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Annual Meeting Early-Bird Registration Rate Ends Tomorrow — Act Now
Have you registered for NACD's Annual Meeting yet? Be sure to register before the early-bird rate disappears on Friday! The 43rd Annual Meeting on Nov. 17-20 at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona, is your opportunity to engage with your industry leaders and peers, learn from each other, improve your sales organizations, and collectively face challenges so we can all succeed. From valuable educational sessions to ample free networking time, the Annual Meeting is an event you don't want to miss. Register now!
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Upcoming Webinar — Code III: Carrier Selection and Private Fleets
Whether your organization contracts with carriers or maintains its own fleet, make plans to attend this free Responsible Distribution webinar on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 12-1 p.m. (EST). Join Ken Spicer, manager – Transportation Administration, Univar, and Mike Lang, NACD vice president, Responsible Distribution, as they conduct a short presentation on Responsible Distribution Code III, Carrier Selection and Private Fleet. Learn more about selecting carriers and an organization's private fleet safety, security and regulatory compliance, as well as ongoing performance reviews. After the presentation, Mike will moderate a question-and-answer session. Register today!
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New Blog Post: Why Should You Care About the Upcoming Mid-Term Elections?
During recent conversations, a number of members told me they are frustrated with Congress' inability to get anything done and with the lack of leadership coming out of the White House. I think it is safe to say everyone, regardless of political belief, can agree with that sentiment. But should political discontent lead to a lack of interest in these upcoming midterm elections or staying home on Nov. 4? Absolutely not!
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University of Innovative Distribution Registration Now Open
New name, same outstanding education program! The University of Innovative Distribution (formerly the University of Industrial Distribution) is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the wholesale distribution industry. Celebrating its 22nd year serving the supply chain, UID is known worldwide for excellence in education and is sponsored by the leading distribution professional associations, including NACD. Registration for this year's meeting on March 8-11 in Indianapolis is now open. Please act quickly — this unique education program is known for selling out!
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Caliper Tip of the Week: Tap Your Staff's Creativity
Are you in need of some creativity? Caliper, in its 10 tips for becoming a better manager, recommends asking your staff for ideas regularly. Set aside time specifically for brainstorming. Not only will employees feel more involved and valued, you're likely to get some great new insights in the process.

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

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Participate in NACD's Member Referral Program and Earn $300 Credit to NACD Events
Did you know that if you help NACD recruit a prospective member or Affiliate you are entitled to a $300 credit towards select NACD meetings? Help us in our goal of engaging all members of our industry in NACD and our Responsible Distribution program. All you need to do is email us the information you have on potential new members and Affiliates, provide an introduction, and we can do the rest. For questions, please call Roselle Foley at 571-482-3041 or email rfoley@nacd.com.
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CEF Celebrates National Chemistry Week!
Happy National Chemistry Week! This year's theme is "The Sweet Side of Chemistry – Candy!" Schools and companies across the country are celebrating the importance of chemistry in creating our favorite sweet treats this week through public events, classroom activities and awareness-raising. Check out the CEF Facebook page to see how we're celebrating the week, including an interview with a candy chemist, fun facts about your favorite confections and more!
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GENERAL BUSINESS INTEREST


ICP-Commissioned Market Research Shows Positive Attitudes but Low Awareness of Industrial Distribution Among Millennials
Industrial Careers Pathway
Through new market research commissioned by Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP), we now have benchmarks relating to the attitudes of the Millennial Generation toward careers in industrial distribution. As Millennials expand their ranks in the workforce, understanding their attitudes is a vital aspect of the work of ICP in helping meet the need for a skilled industrial distribution workforce for today and tomorrow.
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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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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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5 Ways to Lead by Example at Work
Entrepreneur
As a leader of your business, you should send the right message to your employees, business partners, customers and colleagues. Your staff members and the people at your workplace are expecting that you will lead by example. You may think that your work can speak for itself, but your professional image and everyday demeanor may not project the impression that you ultimately want.
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Catching Lies on Candidates' Resumes
Recruiter
According to Fortune, more and more people are lying on their resumes. Drawing from research conducted by CareerBuilder, Fortune reports that 58 percent of hiring managers have seen "exaggerations or outright fabrications" on resumes, and a third of hiring managers agree that candidates have been lying more often since the Great Recession. Couple the prevalence of resume lies with the fact that recruiters tend to look at those resumes for a grand total of six seconds apiece, and the situation doesn’t look terribly sunny. How do we catch lies we're not even taking the time to look for?
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How Does A Leader Transform An Organization?
By Betty Boyd
It's a simple question with a not-so-simple answer: How does a leader transform an organization? According to researcher Bernard M. Bass, transformational leaders "garner trust, respect and admiration from their followers." It starts with having a vision, which helps establish the direction the organization should strive to achieve. The next step is taking that vision and formulating a strategy, which is an organization's compass and helps to keep on course.
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4 Ways Your Managers Can Get Employees to Speak Up About Problems
HR Morning
Managers and HR pros know how important it is to hear about workers' problems early on. That way, you can resolve the issues before they spiral into larger problems. But getting workers to speak up isn’t always easy.
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Employers Scramble to Address Ebola Concerns
NBC News
It's no longer just hospitals and healthcare companies that are worrying about whether their workers may have been exposed to Ebola. FirstEnergy recently said two of its employees will work from home with pay for 21 days after it learned they came in contact with the second nurse who contracted Ebola in the Dallas hospital where she worked. "We're just trying to do the right thing," Todd Schneider, spokesman for the Ohio-based energy company told CNBC, about the decision. An increasing number of companies have been seeking legal advice on what to do if they find themselves in a similar situation. The answer may not be as simple as it seems.
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