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New! More Responsible Distribution Workshops coming soon!
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Due to the increasing crowds at our traditional Spring and Summer two-day workshops, NACD is expanding learning opportunities for our members, candidates and affiliates! Since the new, fifth cycle of Responsible Distribution starts in January, now is the time to make plans to attend workshops convenient for you.

Reserve your spot at the special one-day workshop held at Brenntag's NA Reading, Penn., facility on Oct. 15, where we will focus on the new changes to Responsible Distribution. Can't make it?

Call for Nominations: NACD 2012 Distributor of the Year and NACD Supplier of the Year (New!)
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Every year, NACD recognizes one individual employed by a NACD distributor member company as the NACD Distributor of the Year for their leadership and achievement in the industry at the Annual Meeting. New this year, we will also be awarding a 2012 Supplier of the Year to an individual from a Chemical Supplier Affiliate for their outstanding contributions in advancing the chemical distribution supply chain. Nominations for both awards are now open. Please click here for more information to learn more about the qualifications for each award and how to submit your nomination.

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Lunch and Learn: Who could ask for more? October luncheons coming to a city near you!
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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. To sign up, please email Donna Thomas at
  • Central: Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel, Chicago
    • Speaker: Doug Truax, Veritas Risk Services on the current state of healthcare in the United States and how it impacts your business.
  • Southern: Oct. 30, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; (NEW DATE) Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport/Millennium Center, Atlanta
    • Speaker: Dr. Susan Shelnutt, R.Ph., Ph.D., Senior Toxicologist, Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, LLC, on crisis communication

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    Turn challenge into opportunity at the 2012 annual meeting, Nov. 26-29, San Diego
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    Learn what makes you and your company YOUnique and find that competitive advantage — join Peter Sheahan, founder and CEO of ChangeLabsTM in his Wednesday morning General Session, Fl!P: Creative Strategies for Turning Challenge into Opportunity and Change into Competitive Advantage at the 2012 Annual Meeting. Held Nov. 26-29, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, this year's meeting promises to be one of the best ones yet! Register now for the meeting and don't forget to make your hotel reservations! Rooms are going fast, so act now.

    Looking to improve your sales professionals? Send them to Training Camp!
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    Announcing the fall Sales Professional Training Camp Featuring: The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession™ on Nov. 13-15, Dayton, Ohio. Over 2 1/2 days, your sales team will gain practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team. This course is run by Don Buttrey and is a very popular course for the distribution industry. NACD members can register at a discounted rate through our participation in the Association Education Alliance consortium. To view the full program or to register, click here.

      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

    A CIA veteran's lessons for CEOs
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    Ambassador Henry "Hank" Crumpton has had a long and distinguished career in the CIA's Clandestine Service, having led U.S. efforts in Afghanistan immediately after 9/11. Now a CEO of Crumpton Group LLC, Crumpton and his team work with global corporations advising CEOs and top executives on the political, security, and commercial dynamics in emerging and frontier markets. More

    Business owners networking more than ever — how to do it right
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    Many small-business owners find themselves crunched for time, so it's no surprise so many of these multitaskers are focusing their networking efforts on the Web. A new survey from Manta, an online community for small businesses, found 90 percent of business owners are dedicating time to networking online. More

    4 signs of a true entrepreneur
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    People often wonder how the kid who rarely talked or wasn't particularly popular in class went on to become a start-up genius. What was it about that person that helped him or her blossom into an icon of entrepreneurship? And how can you make sure you have what it takes? It's a combination of factors. More

    5 steps to successful work relationships
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    You simply can't have a successful working relationship unless you're capable of and willing to put yourself in each other's shoes when the situation calls for it. It's a powerful and necessary tool in every business and management process that matters, from negotiating with customers, your boss or a hiring manager to hammering out goals, plans and budgets between members of a management team. More


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