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OPSEM hotel deadline is TODAY — Book now
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Have you registered for OPSEM but forgotten to make your hotel reservations? The deadline to receive the special NACD reduced rate at the JW Marriott is today, so book now!

Ask the experts your burning questions at OPSEM 2012
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Do you have a burning business question you'd like to have answered by an expert? OPSEM is your best chance! From Aug. 21-24, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, you'll hear from a wealth of industry experts on the issues that matter. Whether you sit in on an "Ask the Expert" session on Responsible Distribution, Technology or Regulatory Compliance, or join a discussion at the Procurement Best Practices Roundtable with Soheila Lunney, you'll walk away with the information you need to succeed. Space is filling up fast, so register now before it's too late! More

NACD launches the 'Chemical Distributor Monitor'
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Members have approached NACD asking the association to provide reliable market data on the chemical distribution industry. In response, NACD is launching the "Chemical Distributor Market Monitor" and today we are asking for your participation and support.

NACD is working with Strategic Data Marketing, a well-regarded research company specifically dedicated to providing reliable and accurate market research services, to establish a comprehensive data report for our industry. We have not launched this full-scale program yet, as we are continuing to build broad participation to offer a detailed data service, including sales down to the chemical and state level. But we need your participation.

August workshop: Preview new Responsible Distribution cycle
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Don't miss the preview of the new Responsible Distribution cycle, which begins in January 2013! There is still time to register for the Aug. 21-22, Responsible Distribution workshop in Indianapolis (prior to OPSEM) where you'll get a head start on the new changes to Responsible Distribution, learn how to transition your documents to the new cycle and MORE.

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CEF donates educational materials to Virginia Teachers' Conference
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The Chemical Educational Foundation donated educational materials, including its You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides to the Virginia Association of Science Teachers' Drive-In Conference, entitled "Air, Earth, Water & the Fire within ..." The conference was held on July 18, at Manassas Park Elementary in Manassas, Va., from 9 a.m-2 p.m. and focused on increasing environmental literacy.

The day's events included a field trip to the Micron Technology facility, a selection of workshops and a tour of LEED-Certified school buildings.

Continuous GHS Labels On Demand
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  General Business Interest

This is how leaders become self-aware
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There is one quality that trumps all, evident in virtually every great entrepreneur, manager and leader. That quality is self-awareness. The best thing leaders can to improve their effectiveness is to become more aware of what motivates them and their decision-making. More

Problem-solving: Ask the right question
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When groups of people get stuck on a problem — whether over culture, systems, process, understanding, or something else – the best solutions can come from asking the right questions. More

A submarine captain on the power of leadership language
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Capt. David Marquet was supposed to command another submarine but was vectored to the USS Santa Fe at the last minute. The Santa Fe was in the hurt locker: Morale was low, performance was low, retention was at the bottom of the fleet. The subsequent journey caused him to rethink everything about leadership he'd been taught. More

7 easy ways to reduce email overload
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The average U.S. professional spends half her working day on email. She's constantly tethered to her smartphone, responding to short bursts of communication, and creating email overload. Here is a list of email best practices that can help you and your team start a revolution, reduce dependence on email, and stop wasting time — today. More


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