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Annual Meeting vendor expo registration now open
Increase your company name recognition and exposure to more than 400 CEOs, COOs, owners and top executives in the chemical distribution industry at the 2013 Annual Meeting Nov. 18-21 in Marco Island, Fla. Information on the Annual Meeting Vendor Expo is now available on our website, including tabletop fees, expo hours and a map of the floor plan. Start making your plans now! The Vendor Expo registration form is ready for download.

The hotel is also still accepting reservations — please book your room at the Marco Island Marriott at your earliest convenience by Oct. 25 to receive the discounted rate of $219/night. To make your reservations online, please click here. The hotel typically sells out before the deadline, so please act now.
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In case you missed it: August Responsible Distribution Workshop presentations now available
The presentations from the August Responsible Distribution Workshop are now available for viewing and download on the Responsible Distribution Resources page. Be sure to also check out the many other Responsible Distribution resources available to you — including past webinars, fact sheets, checklists, guidance documents and more. Click here to learn more!
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Affiliates: Advertise in the 2014 Membership Directory
Put your company's name in front of NACD members all year long by advertising in the 2014 Membership Directory! The NACD Membership Directory is sent to more than 750 executives and staff of more than 400 member, affiliate companies and related industry associations — increase your company's exposure in the industry by reserving space NOW. Reserve space in the 2014 directory by Oct. 18 and receive 10 percent off the posted rate! Click here to view pricing and reserve now.
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Hear from the Chemical Industry Council of California at the Western Regional Lunch, Oct. 3 in Los Angeles
John Ulrich from the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) will be leading a discussion on the ongoing regulatory changes that affect California and their implications on the rest of the country at the Western Region Lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott. To sign up, please email Valerie Esty at
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Save your spot: One-day Responsible Distribution Workshop in October
Mark your calendar and make plans to join us on Oct. 29 in Baltimore for a special one-day Responsible Distribution workshop! Registration and location information will be available soon, but if you would like to receive updates as information becomes available, please email Mike Lang at A preliminary schedule is also available on the website here.
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Mark Your Calendar! 2013-2014 You Be The Chemist Challenge dates released
Important dates for the 2013-2014 You Be The Chemist Challenge cycle are now available. This exciting academic competition is entering its 10th year and has quickly become a premiere science education program in schools nationwide. Join CEF as we celebrate a decade of science education through the challenge and help us introduce the program to students and educators in your community! Visit or contact Suzette Bucher at or 571-482-3056 for more information.
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Oregon and Pennsylvania educators head back to school with CEF!
Schools across the nation are back into the full swing of their 2013-2014 activities. To help some very special educators kick off the school year, CEF participated in two Essential Elements professional development workshops thanks to the support of Tarr, LLC in Washington County, Ore., and The Dow Chemical Company in Bucks County, Pa. Photos of the educators in action can be found on the CEF Facebook page. For more information on how to bring Essential Elements workshops to your schools, contact Suzette Bucher at or 571-482-3056.
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20 percent of small businesses now prefer independent contractors
Nearly one in five small business owners say they're now say they're more likely to hire an independent contractor than a full-time employee, according to results from our August Small Business Scorecard. It's a dramatic sea change in how small businesses operate, and perhaps a signal of how our economy will operate moving forward.
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7 lessons about customer service... from the Sage Listens Tour
Small Business Trends
Sage North America just wrapped up its 50-day Sage Listens Tour across the United States, meeting with small businesses. In 2012, Sage North America set out to become a better-known brand in the United States. They also want to deepen relationships with existing customers, as recurring revenue streams are a key part of the company's business model. Here are seven lessons about customer service that you too can use to deepen bonds with customers.
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How to get followers and sales with your LinkedIn company page
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According to Lana Khavinson of LinkedIn: 50 percent of LinkedIn members are more likely to purchase from a company they engage with on LinkedIn. That's powerful, and a great reason to create a LinkedIn Company Page and promote it. Here are some other benefits of LinkedIn company pages.
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How much employee turnover really costs you
You'll hear people talk about the high cost of turnover, but when you try to press for the actual costs they don't really know. It seems like a mysterious thing that people talk about. And it's true — the costs are largely hidden. It doesn't hit your profit and loss statement. It's not something in the budget.
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Plan your work and work your plan: 3 tips toward effective execution
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Leading a team and getting the job done is easier said than done. In today's market-driven economy where everything is about the bottom line, executives cannot afford to waste resources on personnel who do not know how to execute. Knowing how to effectively execute your work can mean the difference between landing that promotion you've always dreamed about or finding your way to the end of the unemployment line.
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