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Upcoming Events
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. 1: Webinar – TSCA 2016 CDR Reporting
  • Oct. 8: Webinar – EPA ChemView
  • Oct. 11-16: Duke Leadership Program
  • Nov. 9-12: Annual Meeting
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    New Blog Post: Learning from Our Mistakes — Guest Post by Mike Lang
    As many of you know, NACD's ChemEdge conference in St. Louis is just around the corner. While our efforts as chemical distributors to continually improve safety and operational performance are a year-round effort, we tend to focus more specifically on these themes as we all get ready to head to ChemEdge. With that in mind, I thought this would be a great opportunity to talk about near misses and the project NACD launched late last year to better catalogue, understand and learn from these potential incidents and accidents.
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    SPONSORED CONTENT


    NACD Launching New Responsible Distribution Adviser Program
    NACD is building a new Responsible Distribution Adviser program to assist members in preparing for on-site verifications or for overall improvement of their Responsible Distribution program. These advisers will be NACD Affiliates specially trained to provide expert guidance in Responsible Distribution implementation. Does your company work with partners or consultants that would be a great Responsible Distribution Adviser? Please contact Mike Lang at mlang@nacd.com for more information.
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    Upcoming Regulatory Webinars
    NACD has confirmed two upcoming regulatory webinars to assist members with EPA regulatory requirements. Mark your calendars for 2016 Chemical Data Reporting under TSCA – What You Need to Know on Oct. 1 and EPA ChemView – How to Obtain Information on Chemicals Regulated under TSCA on Oct. 8. Both webinars will take place at Noon EDT.
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    Annual Meeting Highlight: The Intersection of Politics and the Chemical Industry
    As one part of a highly regulated and controlled industry, chemical distribution companies are greatly affected by the decisions made by lawmakers, both at the state and federal levels. During the Thursday morning general session at Annual Meeting, NACD member Advanced Chemical Logistics Vice President and State Senator Kelly Hancock (R–TX) will discuss how policy decisions impact day-to-day operations for chemical distributors and will also share how active engagement in the political process is one of the most important means of protecting the chemical distribution industry’s interests. Join us in Bonita Springs on Nov. 9-12. Register now!
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    Chemical Distribution Industry Productivity Report Shows Higher Sales Growth
    An increase in sales and revenue led to continued growth for chemical distributors in 2014, according to the 31st annual Company Productivity Report. The report showed chemical distributor industry firms realized an increase in overall sales dollars of 5.2 percent in 2014 verses only 0.7 percent in 2013.
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    Last Chance to Register for the Duke Leadership Program
    There is only one week left to register for the October Duke Leadership Program. 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 no later than Wednesday, Aug. 12.
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    NACD U Courses: Facility Process Safety
    NACD's new online training center, NACD U, features more than 70 courses on issues that impact your day-to-day operations. Recognize workplace hazards and develop knowledge of workplace safety with more than 20 courses on important facility process safety topics such as PPE workplace safety, operating pallet jacks correctly and more. Take a course today!
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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    CEF is Taking Science Out to the Ball Game!
    On Monday, Aug. 10, CEF is partnering with Clariant Corporation to bring hands-on science to a Charlotte Knights baseball game! Knights fans will be able to try their hands at activities like T-shirt tie-dye, finding the sweet spot on a baseball bat, and building marshmallow catapults to launch their own home runs! Follow the hashtag #YouBeTheChemist to see pictures from the event in real time.

    If you want to bring hands-on STEM activities to an event in your community, let us know — you can visit the CEF website or contact us today!

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    Come Find the Chemical Educational Foundation® at ChemEdge
    CEF is coming to ChemEdge! Our staff will exhibit with NACD at the Expo on Wednesday and Thursday — you can find us at booth #79. This is a great time to meet members of the CEF staff, pick up some of our promotional materials, and find out more about any of the You Be The Chemist® programs. We look forward to seeing you there!
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      PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    5 Steps to Better Retention and Recruiting
    BenefitsPro
    The struggle to capture and retain talent has been raging since the recession's end. With the balance of employment power having shifted to job holders and candidates, successful strategies for building a strong team are being rewarded.
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    7 Habits For Accountability At All Levels Within An Organization
    By Betty Boyd
    Why is accountability so lacking in today's business world? Is it often due to a lack of engagement, culture or trust. These and other issues can affect accountability at all levels within an organization. In his book "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People," Stephen R. Covey discusses the journey of personal growth. However, these seven habits can also be adapted to the various levels in an organization. Here is how each of can be used in an organizational setting.
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    Simple Leadership Advice for New Managers
    Fast Company
    Many people who find themselves in a leadership role for the first time take a little while to get settled. Learning how to manage a team and give directives is no easy art. While they're figuring that out, some new managers fall back on preconceived notions about what leaders look like and how they behave. But it's a mistake to get caught up in the image.
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    How Millennials Challenge Traditional Leadership
    CIO
    Millennials challenge many of today's traditional business practices, so it's not surprising that they are also disrupting corporate leadership. The millennial generation isn't attracted to the money or recognition associated with leadership positions. Rather, they want to be leaders to inspire others, make a difference in the world and lead companies that care about more than the bottom line.
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