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    KIC Chemicals Inc. Named Responsible Distribution Excellence Award Winner
    On Wednesday, Aug. 12, NACD announced KIC Chemicals Inc. as the winner of the 10th annual Responsible Distribution Excellence Award at this year's ChemEdge conference. Each year, the association gives the award to the NACD member or affiliate company that most embodies the ideals of NACD's Responsible Distribution® program.

    In announcing the award, Thomas Corcoran, NACD's treasurer and Brenntag North America Inc.'s senior vice president, said, "As a company dedicated to quality and reliability, KIC Chemicals Inc. demonstrates exceptional performance in environmental health, safety and sustainability in the chemical distribution industry. Responsible Distribution requires high standards, and KIC Chemicals Inc. consistently meets and surpasses them."

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    Responsible Distribution of Chemicals Takes Center Stage at ChemEdge
    As the chemical industry continues to grow, distributors from across the country are convening this week at ChemEdge, the leading chemical distribution operations and management conference in the United States. More than 360 owners and employees will collaborate on the critical information needed to manage complex regulatory and operational issues affecting their businesses.
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    Digital Edition of July-September Chemical Distributor Now Available
    The digital edition of the July-September issue of the Chemical Distributor is now available for viewing. This quarter's issue features articles on M&A Activity, the benefits of teamwork in your company, the importance of learning from your mistakes and more. Click here to view the latest edition.
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    Announcing Responsible Distribution 101 Course on NACD U
    We are excited to announce the launch of our first Responsible Distribution course on NACD U – NACD Responsible Distribution® 101: General Audience & Code Coordinators. This course provides code coordinators and the broader membership with an introduction to NACD's mandatory environmental, health, safety and security program – Responsible Distribution.
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    Updated Member Resource: Regulatory Resource Guide
    NACD's Regulatory Checklist – Resources Format has a new and improved look! Now called the Regulatory Compliance Resource Guide, this detailed, 23-page document provides a summary of each federal regulation, links to more information about these requirements, and links to compliance resources available. Search for the regulations pertinent to your organization with the easy-to-read table of contents, and keep an eye out for the new "additional information" icon throughout the guide for quick references to more compliance resources. Download your copy today on our Regulatory Compliance Resources page.
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    Upcoming Regulatory Webinars
    NACD has confirmed two upcoming regulatory webinars to assist members with EPA Agency 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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    Come Find Us At ChemEdge!
    CEF is at ChemEdge! We're exhibiting with NACD at the Expo today — you can find us at booth #79! This is a great time to chat with 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 — and how you can easily bring hands-on STEM education outreach to your community. See you there!
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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    8 Ways Small Businesses Can Safeguard Data
    The Tennessean
    Technology is thoroughly intertwined with our everyday lives — and businesses are no exception. In today's technology-dependent world, a company's data is at the very heart of an organization.
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    The Habits of Leaders Who Know How to Delegate
    Fast Company
    Many leaders would say they already delegate a lot, yet plenty of employees would say their bosses are micromanagers who don't delegate enough. Disagreement about what delegation actually means is one major reason for that gap. Managers tend to see delegating as binary choice — either hold on or let go. Framed in those stark terms, the notion of letting things go can strike fear into managers' hearts.
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    Answering the Engagement S.O.S. Call
    By Dov Baron
    We're all familiar with the stats that tell us more than 70 percent of the workforce is disengaged, and the potentially devastating impact those numbers will have on our businesses. As a result, companies are sending out an engagement S.O.S. call, seeking highly paid consultants who can assist them in finding way to engage their people. However, even though smaller perks may encourage your people to stick around a little longer, it does little in upgrading the level of engagement.
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    Great Leaders Don't Have Followers: They Collaborate
    The Huffington Post
    The old model of leadership was focused in a single, powerful individual. Great leaders were often those with the biggest brain or brain/mouth combination. They created a vision and sold it down to others. Command-and-control leadership worked well with command-and-control computing and command-and-control business. That's not how technology is modeled anymore, and increasingly not how business is done. Why should we keep the old ideas about leadership?
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