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ChemEdge 2013 draws highest participation level in years
Next week, NACD members and Affiliates will gather in Dallas for the 2013 ChemEdge Conference. We are thrilled to share that participation for both attendee and exhibitors is at a record high this year! The program promises to be one of the strongest yet and will include a Regulatory Hot Topic Session on Security featuring David Wulf, director of the infrastructure security compliance Division within the Office of Infrastructure Protection with the Department of Homeland Security. We’re looking forward to it — see you there!

Attention ChemEdge Attendees: If you find yourself needing to cancel your room reservations at the Omni Dallas, please let NACD know so we may accommodate hotel overflow requests. Please email Valerie Esty at vesty@nacd.com.
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Updated navigation on NACD website - Check it out!
The NACD website received a bit of a navigation facelift this week! To make it easier for you to navigate to the resources that are important to you, we've added a few new items to the navigation header at the top of the website. We have split our legislative and regulatory resources into two distinct areas, and given the NACD Regions its own area as well. The website also now features drop-down menus — scroll over an item in the top navigation header to view. View the website now!

If you are having trouble viewing the new navigation or are having trouble finding resources, please contact Caitlin at codonnell@nacd.com.

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Develop and execute a strategic plan for distributors at the 2013 Northeast Meeting
A strategic plan is imperative for continual increase in market share and sustainable profitability. Learn how to update and revitalize your strategic planning process by attending the 2013 Northeast Region Meeting  Sept 23-25 in Baltimore. Tom O'Connor, president of Farmington Consulting Group, will share his strategies and advice for building an executing a strategic plan that fits your business. Register now!

Don't forget to book your hotel rooms at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court — the deadline to receive the NACD discounted rate is Friday, Aug. 23.

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Need to book a private meeting during the Annual Meeting? Sign up now
If you need to hold a private meeting while at the 2013 Annual Meeting, you will need to complete the Private Meeting Form. Please fill out the form and return to Valerie Esty at vesty@nacd.com.

Registration for the meeting will open after Labor Day, but you can book your hotel rooms now! Reserve your room for Nov. 18-21 at the Marco Island Marriott in Marco Island, Fla.

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Interested in attending a webinar? View our webinars page
NACD offers approximately 12 webinars each year on topics such as responsible distribution, legislative and regulatory issues and general business topics. These webinars are also recorded and saved for members to reference at a later date. Members can access a calendar of upcoming webinars and download past webinars on our webinars webpage. Register now for our upcoming Regulatory Webinar on Sept. 5, or view a past webinar you may have missed by clicking here.
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CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


Give your company an edge in community outreach!
Going to ChemEdge Aug. 20-23 in Dallas? Be sure to stop by Booth 213 and visit with the Chemical Educational Foundation!

CEF's You Be The Chemist programs are on the cutting edge of STEM initiatives for grade K-8 students and educators! Participation in the YBTC programs will empower your company to interact directly with local schools and organizations, encourage our nation's youth to undertake careers in chemistry and assist your company's compliance with NACD's Responsible Distribution codes 8.A, B, and C under Section VIII.

For more information, visit CEF online at www.chemed.org, or find us on social media!

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Chemical industry executives join CEF board of trustees
The Chemical Educational Foundation welcomed two new members to its board of trustees during August: Maureen Paukert, APR, community & site relations, North America; and James Sotirchos, regional sales manager (fluids), ExxonMobil Chemical Company.

CEF is pleased to introduce these two dedicated industry members as trustees and looks forward to working with them to enhance science education among every generation, beginning with our youth!

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INDUSTRY NEWS


6 tips for giving feedback in the workplace
IT Business Edge
Constructive feedback is one of the greatest gifts managers can provide to employees. When delivered properly, the right feedback can reinforce positive behavior and correct any negative performances. Many managers are reluctant to provide negative feedback, however. Don't fall into this trap! Use these six tips, identified by Amanda Augustine, job search expert for TheLadders, to give feedback that will help your employees develop and improve your team's overall performance.
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Small businesses growing via tech, not people
Fox Business
Small businesses may be seeing an uptick in revenue growth, but it's not on the backs of their employees. Technology, not new employees, is driving growth for small businesses across the country, according to the latest SurePayroll Small Business Index. Of the survey respondents, 72 percent said they are doing more business on the Internet than a year ago, while 84 percent said using new technology tools has helped their business grow.
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3 reasons your best employees don't feel recognized
Forbes
Everyone agrees how important recognition is, but most organizations don't seem to get it right. This is perplexing to me because the first and most critical step requires such a small action — asking your employee how he or she likes to be recognized for good work. Easy, right? But it does not happen. Why?
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Mobile marketing: Is your business missing out?
The Huffington Post
Consider this — according to Google, 57 percent of users use their mobiles to search every day. Don't ignore this: Mobile marketing is not the future, it is the now. If your small business is not findable on every single device, you may be missing out on a big share of the market.
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