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Welcome New Members!
Last Thursday at the Board of Directors meeting, NACD welcomed three distributor candidates, three supplier affiliates and 10 nonchemical handler affiliates to the membership.
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Learning the Pitfalls, Challenges and Opportunities of Trucking at the Northeast Meeting
Are you curious about the latest challenges and opportunities in trucking? Join your fellow NACD members and Affiliates at the Northeast Region Meeting on Sept. 22-24 at the Seaview Hotel in Galloway, New Jersey, for a presentation on today's trucking outlook with National Tank Truck Carrier's Daniel Furth.

In addition to the educational sessions, we will celebrate the Northeast Region's 40th anniversary with a special dinner on Tuesday night — be sure to register today to attend!

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New Blog Post: Developing the Workforce: A Rebounding Industry and the Leaders of Tomorrow
With Labor Day rapidly approaching, now is the perfect time to examine the ways our industry is recovering from the global recession and the tools available to help you groom the next generation of industry leaders. The last several years have been tough both for business owners and employees, but it appears we are finally turning the page on that chapter of the U.S. economy.
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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, compliance manager for this year's Responsible Distribution Excellence Award Winner, 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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Learn What Motivates Each of Your Employees
Caliper, an NACD Strategic Partner, offers a number of resources to NACD members on talent recruitment and enhancing workplace performance. In their "10 Tips to Becoming a Better Manager," Caliper emphasizes learning the motivators for each of your employees to manage their performance. While some people may be motivated by status, power or being awarded additional authority, others may be more excited by the opportunity to tap into their flair for the creative, job-related travel, or more face-to-face contact with customers. Rewarding good employees with things that speak to their unique motivations, interests and long-range career goals can help you retain your best employees.

Learn more about this Strategic Partner and how to enhance workplace performance by clicking here.

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Hear an NACD Program Update and Learn How a CRM Can Meet Your Business Needs at the Western Region Lunch
The NACD Western Region will host a lunch on Sept. 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Westin Los Angeles Airport. Eric Byer, NACD president, will headline the lunch with his presentation on new and growing NACD programs and activities, including a brief legislative and regulatory update. This will be followed by a short presentation on CRM (Customer Relationship Management) customization from Tim Schultz, who is director of business development at Register now!
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ChemEdge Presentations Now Posted Online
Last week, over 400 NACD members and Affiliates gathered at ChemEdge 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. Early feedback from attendees was very enthusiastic, and the sessions were packed. The speaker presentations are now posted on the ChemEdge page on the NACD website. Click here to download. Please note you will need your username and password to access the files.

If you were not able to complete your evaluation at the meeting, please take a few moments now to complete the conference survey. Click here to complete the survey.

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The Special Challenges of GHS Labeling in Chemical Distribution
Please join NACD for the next Regulatory Webinar at noon EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 17: The Special Challenges of GHS Labeling in Chemical Distribution. GHS labeling presents a complex set of considerations to chemical distribution. With the expectation that approximately 50 percent of U.S. companies will not complete their GHS program implementation before the OSHA deadlines — and with enforcement rates higher than they've ever been — distributors can find themselves caught in a GHS compliance gap between their customers and suppliers. Elizabeth Sinclair of Seagull Scientific will provide a brief review of the new labeling specifications, as well as an exploration of GHS labeling issues from the distributor’s perspective. Members and Affiliates can register for the webinar at the discounted rate of $49 by clicking here.
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CEF Certifies Nine Essential Elements Instructors (and The Franklin Institute Holds a Workshop)
Yesterday, nine educators and industry professionals left the Chemical Educational Foundatio® (CEF) offices as freshly certified You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements instructors. During a two-day training session, these professionals learned how to coach K-8 educators in hands-on science education methods. They even got a chance to launch marshmallows and separate salt & pepper during sample presentations that demonstrated what they learned! As part of their certification, these new instructors will lead Essential Elements workshops in their communities in the coming months.

CEF is already bringing Essential Elements to Philadelphia educators as part of our partnership with The Franklin Institute (TFI). On Aug. 26, this Philadelphia institution held a workshop for 21 local teachers. To find out how you can bring a You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements workshop to educators in your community, contact

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Thank You to NACD for Hosting CEF at ChemEdge!
CEF thanks NACD for hosting us at ChemEdge last week! CEF staff loved getting to meet NACD members and sharing how we bring the excitement of science to K-8 students with our You Be The Chemist® programs. Special thanks to Greg Roop of Horn, who mentioned us during Opening Session remarks. Now that everyone’s back home, we hope you'll consider ways we can work together to support science education in your communities!
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Decisiveness Drives Success for Companies
By Greg Witz
Some people just can't make up their minds. Neither can some companies. But if they knew what their indecision was costing them, would they change how they operate? Ram Charan, a former faculty member at Harvard Business School wrote an article titled, "Conquering a Culture of Indecision." In it, he talks about companies that have successfully created frameworks for decisive action. Highly marketed and distributed, this article was published in the April 2006 issue of the Harvard Business Review and met with many accolades. However, it's almost 10 years later, and the problem exists even more profoundly today.
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6 Things Your Employees are Secretly Thinking
Ever wonder what's really going on in your employees' heads? A new University of Phoenix survey of more than 1,000 working adults may provide some insight into what those who work for you are thinking — but not saying out loud. The results are surprising. You might guess that employees want massages and gourmet lunches (just like at Google), but their secret desires have more to do with their own career advancement and fulfillment. You can satisfy most of these desires without spending a cent, and they're likely to benefit your company as well.
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Social Media Policies: When Are They Taken Too Far?
During my time at Bubble Jobs, I've commented on social media policies and focused on the importance of having one implemented for your employees. However, sometimes these policies can be taken too far and can result in negative PR for the business in question.
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  GHS Compliant Labeling Solutions

NeuraLabel 500e is an SAP Partner, GLM integrated solution for GHS/DOT/WHIMS compliant drum labels. With NeuraLabel 500e’s 4-color, on-demand labeling and global label management integration, you can ensure you properly label materials, increase your operational flexibility and eliminate inventories.

NLRB Ruling's Enough to Give Employers A Stomach Ache
HR Morning
If employees badmouth your company — even in a way that hurts business — you've got to grin and bear it if the criticisms are made under the guise of attempting to improve work conditions. That was the takeaway from a recent ruling by a National Labor Relations Board judge against a Jimmy John's sandwich shop franchisee.
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Rookie Manager Mistakes
It seems that all new managers go through a pretty severe learning curve which, unfortunately is paved with cringe-worthy mistakes. I was reminiscing with a colleague recently about the "rookie" mistakes we made as new managers. If you've been recently promoted, here are three tips guaranteed to save you heartache later.
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