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New Blog Post: Looking Back on a Successful Year of Site Visits
One of the greatest and simplest concepts enshrined by our founding fathers in the U.S. Constitution is the notion that we are governed by the people through elections and elected officials. These elected officials are supposed to be the voice of their constituents in the lawmaking process. Remember the Schoolhouse Rock! cartoon "I'm Just a Bill"? As bills move through Congress, we have the privilege and duty to meet with our representatives and senators to tell them our stories helping to illustrate the impact of these bills and laws.
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Website Maintenance Scheduled for Sept. 19-21
NACD is committed to providing a smooth online experience, which every so often requires upgrades of our technology platforms. To honor this commitment, we will be conducting planned maintenance to the Responsible Distribution Profile and Specification pages of our website. The date and time of this planned maintenance is Sept. 19, 2015, 12:00 a.m. EDT to Sept. 21, 2015, Noon EDT. While we will endeavor to make this maintenance as seamless as possible and minimize inconvenience, we do anticipate some downtime on these pages. The maintenance window is scheduled during overnight weekend hours to minimize interruptions. If you have questions about this maintenance and/or any anticipated issues, please contact Caitlin O'Donnell or Mike Lang.
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Last Chance to Register: Interview with the Responsible Distribution Excellence Award Winner, KIC Chemicals, Inc.
How do some members stand apart from others in terms of Responsible Distribution excellence? On Thursday, Sept. 24, learn from the 2015 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award winner, KIC Chemicals, Inc., in a real-time interview conducted by Mike Lang. Due to the unique nature of the interview, there will not be a formal slide presentation. Attendees will have the ability to listen to the conversation and pose their questions electronically. Register now!
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  GHS-Compliant Labeling Solutions

NeuraLabel Printing Solutions provides SAP, GLM integrated solutions for GHS/DOT/WHIMS compliant labels. With 4-color, on demand label production you can increase your operational flexibility, reduce your operating costs and eliminate inventories of pre-printed labels.

Reminder: Accepting Nominations for the 2015 NACD Distributor of the Year
Every year at Annual Meeting, NACD recognizes one NACD distributor member company employee as the NACD Distributor of the Year for his or her leadership and achievement in the industry. Nominations for the award are now being accepted until Monday, Sept. 28. Please submit your nomination, including a brief statement on why you believe your nominee should be considered, to Lucinda Schofer at
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Register for the Central Region Lunch
Join your fellow Central Region members at a networking lunch on Monday, Sept. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Radisson Blu Mall of America, Bloomington. While enjoying lunch, attendees will hear an update on the regulatory climate from NACD Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Jennifer Gibson. Register today by emailing Donna Thomas at For more information about the lunch, please click here.
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Customer Driver Logistics

Lansdale Warehouse is a family-owned-and-operated logistics provider located in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Lansdale Warehouse has furnished comprehensive logistics services in a public and contract environment for both national and international customers who require access to the United States markets. Our "Customer Driven Logistics"™ principle means your needs as a customer are our primary focus.
Polystyrene Pellet Processing Facility Auction

Styrolution is the leading global styrenics supplier to a range of industries, from automotive to healthcare to household appliances. The auction of machinery & equipment from their Springfield, Massachusetts facility will include:

• Pelletizing Lines
• Bulk Material Storage and
• Plant & Production Support
• Rolling Stock
• Lab Equipment & more

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Environmental Services
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Upcoming Regulatory Webinars
NACD has confirmed three upcoming free regulatory webinars this October! Mark your calendar for 2016 Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) under TSCA — What You Need to Know on Oct. 1, EPA ChemView — How to Obtain Information on Chemicals Regulated under TSCA on Oct. 8, and Chemical Safety and Security Executive Order Update on Oct. 29. Each webinar will take place at Noon EDT.
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Sign Up for the December Duke Leadership Program
On Dec. 6-11 at Duke University, cultivate your intuitive leadership skills during this multi-day program and learn how to capitalize on your strengths while overcoming leadership challenges. This program is ideal for anyone with current or anticipated leadership responsibilities, from high-level executives and managers to people expecting to take on leadership roles and those who are not in management positions but are expected to lead and influence others in the course of their work. Reserve your seat no later than Wednesday, Oct. 7.
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You Be The Chemist Challenge® Organizer Conference
As we prepare for the Challenge season, You Be The Chemist Challenge® Local and State Organizers will gather near CEF's Arlington, VA, headquarters on Sept. 21-22. This face-to-face meeting will enable organizers to interact with the CEF staff and share knowledge, ideas, and expansion goals and will help ensure continued standardization across all local and state Challenges nationwide. Last year, Organizers enjoyed the collaborative spirit of the event and the chance to hear about other states' Challenges. This year's gathering will be the largest one yet!

To find out more about the You Be The Chemist Challenge®, visit our website or contact

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Think Inside the Box to Optimize Performance
By Hank Boyer
Performance management is all about helping people achieve their potential. Regardless of their function, all employees in your organization can be placed into the BARP-COTT Box. First, let's take a closer look at the box, and what each portion means. Then, we'll figure out some strategies for dealing with each employee type. Ultimately, you are the one who manages them, so how you handle each is up to you, but it's important to know where they fall.
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When You Have to Lead People You Don't Like
Government Executive
It's happened to you, as it happens to all of us at some point. You have employees you manage who are challenging you. When you're honest with yourself, you just don't like them and this bothers you. They are "average" at their work yet you sense they have the potential to be even better. If you look closely at how your dislike for this person affects how you interact with them, you notice you avoid having the kind of conversations you need to have, and you don't give them the feedback and encouragement you give to others. Perhaps they deserve more from you.
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Intangible Leadership Produces Tangible Results
When senior executives take a hard look at their organizations they sometimes marvel at the teams that seem to do it all. Such teams meet the deadlines, conform to budgets, and best of all they work together really well. And they even seem to have fun doing it. Very often such teams may not have the "best or the brightest." Certainly they have individuals with talent and skills but they don't have the superstars. They have each other instead. What such teams possess is strong leadership.
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