February 2015
Dear SCHB Member,
Here’s our Denver Digest: SCHB at the ACS 249th National Meeting Chemistry of Natural Resources Denver, March 22-26-2015 by Joe Sabol, Program Chair
All SCHB activities, except the Hach Award Reception, Sci-Mix, and Expo will be held in Embassy Suites Hotel, with the technical program in Cripple Creek Ballroom 2. SCHB is pleased to host Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success: Symposium in Honor of Terry L. Brewer and Hach Award Reception, Monday March 23.
Start the Denver meeting with SCHB Members’ Breakfast, Sunday, March 22. Enjoy continental breakfast and conversation, 7:30-8:30 a.m., in Aspen Room B, Embassy Suites. Reservations are not necessary, but RSVP at will help us plan. After breakfast, your Executive Committee will be hard at work, planning for the upcoming program, activities, and member benefits. Feel free to join us – the meeting is open and we want your opinion, but if you have an item to be addressed, please send it to Patrick Kearney at so it can be included in the agenda.
At noon, join SCHB and PROF speakers, members, and guests for lunch. Please RSVP at Silverton Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites. SCHB’s Annual Business Meeting will start at 1:30 p.m. CC Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites. Immediately following will be SCHB’s Poster Session; the intention is to display the posters until Monday afternoon, and then transfer to Sci-Mix.
Best Practices for Success with SBIR & STTR Grants will start at 2:30 p.m. and have presentations on past experiences, followed by a panel discussion for more Q & A. CC Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites. Sunday evening, please stop by SCHB’s Expo Booth 332, 6:00-8:30 p.m., and “discuss business” with SCHB colleagues.
Monday morning is Kathryn C. Hach Award for Entrepreneurial Success: Symposium in Honor of Terry L. Brewer, holding three presentations on the craft of entrepreneurship and innovation, followed by the Award Address. Continental breakfast will be available at 7:30 a.m. CC Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites. At noon, SCHB will host Hach Award Luncheon. Please RSVP at Silverton Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites. Water is the Next Oil: Small Businesses Percolating to the Top will start at 2:00 p.m. Hear about the latest technology in the water sector. CC Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites.
Joint Great Lakes/Central Regional Meeting (JGLCRM), Grand Rapids MI, May 27-30, 2015
SCHB’s session Entrepreneur’s Tool Kit: Resources and True Stories has been approved and abstracts are open. For more information, see
Pacifichem, Honolulu, December 15-20, 2015
Call for Abstracts is open. SCHB members have organized three sessions:
The Evolving Nature of Scholarly Communication: Connecting Scholars with Each Other and with Society (#173) Organizer: Jennifer Maclachlan See the call for papers here:
Small Businesses Reaching Out for Market Share: Tool Kit and Success Stories (#185) Organizer: Joseph Sabol See the call for papers here:
Advances in Terahertz Spectroscopy and Imaging (#413) Organizer: Anis Rahman See the call for papers here:
See to submit an abstract and for more information.
ACS Chemical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council Programming Survey
The ACS Chemical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council (CIEC) is a grassroots organization with the goal of supporting ACS members who are interested in innovation, entrepreneurship and the business of chemistry. We are conducting a brief (<10 min) anonymous survey to gauge interest in programming, training and outreach related to these topics. We would appreciate your feedback in sharing how you think we can better serve YOU in growing, supporting, and creating opportunities for our members in these areas. Your anonymous feedback will directly impact the symposia, workshops, outreach and webinars we plan for 2015 and beyond. Thanks in advance for your input!
Corporation Associates (CA) is the formal link between the American Chemical Society and chemical and allied industries
Neal Langerman, the CEO of Advance Chemical Safety, the treasurer of the CHAS Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and a current SCHB member, would like to advocate for participation of SCHB member companies in the ACS Committee on Corporation Associates (CA). The CA was created in 1952 by the ACS Board of Directors to serve as a direct voice for corporate discussion within the ACS. The Committee meets twice annually during the ACS National Meetings, and provides member companies numerous benefits including:
�The opportunity to identify focus areas and speakers for briefings on Capitol Hill on industry topics.
�The ability to help craft ACS Policy Statements, which are read by legislators and congressional staffers.
�Access to market information, technical trends, marketing patterns, and market opportunities.
�Contacts with industry leaders in research and product innovation and with peers in senior-level research and development laboratories.
Neal’s company, Advanced Chemical Safety, has been a member of CA for about 10 years, and Neal describes the small annual dues and time commitment as a rich return on investment for his company. More information about the Committee on Corporation Associates and benefits of company membership is available at
SCHB members are encouraged to contact ACS Staff Liaison, David Harwell at for membership details.
Volunteer with SCHB
None of SCHB’s valuable benefits and activities would have been possible without our volunteers. If you want to expand your professional network, enhance your leadership skills, or shape the future of SCHB, consider volunteering to further SCHB’s mission. Contact any SCHB officer to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Networking and Social Media
One of the most valuable benefits of SCHB membership is being a part of the network of small chemical business professionals. If you have not done so, please join:
SCHB’s group on the ACS Network,
SCHB’s “members only” website, (public site:
SCHB page on Facebook at, and
Follow SCHB on Twitter at
Do you have news to share with other small chemical businesses? Please send your announcements to Jennifer Maclachlan, Public Relations Chair at
Please participate in the discussions and expand your network of SCHB members and entrepreneurs.
As always, if you have any comments or ideas for SCHB, or if you would like to become more involved, do not hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely yours,
Mukund Chorghade, Chair, Division of Small Chemical Businesses
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