May 30, 2014
Grow your chemistry business with help from the ACS Entrepreneurial Resources Centerâ„¢
The ACS ERC helps chemistry-based startups bring their innovations to market with:
Scientific resources, business plan support and access to potential investors. So if you’re looking to take your concept to the next level, ACS can help! Don’t delay, the deadline is this Sunday! Learn more APPLY NOW for the ACS Entrepreneurial Resources Center Class of Fall 2014. Application deadline is June 1, 2014.
Deeply Discounted Booth at ACS Expo
There are still a handful of booths still available at the special SCHB-Member-only price. To maximize publicizing your booth, please book by June 14th.
SCHB can offer a booth at the ACS Expo at a highly-discounted rate, only $500. The package includes a 10 ft. x 10 ft. standard booth in the exposition; the standard rate is $1,500. This also includes admittance badges for two booth personnel, as well as a full registration for the technical sessions. For information, contact Booth Coordinator Dr. Anis Rahman at
Dallas session presentations now available
Now available – some presentations from the Dallas March 2014 meeting, specifically from the True Stories from Chemical Entrepreneurs session. (Note: Available only to ACS members.)
Contribute to the SCHB Newsletter
The SCHB Newsletter, Small Chem Biz, welcomes submissions of all types for the Fall 2014 issue: photographs, ads, general articles (250-300 words) or member news (50 words). All submissions should be sent to Jenny Lee, SCHB Newsletter Editor at before the June 15, 2014 deadline. Please feel free to contact her if you have any comments or suggestions about the newsletter or to learn more about advertising rates.
Spotlight on NORM
What does it take to successfully start and grow a chemistry-based business?
Hear from some players at the Small Business Symposium at the American Chemical Society’s Northwest Regional Meeting in Missoula on June 23!
The purpose of the symposium is to support chemistry-based business development and encourage interaction of growing businesses with other potential business and academic partners. Presentations will provide introductory information on how to start and develop a business, as well as insights into the paths taken by existing businesses. Narrative stories from existing business principals will provide a forum for sharing real-life examples of what works and how failure and “do-overs” are not necessarily a disaster, but instructive.
Featured Presenters:
John Amend, MicroLab, Inc
Amita Greer, Montana Community Development Corp
Lisa Mueller, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Ray Friesenhahn, Montana State Univ – Techlink
Joe Fanguy, University of Montana
Richard Hammen, Intellimet LLC
Paul Gladen, University of Montana; Blackstone LaunchPad
Neal Blossom, American Chemet Corporation
Nicholas Guilloteau, DermaXon
Jon Nagy, NanoValent Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Brenda Spangler, SensoPath Technologies
Register now and get more meeting information HERE
Registration is open for the ACS 247th National Meeting, San Francisco, August 10-14, 2014
Chemistry and Global Stewardship
Full meeting details are at
Preliminary program publishes in C&EN June 16
SCHB Technical Program at #ACSsanfran
Sunday, August 10
-Intellectual Property 101: What Students and Post-docs Need to Know
-Best Practices in Launching a University Start-Up
Monday, August 11
-Entrepreneurs’ Coffee & Poster Session
-Cyber Security for Small Businesses
-Current and Future Trends to Provide Equal Access in the Commercial Sector for Employees with Special Needs
Tuesday, August 12
-True Stories from Entrepreneurs
-Start-Up Chemical Businesses in Drug Discovery
ACS Leadership Development System Courses at ACS San Francisco
This is your opportunity to learn skills to strengthen your edge in today’s global economy. Register for a course when you register for the meeting. Full and partial scholarships (course fee) are available to ACS members on a first come, first serve basis. SCHB will also provide scholarship support to SCHB members. The course registration fee ($150) will be refunded to members upon completion of the course; for more information on the courses and ACS scholarship, contact:
-Fostering Innovation – Sunday, August 10, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
-Leading Change – Monday, August 11, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
-Collaborating Across Boundaries – Monday, August 11, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
-Leading without Authority – Tuesday, August 12, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
-Engaging and Motivating Volunteers – Tuesday, August 12, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
For more information on SCHB scholarship and other SCHB member benefits, contact:
SCHB at ACS 2014 Regional Meetings
NORM – Missoula MT, June 22-25,
Early registration closes May 30
Small Business Symposium, Monday, June 23: Learn how to commercialize your innovative ideas and meet successful chemical business people.
SERMACS – Nashville TN, October 16-19,
SCHB sessions: Resources for Entrepreneurs and True Stories from Entrepreneurs
Abstract submission is now open at
CERM – Pittsburgh PA, October 29-November 1,
SCHB sessions: Resources for Entrepreneurs and True Stories from Entrepreneurs
Abstract submission is now open at
MWRM – Columbia MO, November 5-8,
SCHB sessions: Resources for Entrepreneurs and True Stories from Entrepreneurs
SWRM – Fort Worth TX, November 19-22,
Would you like to organize a SCHB session? Contact Kirby Drake, General Chair,
Annual ChemLuminary Awards Celebration
Save the Date: Celebrate and support ACS Volunteers at the annual ChemLuminary Awards Ceremony at the ACS National Meeting in San Francisco on Tuesday, August 12th, beginning with a reception and poster session from 8:00-8:45 p.m. The awards presentation will follow from 9:00-10:00 p.m., and a celebration with dancing will wind up the evening at 12:00 midnight.
ACS Global Stewards: Our Shining Stars is the theme for the 16th Annual ChemLuminary Awards event. ACS President Tom Barton will open the ChemLuminary Awards event with welcoming remarks followed by a keynote address presented by Dr. Robert A. Pribush, recipient of the 2014 ACS Volunteer Service Award. The keynote address will be followed by the presentation of awards to local sections, divisions, and regional meetings honoring groups for their volunteer efforts in promoting chemistry and the chemical sciences in local areas during 2013.
SCHB is a finalist in the ChemLuminary category: Outstanding Collaboration Between a Local Section and a Division so please come and cheer us on. The event is free and everyone is encouraged to attend and support the many ACS volunteers. To learn more, please visit ChemLuminary Awards 2014
Member Input Sought for Public Policy Statement on Innovation, Chemistry, and Jobs.
The SCHB is working with the Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs (CCPA) to review and revise its public policy statement entitled, “A Competitive U.S. Business Climate: Innovation, Chemistry and Jobs”, which was first published in 2011. We want to hear directly from our SCHB members about policies they would like to see advanced and implemented to aid the chemistry enterprise in creating new small businesses, jobs, and commercial products here in the United States.
Please contact Patrick Kearney at with your thoughts and ideas or to arrange a time to speak with Patrick about them.
There is no on-going time commitment to this activity, and you can find the current policy statement here:
Share Your News Via SCHB Social Media Channels 
Contact Jennifer Maclachlan, PR Chair  at with your member news that you would like shared via the SCHB Twitter or Facebook channels or use the SCHB Linked-In page to start relevant discussions about small chemical businesses.Â
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