Do-It-Yourself Business Apps: A Short Course

Wed, Oct 27, 2021 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Manufacturing Works

Join us for a two-hour workshop to learn more about Microsoft Power Platform, in-house solution that local manufacturers are now using to successfully address nagging plant problems by creating unique apps. The workshop will cover and overview of licensing and costs, what else you need to consider as you develop this process, when to consider using a business app as a solution to a business problem, examples of problems before and after a successful app, and training on exactly how to create your first business app—a visitor's log, which can be used for guests and as a training tool for future apps.

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What's Standing in the Way of Your Productivity?

Tue, Nov 2, 2021 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Jergens, Inc.

If you could have more productive meetings, how much more productive would your business be? Be honest. Are your meetings a frustrating waste of valuable time? Do you feel like you discuss the same issues over and over again never making any progress toward addressing them? Does your team take steps to finally address an issue only to discover that what you solved wasn't really the problem after all? If you answered yes to any of these questions, bring your team and one of your real-life business issues and we'll help you work through it with one of Traction's most important tools—IDS. This isn't a lecture about EOS. This IS a time for you and your team to work through one of your own issues with guidance from Manufacturing Works' own EOS Implementer. If you'd rather not share one of your issues, we'll offer some common issues shared by the local manufacturing community. Either way, the solution will be yours.

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Manufacturing & Technology Show

Tue, Nov 9, 2021 6:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Huntington Convention Center

REGISTER THROUGH OUR LINK AND GET A 15% DISCOUNT! Taking place in-person at the Huntington Convention Center, the New Manufacturing & Technology Show will showcase examples of excellence across every aspect of the manufacturing industry from design to delivery, exceptional educational conference content, and an interactive show floor where attendees from across the globe can interact face to face with vendors and product experts. A mix of top sessions from the live event and custom virtual sessions will be presented online December 7 and 8, 2021.

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Supervising for Success

Tue, Nov 9, 2021 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Virtual Event

In any organization, frontline supervisors and managers are the critical stakeholders in achieving engagement and retention of top talent, reinforcement of quality-driven processes, and focus on the results for the customer. In this four-part professional development series, participants will learn to more fully embrace their critical roles and build upon their existing supervisory skills as we explore the essentials of frontline leadership in manufacturing, communicating as a frontline leader, harnessing both for growth and innovation, and the business case and best practices for engaging and retaining talent.

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Should You Consider CMMC Certification?

Tue, Nov 16, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Virtual Event

Companies attending the webinar will be able to qualify for up to 15 hours of cybersecurity risk consulting which has been paid for via SBDC grants. SBDCs are America’s nationwide network of Small Business Development Centers. In plain English, we review the new CMMC (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) standards; we talk in real terms about what will be expected and what you can do to start to the process of moving towards your required level of compliance.

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Growth and Transition Program

Fri, Dec 31, 2021 7:00 AM – 7:00 AM

Virtual Event

For business owners who believe that the best transition plan starts with having a solid, well performing business, Manufacturing Works has created a program that identifies value-enhancing strategies that your company may want to undertake prior to transition. We have brought together a group of independent subject matter experts from over 20 firms willing to share their expertise. In addition to learning from the exports, you will become part of a cohort of like-minded business owners brought together to share insights while participating in the program. Program participants will also have access and introductions to financial capital resources.

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Leadership Institute

Fri, Dec 31, 2021 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Virtual Event

50-70% of privately-owned businesses will change ownership/leadership over the next ten years. This creates a big opportunity for the next generation of leaders. Are you ready? The Manufacturing Work Leadership Institute will provide a high-level overview of all aspects of buying and/or running a manufacturing business while exploring leadership strengths and future career paths.

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