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Registration still open for the Northeast Regional Meeting, Sept. 19-23
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Online registration is still open for the Northeast Regional Meeting, Sept. 19-23, in Adare, Ireland. What happens around the world is impacting NACD member companies more than ever before, be it from a fiscal perspective, regulatory impact or even customer/supplier relations. This meeting will be special, not just for the location but for the topics, too. We hope you will consider joining us this September and we urge you to sign up now. Please also make sure you register for the additional tours and excursions on our supplemental registration form, available on our website. More

Looking to improve your sales professionals? Send them to Training Camp!
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Announcing the fall Sales Professional Training Camp Featuring: The Four Pillars of the Sales Profession™ on Nov. 13-15, Dayton, Ohio. Over 2 1/2 days, your sales team will gain practical skills, tools and fundamental disciplines that are essential for sales professionals and a productive sales team. This course is run by Don Buttrey and is a very popular course for the distribution industry. NACD members can register at a discounted rate through our participation in the Association Education Alliance consortium. To view the full program or to register, click here.

Annual meeting vendor expo information now available, Nov. 26-29, San Diego
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Increase your company name recognition and exposure to more than 400 CEOs, COOs, owners and top executives in the chemical distribution industry at the 2012 Annual Meeting Nov. 26-29, in San Diego. Information on the Annual Meeting Vendor Expo is now available on our website, including tabletop fees, expo hours and a map of the floorplan. Start making your plans now! The Vendor Expo registration form is ready for download.

Remember it's never too early to book your room reservations. Book my room today!

Save the Date! Western Regional luncheon, Sept. 5, Los Angeles
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The Western Region will host a luncheon on Sept. 5, at the LAX Westin in Los Angeles. While enjoying lunch, attendees will hear a presentation on Operations and Safety: Fire prevention through proper grounding and bonding. Stay tuned for more information on the luncheon and how to register.

  Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

Make a pit stop at the NACD/CEF booth! (OPSEM 2012 — Indianapolis)
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Going to NACD's OPSEM in Indianapolis on Aug. 21-24? Before the checkered flags are waved, be sure to make a pit stop at NACD's Booth #309 to learn how you can join the race towards enhancing science education!

The Chemical Educational Foundation's You Be The Chemist programs provide an avenue by which your company can directly interact with local schools and organizations. Support of these programs also helps your company comply with NACD's Responsible Distribution codes 8.A, B and C under Section VII.

For more information, visit the CEF website and remember to stop by during OPSEM!

Continuous GHS Labels On Demand
NeuraLabel Printer can be your solution for GHS and DOT compliant drum labels. You can properly label barrels and increase operational flexibility by printing both small and large jobs on continuous media. Labels range from 5” to 48”. You’ll have one-pass 4-color digital printing, full automation and solid reliability.

Interested in donating free science activity guides to local schools?
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Looking for an excellent FREE educational outreach tool to use in your community? CEF is gearing up for the release of its new Fourth Edition You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides — available online and as flash drives this early September — in doing so CEF wants to introduce educators in your community to the Activity Guides by donating our remaining Third Edition booklets free of charge! If your company would like to receive these excellent educational tools to donate at no cost in your local communities, please contact CEF at!

Look for updates on the release of our Fourth Edition guides on the CEF website and Facebook page!

  General Business Interest

4 leadership lessons from the Olympics
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The Olympics are far from perfect. They have accomplished the one thing many have failed to do — they have endured. While there are dozens of things chief executives can learn from The Olympics, the following four lessons will strengthen your organization and you as a leader. More

5 traits of high-potential employees
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As your company grows too big for you to do everything — the way you do now — you're going to give over some of the leadership. For reasons of staff morale, economy and your own precious peace of mind, it's better to find your new generation of leaders inside the company. But there's a rub. Not every longtime loyal employee is really suited to be a leader. More

Why aren't you delegating?
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You have way too much to do, you're buried in work and it seems there's no way out from under it all. But there is: delegation. Yes, yes, you know it's important to do and you know it will save you time and help others develop new skills. So why aren't you doing it? More

Richard Branson's 5 rules for good business
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Entrepreneur and Virgin founder Richard Branson writes: "While the world may be changing quickly, the steps to building a good business have not. The five simple guidelines we followed when we started the magazine and then Virgin Music remain as valid and useful as they were in the late 1960s and early 1970s." More


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