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The countdown has begun ... 4 weeks til OPSEM's Opening Keynote!
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Ensure you have the latest information on regulatory changes and enhance your processes to conduct hazard assessments by sending your team to the Operations and Purchasing Conference (OPSEM) in August. It's not too late to register to join more than 200 of your industry peers while they learn from each other and the experts. Click here for important deadlines and more information.

Fall Northeast Regional Meeting, Sept. 21-23, Galloway, NJ; agenda and registration now available
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The Northeast Region Fall Meeting will be held once again Sept. 21-23 at the Dolce Seaview Hotel & Resort in Galloway, N.J. The Dolce has invested $10 million in renovations to the Seaview Resort facility and golf course. We look forward to an exciting event taking place during one of the most beautiful times of the year. The meeting agenda and registration form are now available on NACD's website. More

Access Your Inspection Reports 24/7!

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Announcing Annual Meeting speakers, Nov. 7-10, Bonita Springs, Fla.
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NACD will be celebrating its 40th year Nov. 7-10 at the Hyatt Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Fla. Another great lineup of keynote speakers has been scheduled, including economic futurist Jeff Thredgold, Global Aging Initiative senior fellow Richard Jackson, Ritz Carlton's Brian Grubb and political strategist James Carville. Click here to learn more.

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Lunch and learn at the Northeast Regional luncheon
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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

ChemBytes poll results and new poll
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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?

  General Business Interest

How to reward great ideas
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Your employees may never say no to a bonus, but that doesn't mean it's the ideal way to credit their work. Examples from Foursquare and other innovative companies show how to make your rewards as creative as the ideas they're rewarding. More

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Do your people really know what you expect from them?
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When you first employ people, relationships start off very clear. Both you and the new employees have a clear sense of what their contractual duties are and what they are being paid for. Over time, however, many work roles begin to devolve into emotional-based or activity-based relationships. When that happens, managers find themselves spending the majority of their time supporting or empathizing with employees who are not producing at agreed-upon levels. More


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