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Northeast Region Meeting Registration Now Open
Registration for the 2014 Northeast Region meeting is officially open. This year's program, to be held Sept. 22-24 at the Seaview Hotel in Galloway, New Jersey, includes an array of insightful speakers and engaging education topics, including a workshop with New York Times best-selling author Steve McClatchy, Decide: Work Smarter, Reduce Your Stress and Lead by Example. Attendees will learn how the criteria we all use for making decisions drive our performance and our effectiveness as leaders. Learn more and register today on the Northeast Region website by clicking here.
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New Blog Post: NACD Members Have Outsized Presence on ICIS Top 100 List
Every year, ICIS Chemical Business publishes a list of the top companies in the chemical distribution industry based on financial data, company size, and other factors. This week, the publication released its 2014 ICIS Top 100 issue. Stacked with industry heavyweights, this list demonstrates the overarching economic impact chemical distribution has around the world. The large number of NACD member companies that made the list is a testament to our members’ business savvy and commitment to economic growth and job creation.
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NACD Announces Responsible Distribution Excellence Award Finalists
Last week, NACD unveiled the names of the top three finalists for the ninth annual NACD Responsible Distribution® Excellence Award: Pacific Coast Chemicals Co. (Calif.), Royale Pigments and Chemicals, Inc. (N.J.), and Webb Chemical Services Corporation (Mich.). Notably, this is the second time Royale Pigments and Chemicals, Inc. has been nominated. The award recognizes a member company for continuous improvement in environment, health, safety, and security (EHS&S) protection performance; site verification; management commitment; and more. Learn more about the Responsible Distribution Excellence Award by clicking here.
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Reminder: Member and Affiliate Dues Past Due
The deadline for dues submissions for the July 1-June 30 fiscal year for members and affiliates was July 1. Member dues and affiliate fee invoices were mailed to the primary contacts in mid-May. If your company has not received an invoice, please contact Valerie Esty at to secure a copy for payment. We highly encourage all members and affiliates to submit their payments as soon as possible. Thank you to all who already renewed for the coming year.
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Make the Most of ChemEdge with ChemEdge 101
On Aug. 7 at noon ET, 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 Nashville. All first-time attendees will be automatically registered for the webinar, but veteran ChemEdge attendees are also welcome to attend! Click here to sign up.
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  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. Contact Precision IBC today and visit us at booth 502!

Excel in Managing Safety Performance at the August Workshop
Nothing is more important than sending your employees home alive and well at the end of the day. On Wednesday, Aug. 20, Rafael Mendez from Balmert Consulting will lead a unique and fast-paced training session on safety management and performance. Mendez brings almost 40 years of experience in manufacturing and distribution management for Union Carbide. Ensure high-quality safety management at your facility with this internationally known speaker and motivator at the annual August Workshop in Nashville — register now!
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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® (YBTC) Activity Guides are an award-winning K-8 science curriculum created by the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF). The Activity Guides are divided into two manuals by grade level (K-4 and 5-8), and 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 the CEF staff today!

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Tote, ISO, Offshore Tank Container Sales & Rental

Hoover rents and sells tote containers, transport frames, offshore containers, intermodal (ISO) tank containers and related equipment for the storage and transportation of chemicals, liquids and fluids. Hoover provides a full range of services including equipment rental, sales, reconditioning, tank cleaning, recertification and GPS asset tracking and tank level monitoring services.

Call us today 866-290-1354
New Challenges. New Risks. New Science.

For more than two decades UL has provided ANSI accredited certification services for drinking water treatment chemicals. UL’s experience, knowledge and dedicated staff provides municipalities’ the confidence that UL Classified treatment chemicals will meet the health effects requirements of NSF Standard 60.
Quala IBC/Tote Comprehensive Services

With over 57 locations, Quala is the largest independent provider of IBC container washing and logistics services in North America. Beyond tote service and supply chain management, Quala is also the innovative leader in technology; internet based container tracking and customized supply chain solutions.

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• DOT/UN Certifications
• Fleet Tracking/Supply Chain Management
• EH&S Risk Mitigation


If talent is 'top priority' for CEOs, why is recruitment reactive and not strategic?
Recruiting Trends
Except for in the rarest of organizations, recruitment is relegated to a reactionary role. Operating in sheer survival mode under the unrelenting pressure from hiring managers and job seekers alike, recruiters are inundated with urgent but seldom important requests. This fire drill will remain the norm unless business leaders see that the industrial age recruitment model they currently use is dying and must be replaced with proactive talent sourcing in order to achieve their most critical business objective, growth.
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Mythbusting: Job boards and your website are not great recruiting tools
By Mel Kleiman
While job boards and your website make it quick and easy for the employer and the applicant alike, they are far less effective than the top three, proven sources of great employees. The best source of proven talent is all the great people who used to work for you. When employees leave you to work elsewhere, they often discover the grass isn't greener after all. In fact, research shows that 20 to 25 percent of employees have gone back to work for a company they once left.
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Develop the body language of a leader with these 5 exercises
Speech is habit, and through vocal awareness you will learn how to move from unconscious behavior to conscious behavior in every encounter so that you are always in charge of how you want to be known. Our body language speaks volumes. The following five tips will help you fine tune your body's broadcast system.
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  GHS Compliant Labeling Solutions

NeuraLabel 500e is an SAP Partner, GLM integrated solution for GHS/DOT/WHIMS compliant drum labels. With NeuraLabel 500e’s 4-color, on-demand labeling and global label management integration, you can ensure you properly label materials, increase your operational flexibility and eliminate inventories.

Are you a good leader or a bad leader?
"How to be a boss" generates roughly 20 million monthly global hits — yet "how to be a good boss" generates only 33,000 monthly global hits. Is mediocrity taking over?
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10 ways to communicate better at work
U.S. News & World Report
Communication is arguably one of the most important business skills, no matter what your industry. Yet so many of us haven't been trained in how to communicate with co-workers and clients. Here are some tips to help you become a better communicator.
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