The time is now to register for NACD's 40th Annual Meeting!
If you attend only one industry event this year, make sure it is the NACD's 40th Annual Meeting, to be held Nov.7-10 in Bonita Springs, Fla. More
New webinar, public warehouses!
If your organization uses or is considering using public warehouses, make plans to attend this free Responsible Distribution webinar. Mike Lang, vice president, Responsible Distribution, and Roland Perez, compliance manager with International Distribution Corp., will conduct a short presentation followed by a question and answer session. More
Open conference call, Responsible Distribution Mentoring Program
Mark your calendar for a free conference call at 11 a.m. EDT on Oct. 20 to learn more about the Responsible Distribution Mentoring Program and upcoming events! More
Important NACD poll on Toxic Substances Control Act reform
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
OPSEM2011 survey raffle winners announced
Thank you so much for all those who have completed the OPSEM2011 survey and the OPSEM2012 Topic Survey (on-site during OPSEM). In return, you were all entered in a raffle to win a free registration for OPSEM2012 and a $100 Amex gift card. More
Brenntag makes presentation at local school
Kim Keith of Brenntag North America, Inc. of Reading, Penn., introduced local students to CEF's You Be The Chemist programs during a presentation at Hamburg Middle School in Hamburg, Penn. Their teacher, Mrs. Sweeney, invited Keith to talk to the students about the importance of chemistry in everyday life, introduce the YBTC Challenge, and perform the experiment Exploding Bags from CEF's YBTC Activity Guides. More
Sen. Pat Toomey honors 2011 National Challenge winner
Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Penn., honored 2011 National You Be The Chemist Challenge winner Andrew Lingenfelter with a certificate for his accomplishments in this year’s competition. Sen. Toomey recognized Lingenfelter for his hard work in preparation for the question-and-answer competition. He also acknowledged the efforts of educators Meghan Loewry and Steven Strelick for their support and guidance of Lingenfelter through all levels of his participation in the competition. More
10 cool new tech ideas to help you market your business
Facial recognition, eavesdropping apps, augmented reality ... these aren't security protocols but new ways for you to be able to market your business. "There's definitely a renaissance of marketing technology," says Andrew Frank, research vice president in Gartner's media industry group. The Web and the digital revolution, in general, along with mobile have unleashed a lot of things. ... There's certainly a lot to keep track of." More
Get ready to hire generation Z
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Just as companies have adjusted to the demands of generation Y, a new generation is set to graduate from college: generation Z. William Strauss and Neil Howe set the standard for generational analysis in their book: "Generations: The History of America's Future 1584 to 2069." The basic premise of the book is that generational traits are cyclical, and therefore predictable. Based on that analysis, here are five ideas for how to prepare your recruiting strategy for generation Z. More
Do you manage like a king?
Business owners and managers use different criteria to evaluate their leadership skills. You may focus on whether your team accomplishes major goals. Or on how many of your employees develop new skills or get promotions. Or maybe you focus largely on the bottom line. The more your employees think about you, the worse you are as a leader. If your employees always have you in mind, you're not charismatic or influential, at least not in a good way. You're not a leader — you're like a king. More
Turn annoying interruptions into transforming leadership moments
What if the interruptions that we all deal with daily in the workplace turned out to be our best opportunity to make a difference and advance our organization's agenda? What if we could step back and look at all those interactions from a fresh perspective? What if, instead of seeing them as interfering with our work, we were to view them as transformational leadership moments? More