SOCMA Announces 89th Annual Dinner Celebration

Marks ChemStewards® Anniversary, Recognizes Performance Improvement Winners

October 26, 2010

Media Contact:
Christine Sanchez
Manager, Public Relations & Media
(202) 721-4182

Washington, DC - The five year anniversary of the ChemStewards® Program will be among the many achievements the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) celebrates during its 89th Annual Dinner on December 6, 2010 in New York City.

For nearly a century, chemical industry executives have gathered annually in New York for this highly anticipated event.  This year, SOCMA will celebrate the past year’s successes, including enhancements of several member programs and development of new partnerships with state chemical industry groups.

The Annual Dinner program will feature a reception and awards ceremony for the winners of SOCMA’s Performance Improvement Awards, sponsored by ChemStewards. The awards honor the achievements of ChemStewards participants in environmental, health, safety and security measures, as well as educational outreach in their communities.  Entertainment for the Annual Dinner will be provided by the Capitol Steps, a Washington-based musical and political satire group.
Annual Dinner: Over 500 of the chemical industry’s top executives networking with old and new friends, as well as entertaining customers to show their appreciation for the year’s business.  

ChemStewards® Reception: A reception honoring the anniversary of ChemStewards and celebrating winners of the Performance Improvement Awards – companies which demonstrated a commitment to excellent environment, community safety and health standards the past year.
Registration fee for both the dinner and reception is waived for credentialed press.
Monday, December 6, 2010
New York Marriott Marquis Times Square
1535 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
Reservations: 1-800-843-4898 / (212) 704-8700
Christine Sanchez or (202)721-4182




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 more than 200 companies. In the US, members employ more than 100,000 workers across the country and produce 50,000 products valued at $60 billion annually. For more information on our services and products, please visit

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

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