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Attendees prepare to lead and act at the 2012 Annual Meeting
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This week, NACD members have gathered in San Diego for the 2012 Annual Meeting. Attendees have enjoyed networking events and educational sessions, including an opening general session with former Republican presidential candidate and former governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty. Pawlenty gave an engaging presentation on the state of businesses in the United States, as well as his thoughts on the 2012 presidential election.

A number of awards also were given out at this year's meeting. The 2012 Distributor of the Year Award was given to Andrew Skipp, NACD Chairman and President/CEO of Hubbard Hall Inc.; Tarr, LLC was also awarded the 2012 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award during the Wednesday morning general session. Stephen Cornwall, East Coast Sales director, ICL Performance Products LP, received the 2012 Supplier of the Year award at the supplier affiliate breakfast on Wednesday morning. During the Thursday morning business meeting, Doug Brown, president/CEO of Brown Chemical Co., Inc., was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations to all award winners!

Stay ahead of the game — Reserve your booth now for our 2013 trade show!
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It's hard to believe, but we're already preparing for ChemEdge2013 (formerly OPSEM)! To be held Aug. 20-23, at the OMNI Dallas in Dallas, the 2013 conference promises to be the best program yet. If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Roselle Foley at for more information or visit our website here.

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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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  • Participate today in NAW's 'Facing the Forces of Change' survey
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    Wholesale distribution industry executives are strongly encouraged to participate right away in the NAW's brand-new "Facing the Forces of Change" survey. Click here and select the questionnaire for the function that best aligns with your area of responsibility. Your participation is greatly appreciated in this important research for the wholesale distribution industry.

      Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

    Thank you to all NACD member & affiliate golfers!
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    The Chemical Educational Foundation® would like to thank all NACD members and affiliates for showing their support of science education at NACD's Annual Meeting Golf Tournament at the La Costa Resort in San Diego.

    All donations received at the outing will go towards the funding of CEF's You Be The Chemist programs, which are designed to enhance K-8 science education by introducing students to chemistry's central role in all the sciences and in our everyday lives. The success and growth of the YBTC programs would not be possible without all of you!

    Portable Truck & Rail Access Platforms

    Operators will be able to access hatches safely with Carbis Truck Access Fall Protection Platforms. If your workers need to access the tops of trucks and rail cars of all different sizes and type during loading and unloading, the Truck Access and Rail Access Fall Protection Platforms are just what you are looking for.

    Watch CEF's new YouTube video!
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    Visit the Chemical Educational Foundation® YouTube Channel to watch to your fellow industry peers weigh in on their experiences with the You Be The Chemist Challenge®! CEF encourages you to comment on the video, sharing any of your own experience with the Challenge!

      General Business Interest

    7 things leaders should learn to say
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    Bad leaders are often selfish, weak-minded and blissfully unaware that their self-image is a skewed version of reality. Every one of us can do with an extra dose of humility and self-awareness to remind us that we're not always the insanely great business leaders, executives, managers and workers our oversized egos tell us we are. Along those lines, here are seven phrases you should learn to say — and mean. More

    Staying ahead when innovation itself is changing
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    The notion that innovations that are still technology-based, have to be bleeding edge is no longer true. The most successful and widely adopted innovations aren't always the ones pursuing ever greater functionality. More

    How to un-muddle accountability
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    One of the most sacred tenets of management is the need for clear accountability. As such, organizations spend enormous amounts of time and energy defining jobs, roles and goals. But the reality of organizational life is never quite so black and white. More often than not, accountability is muddled, rewards are misapplied, consequences are watered down or never occur, and people do not see the direct connection between results and recognition. More

    The ugly truth about time management
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    We all go through cycles when work feels "out of control." There are strategies that could have prevented the lion's share of that stress. Where time management is concerned, it seems that we can turn out to be our own worst enemies. More


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