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National Association of Chemical Distributors Applauds Chris Jahn As Incoming President and CEO of the American Chemistry Council
ARLINGTON, Virginia, June 25 -- The National Association of Chemical Distributors issued the following news release:

Today, the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) welcomed the announcement from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) that former NACD President Chris Jahn will serve as ACC's new president and CEO, following the retirement of current president and CEO Cal Dooley later this year.

Jahn served as the president of NACD from 2007-2014, during which time the organization increased its advocacy efforts in Washington on key issues related to chemical distribution; strengthened ... Show Full Article

Montana Farmers Union: Agriculture in the Flathead Valley Front and Center at Mid-Year
GREAT FALLS, Montana, June 25 -- The Montana Farmers Union issued the following news:

The MFU mid-year is an opportunity for members to come together to talk policy and tour the various areas of agriculture in particular regions of the state. Last year the mid-year was held at MSU Bozeman, this year MFU focused its attention on exploring agriculture in the Flathead Valley.

The event kicked off Wednesday morning with a tour of Plum Creek Timber Company. Secondly, the group traveled to Flathead Valley Community College to learn about the working farm at the college and the research conducted there. ... Show Full Article

Infectious Diseases Society of America: Reauthorization of Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act Builds Foundation for Public Health Readiness
ARLINGTON, Virginia, June 25 -- The Infectious Diseases Society of America issued the following news release:

The reauthorization of the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act signed by the president Monday includes measures that are critical to ensure that our nation has the resources and expertise needed to confront, control and combat emerging public health threats. Key to that is a provision supporting the development of a trained and ready public health workforce with medical education loan repayment opportunities for individuals serving in U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... Show Full Article

American Staffing Association Jobs Edge Up Again in June
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 25 -- The American Staffing Association issued the following news release:

Staffing jobs for the week of June 10-16 edged up 0.1% from the prior week, according to the ASA Staffing Index. The index value was just above 95 for the second consecutive week. Staffing employment was 2.5% lower than the same week last year, but remains on par with the average levels seen for the comparative week during the prior four years.

The ASA Staffing Index four-week moving average has remained steady at a value of 94 since late April. Temporary and contract staffing employment for ... Show Full Article

American Institute of Architects: 'Out in Architecture' Event Highlights LGBTQ Identity in the Workplace
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The American Institute of Architects issued the following news release:

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- Event is third in a series that advances equity, diversity and inclusion within the architecture profession.

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Leaders from architecture organizations will gather in Chicago tomorrow for an event co-hosted by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and AIA Chicago.

Part of a series that explores the imperative of expanding diversity in the architecture profession, the "Out in Architecture" event examines LGBTQ identity in the workplace.

Panelists include Yiselle Santos, Assoc. AIA, ... Show Full Article

American Coalition for Ethanol Applauds Bipartisan Senators' Letter Urging EPA to Update Ethanol Science
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota, June 25 -- The American Coalition for Ethanol issued the following news:

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) applauds the letter a group of bipartisan Senators sent today urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publicly announce its intent to review and incorporate the latest "Greenhouse gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET)" modeling into an updated life cycle assessment for corn ethanol. U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), both members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, ... Show Full Article

American Chemistry Council: Chemical Activity Barometer Is Flat in June
WASHINGTON, June 25 -- The American Chemistry Council issued the following news:

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), was flat (0.0 percent change) in June on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis, following three monthly gains. On a year-over-year (Y/Y) basis, the barometer is up 0.3 percent (3MMA).

The unadjusted measure of the CAB retreated 0.2 percent in June and fell 0.3 percent in May.

The diffusion index rose to 65 percent in June. The diffusion index marks the number of positive contributors relative ... Show Full Article