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Former Gov. Pawlenty to kick off annual meeting 2012 with keynote address
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Former governor of Minnesota and former Republican presidential candidate, Tim Pawlenty will kick off our week in San Diego addressing the election and results, our current political climate and what is next in a way that only someone who has traveled the country running for president and served successfully as governor could. He will convey thoughtful approaches to the most pressing public policy issues of our time, with clarity and an upbeat energy. Join us Nov. 26-29, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego — this is a session you won't want to miss — register now!

The NACD hotel block is going fastmake your reservations now to ensure you receive the discounted rate!

Attention affiliates! Increase your company name recognition and exposure to more than 400 CEOs, COOs and top executives in the industry — register for your table-top at the Vendor Expo now.

Connect with your NACD peers at the Central Region Lunch, Oct. 25, Chicago
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Join your fellow NACD members for an interactive and educational lunch, featuring a discussion from Doug Truax of Veritas Risk Services on the current state of healthcare in the United States and how it impacts you and your business. He will also give a brief update on the healthcare captive for NACD. The lunch will be held on Oct. 25, from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel in Chicago. To reserve your spot, please email Donna Thomas at

Continuous GHS Labels On Demand
NeuraLabel Printer can be your solution for GHS and DOT compliant drum labels. You can properly label barrels and increase operational flexibility by printing both small and large jobs on continuous media. Labels range from 5” to 48”. You’ll have one-pass 4-color digital printing, full automation and solid reliability.

NE Region Responsible Distribution workshop, Oct. 15, Brenntag Northeast, Inc.
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Learn more about the changes for the 5th Cycle at a one-day Responsible Distribution workshop! The workshop will be held on Oct. 15, at Brenntag Northeast Inc., in Reading, Penn., from 9 a.m. — 3:30 p.m. To learn more, you may view the agenda here. There will be a $50 registration fee that will include breakfast and lunch. To reserve your spot, please email

Please note: Due to the nature of this special workshop, attendance will be limited to 20 people.

TrakLok Cargo Security System

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Don't forget to download your digital version of the Chemical Distributor!
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Keep your company informed on the latest industry news by distributing the e-version to all of your employees. Each issue of the Chemical Distributor is available for download on our website. Click here to access the July/August edition — remember you'll need your members-only login and password.

OPSEM2012 survey raffle winner announced!
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Congratulations to John Hebert from Bossco Industries, winner of a free registration to OPSEM2013! See you next year in Dallas!

  Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

Receive CEF's 3rd and 4th edition You Be The Chemist Activity Guides!
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In preparation for the launch of the Fourth Edition You Be The Chemist Activity Guides (coming soon online and in flash drive format!), the Chemical Educational Foundation® is currently DONATING Third Edition Activity Guide booklets to any NACD member who would like to distribute these excellent classroom resources in their community, free of charge!

If interested, please contact 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

ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies unveiled
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ICIS Chemical Business magazine has unveiled its annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies listing ranked by 2011 sales. The top 100 companies had combined sales of $1.4 trillion in 2011, up by 13.4 percent compared with 2010. More

Stop overworking and start leading
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Are you hurting your company by being an overwhelmed leader? Here are the benefits to trusting your employees with more. More

Leadership tips from the mafia turn out to be true
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When it comes to leadership role models, Don Corleone doesn't immediately spring to mind. But many bosses, knowingly or not, subscribe to his philosophy of keeping friends close and enemies closer. When leaders in an experiment were in an unstable position — told that their role was dependent on performance — and confronted with a threatening opponent they, literally, moved closer to the threat, by placing their chair on average 15 inches closer. More

Your power as a leader
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As leaders, we possess more power than we think. But we can only use it for good if we understand it and embrace it. We need to remind ourselves of these four leadership realities. More


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