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How will the current state of healthcare affect your business? Find Out at the Central Region Lunch, Oct. 25, Chicago
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Are you curious how the state of healthcare in the United States will affect your business? Then reserve your spot now at the Central Regional Luncheon on Oct. 25! Join Doug Truax from Veritas Risk Services at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel in Chicago, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., as he presents an update on healthcare in the United States, as well as an update on the healthcare captive for NACD. To register, please email Donna Thomas at dthomas@nacd.com. More



Learn the best practices in crisis communication — attend the Southern Region lunch, Oct. 30, Atlanta
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If or when a crisis hits, it is imperative for your company to put its best foot forward and communicate effectively. Learn the best practices in crisis communication from Dr. Susan Shelnutt, R.Ph., Ph.D., senior toxicologist at the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, LLC, will discuss how to best manage crisis communication at the Southern Region Luncheon on Oct. 30, from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport/Millennium Center in Atlanta. To register, please email Donna Thomas at dthomas@nacd.com. More

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Learn how to create an empowered and responsible workforce at the Annual Meeting, Nov. 26-29, San Diego
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Considered the management challenge of the millennium, responsibility in the workplace is a key part of business success. Gerald Faust, Ph.D. and president of the Faust Management Corporation, will host two breakout sessions on this topic at the 41st Annual Meeting at the Manchester Grand Hyatt on Nov. 26-29. In this very dynamic and powerful presentation, Dr. Faust creates a new framework for understanding the concept of responsibility. He will explore what it means to be a responsible manager/worker, what role empowerment plays in responsibility, what barriers we might face and some methods for creating an empowered and responsible work force that will drive improved results in your organization. Don't miss your chance — register now! More

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  • Annual meeting event on USS Midway!
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    Attention Annual Meeting Attendees! As you know, our Thursday evening event will be held at the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier this year. This event is complimentary and is part of your registration fee, but be sure to sign up (on your registration form) in advance, as this is a ticketed event. This year we are having a dinner buffet and everyone will be able to sit wherever they choose — no dinner table sign-ups this year! The dress code is anything red, white and blue or wear your military uniform to honor our military folks! More

    Last chance to submit your Supplier of the Year Nominations — Due Oct. 15
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    At this year's Annual Meeting, we will be awarding a 2012 Supplier of the Year award to an individual from a Chemical Supplier Affiliate for their outstanding contributions in advancing the chemical distribution supply chain. Nominations for the award are due Monday, Oct. 15. Please click here for more information on the qualifications for Supplier of the Year and how to submit your nomination. More

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    CEF releases 4th edition You Be The Chemist Activity Guides online!
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    The Chemical Educational Foundation® has officially released its Fourth Edition You Be The Chemist Activity Guides: Lesson Plans for Making Chemistry Fun! The Fourth Edition Activity Guides feature nearly 1,000 pages of lesson plans, science content, activity sheets and study materials designed to provide enriching scientific engagement in the classroom! More

    CEF to attend New Jersey Science & Engineering Festival
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    The Chemical Educational Foundation® will be participating in the New Jersey Science & Engineering Festival event held at Clifton High School on Oct. 13 and 14, in Clifton, N.J.! CEF is excited to attend this event for the first time and help students to become chemists for a day! CEF staff will be on hand conducting several hands-on activities and discussing CEF's exciting and educational You Be The Chemist® programs! Admission is FREE for all ages! Further information can be found on the event website.


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    Employment up, especially in transportation and warehousing
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    The unemployment rate decreased to 7.8 percent in September, and total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 114,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in health care and in transportation and warehousing but changed little in most other major industries. More



    5 essential apps for entrepreneurs
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    You're a startup player, you're a C-Level officer of a fledgling company and you are forced to embrace technology to make life easier for your business, your employees and yourself. Here's a look at what apps are out there on the market that can make your world more harmonious. More

    Great leaders know how to simplify
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    At its essence, leadership is the business of defining and articulating vision, and then aligning people with said vision — these are the two key strategic elements of leadership. The tactical elements of leadership are best accomplished only after the "why" is clearly understood, and the "who" is soundly in place. More

    3 secrets of happy employees
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    Of course you don't want your employees to be miserable, but should you make your employees happiness a business priority? In a word, yes. In addition to creating a more pleasant work environment and reducing turnover, happy employees are more productive and collaborative, researchers say. More

    A prescription for effective teamwork
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    A recent Gallup report revealed what many have believed about teamwork for quite some time. The world's top-performing organizations understand that employee engagement is a force that drives performance outcomes. In the best organizations, engagement is more than a human resource initiative — it is a strategic foundation for the way they do business. More


     

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