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OPSEM2012 hits high speed this week in Indianapolis
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This week, NACD members and affiliates are gathered at OPSEM2012 in Indianapolis. Early feedback from attendees is very enthusiastic and sessions are packed!

This year's new and improved program brings hard-hitting topics to the forefront, education the membership on regulatory compliance, Responsible Distribution implementation, customer service, logistics, warehousing, strategic sourcing and much more.

We will be offering follow-up webinars on several topics this Fall to continue the learning. Watch in Thursday's ChemBytes in the coming weeks for more details.

Register now for the Western Regional luncheon, Sept. 5, Los Angeles
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The Western Region will host a luncheon on Sept. 5, at the LAX Westin in Los Angeles. While enjoying lunch, attendees will hear a presentation on Operations and Safety: Fire prevention through proper grounding and bonding from Alan R. Browne, President of Stewart R. Browne Mfg. Co., Inc. To register, please email Donna Thomas at

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Save your spot at the Southern Regional Luncheon, Sept. 20, Atlanta
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Join your fellow NACD members and affiliates at the Southern Regional luncheon on Sept. 20, in Atlanta at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport/Millennium Center. To register, please email Donna Thomas at

NACD announces nominees for 7th annual Responsible Distribution Excellence Award
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On Wednesday, during the OPSEM Conference opening session, three nominees were announced for the 2012 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award. Lintech International; Mutchler Inc., Pharmaceutical Ingredients; and Tarr, LLC were recognized by Mat Brainerd, President, Brainerd Chemical Company and NACD's Treasurer for their environmental performance and dedication to health, safety and security through Responsible Distribution. All three company's efforts toward continuous improvement and dedication to the principles of Responsible Distribution will be considered by the Award Committee and the winner will be announced at the Annual Meeting's Business Session on Nov. 29, in San Diego.

TrakLok to attend NACD:OPSEM Conference

TrakLok Corporation specializes in cargo security systems for the chemical, radiological/nuclear, and pharmaceutical industries. The TrakLok® system consists of a GeoLok® and TrakLog® web interface. MORE

Annual meeting vendor expo information now available, Nov. 26-29, San Diego
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Increase your company name recognition and exposure to more than 400 CEOs, COOs, owners and top executives in the chemical distribution industry at the 2012 Annual Meeting Nov. 26-29, in San Diego. Information on the Annual Meeting Vendor Expo is now available on our website, including tabletop fees, expo hours and a map of the floorplan. Start making your plans now! The Vendor Expo registration form is ready for download.

Remember it's never too early to book your room reservations. Book my room today!

  General Business Interest

5 things failure teaches you about leadership
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What makes you a stronger leader and provides you the perspective to cast a greater vision and help others achieve more? It is the wisdom embedded within your failures. Understandably, most people would rather not talk about their failures, but it sure does teach one how to manage adversity. To understand why certain dots didn't connect in their career, or why certain relationships or opportunities went awry. More

The secret to success: Feedback
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Everyone talks about how to be a success and learn from failure. The truth is you can count those events on one or two hands and you don't always know if you've had a success or failure until long after the fact. All you've got to go on is your vision, your intuition, your experience and one more very important thing: feedback. Feedback comes far more frequently than success-failure events, so it can be a far more useful gauge, if you're open to it. And you should be. More

Smart leaders get more out of employees
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Where do you turn for the resources you need to fuel growth? Do you hire new talent, or ask for more from your existing employees? In growing companies, the temptation to fuel growth by hiring new talent is almost irresistible. The hiring path is especially compelling for hot growth companies; they are inherently attractive employers and can afford new resources. But before calling the recruiter, perhaps you should consider how completely you are using the resources already inside of your organization. More

3 leadership traits that never go out of style
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HCL Technologies Ltd CEO Vineet Nayar said: "None of the leadership lessons that I have learned, unlearned, or relearned ever since have left as indelible an impact as the ones I learned as a child. Three, in particular, stand out." More


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