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SOCMA Announces 91st Annual Dinner in New York City

Association Recognizes Members' Performance Excellence at Year-End Event

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), a trade association representing batch, custom and specialty chemical manufacturers, is pleased to announce its 91st Annual Dinner will be held December 10, 2012, at the New York Marriott Marquis Times Square.

The Annual Dinner is a time-honored tradition attended by hundreds of the chemical industry's top executives and their customers. The event will feature a reception and awards ceremony for winners of SOCMA's Performance Improvement Awards and Sustainability Award. The awards honor the achievements of ChemStewards® participants in environmental, health, safety and security measures, as well as educational outreach and sustainable practices. 

The evening's festivities include entertainment by Craig Karges, an award-winning entertainer who combines magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible.

The following day, SOCMA will host a special breakfast session with Peter J. Tanous, President of Lepercq Lynx Investment Advisory, LLC. Tanous will discuss the global economy and effects of the federal debt and deficit. Registration fee for both the dinner and reception is waived for credentialed press, but space is limited. To RSVP, please contact Christine Sanchez at (202) 721-4182. For hotel reservations, call 1-800-843-4898.

About SOCMA

SOCMA is the only U.S.-based trade association dedicated solely to the batch, custom and specialty chemical industry. Since 1921, we have represented a diverse membership of small, medium and large chemical companies, making us the leading authority on this sector. SOCMA has a global membership of 220 companies, which employ more than 46,000 workers in the U.S. alone. The value of the products and services provided by SOCMA members is $24 billion.

ChemStewards® is SOCMA's flagship environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) continuous performance improvement program. ChemStewards was created from industry's commitment to reducing our environmental footprint. Industry created ChemStewards to meet the unique needs of the batch, custom, and specialty chemical industry. As a mandatory requirement for SOCMA members engaged in the manufacturing or handling of chemicals, ChemStewards is helping participants reach for superior EHS&S performance. To learn more visit www.chemstewards.com

Media Contact:
Jenny Gaines
Assistant Manager, PR & Media
(202) 721-4123
gainesj@socma.com

SOURCE Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates

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