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Datacor Inc. Announced as Platinum Sponsor of NACD Executive Leadership Programs
On Monday, NACD announced Datacor Inc. as our Platinum Sponsor of the NACD Executive Leadership programs offered in collaboration with Duke University. The Datacor Inc. sponsorship of NACD members in both the Duke Leadership and Duke Management programs shows the company's dedication to enhancing the knowledge and business acumen of our members' and affiliates' employees. This will enhance our Executive Leadership training program and help us keep the costs of this training lower to serve you better.
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Affiliates: Participate in the Annual Meeting Business Marketplace
In addition to engaging and informative educational sessions, at the Annual Meeting we offer a Business Marketplace for members and Affiliates to network, connect and share the latest information on valuable industry products and services. Exhibiting puts your company directly in front of key decision makers, providing the opportunity to showcase your expertise and gain convertible leads. Reserve your company's tabletop now at the Westin Kierland on Nov. 17-20 by clicking here.
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Last Chance to Register: Partnering with Public Warehouses Webinar
Time is running out — be sure to register for the next complimentary Responsible Distribution webinar, Partnering with Public Warehouses at noon ET on Oct. 2. Join Bob Rose of Dominion Warehousing & Distribution and Mike Lang, NACD vice president, Responsible Distribution, as they conduct a short presentation on public warehouses and the role they play in helping your business succeed. Covered issues will include the structure of the third-party logistics provider industry and the specialization of recognized chemical providers, how to choose a public warehouse, things to look for during a review of the site, how a public warehouse can partner with an NACD member and more. After the presentation, Mike will moderate a question-and-answer session. Register now!
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Website Resource: Find an Affiliate
Are you in need of a warehouse, or product/service to improve your business? Look no further than your NACD's Affiliates. The NACD website features a "Find an Affiliate" search, where you can search a listing of our Affiliate membership by company name, location, or affiliate type. Search now!
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Caliper Tip of the Week: Be Sure to Delegate
Continuing our "Caliper Tip of the Week" series, our fifth management tip is to be sure you are delegating, not just giving orders or assigning tasks. Establish roles and responsibilities at the onset of a new project, and explain what you want, why it needs to be done, due dates and how success will be measured. This will help prevent confusion and frustration, especially in busy, stressful times, as well as give employees autonomy, ownership of projects and the chance to contribute in meaningful ways.

Learn more about this NACD Strategic Partner and how to enhance workplace performance by clicking here.

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Save the Date — University of Innovative Distribution
Mark your calendars — on March 8-11, 2015 the University of Innovative Distribution will be at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. The University of Industrial Distribution, is a renowned educational program focused on serving the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. Founded in 1994, UID is sponsored and managed by 35 leading industry trade associations, including NACD. Please click here to view upcoming deadlines and sign up to be notified when registration opens!
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  Believe in Better Service

Precision IBC offers customized rental programs and solutions for stainless steel and poly tanks to meet all your packaging, safety and transportation needs. We also make fleet management, including cleaning and recertification of both customer owned and rental tanks effortless.

Reminder: New NACD Mailing Address
As you may know, NACD and CEF moved to new offices in December 2013. Please be sure to notify your accounting departments of our address change: 1560 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1100, Arlington VA, 22209. Please email if you have any questions.
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You Be The Chemist Challenge® Organizers' Meeting
Thanks to all who attended last week's You Be The Chemist Challenge® organizers' meeting in Alexandria, Virginia. After hearing so many great ideas shared and discussed, the CEF staff is even more excited for the 2014-2015 Challenge cycle! We'll be posting photos from the meeting to our Facebook page over the next week.

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

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CEF Partners with The Franklin Institute to Educate K-8 Science Teachers
On Sept. 30, CEF will partner with The Franklin Institute (TFI) in Philadelphia to hold a professional development workshop for local K-8 teachers. Through CEF's You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements program, workshop participants will gain valuable experience with hands-on, interactive teaching methods to engage their students in exploring science concepts and laboratory safety. All attendees will receive continuing education credits for their participation. CEF and TFI are collaborating to hold multiple Essential Elements workshops in 2015.

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

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Tote, ISO, Offshore Tank Container Sales & Rental

Hoover rents and sells tote containers, transport frames, offshore containers, intermodal (ISO) tank containers and related equipment for the storage and transportation of chemicals, liquids and fluids. Hoover provides a full range of services including equipment rental, sales, reconditioning, tank cleaning, recertification and GPS asset tracking and tank level monitoring services.

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Quala IBC/Tote Comprehensive Services

With over 57 locations, Quala is the largest independent provider of IBC container washing and logistics services in North America. Beyond tote service and supply chain management, Quala is also the innovative leader in technology; internet based container tracking and customized supply chain solutions.

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Start Preparing the Future Leaders of Your Organization Now
Evolutionary demographic trends leading to a massive redistribution of the working-age population are making finding and securing the workforce of tomorrow one of the biggest challenges for today’s CEOs. According to a 2014 PwC report, 93 percent of CEOs acknowledge the need to change their talent strategies to cater to different population growth rates across the world, as well as the rapid urbanization we are experiencing today. For today's leaders to find, secure and align the leaders of tomorrow with their long-term organizational goals, they must change and adjust their strategies. They also must play an active role in helping these future leaders grow in their current roles.
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How to Evaluate a Candidate's Soft Skills
When evaluating a potential candidate, many recruiters look at quantifiable, hard skills above all else. While specific, technical skills are undoubtedly important, a candidate's soft skills are also a piece of the puzzle that could help determine whether they will be a good fit for an open position. A positive attitude, the ability to work well under pressure, adaptability and organizational skills are usually at the top of the list of attributes that employers seek. However, these are often quite difficult to measure by simply glancing at a resumé.
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6 Big Reasons to Use LinkedIn More Like Twitter
At a glance, LinkedIn and Twitter are about as different as two social networks can be. Twitter is microblogging, LinkedIn has serious publishing power for longer form content. Twitter can be laid back and more conversational, whereas LinkedIn is typically more professional and even formal.
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  GHS Compliant Labeling Solutions

NeuraLabel 500e is an SAP Partner, GLM integrated solution for GHS/DOT/WHIMS compliant drum labels. With NeuraLabel 500e’s 4-color, on-demand labeling and global label management integration, you can ensure you properly label materials, increase your operational flexibility and eliminate inventories.

Everything You Need to Know About When and How to Trust
Fast Company
Trust is not a global entity — although we talk like it is — "I just don't trust her." In actuality, trust is situation-specific. We trust someone to be able to do some task, writes Paul White, Ph.D.,a psychologist, speaker and consultant. For example, if you were to trust me to fix your car, your trust would be misplaced because I have virtually no mechanical abilities at all. However, if you believed that I could type your paper for you relatively quickly, assuming I had the time, that would be a good situation in which to trust me.
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