Distributor members — Watch for email seeking your input on Sept. 8
The National Association of Chemical Distributors has partnered with Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research, a national opinion research firm, to help NACD best understand the needs our industry will face in the future. WPA has developed an online survey, will collect all responses and provide input to the Board of Directors on how to best align NACD and its resources with the needs identified through your input in the coming years. More
Important topics to be covered at free Regional Lunches in September — register now!
Stay engaged with NACD throughout the year by attending a Regional Lunch. A Regional Lunch is a great opportunity to network with your peers and hear a keynote speaker cover a topic that is important to you! More
Hotel deadline extended, Fall Northeast Regional Meeting — Sept. 21-23, Galloway, NJ
We look forward to seeing all of our Northeast Regional members and affiliates as we gather at the Seaview Resort once again. More
Online registration now open for Annual Meeting!
Annual Meeting will be held Nov. 7-10 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs, Fla. More
CEF welcomes new staff member
The Chemical Educational Foundation would like to introduce the newest member of our team, Brian Taylor. Brian is a recent graduate of James Madison University and joins CEF as marketing & communications assistant. Brian will be promoting and supporting the growth of CEF's You Be The Chemist programs throughout the country. Brian may be reached by phone at 571-482-3055 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is your community up for the Challenge?
The start of the 2011-2012 You Be The Chemist Challenge cycle is right around the corner. Join the hundreds of chemical industry volunteers already involved and get this rapidly growing program started in your community! More
Driver shortage shows gain in US truck cargo
U.S. trucking companies may face a 30 percent surge in wage bills by 2014 as rising demand for freight shipments threatens to push the industry's driver shortage to the longest on record. The current shortfall will double in a year to about 300,000 full-time positions, or 10 percent of the workforce, said Noel Perry, managing director at consultant FTR Associates in Nashville, Ind. More
6 ways small businesses should prepare for disasters
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A natural disaster can often catch small businesses off-guard. How quickly a company is able to recover after a disaster usually determines how successful they are in the future. Adequate preparation creates trust among your clients and will allow your business to continue without too much damaging effects. More
Should you trust your gut? Testing your decision-making instincts
Do you know when you should trust your gut instinct when making a decision? According to Andrew Campbell and Jo Whitehead, "Our gut intuition accesses our accumulated experiences in a synthesized way, so that we can form judgments and take action without any logical, conscious consideration." How can we be sure our gut isn't giving us wrong information? More
Showing your customers the love is more important than the sale
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Loving your customers is about service, not sales. Want your customers to start loving you? Here are six ways to go about it. More
The fear that's holding back your business
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Too often, entrepreneurs or executives hesitate to reach out to others — even people who like them a lot. It's natural to feel nervous reaching out to colleagues you respect. But most people will want to help you. Sure, people are busy — but there's something profoundly satisfying about assisting other people, and we may even be hard-wired to do it. On expert suggests that asking for favors can actually be a powerful way to get people to like you better, because they become invested in your success. More
Want a simple way to double or triple your productivity?
Wanting to be more productive isn’t enough to actually make you more productive. You need to find a way to deal effectively with the distractions, the interruptions, and the fact that there is just way too much on your plate. Fortunately, there is a very simple strategy that has been proven to do the trick. More