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2013 NACD Annual Meeting registration now open
We are pleased to announce that online registration for the 42nd Annual Meeting is now live! The 2013 Annual Meeting will be Nov. 18-21 at the Marco Island Marriott in Marco Island, Fla. We have a full schedule of business and industry experts slated to share their best practices and strategies for moving your business forward. Please click "Read More" to view a synopsis of our keynote presentations, or take a look at our complete agenda and register now!
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Last Chance to Register for the Northeast Region Meeting, Sept. 23-25
This is your final chance to register for the 2013 Northeast Region Meeting from Sept. 23-25 at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court in Baltimore, MD. You’ll hear insightful presentations from a number of business and industry experts, on sales, strategic planning, trucking, cybersecurity and more. Don’t miss your chance to have your name on the attendee list — register now!
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NACD's Company Productivity Report and Compensation Benefits Survey released
Last week, NACD released its findings in its annual Company Productivity Report and biennial Compensation Benefits Survey. Based on 2012 data, the results from each survey demonstrated solid growth since 2011, with improved industry sales and increase compensation, despite lower profitability levels. To view the complete results of each report, please click here.
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Two upcoming Opportunities to Lunch and Learn in October — sign up now!
Join your fellow NACD members at a regional luncheon this October! Each lunch will feature a guest speaker on an important industry topic. See below for more information on each lunch and how to sign up:

•     Western: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott; 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. Please email Donna Thomas at to sign up.

•     Southern: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Pappadeux in The Woodlands, Texas; While enjoying lunch, R.J. Hope from Burns & McDonnell will share his strategy on threat identification — learn how to identify who and what the threats are and what do about it, and how to incorporate this as part of your site security plan. To sign up, please email Donna Thomas at

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One-day Responsible Distribution Workshop to be held Oct. 29 at Tilley Chemical Co.
Prepare for the official start of the 5th Cycle by attending a one-day Responsible Distribution Workshop at Tilley Chemical Co. on Oct. 29 in Baltimore. The workshop will cover the changes and what to expect from the 5th Cycle. To register, please click here.
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Get students' hands on science!
The 2013–2014 academic year has begun with a renewed focus on science education thanks to the newly released Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Help teachers in your community start the school year strong with the You Be The Chemist Activity Guides: Lesson Plans for Making Chemistry Fun!

The Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) released the fourth edition of this teacher resource last year, complete with references to the framework for the new NGSS, nearly 1,000 pages of hands-on experiments, in-depth background content and real-world connections, and activity sheets for student assessment. The guides are available in electronic format and can be downloaded — for FREE — by visiting the CEF website. You may also purchase the You Be The Chemist flash drive that includes the guides, an "Introduction to CEF" video and much more! Please share this exciting new educational tool with your community!

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CEF welcomes new program development staff
The Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) would like to introduce Lisette Gallegos as its newest team member! As program development assistant, Lisette will play a key role in developing content for the You Be The Chemist ® programs and assisting in the continuous improvement of those programs.

Lisette is a recent graduate of Cornell University with a degree in chemistry and chemical biology. CEF is thrilled to add her to its growing staff.

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5 reasons every employer needs an employee handbook
By D. Albert Brannen
The days of believing that a handbook can cause more harm than good are long gone. In today's business environment, a handbook serves both as a sword to carve out your legal rights, as well as a shield to protect them. A handbook sets expectations, encourages employees to behave in certain ways, helps ensure employees are treated consistently, publicizes employee benefits and helps win unemployment claims and lawsuits. These are just a few of the reasons why every employer, regardless of the number of employees, should have one.
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Managing employees during tough circumstances
Business 2 Community
If you're a boss, chances are you're going to have an employee who runs into a tough life circumstance. Not the big dangers like addiction or illegal behavior, but the simple life changes that happen to everyone: a miscarriage, a death in the family, a terminal illness. These circumstances aren't a reflection of an employee's character or ability to work, but they do prevent your employee from effectively getting the job done.
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Nice or tough: Which approach engages employees most?
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It's probably no news to most people who work that poor leaders produce disgruntled, unengaged employees. Our research also shows convincingly that great leaders do the opposite — that is, that they produce highly committed, engaged and productive employees. And the difference is cavernous.
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How to cut your email volume in half
There's no worse feeling than opening your inbox to find hundreds of emails that need your immediate attention. It doesn't matter who you are or what you do for a living, a seemingly endless flow influx of emails is certain to give anyone a tension headache.
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Sir Alex Ferguson reveals 8 secrets of success in managing teams
If you had a chance to interview him, what would you ask the man who many regard as the best coach in the history of European football, and perhaps sports as a whole? I can imagine many fans have pondered that question, but last year it took on greater relevance for me.
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