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Upcoming Events
Learn more about and register for these upcoming events!
  • July 30: ChemEdge 101 Webinar
  • Aug. 11-12: Responsible Distribution Workshop
  • Aug. 11-14: ChemEdge 2015
  • Sept. 13-16: Duke Management Program
  • Sept. 16-19: Northeast Region Meeting
  • Oct. 11-16: Duke Leadership Program
  • Nov. 9-12: Annual Meeting
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    Last Chance to Register for the Northeast Region Meeting
    This is your final chance to register for the Northeast Region Meeting. Join your fellow Northeast Region members and Affiliates on Sept. 16-19 at the Radisson Blu in Edinburgh, Scotland. The meeting will feature an opening keynote by columnist Gene Marks on identifying opportunities for growth and a session by Alan Looney, president of National Chemical Co., on building a regional specialty chemicals distributor in Europe. View the full agenda and register now.
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    SPONSORED CONTENT


    New Blog Post: NACD Member Presence Grows on ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors Listing
    Earlier this week, ICIS Chemical Business released its annual Top 100 Chemical Distributors issue. I'm always impressed by this listing, ever more so by the growing global list of companies (nearly 220 this year) who operate around the world in chemical distribution.
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    ChemEdge Hotel Filling Up — Act Now
    Have you made your hotel reservations at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel for ChemEdge on Aug. 11-14? Be sure to do so as soon as possible as the hotel is filling up quickly. A few rooms are still left in our block — book now! Don't forget to register also for the conference.
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    Save the Date — Western Region Lunch
    Mark your calendars! The Western Region will host a lunch for members and Affiliates at the Westin LAX on Oct. 1 at 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. We'll provide more information on registration and programming as it becomes available but keep checking the Western Region website for updated information.
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    Duke Management Program Deadline Next Wednesday
    The deadline for the September Duke Management Program at the Fuqua School of Business is quickly approaching. On Sept. 13-16, learn to identify the causes of and solutions to prevent team inefficiencies and under performance. By working through various management scenarios, you'll learn to avoid common decision traps so you can make good decisions and create effective plans. Learn more on our website under the "Duke Management Program" tab and register today. The deadline to register is July 29.
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      GHS-Compliant Labeling Solutions

    NeuraLabel Printing Solutions provides SAP, GLM integrated solutions for GHS/DOT/WHIMS compliant labels. With 4-color, on demand label production you can increase your operational flexibility, reduce your operating costs and eliminate inventories of pre-printed labels.
     


    Join Us for ChemEdge 101
    On Thursday, July 30, at Noon EDT, NACD will host a webinar for first-time ChemEdge attendees as an introduction to the conference and share tips and tricks on what to expect during your stay in St. Louis. All first-time attendees have been automatically registered for the webinar, but veteran ChemEdge attendees are also welcome to attend! Click here to sign up.
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    Time Running Out to Register for August Workshop
    The August Responsible Distribution workshop is only a few weeks away! Don't miss your chance to join nearly 100 members and Affiliates at the 2015 workshop on Aug. 11-12 in St. Louis. The workshop will feature a number of interactive sessions, including an exercise on Corrective & Preventative Actions with our new verifier, Verrico Associates! Register now before it is too late.
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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
    Grounding your tank truck correctly.

    Loading and unloading tank trucks with large quantities of commonly used chemicals and powders generates static electricity which, if left to accumulate could discharge electrostatic sparks, potentially causing fires and explosions. Newson Gale’s Earth-Rite® RTR is the most reliable and precise method of grounding tank trucks today.
    Believe in Better Service

    Precision IBC offers customized rental programs and solutions for stainless steel and poly tanks to meet all your packaging, safety and transportation needs. We also make fleet management, including cleaning and recertification of both customer owned and rental tanks effortless.
    Focus Systems

    This innovative and interactive new software is our solution to assist mid-sized chemical compounders, blenders and formulators in easily implementing OSHA’s new GHS HazCom standards. ChemScribe™ allows for the transferal into and population of GHS-compliant safety data sheets and packaging labels within an easy-to-use software product that businesses can afford.

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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides Are a Great Way to Get Involved in Your Community!
    Looking for simple ways to connect with schools and teachers in your community as they gear up for a new school year? The You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides are an award-winning K-8 science curriculum created by the Chemical Educational Foundation®. The Activity Guides contain lesson plans for activities that educators and parents can conduct with students — using inexpensive, household materials — to spark their interest in chemistry and general science!

    We encourage companies to use the Activity Guides to conduct science activities in classrooms with local students or to donate them to local teachers. The flash drives can be purchased at cost from CEF. You can place an order on our website or find out more about the You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides by contacting CEF today!

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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    How to Minimize Adverse Impact in Your Hiring Process
    Select International
    Adverse impact is defined as a significantly different rate of selection which negatively impacts members of a protected group. While courts tend to focus on whether adverse impact is present or not, in reality, adverse impact is assessed on a continuum and it is often difficult to have a selection system with absolutely no adverse impact. One of the main reasons for this is due to the diversity-validity dilemma.
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    Key Strategies for Engaging Millennials in the Workplace
    By Betty Boyd
    Millennials are our future in the workplace. According to U.S. Census Bureau data, millennials are the fastest-growing generation the workplace today. This group of adults ranging in ages from 18 to 35 in 2015 has surpassed Generation X in the workforce. Millennials are the most diverse generation, as well as optimistic and achievement-oriented, and the most educated generation in U.S. history. How can an organization use this to its advantage?
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    4 Brain Hacks To Help Leaders Overcome Uncertainty
    CEO.com
    "Don't worry; be happy" is an admirable motto, but in today's corporate environment, it’s a difficult one to follow. The problem lies in how our brains respond to uncertainty. Corporate uncertainty often stems from change, even necessary change. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the rising power of emerging markets, the growing impact of technology on market competition, and aging populations all contribute to global uncertainty. The speed of these changes greatly affects how leaders function within organizations.
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    Giving Negative Information: What We can Learn from Healthcare
    By Catherine Iste
    In the course of our work either as managers, HR professionals or consultants, the day comes when we have to provide some kind of news our audience is not going to be thrilled to hear. In recent conversations with several NICU nurses, I picked up the following pointers on how to deliver bad news as smoothly as possible. Fortunately, it is difficult for most of us to imagine telling parents bad news about their child. Most of the news we have to deliver pales in comparison.
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