On Dec. 14, learn what Driver Shortages, CSA2010 and other carrier issues might mean to your bottom line
John Conley, President, National Tank Truck Carriers association will join the Central Region members for dinner in Naperville, Illinois on Dec. 14 to discuss carrier issues of late-driver shortages, impacts from CSA (what shippers need to know), and any outcome of "hours of service" regulation changes. More
Regulatory resources — NACD regulatory webinar archives and slides now available
The archived Webinar recordings are now available from two recent NACD regulatory Webinars — EPA Enforcement – What You Need to Know and CFATS – Fine Tuning for Efficiency. More
Regulatory resources — Register today for timely NACD webinar on how to handle EPA inspections
Registration is still available for the free NACD Webinar — What To Do When an Inspector Knocks on Your Door — to take place on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency increasing its enforcement activities and levying six-figure fines on facilities, it is more important than ever to be fully prepared for unannounced inspections. More
NACD staff update: Sarah Stewart is new Sales and Member Relations Executive
NACD is pleased to announce that Sarah Stewart has joined the staff as Sales and Member Relations Executive. In this role, Sarah will spend most of her time recruiting members and affiliates. Sarah also will be responsible for several committees at the Association, managing the membership outreach and retention activities. Ms. Stewart obtained a Bachelor of Business degree from the College of St. Mary’s, and has nearly 10 years of experience in working on corporate membership programs. Ms. Stewart previously worked at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and on Capitol Hill. You can reach Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-527-6223, ext. 3042.
Looking to Improve Your Core Distribution Skills or those of your team? March Conference Is For YOU!
The University of Industrial Distribution, March 5-8, in Indianapolis, Indiana, offers members of NACD in depth training on industrial distribution. This well-known training event, run by Purdue University and the Association Education Alliance (AEA), which NACD is a part of, provides continuing education and a certificate program lead by the leading industry trade associations and content experts. More
2011 CEF Year In Review Coming Soon
It has been an exciting and successful 12 months for the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) and we thank you for your support! We look forward to sharing our accomplishments with all of you in our 2011 Year In Review document which highlights CEF's communication and programmatic successes, including the growth of the You Be The Chemist programs and International Year of Chemistry activities.
The 2011 Year In Review will be available in January 2012 on the CEF website and will be distributed to all CEF contributors. We look forward to another successful year in 2012!
Mail delivery still critical for some businesses
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The U.S. Postal Service, which has been losing money for five years, said it is shutting more than 200 mail processing centers, adding at least a day's wait for many first-class deliveries. "It's less of a disaster than it would have been 10 years ago, but it'll be a cash flow crunch for some companies," said Todd McCracken, president and chief executive of the National Small Business Association. More
What is your Facebook response really telling you?
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Facebook is a major marketing and networking tool for small business, so the effectiveness of this tool is always being questioned, it seems. Facebook can help you powerfully leverage your social media following when used effectively. Here are some steps you can take in that direction. More
Tips for building an effective, professional business website
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In the Internet age, websites act as digital storefronts for small businesses, enabling entrepreneurs to advertise and sell around the world. Just like a traditional storefront, a website will often provide the first impression to potential clients, and an attractive and professional site can draw in viewers and turn them into customers. More
The 3 laws of great brand management
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Building a strong brand increases revenue. It works like this: When you create alignment for your brand — inside and out — you communicate stability, direction, vision, and unity to your employees and clients. Alignment builds confidence, trust and excitement, and creates momentum. More