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Upcoming Events
Learn more about and register for these upcoming events!
  • Sept. 13-16: Duke Management Program
  • Sept. 16-19: Northeast Region Meeting
  • Sept. 24: Interview with the Responsible Distribution Excellence Award Winner
  • Oct. 1: Western Region Lunch
  • Oct. 1: Webinar – TSCA 2016 CDR Reporting
  • Oct. 8: Webinar – EPA ChemView
  • Oct. 11-16: Duke Leadership Program
  • Nov. 9-12: Annual Meeting
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    Save the Dates: Upcoming Regional Lunches
    The Central and Western Regions have confirmed dates for their annual regional lunches. Mark your calendars for Sept. 25 in Bloomington, Minnesota, and Oct. 1 in Los Angeles, for the Central and Western Region lunches respectively. Each lunch is a networking opportunity and will feature a guest speaker.
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    New Blog Post: Why Professional Development Is So Important
    The other day I was asked why professional development is so important. The obvious answer to this question is simple: to build upon your skills and remain current and relevant to ensure continued employment stability and growth. But how simple is this really? Everyone is packed to the gills with meetings, conference calls, emails, webinars, lunches and everything else in between — no one has time. But the fact of the matter is, professional development is the key to maintaining and enhancing performance.
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    Upcoming Webinar: Interview with the Responsible Distribution Excellence Award Winner, KIC Chemicals Inc.
    How do some members stand apart from others in terms of Responsible Distribution excellence? On Thursday, Sept. 24, learn from the 2015 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award winner, KIC Chemicals Inc., in a unique webinar featuring a real-time interview conducted by Mike Lang. Register now!
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    Special Offer: 25 Percent Discounted Subscription to ICIS Chemical Business
    For chemical distributors in particular as buyers and sellers of chemicals, it is critical to be up-to-date on the latest price and market trends — both regionally and worldwide. NACD's media sponsor, ICIS Chemical Business, is offering NACD members a 25 percent discount on an ICIS Chemical Business subscription. Available in print and digital or digital only, each issue of ICIS Chemical Business also includes two Chemical Profiles, which provide a snapshot of the fundamentals driving individual chemical markets. Key sections in every Chemical Profile are its Uses, Supply/Demand, Prices, Technology, and Outlook. It includes a table of major plants and capacities, along with a price chart. Click here to take advantage of this special offer!
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    Attend an Intergenerational Leadership Workshop at Annual Meeting
    Are you struggling with managing a multi-generational workforce? During Annual Meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 11, professor Sim Sitkin of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business will share his strategies and techniques for providing effective leadership and guidance to a multi-generational organization. Hear what he has to say by registering now for this special workshop. Be sure also to register for the meeting and book your hotel reservations without delay, as our block is quickly filling up!
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      GHS-Compliant Labeling Solutions

    NeuraLabel Printing Solutions provides SAP, GLM integrated solutions for GHS/DOT/WHIMS compliant labels. With 4-color, on demand label production you can increase your operational flexibility, reduce your operating costs and eliminate inventories of pre-printed labels.
     


    Upcoming Regulatory Webinars with the EPA
    NACD has confirmed two upcoming regulatory webinars to assist members with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulatory requirements. Mark your calendar 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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    Take Responsible Distribution 101 on NACD U
    New to Responsible Distribution? Then this is the online course for you! NACD's first Responsible Distribution course provides code coordinators and the broader membership with an introduction to NACD's mandatory environmental, health, safety and security program — Responsible Distribution. Enroll now!
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    CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


    Now Showing: Highlights From the 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®!
    Now you can relive the excitement of the 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® with a highlights video on CEF's YouTube channel! On June 22, over 350 industry members, educators, motivated middle-schoolers, and their parents came together in Philadelphia to celebrate "Chemistry At Work" and crown a national champion. Whether you attended the National Challenge, are curious about how you can get involved in the program, or just want to see these future scientists in action, you can check out the video here.

    To learn more about the Challenge and how you can get involved, visit CEF's website or contact challenge@chemed.org.

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    GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


    How To Stop Micromanaging Your Team
    Harvard Business Review
    Micromanaging is a hard habit to break. You may downplay your propensities by labeling yourself a "control freak" or by claiming that you just like to keep close tabs on your team, but those are poor excuses for excessive meddling. What can you do to give your people the space they need to succeed and learn? How should you prioritize what matters? And how do you get comfortable stepping back?
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    PRODUCT SHOWCASE
      Customer Driver Logistics

    Lansdale Warehouse is a family-owned-and-operated logistics provider located in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Lansdale Warehouse has furnished comprehensive logistics services in a public and contract environment for both national and international customers who require access to the United States markets. Our "Customer Driven Logistics"™ principle means your needs as a customer are our primary focus.
     


    Invest In Your Leadership Abilities by Becoming A Lifelong Learner
    Forbes
    "Success is a lousy teacher," wrote Bill Gates in his book "The Road Ahead." "It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose." If you want to stay relevant, you can never stop seeking knowledge. The most successful leaders push themselves to grow and challenge conventional wisdom. In today's world, where new ideas are evolving dynamically, it is crucial that leaders commit themselves to evolving with changing times. Here are some characteristics of leaders who commit themselves to lifelong training.
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    4 Tips On Doing More With Less In The Workplace
    By Betty Boyd
    In the era of tighter budgets and fewer employees, leaders must make difficult — and often creative — decisions to get the job done. These decisions matter, and they will affect each member of the organization differently. The recent economic downturn, underemployment and other indicators have made it imperative that the workplace environment must change. Here are four areas that can be addressed when working with less.
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    What Baseball Can Teach Us About Effective Hiring
    ERE
    Effective recruiting and hiring in the world of business is a lot like fielding a team in major league baseball. According to the baseball rulebook, on any given day, each major league team in North America can suit up 25 players. But that doesn’t mean each team has only 25 players to choose from. In fact, they have more. Many more.
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    A New Study Finds a Key Component of Effective Leadership Is Surprisingly Simple
    Business Insider
    Typically, when we envision successful leaders, we think of people who are charismatic, who know how to take control of a room, and who are comfortable in positions of power. In fact, research suggests that extroversion is generally a strong predictor of successful leadership. Yet a new analysis of 25 studies, led by Dana Joseph, Ph.D., at the University of Central Florida, complicates the idea that simply being outgoing is enough to make you an outstanding leader. Now, researchers say that positivity is key: Generally happy people make better leaders than Debbie Downers.
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