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Last chance to register for the Central Region Luncheon!
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Are you curious as to how the current state of healthcare in the United States will impact you and your business? Then don't miss the Central Region Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the InterContinental Chicago O'Hare Hotel. Doug Truax from Veritas Risk Services will provide an update on the current state of healthcare in the United States and how it will impact your business. He will also give a brief update on the healthcare captive for NACD. Reserve your spot now before you miss your chance! To register, please email Donna Thomas at More

Book your Annual Meeting hotel rooms now — Deadline quickly approaching!
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The hotel reservation deadline for Annual Meeting is just around the corner! Be sure to make your hotel reservations at the Manchester Grand Hyatt from Nov. 26-29, by Oct. 29, to book at the NACD reduced rate. Our room block tends to sell out before the deadline, so do not hesitate! Click here to make your reservations now. More

Continuous GHS Labels On Demand
NeuraLabel Printer can be your solution for GHS and DOT compliant drum labels. You can properly label barrels and increase operational flexibility by printing both small and large jobs on continuous media. Labels range from 5” to 48”. You’ll have one-pass 4-color digital printing, full automation and solid reliability.

Looking to improve your sales professionals? Send them to Training Camp!
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Announcing the fall Sales Professional Training Camp Featuring: The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession™ on Nov. 13-15, Dayton, Ohio. Over 2 1/2 days, your sales team will gain practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team. This course is run by Don Buttrey and is a very popular course for the distribution industry. NACD members can register at a discounted rate through our participation in the Association Education Alliance consortium. To view the full program or to register, click here.

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  • Working with a distributor, supplier, warehouse, carrier or service provider that should join NACD? Let us know!
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    Do you know a company that is close to joining NACD? Send them an application and a one-page overview of NACD's key member benefits and we'll follow up. Or, just send us your leads and we'll do the rest. Simply fill out the NACD Referral Form and return it to Sarah Beerbower, NACD's Sales and Member Relations Executive by fax at 703-527-7747 or If your referral joins, you get the credit! Check out our website for more information on our referral program.

      Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

    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 participates in October industry events!
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    The Chemical Educational Foundation® continues to introduce members of the chemical industry to its You Be The Chemist® programs through its attendance at various industry events nationwide. This past week (Oct. 13-16), CEF Executive Director, John Rice attended the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. Next week (Oct. 22-24), Rice will be presenting to the to the Chemical Industry Council of California at its Fall Meeting & Environmental Summit in San Diego. Rice will be introducing California industry members to the YBTC programs and discussing the different ways in which these programs benefit both industry and community.

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    Milestone agreement will help improve response to hazardous material incidents across frontiers
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    This Press Release at the link below was issued late yesterday re: CHEMTREC® Signing a MOU with the NRCC in China. Milestone Agreement Will Help Improve Response to Hazardous Material Incidents Across Frontiers — This Memorandum of Understanding sets the stage for mutual assistance between CHEMTREC® and the National Registration Center for Chemicals in China. More

    3 leadership lessons from space-jumper Baumgartner
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    Felix Baumgartner broke the sound barrier. Leaders can learn from Baumgartner’s example, in how he challenged himself, engaged mentors and knew just when to jump. More

    6 ways to delegate more effectively
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    For the sake of your company — and your sanity — at some point, you're going to need to let go. Here's how smart owners delegate work effectively. More

    13 tips for negotiating with suppliers
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    Dealing with suppliers puts your negotiation skills to the test. Inc. asked successful young business owners for their pointers on getting the best deal. More

    How leaders innovate in chaos
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    In today's chaos, leadership is more critical than ever — but a different kind of leadership. There is no single model of what it will take to succeed now. But drawing on examples from many different kinds of organizations — including the U.S. Army, Foursquare, Nike, Intuit, and a 105-year-old nonprofit in Texas — we can begin to define the qualities of successful GenFlux leaders. More


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