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As 2014 comes to a close, NACD would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of ChemBytes a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 8.

NACD's Byer announces changes in senior management team — promotes Schofer to chief operating officer, announces departure of McMillan
From Jan. 16: On Monday, Jan. 13, Eric Byer, president of the National Association of Chemical Distributors, announced two changes in his senior management team. Byer, who recently joined NACD as president, has promoted Lucinda A. Schofer to chief operating officer from vice president, marketing and member programs. Schofer's new position will oversee many critical areas of the association's operations and member services, including board and committee governance, membership, communications, finance/accounting, human resources, education and strategic partnership programs. Byer also announced that Kurt McMillan, currently NACD's vice president, business management, is leaving the organization in early March.
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2014 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® Champion Crowned!
From June 26: After 10 thrilling rounds of competition, Audrey Gallier, a sixth-grader from Brookfield, Illinois, became the 2014 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® Champion! This was Audrey's first year competing in the National Challenge, and she was the second-youngest competitor out of 30! The 2014 National Challenge saw record-breaking attendance — more than 300 chemical industry representatives, family members, and educators gathered in Philadelphia in a celebration of science education. You can see photos of the competition and the National Challenge Celebration Dinner & Award Ceremony on CEF's Facebook page.
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NACD Elects Nine New Officers to the Board of Directors
From Nov. 26: On Nov. 20 during the business meeting of the 43rd NACD Annual Meeting, the membership voted on and elected nine new officers and directors to the NACD Board of Directors, including Mathew A. Brainerd as Chairman of the Board.
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Blog Post — On the Road Again: Facility Visits Highlight Issues Important to NACD Members
From Aug. 7: Over the last seven months, NACD President Eric Byer has spent a great deal of time on the road visiting member companies. Each of these visits has been a wonderful opportunity for him to learn more about the chemical distribution industry while interacting with the good folks that support these businesses. In this post, he highlights briefly a couple of common issues that have arisen during these tours and, most importantly, let you know how NACD is attempting to address them.
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NACD Welcomes 14 New Members and Affiliates
From Nov. 26: At the Board of Directors' Meeting on Monday, Nov. 17, NACD welcomed 14 new members and affiliates, bringing the association's representation to nearly 450 companies.
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Dimensions of Well-Being In The Workplace
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From March 6: 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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NACD's 43rd Annual Meeting Records Highest Attendance in 16 Years
From Nov. 20: This week, members and affiliates of NACD are gathering for the association's 43rd Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona. This event has a longstanding history of bringing together leaders in chemical distribution to learn and engage with each other. Kicking off Tuesday with the highest attendance since 1998, the event features high profile speakers, workshops, and activities geared toward improving the safety and business performance of chemical distributors.
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10 Simple Warehouse Safety Hacks
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From Oct. 7: In warehousing environments, safety must be taken seriously, not only for the protection of employees and compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations but also to improve overall workplace efficiency. Here are inexpensive, quick-hit ways to ramp up warehouse safety.
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Meet your NACD Board of Directors — Directors at Large
From Feb. 20: The Directors at Large on the NACD Board of Directors serve alongside the Executive Committee in the governing of NACD. Serving three-year terms, the new Directors at Large assumed their roles following the Business Meeting at the 42nd Annual Meeting in Marco Island, Fla.
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Webb Chemical Service Corp. Named Responsible Distribution Excellence Award Winner
From Aug. 21: On Wednesday, Aug. 20, NACD announced Webb Chemical Service Corporation as the winner of the 2014 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award at this year's ChemEdge conference. Each year, the award is given to the NACD member or affiliate company that most embodies the ideals of NACD's Responsible Distribution® program.

In announcing the award, Doug Brown, NACD's treasurer and Brown Chemical Co., Inc.'s president/CEO, said, "NACD is thrilled to recognize Webb Chemical Service Corporation as the ninth recipient of this prestigious award. Webb Chemical embodies excellent performance in EHS&S in the chemical distribution industry and shows clear dedication to a high level of customer satisfaction. They exemplify the high standards required by Responsible Distribution."

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