Important topics to be covered at free NACD Regional Lunches in September!
Stay engaged with NACD throughout the year by attending a Regional Lunch. A Regional Lunch is a great opportunity to network with your peers and hear a keynote speaker cover a topic that is important to you! More
Sept. 6-8: Four Pillars of the Sales Profession, by Don Buttrey
Don Buttrey is a proven no-nonsense, powerful teacher who relates sales skills so effectively that both rookies and veterans respond immediately and never get bored. This seminar provides two-and-a-half days of practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team. When registering, make sure to indicate you are an NACD member. To learn more, click here.
Proudly display the Responsible Distribution logo!
Show your commitment to Responsible Distribution! Order Responsible Distribution flags, truck decals and more at the NACD Brand Store. All items will be on display at the NACD booth (#303) at OPSEM. Place your order at the NACD booth at OPSEM and receive 10 percent off!
Visit CEF at OPSEM!
If you're attending OPSEM, stop by booth 303 and chat with members of the CEF staff about the You Be The Chemist programs and how to implement them in your community. As a member of the chemical industry, these rapidly growing programs offer you a wide range of science education volunteer opportunities that includes direct interaction with students and educators in your area. Swing by the CEF booth when you're in Sacramento, Calif., to find out more! Not heading to Sacramento — visit our website, www.chemed.org, for more information.
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