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Make your plans now to attend Annual Meeting!
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Registrations are now rolling in for NACD's 40th Annual Meeting, to be held Nov. 7-10 in Bonita Springs, Fla. Don't miss out on our fantastic slate of keynote speakers. More

August workshop presentations now available
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Thank you to the 100 attendees (yet another new attendance record) and those that contributed to the successful Responsible Distribution Workshop last month in Sacramento, Calif.! More

'Optimizing Channel Compensation' — New Texas A&M Consortia Project, seeking distributors to participate on NACD research team
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Beginning January 2012, NACD will be participating in the Texas A&M University's Industrial Distribution Program research project titled "Optimizing Channel Compensation." NACD will hold a seat in the consortium on behalf of the membership. We will be looking for three companies that are willing to be more integral to the research in terms of attending meetings, meeting with the researchers and sharing your business operations information with the research team. More

North America's Leading Chemical Insurance Specialist

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Call for nominations — NACD 2011 Distributor of the Year award; deadline Sept. 30
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Please nominate a chemical distributor who deserves the special recognition of being named NACD Distributor of the Year for 2011 — for their leadership and achievement in the industry. More

Important NACD poll on Toxic Substances Control Act reform
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Congress and the EPA are considering significant changes to the Toxic Substances Control Act. Importers of chemicals could be significantly impacted by these proposals. In order for NACD to effectively represent you in Washington, we are collecting anonymous data about the number of NACD member companies that import. More

  Chemical Education Foundation (CEF)

CEF Celebrates Science in Indiana
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CEF's You Be The Chemist programs will be on display at the first ever Celebrate Science Indiana festival! The event will be held Oct. 8 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis. The public event encourages attendees to participate in hands-on science activities while demonstrating the importance of science and its significance to society. More

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  General Business Interest

Are your passwords secure?
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Online security is important, but let's face it: It can be hard to keep track of all our passwords. Despite the fact they serve as protection to sensitive data online, the importance of strong passwords and logins is often overlooked by small businesses. Recent breaches in corporate networks which resulted in hackers publishing customers' logons and passwords, underscores the vulnerability of weak passwords and slack protections. More

Pre-employment testing: A helpful way for companies to screen applicants
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Lisa Quast writes that she is often asked what her thoughts are about using pre-employment testing. While she says pre-employment tests can be beneficial in helping to screen and select the best candidates for jobs, there are legal issues that can arise if the tests are not valid, reliable, or are improperly implemented. More

Commentary: Make health insurance cheaper for small employers
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Rising costs for health insurance have been plaguing businesses for at least the last decade, when they began to climb after a seven-year period of stability. In 2010 premiums were more than double their 2000 levels. To combat rising premium costs for companies with few employees, the government should require insurers to standardize policies, writes Scott Shane, professor of entrepreneurial studies at Case Western Reserve University. More

How to ditch the informational meeting
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Author Al Pittampalli recommends ending what he calls the informational meeting in favor of the "Modern Meeting." In the meeting and organizational culture that he envisions, "bold decisions happen often and quickly, and those decisions are converted into movement that leads our organization forward — fearlessly." The process of moving from informational meetings to modern meetings requires tackling many challenges. More

What every employee needs is a sponsor
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While mentorship — providing a role model, imparting advice and wisdom, and being a sounding board — is a valuable asset to an employee, the key to making it up the corporate ladder is getting the right opportunities and promotions. More

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