have gotten a bit tougher - that's not news. However, the majority of their struggles are not brought on by the weak economy but are self-inflicted and totally fixable. It’s simply a matter of determining exactly what you need in your business to be more profitable and designing a map that leads to that success step-by-step.
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