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Learn more about and register for these upcoming events!
  • 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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    NACD Announces Responsible Distribution Excellence Award Finalists
    We are excited to unveil the names of the finalists for the 10th annual NACD Responsible Distribution® Excellence Award: Andes Chemical Corporation (FL), KIC Chemicals, Inc. (NY), and Maryland Chemical Company, Inc. (MD). The award recognizes a member company for continuous improvement in environment, health, safety, and security protection performance; site verification; management commitment; and more. We will announce the winner at the ChemEdge opening session on Wednesday, Aug. 12. Learn more about the Responsible Distribution Excellence Award by clicking here.
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    NACD U Course Highlight: Effective Communication for Employees
    NACD's new online training center, NACD U, features more than 70 courses on issues that impact your day-to-day operations, including communication in the workplace. Effective Communication for Employees is an informative and interactive course designed to help employees understand how improving communication skills can enhance working relationships, increase productivity and have a positive effect on their career. Take the course now!
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    Hear the Latest on the Economy Today... and Tomorrow at Annual Meeting
    Curious about what is in store for the United States economy? Register for Annual Meeting and find out! Brian Beaulieu, CEO, ITR Economics, will lead our Wednesday morning general session and share his perspective on what is ahead for the U.S. and global economy in 2016 and 2017. Join us on Nov. 9-12 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida, by registering today!
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    Time Running Out to Register for the Duke Leadership Program
    Calling all leaders — there are only two weeks left to register for the October Duke Leadership Program at the Fuqua School of Business, named the No. 1 MBA Program by Bloomberg Business Week. On Oct. 11-16, cultivate your intuitive leadership skills at this multi-day program and learn how to capitalize on your strengths while overcoming leadership challenges. This program is ideal for anyone with current or anticipated leadership responsibilities, from high-level executives and managers, to people expecting to take on leadership roles, to those who are not in management positions but are expected to lead and influence others in the course of their work. Reserve your seat now!
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    Attention ChemEdge Exhibitors — Participate in the Annual Raffle Event
    Increase your company's exposure while at ChemEdge by donating a raffle prize! We will hold the raffle in the expo hall on Thursday, Aug. 13, during brunch at 9:30-11:30 a.m. and again during lunch at 1:30-3 p.m. Each participating exhibitor will have a one-minute opportunity to promote their company and raffle their prize. Sign up today!
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    Follow NACD on Twitter — @NACD_RD
    Stay connected with NACD on social media! Keep up with association news and industry updates by following NACD at @NACD_RD. You can also follow NACD President Eric Byer @EByerNACD!
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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    CEF Is Looking Forward to Seeing You at ChemEdge!
    The Chemical Educational Foundation® is coming to ChemEdge! Our staff will exhibit with NACD at ChemEdge on Wednesday and Thursday. This is a great time to meet members of the CEF staff, pick up some of our promotional materials, and find out more about the You Be The Chemist® programs. We look forward to seeing you there!
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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    Don't Do It: 5 Costly Hiring Mistakes Employers Are Making
    HR Morning
    Some analysts are predicting 2015 will be a big year for hiring. That's good news. But the bad news is some employers have glaring holes in their hiring processes. Every organization has some turnover, concedes a recent post on The Resourceful Manager. So, to stay ahead of the turnover curve, constant hiring and recruiting is essential.
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    Are You Asking the Right Questions?
    LinkedIn
    The least appreciated and most valuable skill is asking the right questions. Without this skill, you will waste your time solving the wrong problems. Unfortunately, question askers are often viewed with derision. You schedule a quick 20-minute meeting to verify the budget numbers for next quarter, and some annoying question asker asks, "How much longer can our business survive by shipping outdated, overpriced products?" What an idiot, you think. Except he is asking precisely the question you should be asking. You are annoyed because you set aside twenty minutes to preserve the status quo, rather than an extended period to set your business up for 10 years of profitable growth.
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    4 Ways For Millennial Women To Prepare For Leadership Roles
    Fast Company
    Coming of age for working women in the "lean-in" era isn't easy. For millennial women (those born between 1980 and 1994), life and work are blended. The same technology that makes staying connected so easy makes staying "on" after working hours easy as well. Meanwhile, businesses expect more work for less pay, and parenting challenges are leading many women to take more time off work.
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    Stop Checking Your Email
    By Candice Gottlieb-Clark
    I mentioned to a colleague my desire to have a day of work — when everything else is on hold — so I could feel caught up. He laughed and expressed a shared interest in that "extra" time. I started wondering: If everyone is feeling overextended, why does no one have a handle on what's causing it? This feeling exists because we never stop working. We leave the office, but take our smartphone. We check messages, respond and review late into the evening and first thing in the morning.
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