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NACD launches the 'Chemical Distributor Monitor'
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We need your participation in a new reliable market data report for the chemical distribution industry. In response to member requests NACD is launching the "Chemical Distributor Market Monitor" this fall, but we can't do it without your support.

In order to meet the pressing need for real industry sales data as quickly as possible, this new quarterly NACD "Chemical Distributor Market Monitor" will include:
  • Quarterly top-line reports on overall sales trend in the industry nationwide
  • Real data on sales growth trends
  • Ability to assess your own company's growth in the context of industry trends
  • What industry segments are having the greatest influence on overall growth in the chemical distributor sector
This new report will be launched with Strategic Data Marketing, a well-regarded research company, to establish more comprehensive data for our industry. This product will provide a top-line snapshot of industry market trends on a quarterly basis.

For more information and to learn how to participate, contact Lucinda at 703-527-6223 or

OPSEM2012 enhances attendee experience with new mobile platform
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This year's attendees will be able to gain access to all event details and live updates during the sessions via a new Mobile App platform called YappBox. All attendees were sent information on this exciting new feature including instructions for downloading the Free program yesterday. If you didn't receive the email and/or need assistance, contact our office at 703-527-6223 or
Still need to sign-up? Your registration is as easy as clicking on this link.
To view full OPSEM program, click here.
To view a full attendee list, click here.

Sales Professional Training Camp Featuring: The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession, Nov. 13-15, Dayton, Ohio
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Announcing the fall Sales Professional Training Camp Featuring: The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession™ on Nov. 13-15, in Dayton, Ohio. Over 2 1/2 days, your sales team will gain practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team. This course is run by Don Buttrey and is a very popular course for the distribution industry. NACD members can register at a discounted rate through our participation in the Association Education Alliance consortium. To view the full program or to register, click here.

Annual Meeting 2012, Nov. 26-29 — Announcing speaker program
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The 2012 Annual Meeting theme of "Leadership and Accountability — When it Matters" will feature a number of impressive speakers including:
  • Tim Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota and former Republican presidential candidate
  • Peter Sheahan, founder and CEO of ChangeLabs
  • Brian Beaulieu, chairman, CIO and founding managing director of ITR Capital Management, LLC
  • Gerald Faust, Ph.D, president of the Faust Management Corporation
  • Commander Kirk Lippold, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
Click more to view more information on these exceptional presentations.

Attend a local lunch this fall — You'll get a free lunch, learn a hot topic and connect with NACD peers, too!
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Sign up today by emailing Donna Thomas at — specify the lunch you will attend and if you will bring peers, colleagues and/or member prospects, too!
  • Western: Sept. 5; Los Angeles
  • Southern: Sept. 20; Atlanta
  • Central: Oct. 25; Chicago

  Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

Stop by NACD's booth at OPSEM to learn about CEF's newest version of You Be the Chemist activity guides!
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Going to NACD's OPSEM in Indianapolis on Aug. 21-24? Be sure to stop by NACD's booth 309 to learn about the upcoming release of the Chemical Educational Foundation's Fourth Edition You Be The Chemist Activity Guides, which will be made available online and in flash drive format in September!

These easily accessible guides (grades K-4 & 5-8) are a tremendous community outreach tool. Educators are sure to value the expansive content and the flash drives make for a great industry leave-behind!

Involvement with the YBTC programs helps facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between your company and local schools and organizations, while helping your company comply with the community outreach codes of NACD's Responsible Distribution!

For more information, visit the CEF website or stop by during OPSEM!

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  General Business Interest

Managing your moods for more effective leadership
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Before people bond with you, they will want to know you are dependable and predictable; calmness contributes to those perceptions, and agitation and stress send the opposite message. Staying calm is also critically important in providing opportunities for risk taking. More

5 signs that you're an entrepreneur at heart
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Entrepreneurs can be a wacky bunch, but it can get weird to see some of these personality traits in the people you select to help build your business. When you look at entrepreneurs who have built businesses larger and longer-lasting than themselves, you see some fascinating and surprising characteristics. Some of these attributes are contrary to the stereotypes that are propagated by television and movies. More

Staying upbeat in a down economy
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Business owner Lois Geller writes: "Small-business owners tend to be prone to rash judgment. In difficult times, some react with steep price cuts. Others slash marketing budgets. I like to take a different route: Remain calm, stay upbeat and channel all my nervous-about-the-economy energy into something positive for my business. Here are three tactics that embody that attitude." More

12 tips for time management
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A number of themes emerge from business people who manage to successfully juggle their many labors. Here are 12 time management "principles" in hopes that some of them may also be useful to you. More


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