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Annual Meeting is right around the corner — ARE YOU READY?
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With the Annual Meeting fast approaching, NACD would like to remind you about missing meeting registrations, the attendee list, spouse tours/activities, spa and the beach party reception and dinner. More

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Registration now open for 2012 University of Industrial Distribution
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Attention, all industrial distribution and manufacturing professionals committed to ongoing education and professional development: Plan to attend the University of Industrial Distribution on March 5-8 at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis' Conference Center in Indianapolis. NACD is one of the proud sponsors of this high-quality distribution-specific education program. For more information or to register, please click HERE.

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Responsible Distribution upcoming events
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Take a look at the following events open to all NACD members, affiliates, candidates and others interested in the industry! There is no cost to participate in the webinar. More

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Ultimate measure of marketing success: Earning customers' loyalty
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For most businesses the primary measures of marketing success are more sales, more profits and greater brand recognition. What if, however, the real goal was to build trust? What if marketing decisions were made with the best interest of the customer community first? What if the ultimate measure of marketing was a committed customer? More

Take the Mr. Rogers' approach: Treat your employees like neighbors
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A successful company should also have elements of a good neighborhood. When you walk down the street near your home, you might pick up some trash or set a neighbor's flowerpots upright after a storm. You do that because you think of your neighborhood as an extension of yourself. You put in effort for the greater community, of which you are an essential part. Likewise, a company cannot succeed unless employees start to think of themselves as part of something bigger than themselves. More

CEO of $1 billion Belfor Holdings explains why he's glad he went on Undercover Boss
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Belfor Holdings CEO Sheldon Yellen had an inkling that he was out of touch with his 6,400 employees at Belfor Property Restoration, the largest property restoration company in the world. With help from the CBS hit television series Undercover Boss, the 53-year-old got the opportunity to go undercover within his own company, joining the ranks of his staff. What he experienced changed his life, as he reveals in this Q-and-A. More

Move over Herman Cain: Crafting a 9-9-9 plan for business success
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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has brought important business lessons to his campaign from being CEO at Godfather's Pizza. Any type of marketing comes down to simple concepts that are easy to understand by the consumer and then repeated over and over again. His suggestion to simplify the tax code by implementing a 9-9-9 plan (9 percent for individual tax rate, 9 percent corporate tax rate and a 9 percent national sales tax) has voters talking. In that tradition, this article presents a 9-9-9 plan all small businesses should follow to be profitable. More

Shared workspaces grow in popularity as workers seek affordable facilities
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Shared workspaces are the latest trend in office space. The offices are set up in a variety of ways but emphasize open space and the ability to rent a single desk. Besides the cost advantages, entrepreneurs in technology and other fields say they like co-working spaces because their open floor plans boost collaboration, offer more flexibility on leases and can even help land investors. More

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