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Hotel rooms going fast for annual meeting — Book for Nov. 26-29, San Diego
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The room block for the Annual Meeting at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel is quickly filling up! Do not hesitate in making your reservations to secure a room at our NACD discounted rate of $199/night. Call 619-232-1234 to book your rooms and be sure to mention NACD in your reservation.

Meeting Registration is now open, too! Click here to register.




Responsible Distribution Workshop a huge success — Presentations now available online
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Thank you to all who attended the Responsible Distribution Workshop Aug. 21-22, in Indianapolis — we had an energetic and productive workshop with a standing-room only crowd! Presentations from the workshop are now available on the Responsible Distribution website for download — you may access by clicking here. Stay tuned for more information about the 5th cycle!

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OPSEM2012 presentations also available online — Download now
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Last week, NACD members and affiliates gathered at OPSEM2012 in Indianapolis. Early feedback from attendees was very enthusiastic and the sessions were packed.

OPSEM2012's new and improved program brought hard-hitting topics to the forefront and helped educate the membership on regulatory compliance, Responsible Distribution implementation, customer service, logistics, warehousing, strategic sourcing and much more. Speaker presentations are now available on our website — please click here to view and download.



TrakLok to attend NACD:OPSEM Conference

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Welcome new members!
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The NACD welcomes four companies as new Distributor Candidate Members and Affiliate members. Click more to see who they are and welcome them! More

Last chance to register for the Western Regional luncheon, Sept. 5, Los Angeles
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The Western Region will host a luncheon on Sept. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 dthomas@nacd.com. More

Still time to register for 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 dthomas@nacd.com.

  Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)


Receive CEF's You Be The Chemist activity guides for distribution in your community!
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Thank you to all the NACD members who stopped by Chemical Educational Foundation's booth at OPSEM 2012! CEF was pleased to talk with so many interested parties about the upcoming release of CEF's Fourth Edition You Be The Chemist Activity Guides, which will be made available online and in flash drive format in September!

CEF would also like to remind anyone who is interested in receiving a number of the Third Edition Activity Guide booklets to distribute free of charge, to contact btaylor@chemed.org TODAY!

Involvement with the YBTC programs helps facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between your company and local schools and organizations, while helping your company comply with the community outreach codes of NACD's Responsible Distribution!
For more information, visit the CEF website or like us on Facebook!



  General Business Interest


To be an exceptional leader, find your strengths
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In order to become better leaders, people typically focus on improving their weaknesses. But now, research is showing that developing your strengths is actually more effective. More



Local distribution key to success in emerging markets
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One out of every four manufacturing and industrial companies is investing in emerging markets for 2012-2017 in order to gain a foothold in future large markets, according to research by Global Intelligence Alliance. The reason is clear; manufacturers say they expect about 40 percent of their global revenues to come from emerging markets by 2017, according to GIA's Business Perspectives on Emerging Markets 2012-2017 Report. More

What your employees really need
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What are the needs of the modern employee? While companies are expected to fulfill employees basic "needs" to do their job — competitive pay, a functional workspace — modern organizations understand they need to do more to foster creativity, drive innovation and improve productivity. More

5 ways to reward your employees without money
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Many workers are doing double duty these days because employers either can't afford to hire more staff or are reluctant to do so in this still shaky economy. That makes it increasingly important to provide incentives — or risk losing your most valued employees. While you may not be able to give every deserving employee a raise or bonus, here are five ideas for rewarding your staff in meaningful ways that don't involve cash. More


 

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