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SOCMA Big Easy Bound for InformEx USA 2015

Posted: 01/27/15 at 3:45 PM

 

By Jenny Gaines, Senior Manager, Communications

Excitement is in the air as the SOCMA staff prepares to head south next week, February 3-5, for the 2015 InformEx USA trade show in New Orleans.  There’s no better place than the Big Easy to catch up with many of our SOCMA members and enjoy a full week of activities, including education sessions and a host of networking receptions.

SOCMA President Larry Sloan and Vice President of Government and Public Relations Bill Allmond are both included in the InformEx education lineup.  These innovation-focused education sessions are a great opportunity to gain expert guidance on emerging industry trends and opportunities.

Sloan will share an economic perspective on the specialty chemical industry, during which he will share data on specific end-use markets and discuss the current economic health of various industry segments.  For tho...

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There’s No Better Place to Network than SOCMA’s Annual Dinner

Posted: 11/06/14 at 10:59 AM

By Jenny Gaines, Manager, Public Relations and Media

Any successful business leader will tell you that a key element in growing your business is networking.  And for those of you looking to network with hundreds of the top leaders in the specialty chemical industry, there’s no better place than SOCMA’s 93rd Annual Dinner.  Set in New York’s Time Square during the height of the holiday season, this annual event provides the perfect location and opportunities for you to build and maintain relationships that will help strengthen your business.

In addition to a Speed Networking Reception and Cocktail Reception prior to dinner, SOCMA is offering a Cordials Reception, sponsored by GFS Chemicals, which will close out the night and give our members even more time to network.  In fact, sponsorships are still available for the Dinner.  Find out more about our spo...

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Midterm Madness – A Preview of the Upcoming Elections

Posted: 10/31/14 at 11:53 AM

By Dan Moss, Senior Manager, Government Relations

They’re baaccccckkkk.

Not unlike Lebron James’s return to the Cleveland Cavaliers after a four-year stint in Miami, the midterm elections return to the forefront of America’s political consciousness on Tuesday after a four-year absence.
While Republicans are unlikely to have quite the “wave year” they had in 2010, when they swept Congressional Democrats out of power in the House of Representatives by winning 60 seats and did exceptionally well in Senate, gubernatorial and down-ballot races as well, they are poised for another very good election night this year.  Here are my observations.

The House

In the House of Representatives, the GOP will easily remain in control and likely pad its majority by a number of seats.  Due to redistricting and gerrymandered congressional districts, historic voting tendencies, and the natural concentrations of Democratic and...

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