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Responsible Distribution webinar — What to expect from the 5th cycle
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The launch of the 5th cycle of Responsible Distribution is rapidly approaching in January 2013! Learn what to expect from the new cycle and start working on your Responsible Distribution policies and procedures today. Join Mike Lang, vice president, Responsible Distribution, NACD, and Doug Kutz, Responsible Distribution mentor, for a webinar on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 11 a.m. EST, as they share everything you need to know for the upcoming cycle. Registration is now open — click here! More

2012 Annual Meeting presentations available online — Download now
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Last week, NACD members and affiliates gathered at the 2012 Annual Meeting in San Diego. Early feedback from attendees was positive and the sessions and events were packed.

Speaker presentations are now available on our website — please click here to view and download. Thank you to everyone for a great meeting!

Continuous GHS Labels On Demand
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November/December issue of the Chemical Distributor now online
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Keep your company informed on the latest industry news by distributing the e-version to all of your employees. Each issue of the Chemical Distributor is available for download on our website. Click here to access the November/December edition — remember you'll need your members-only login and password. More

QualaWash IBC/Tote Comprehensive Services
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  • Mark your calendars for the 2013 regional meetings
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    Now that the Annual Meeting is over, it's time to start preparing for the 2013 Regional Meetings! The regional officers have already confirmed a number of dates and locations. We will keep you updated as more meeting information becomes available, but make sure you and your team save these dates! More

      Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

    CEF trustees honored by NACD at Annual Meeting 2012
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    The Chemical Educational Foundation® would like to congratulate CEF trustees, Andrew Skipp of Hubbard-Hall, Inc., and Steve Cornwall of ICL Performance Products LLC on being named NACD's Distributor of the Year and Supplier of the Year, respectively. The honor is well deserved and we thank you for your many years of dedication not only to NACD and your companies but to advancing science education for our nation's youth! Well done!

    CEF would also like to recognize incoming CEF and NACD Treasurer, Doug Brown of Brown Chemical Co., Inc. on being presented with NACD's third Lifetime Achievement Award. CEF is thrilled to have Doug onboard beginning January 2013, and is certain that he will bring to the CEF team the same leadership and commitment that earned him this esteemed honor.

    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.

    Thank you to CEF's outgoing trustees!
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    This January, the Chemical Educational Foundation® will say farewell to two longtime trustees, Peter Hess of JR Hess Company, and Ted Burke, of Callahan Company as they come to the end of their terms. These two gentlemen have played an instrumental role in the growth of CEF's programs during their tenure and CEF would like to extend to them its deepest gratitude. We thank them for their years of service and dedication!

    Local challenge registration deadline is fast approaching!
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    Planning to register a Local Challenge site for the 2012-2013 You Be The Chemist Challenge® (Challenge) cycle? You have until Friday, Dec. 14, to do so!

    Registering is easy, simply visit the Local Challenge Registration page, enter the appropriate information, and submit! If you have any questions regarding the Challenge or the registration process please contact CEF at

      General Business Interest

    4 powerful words your employees need to hear
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    Four simple words, used correctly and with the right intent, can make a powerful impact on your business, your life and other people. Here's how. When you need help, start by using these four — and only these four — words: "Can you help me?" More

    Great leaders know when to stand still
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    A leader is always moving forward — or is he or she? Sometimes, the best move is to stand firm. More

    How to organize business ideas
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    Your company's next great idea could come from anyone — an employee, a customer, a vendor or even a stranger. Everyone involved in your small business helps you drive innovation. They also create chaos. But, with so much input, how do you make sure the best ideas don't get lost in the shuffle? More

    Lose your just-good-enough managers
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    You can't build a great company by tolerating mediocre leaders. But managers who are just good enough, he says, seem to linger forever. They linger because they don't do anything really wrong — but they don't do anything really right either. More


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