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Last Chance to Register for Annual Meeting
There are only two full weeks left until Annual Meeting. Have you registered yet? Be sure you register today to ensure your name appears on our attendee list. We have a great program lined up for our members and Affiliates in Scottsdale this year, with speakers including Mike Ditka and Karl Rove. Our educational programs will touch on every important industry issue to provide information and solutions you need to improve your business acumen, achieve your company's strategic goals, and expand your business. Learn from the best and network with your industry peers and leaders on Nov. 17-20 by registering today!
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Upcoming November Webinars — Carrier Selection and Talent Audits
Continuing our 2014 expanded webinar series, we are offering two insightful webinars in November on these important business issues for chemical distributors: carrier selection and building a strong workforce. Read on to learn more and register for these upcoming webinars.
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New Blog Post: Trick or Treat — What to Expect on Some Important Issues Confronting NACD's Members
With the 2014 midterm elections taking place next Tuesday, countless political analysts are offering their forecasts for what will happen in 2015. As I mentioned in my blog last week, so many questions remain that it is really tough to predict how the midterm results will translate into policy changes in 2015 and beyond. Nonetheless, I have some thoughts on the key issues impacting our members. So, in the spirit of Halloween, here are my NACD "trick or treat" predictions.
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Final Call for NACD Committee Volunteers — Deadline Tomorrow
Our committee members play a unique role in the association as they deliberate over and select strategies to achieve the mission of NACD. They shape collective actions and identify opportunities to mobilize resources. They launch and sustain programs, drive active participation from the membership, and expand the recognition of the association and its membership. Without its committee members, NACD can't achieve its mission to enhance and communicate the professionalism and stewardship of the chemical distribution industry. Please consider volunteering your time and experience to one of NACD's committees in 2015. Please send your interest to Lucinda Schofer, at, no later than Friday, Oct. 31.
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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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Final Caliper Tip of the Week: Improve Yourself
In our 10th and final Caliper Tip to Becoming a Better Manager, Caliper suggests be open to your shortcomings and make an effort to improve them. Pick one thing you'd like to develop and put a plan in place. If you need some help identifying what to work on, ask for input about changes you could make personally that will help your employees in their jobs. And the focus doesn't just need to be on work. Doing anything that makes you feel better about yourself can have a positive impact on every area of your life.

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

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Spooky Halloween Chemistry for Educators and Students
Know a local teacher who's looking for fun ways to celebrate Halloween in the science classroom? Here's a list of eerie experiments, spooky demonstrations, and pumpkin-themed investigations that will make the holiday come alive for scientists young and old!

For more ways to make science come alive in the classroom, check out the You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides!

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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.

New CEF Event Photos Online
Curious about what a You Be The Chemist Essential Elements workshop looks like in action? Photos from the most recent workshop at Aurora University in Illinois are now available on the CEF Facebook page! Thanks to Producers Chemical for their generous sponsorship of this professional development workshop for K-8 educators. CEF will conduct another Essential Elements workshop on Nov. 4 in Marietta, Georgia.

If you don't already follow CEF on social media, we invite you to "like" us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

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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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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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10 Tips for Being A Better Leader
Let's be honest. Being a great leader ain't easy. As in an effective, inspiring, well-respected leader for your company. The good news is that we've compiled this list of awesome, actionable leadership tips that will have you running your a boss — a good one. Some are relatively basic but are important reminders. Others, well, perhaps you've never considered before. Consider these tips when upping your leadership game.
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How Employees Perceive Recognition
Human Resource Executive Online
A recent survey finds that half of nearly 900 workers feel valued, but fewer employees feeling they're properly recognized for their efforts. Experts say HR leaders need to better communicate rewards to employees, and find ways to provide kudos that go beyond the financial.
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It's Your Job to Tell The Hard Truths
Harvard Business Review Blog Network
The biggest challenge we face as leaders is rarely about discovering the perfect strategy or developing a smarter product or figuring out the gaps in the business. It's about being courageous enough and willing to take the risks necessary to talk about the difficult, sometimes scary truth and do something about it.
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6 Dimensions of Well-Being In The Workplace
Employee Benefit News
With well-being making headlines everywhere, companies are waking up to the fact that supporting the emotional, physical and cognitive health of their employees makes sense — and impacts their bottom line. Earlier this year, Steelcase researchers published new statistics about the six dimensions of well-being that underscore the impact it's having on individuals, teams, businesses and society at large.
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