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Annual meeting charity fun run/walk to benefit Honor Flight San Diego
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We are looking forward to a stellar turnout for this year's Annual Meeting on Nov. 26-29, in downtown San Diego. If you have not registered yet, it is not too late; please go to our website to add your name to the list for the meeting and book your rooms online directly from our website.

Attention: New Event — This year we are bringing back the Fun Run/Walk to be held on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 2:30 pm at the Seaport Courtyard behind the Hyatt hotel. Donations will go to the Honor Flight San Diego. This organization raises funds to bring veterans from around the country to Washington, D.C. to be honored and to see the memorials built in their honor — focusing on WWII first (then Korea, then Vietnam and more current deployments.) For more information on the organization, please watch this YouTube video describing the program. You may also visit their main website here. MORE




Extend the reach of the Chemical Distributor: September/October edition available online
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The digital version of the September/October edition of the Chemical Distributor is available for download online now. Keep your employees up to date on the latest industry news and distribute the e-version to your staff! Click here to view the full version online.

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Train your team at the 2013 University of Industrial Distribution in Indianapolis, March 10-13, 2013
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Join your fellow industry colleagues, leading faculty, distribution consultants and industry experts at the University of Industrial Distribution from March 10-13, 2013, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. The four-day program has more than 30 full-day and half-day courses to choose from based on your needs and interests within the industrial wholesale distribution industry. If you are looking to improve personal performance and your company's bottom-line, this educational program is one you don't want to miss. For more information on the program and how to register, check out our UID brochure here.

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  •   Hurricane Sandy Support and Resources


    Hurricane Sandy recovery resources available from DHS
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    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is active in chemical, energy and other industry sector Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. The agency has created a special SANDY tab at the top of the Homeland Security Information Network homepage. Under this tab, DHS is posting the latest storm status and impact information. Included are situation reports, anticipated impact analysis products, geospatial products, and other information. If you need a HSIN password reset, please contact the HSIN help desk at 866-430-0162. If you need access to HSIN for the first time, please email your name, company and position to HSINCS@hq.dhs.gov and copy ChemicalSector@hq.dhs.gov. More

    Huffmaster offering discount to fellow NACD members
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    Huffmaster reminds NACD chemical sector members that if your power is out and your security cameras, alarms and access control systems are down, we can deploy security officers to your area. During the emergency of Hurricane Sandy, NACD members will receive a 5 percent discount off the cost of Huffmaster Business Continuity and Crisis Response officers deployed to protect your facilities until your operations can be restored. If you would like to know more about obtaining these or other security services, please call 800-446-1515 ext. 133 and ask to speak with Eric Graybill.

      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!

    The guides are completely electronic in format and can be downloaded — for FREE — by visiting the CEF website to provide educators with easier access to supplemental science curriculum. Additionally, CEF has created the You Be The Chemist® flash drive that includes both guides, an "Introduction to CEF" video, and much more! These flash drives may be purchased at a low-rate on the CEF website.

    CEF is so excited about the Fourth Edition's release that it is mailing a complimentary copy of the flash drive to all CEF Contributors and NACD member companies! The flash drive will arrive in the mail within the next week. Once you receive your You Be The Chemist® flash drive, CEF encourages you to share the information with business colleagues, local schools and community members!



      General Business Interest


    Good leaders know how to shut up
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    Leadership implies action, movement and discussion. Leadership, for many, does not imply silence. It implies taking charge of the situation and making something happen. More


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    5 steps for managing disaster recovery for your business
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    Once the worst of a natural disaster is passed, the struggle for survival may have just begun for your business if your operations have sustained damage. From filing insurance claims to keeping customers informed, here are five steps to take after you count your blessings. More

    US manufacturers remain positive about 2013
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    Despite continued uncertainty about the prospects of both the U.S. and global economies, the majority of U.S. industrial manufacturers remain positive regarding the overall revenue outlook for the next 12 months, according to the Q3 2012 Manufacturing Barometer released today by PwC US. More

    The radical beauty of 3 simple management practices
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    In our research into more than 8,000 companies in 20 countries, 79 percent of organizations reported that their management practices were above average. That should have been very good news. But Harvard Business Review conducted its own analysis and found that only 15 percent of U.S. companies, and fewer than 5 percent elsewhere, scored above a 4 on a five-point management-practices scale the Review created. The vast majority of organizations, it turns out, have a highly inflated view of their management practices. More
     

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