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NACD Committees Need Your Leadership — Call for Volunteers
Our committee members provide a unique role as they deliberate over and select strategies to achieve the mission of NACD. They shape collective actions and identify opportunities to mobilize resources. They launch and sustain programs, drive active participation from the membership and expand the recognition of the Association and its membership. Without you, NACD can't achieve its mission to enhance and communicate the professionalism and stewardship of the chemical distribution industry. Please consider volunteering your time and experience to one of NACD's committees in 2015. Please send your interest to Lucinda Schofer, at lschofer@nacd.com no later than Friday, Oct. 31.
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The Industrial Careers Pathway Adds NACD as New Alliance Partner
On Oct. 7, The Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP), a multifaceted North American workforce initiative supported by an alliance of industry associations welcomed NACD as its seventh Alliance Partner. ICP links students and job seekers to career paths in industrial distribution and manufacturing through partnerships with local educators and employers. ICP Alliance Partners like NACD provide the support for a host of outreach efforts and a wealth of resources for industrial distribution companies, job seekers, and educators and parents. As the public face of industrial distribution, members of ICP Alliance Partner associations attend local career fairs, make classroom presentations, and conduct tours of their facilities for students.

With this new partnership, NACD members will receive a 25 percent discount on job postings. To learn more, please click here.

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Three Upcoming Webinars for Every Member of Your Team
Is your team in need of some online education? Look no further: NACD has three webinars available to its members in the next month. These webinars will focus on a wide range of topics, including FDA Regulations, management of risk and mitigation of environmental losses, and Responsible Distribution's Code III: Carrier Selection and Private Fleets. Learn more about each of these webinars and register today.
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Time is Running Out — Reserve a Tabletop 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 & 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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The ability to surround themselves with the right people is often what differentiates successful managers from those who continue to struggle. Hiring right the first time means you spend less time on dealing with performance problems and turnover, and more time on strategizing and developing your strong performers. Developing and promoting your best people leads to happier, more productive employees and less time wasted on complaining and creating a "toxic" environment.

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Appointments Still Available with Doug Kutz at Annual Meeting
Do you need answers to questions about Responsible Distribution? On Nov. 20 at this year's Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, meet with Doug Kutz, the Responsible Distribution Mentor, and get answers to those questions in a special one-on-one consultation! Doug can answer your questions about issues such as a Code with which your team is experiencing difficulty, corrective actions, emergency response planning, proper documentation, training and more. Please email Mike Lang at mlang@nacd.com to make an appointment with Doug.
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  PRODUCT SHOWCASES
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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CHEMICAL EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION (CEF)


CEF Partners with Producers Chemical to Hold Professional Development Workshop in Illinois
On Oct. 10, the Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) will partner with Producers Chemical Company, an NACD member, to hold a professional development workshop for 15 educators in Aurora, Illinois. Through CEF's You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements program, workshop participants will gain valuable experience with hands-on, interactive teaching methods proven to get young scientists buzzing about chemistry. Attendees will also receive a flash drive pre-loaded with CEF's award-winning You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides: Lesson Plans for Making Chemistry Fun, and will receive continuing education credits for their participation.

The You Be The Chemist® Essential Elements workshops have received overwhelmingly positive feedback over the past three years. To find out more about the program, visit our website or contact essential.elements@chemed.org!

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CEF to Exhibit at the International STEM Expo!
On Oct. 12-14, CEF staff members will exhibit at the 2014 International STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Expo, created by the International STEM Education Association (ISEA). CEF's program development team will share CEF's hands-on science resources with members of the educational community, and invite them to get involved in the award-winning You Be The Chemist® programs!

To find out how you can get involved in supporting science education in your community, contact comments@chemed.org or visit www.chemed.org.

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GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


Why You Should Stop Being A Boss and Start Being A Leader
Inc.
The way you approach being in charge — whether you're running a corporation, a civic organization, or a neighborhood bake sale — is a huge factor in the group's achievement. Think about the differences before you step up.
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Why Being A Perfectionist Could Ruin Your Business
American Express OPEN Forum
Most of us know this scenario all too well: You have a new project to tackle, and you've been going over it in your head and imagining how amazing the results will be. You know you're capable of achieving your end goal because you have high standards and you've pushed yourself to continuously evolve and move forward.
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As More Employers Plan Hires, Recruiting Workers Will Get Harder Still
ERE
In what could be the strongest finish since before the recession, an increasing number of employers say they intend to hire full-time permanent workers this quarter. CareerBuilder's quarterly survey of employers found 29 percent of them expect to add permanent headcount before the end of 2014, an increase of four percentage points over those saying that last year.
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Ebola Sends Employers Wake-Up Call
Human Resource Executive Online
Finally, it happened. The United State experienced its first case of Ebola. A Liberian national living in Dallas was diagnosed with the virus after returning from a trip to his homeland. U.S. health officials are reacting accordingly. (Meanwhile, a nurse in Spain was just diagnosed as Europe's first confirmed case.) While the nation's Ebola threat remains relatively minor right now, that's hardly the case, of course, in the West African countries of Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
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Can Flextime Help Working Families Have It All?
Stateline
Some cities and states are trying to give that flexibility to their own employees. California, Iowa, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island and South Carolina all direct state agencies to allow "flextime" schedules for their workers, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Some states and cities are going further, by applying the same rules to the private sector. At the beginning of this year, Vermont and San Francisco began mandating that private employers consider employees' requests for flextime without retaliation. New York City may soon follow suit.
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