Manufacturing Roundtable

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Name: Manufacturing Roundtable
Date: June 30, 2020
Time: 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:
John Rogers is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Featured speakers and what they will discuss - How Are We/Our Organizations Changing in the COVID-19 Environment:

Paul Griffin, Site Training Specialist, Millipore Sigma - from his perspective  how do we train staff, and our future staffs using virtual formats and how do we help with social development

Barb LaMue, Executive Director of New North, Inc. - The role of New North in working with federal and state agencies and local partners to help with resources—financial and technical, and discuss our current initiatives that focus on the reopening and recovery of our region PLUS how New North can help area manufacturers based on past successes.  Barb will also highlight her WEDC experiences.

Ann Franz, Executive Director of Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance [NEWMA]  – Ann will share information about how manufacturers have been deemed for the most part essential and the Alliance’s efforts in finding them talent for both short-term and permanent positions, educating and providing resources on PPE and how to have their plants deemed safe, plus engaging the membership in buying local by spotlighting companies that manufacture PPE and have pivoted their manufacturing to make PPE.  Time permitting, Ann will also share why are the NEWMA programs so beneficial to area employers and why has Sheboygan County had so many All-Stars since the program was launched;    

Nick O'Brien, Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation – Nick will provide an overview of (1) highlighting the critical importance of innovation in a time of crisis; (2) explaining how the collective pause of the quarantine provided the perfect opportunity to form a community of innovators (The Surge) in Sheboygan County, and (3) helping the audience understand why/how The Surge/FreshTech positions Sheboygan County for a better, more adaptable future and how they can get involved.

Jamie Schramm, CEO, UWGB-Sheboygan.- what is different now that Sheboygan is closely linked to UWGB?  New degree programs on the horizon, new training labs, etc.  

Sheboygan County named a top place where US manufacturing is thriving
Advisor Smith - Manufacturing has served an important role in the United States economy, and the industry continues to play a critical role today. From industrial products to consumer goods, and from automobiles to aircraft, the U.S. manufacturing sector is diverse and continues to develop and evolve. In this deep dive into manufacturing-centric areas in the U.S., we examined the question: where are the top cities in the United States where manufacturing is thriving?
AdvisorSmith conducted a study on 318 U.S. cities to determine the top cities where U.S. manufacturing is thriving. We based our rankings on four key economic factors: manufacturing output growth rate, manufacturing output per capita, manufacturing location quotient, and manufacturing employment growth rate.
Top cities where manufacturing is thriving:
1.  Elkhart, IN
2.  Columbus, IN
3.  Rocky Mount, NC
4.  Kokomo, IN
5.  Sheboygan, WI
6.  San Jose, CA
7.  Reno, NV
8.  Lake Charles, LA
9.  Mount Vernon, WA
10.  Dalton, GA

From the 'friendly confines' of your environment however you define it.  
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, June 30 2020
Networking - 7:15 am - the zoom link will be open
Roundtable 7:30 - 9:30 am
Included within your Chamber membership fees
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