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Webb Chemical Service Corp. Named Responsible Distribution Excellence Award Winner
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, NACD announced Webb Chemical Service Corporation as the winner of the 2014 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award at this year's ChemEdge conference. Each year, the award is given to the NACD member or affiliate company that most embodies the ideals of NACD's Responsible Distribution® program.

In announcing the award, Doug Brown, NACD's treasurer and Brown Chemical Co., Inc.'s president/CEO, said, "NACD is thrilled to recognize Webb Chemical Service Corporation as the ninth recipient of this prestigious award. Webb Chemical embodies excellent performance in EHS&S in the chemical distribution industry and shows clear dedication to a high level of customer satisfaction. They exemplify the high standards required by Responsible Distribution."
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2014 ChemEdge Conference Kicks Off in Record Fashion in Nashville
Over 400 NACD members & Affiliates are in Nashville, Tennessee, this week attending NACD's ChemEdge conference and helping to propel the event's attendance and exhibitor participation to record levels. Celebrating its 25th year, ChemEdge has provided critical information to NACD members and others in the chemical distribution industry so they can manage complex regulatory and operational issues affecting their operations and growth. Opening the conference, NACD President Eric R. Byer highlighted a variety of new member benefits and educational opportunities the association is developing to help members grow their business and leadership skills.
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Northeast Region Meeting Hotel Deadline is Sept. 1
The Northeast Region Meeting is only one month away — have you booked your hotel reservations? Be sure to do so quickly; the deadline to make your reservations at the Seaview Hotel for Sept. 22-24 is Monday, Sept. 1. The 2014 Northeast Region meeting will feature a number of worthwhile presentations, including a session from Green Peak Partners' Becky Winkler on the best practices in interviewing and hiring. Book your hotel reservations and register for the meeting by visiting the Northeast Region Web page.
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Last Chance to Register — Hands on Experience with CFATS Authorization Inspection (AI) Preparation
Please join NACD for the next Regulatory Webinar at noon EDT on Thursday, Aug. 28 — "Hands on Experience with CFATS Authorization Inspection (AI) Preparation and When is the Alternate Security Program (ASP) a Good Choice?" As the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) aggressively pursues approving chemical facility site security plans, lower-tiered facilities are hearing from their DHS inspectors, some for the first time in years. Drawing from his experiences with client AIs and interaction with DHS inspectors, Mike Saad of NACD Regulatory Compliance Preferred Provider Huffmaster will present lessons learned and recommendations to help you through your AI.
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Digital Edition of July-Sept. Chemical Distributor Now Available
The digital edition of the July-Sept. issue of the Chemical Distributor is now available for viewing. This quarter's issue features articles on the LEPCs, the CFATS program, crisis communication plans, Internal Audit Reports, and more. Click here to view the latest edition. Please note you will need your members-only username and password.
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Upcoming Webinar — Navigate Responsible Distribution Code II with Webb Chemical's Melisa Baker
Responsible Distribution's Code II, Compliance Review and Training, is more important now than ever before within the chemical distribution industry. Join Melisa Baker of Webb Chemical Service Corporation and Mike Lang, NACD vice president, Responsible Distribution, for a complimentary webinar at noon EDT on Thursday, Sept. 4, as they show you how to navigate through Code II. Attendees will learn how to obtain increased senior management support for compliance training, enhance the organization's compliance review and training program, better prepare their organization's Responsible Distribution program and more. Register now!
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Back to School Special — $5 You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides!
Are you looking for simple ways to connect with teachers in your community as they gear up for a new school year? The You Be The Chemist® (YBTC) Activity Guides are an award-winning K-8 science curriculum created by the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF). The Activity Guides are divided into two manuals by grade level (K-4 and 5-8), and contain lesson plans for activities that educators and parents can conduct with students — using inexpensive, household materials — to spark their interest in chemistry and general science. And right now, CEF is running a Back To School Special of $5 per flash drive!

We encourage companies to use the Activity Guides to conduct science activities in classrooms with local students or to donate them to local teachers. You can place an order on our website or find out more about the You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides by contacting the CEF staff today!

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CEF Launches Essential Elements Instructor Certification
On Aug. 25-26, CEF will hold a two-day training program at its Arlington, Virginia, headquarters to certify instructors for the You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements program, a professional development workshop for K-8 educators. The 10 applicants who were selected for this training have the opportunity to become certified to lead Essential Elements workshops in their local areas. The workshops provide teachers who may not have a background in the sciences with valuable experience using hands-on, interactive teaching methods to introduce students to science concepts.

To find out more about how to bring a You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements workshop to teachers in your community, contact

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3 Leadership Tips for Performance Coaching
By Greg Witz
The business world is changing. Team members are not looking for bosses, but leaders. This holds particularly true for millennials, who want to be coached in the workplace. With the right guidance, they will perform beyond expectations. The challenge is that many leaders are not equipped with the tools to effectively coach their teams and team members for maximum performance. Here are three tips that will make your coaching sessions more effective.
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Surfing Toward Productivity?
Human Resource Executive Online
Attention managers: Allowing employees to surf the Internet during work may improve their health and productivity. Those are the findings of a University of Cincinnati study conducted last year that examined online work breaks — everything from what prompts people to log online to short-term effects. Researchers conducted extensive interviews with 33 professionals representing a variety of industries, occupations and ages, says Sung Doo Kim, a researcher and doctoral candidate in the Carl H. Lindner College of Business at UC, who led the study. According to the survey's results, online breaks seem to do more good than harm.
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3 Ways How Poor Managers Mismanage Employee Performance Potential
There is a saying that if you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room. That can translate to mean that successful leaders understand that good decisions are made by drawing from the intellect surrounding them. As the leader you do not have to always have the solution to every problem. If that truly is the case then why do many manager choose to either misjudge or not capitalize from the valued resource of human capital surrounding them? Here are three mistakes that poor managers say or do that under utilize their human resources.
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