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Special Media Training Workshop Featured at Annual Meeting, Nov. 17-20
In today's world of instant communication and social media, it is crucial you know how to deal with the media effectively in the event of a crisis. At this year's Annual Meeting, media training and crisis communication expert Gerard Braud will lead a breakout session and special workshop on how best to leverage the social media tools available to you and how to handle successfully the media during a crisis.
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Beware of Contact from Digital Communications Firm WDM Group
Several NACD member companies have recently been contacted by the digital communications firm WDM Group with the supposed intention of writing a company profile article highlighting the importance of the chemical industry for their various publications. It has come our attention that this company is claiming NACD has endorsed such articles. It seems that WDM Group is in fact soliciting advertising from our members and their supply chain partners by requesting a list of their top vendors as part of the content production process. To be clear, NACD does not endorse this company or its publications, and we urge you to ignore their requests should you be contacted by the WDM Group. Thank you to the members who brought this to our attention. If you are contacted by WDM Group, please let Lucinda Schofer know at We will continue to monitor the situation and take appropriate action given further developments.
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Fine Tune Your Leadership and Management Skills with Duke University
Whether you're a new manager just starting out, a division head ready to lead a business unit or a CEO expanding globally, there is always room to hone your leadership and management skills further. In partnership with Duke University, NACD is offering two robust educational programs: The Duke Leadership Program and the Duke Management Program. These multi-day courses, featuring lecture, discussion and experiential exercises, are designed to tap into your intuitive leadership and management skills to further your company's strategic goals.

Each program offers multiple course date options. Select the dates that work best for you and register today! For more information on these programs, please contact Matt Glaser at

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Act Now — Only 2 Available Appointments Remaining with Doug Kutz
On Nov. 20 at this year's Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, meet with Doug Kutz, the Responsible Distribution Mentor, in a special one-on-one consultation and get answers to 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 to make an appointment with Doug. Act quickly — there are only two appointment time slots left to reserve.
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Learn How to Mitigate Risk and Confidently Select Carriers with NACD
Looking for a resource that has proven to help manage risk, or need advice on Responsible Distribution Code III: Carrier Selection and Private Fleets? Then be sure to join us for our upcoming complimentary webinars in the next few weeks. Read on to learn more and register for these timely webinars.
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Reserve Ad Space in the 2015 NACD Membership Directory
We are now accepting reservations for ad space in the 2015 NACD Membership Directory. The annual Membership Directory is mailed to every NACD member and affiliate, including related industry associations, and is the perfect opportunity to keep your name and services in front of the membership all year long. Reserve your spot now — NACD members and affiliates will receive a 20 percent discounted rate!
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Save the Date! 2015 Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop
Mark your calendars — the dates for the 2015 Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop have been confirmed! Make plans to attend March 24-25, 2015, in Anaheim, California. More details coming soon, including information on our bonus regulatory sessions, back by popular demand!
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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.

Caliper Tip of the Week — Understand Your Company's Vision
If you don't know where you're going, you can't effectively communicate the path to your staff. Your employees need to understand how their jobs fit into the big picture and how they'll know if they've been successful in contributing to your company's goals.

Learn more about Caliper's Strategic Partnership with NACD and how to enhance workplace performance by clicking here.

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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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CEF Attends Triangle Coalition Conference to Discuss Future of STEM Education
On Oct. 9, Chemical Educational Foundation® (CEF) staff attended the 14th Annual STEM Education Conference, hosted by the Triangle Coalition for STEM Education. The conference was an opportunity to discuss broadening participation in the sciences, showing students realistic STEM pathways to meaningful careers, and building public-private partnerships to promote STEM education. CEF staff were able to network with attendees and hand out information about the award-winning You Be The Chemist® programs.

To learn how you can bring more science education opportunities to the communities in which you do business, visit CEF's website or contact us at

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Are You Ready for National Chemistry Week?
CEF is gearing up for National Chemistry Week 2014 — and we're inviting you to join us! The week begins on Oct. 19, and this year's theme is "The Sweet Side of Chemistry — Candy," showcasing the chemistry involved in candy and confections. On the CEF Facebook page, we will be publishing information about what it's like to be a candy chemist, as well as fun facts about your favorite sweet treats!

Stay tuned for more — make sure you "like" CEF on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

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3 Things Managers Must Do to Lead Change
By Adrian Davis
Every organization is dealing with change — some more successfully than others. The linchpin in change efforts is middle management. Middle managers are the interface between the visionaries who decide on the change and the front-line workers who must implement it. If middle management is not engaged, the front-line workers will not be either. The challenge with engaging middle managers is that they are not the authors of the change, and they are negatively impacted by it in the short term.
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The Critical Connection Between Confidence And Leadership
Confidence is the foundation of leadership. You can teach a leader to be an effective problem solver; become more decisive; a better communicator; how to coach, mentor and hold team members accountable; and many other fundamentals of leadership. Yet, without that leader first believing in himself or herself, true leadership will exist only in title. In essence, related to leadership confidence, the first sale must be to yourself. Meaning, that if you don't believe that you have the personal confidence to lead, gaining followers will be tough, or impossible.
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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.

How to Use Your Gut to Make Better Decisions
You know the feeling you get that a certain decision is the right one, or that a certain individual, despite how good his qualifications look on paper, is just not the right one to hire? This unexplained feeling is often called intuition, or "a gut instinct." Whatever you call it, the ability to intuit can be an invaluable trait for entrepreneurs.
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How to Audit Your Talent
In a recent survey of CEOs by the consulting firm PWC, over half of the executives surveyed said, "lack of talent meant they either cancelled/delayed a strategic initiative, were unable to pursue a market opportunity, or could not innovate effectively." This article outlines a talent audit process that can align talent assets with business goals, uncover talent gaps/risks and improve recruiting so you have the right talent ready when needed.
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