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NACD builds on a solid foundation
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Now in its 40th year, the National Association of Chemical Distributors is stronger than ever and enlisting new members, attracted by the organization's energetic representation, high standards and expanding service offerings. "We are looking to grow," says Chris Jahn, NACD president. NACD's membership, whittled away in recent years by industry consolidation, is on the rise again and at the highest level in a decade. Jahn credits the result to NACD's commitment to advocacy, Responsible Distribution and membership value. More

Top 100 chemical distributors
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ICIS is offering its latest edition of the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors — a global listing of companies critical to the chemical supply chain. This is the second year of the rankings, and this time sales are broken down by geographic region. The tables rank leaders by geographic sales rather than by where companies are headquartered. The regions are: North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Middle East and Africa. More

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Are you all set for OPSEM?
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The buzz is on. We have built a great program to meet your needs, and our registration numbers are the highest we have seen in several years! Here is a check list to help you prepare. More

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Annual Meeting update
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The upcoming Annual Meeting will be one for the ages! We are celebrating 20 years of Responsible Distribution and the 40th Anniversary of NACD! Members have been booking hotel rooms for the annual meeting already. More

Call for nominations — NACD 2011 Distributor of the Year award
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Please nominate a chemical distributor who deserves the special recognition of being named NACD Distributor of the Year for 2011 — for their leadership and achievement in the industry. More

  Chemical Education Foundation (CEF)

You've got questions? We've got answers
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CEF is seeking a Researcher & Question Writer to assist with developing questions for our You Be The Chemist Challenge — a fun and innovative academic competition that engages students in grades 5-8 in learning about important chemistry concepts, scientific discoveries and laboratory safety. More

CEF launching professional development program
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CEF wants to pilot its You Be The Chemist Essential Elements Professional Development program in your community! The program is designed to assist K-8 educators — CEF's "essential elements" in education — in teaching chemistry concepts through hands-on learning and connecting those concepts to students' everyday lives. More

  General Business Interest

Deliver value to your employees — your most important stakeholders
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If you want employees to take a vested interest in the bigger picture, treat them like stakeholders. When you create an environment in which "jobs" are regarded more like "investments," employees will show up with passion, productivity, and focus, making your company more profitable. And it doesn't have to be expensive. Many of the most effective approaches for employee engagement are low-cost or even free. Here are five such examples. More

7 unwritten rules of social media
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The fundamental path to succeeding with social media is to consistently contribute meaningfully — engaging with you should make the lives of those engaging more meaningful. The bonus would be to achieve this without adding costs to the others. Here are seven unwritten rules of social media. More

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How to have fewer, better meetings
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Meetings can be the bane of corporate life. Senior leaders and managers typically spend more than half their time in meetings. In one survey, a whopping 85 percent of executives said they were dissatisfied with the efficiency and effectiveness of meetings at their companies. The companies that are best at decisions have learned to manage meetings as carefully as they manage any other part of their businesses. More

Management tip of the day: 3 ways to build confidence
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Very few people succeed in business without a degree of confidence, but no-one is immune to bouts of insecurity, says Harvard Business Review. Few people succeed in business without self-assurance. But everyone has bouts of insecurity from time to time. Here are three ways you can bolster your confidence. More


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