Fourth Revolution Awards

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The Fourth Revolution Awards celebrates regional manufacturing for its leadership and innovation as the industry stands on the brink of a new technological revolution.

2020 Baldrige Fall Virtual Conference: Excellence on Tap

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REGISTER RESILIENCE, AGILITY & INNOVATION  Excellence on Tap is the theme of the 2020 Baldrige Fall Conference. This popular live streamed conference features presentations from national and state Baldrige […]

Baldrige 2021 Quest for Excellence Virtual Conference

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Quest for Excellence 2021 is the leading conference to learn best performance management practices directly from national Baldrige Award recipients.

2021 Examiner Application Deadline: IMEC Excellence Recognition Program

Professional development for quality-driven professionals who collaborate to assess the organizations that apply for the annual IMEC Awards for Excellence. They’re also tasked with developing the valuable feedback reports that applicant organizations use to advance their processes, empower their workforce, and achieve the results they want.

SAFE AND SOUND: Safety and Health in Southern Illinois

Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center 1740 Innovation Dr., Carbondale, IL

Learn best practices for creating a safe and healthy workplace for your team, as we celebrate Safe & Sound Week across Southern Illinois.

HR Brainstorming Zoom Session

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Join IMEC and the Greater Northwest Chicago Development Corporation to learn from other HR professionals and share experiences and knowledge while supporting one another’s challenges and successes.

EXPAND YOUR REACH: Growth Marketing in a Digital World Webinar

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In this session, we will look at the most effective marketing strategies and resources small manufacturers should consider when trying to expand their reach and find new audiences.

Illinois Energy Market Update Webinar

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Join us to get updates on factors affecting energy prices, and hear answers to energy questions from businesses like yours.

MxD Cybersecurity Roadshow: Securing the Manufacturing Supply Chain

Northern Illinois University Holmes Student Center 340 Carroll Avenue, DeKalb, IL

Attend to learn deployable tactics that SMMs can use to reduce cyber risk in their organization, including a live demonstration of multiple cyber-attacks that are common in an industrial environment and actions to take to appropriately respond.

Moving Makers Forward: Manufacturing Workforce Solutions Summit

Illinois State University Bone Student Center 200 N University St, Normal, IL

This one-day summit invites attendees to take a deep dive into creative and effective solutions to help manufacturers access quality talent and build their workforce.

Business Accounting Training: Build Your Financial Literacy to Grow Your Business Webinar Series – Session 2: Business Accounting 201 – Concepts into Action

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This session will explore the three core financial statements of a business and how these statements provide clues about the financial well-being of the company, as well as ways these statements can be used to improve the cash flow and profitability of the business.

Unlock the Mysteries of OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout Rule Webinar

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This webinar will highlight the most frequently cited aspects of the LOTO rule, explain some of the most misunderstood provisions of the rule, and review some simple steps you can take to improve your LOTO program.

South Central Regional Roundtable

AM Transport Services 1903 Miller Dr., Olney, IL62450

Join your fellow manufacturers at this fun and festive gathering to greet each other, share our stories and honor the resiliency that got us and manufacturing through the last two years.

Manufacturing X.0 Midwest

Swissotel Chicago 323 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL

The event for Industry X.0 leaders – hear from Midwestern and national manufacturing leaders teaching peers, in detail, how to take advantage of the competitive edge that technology offers, and advance digital transformation journeys.

OSHA Workplace Safety & Enforcement Update

Peoria Innovation Hub 801 W Main St., Peoria, IL

Hear the latest updates from OSHA including current enforcement priorities, compliance assistance opportunities and an overview of national, regional, and local emphasis programs.

GROW YOUR BUSINESS: Breaking into Government Contracting Webinar

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Considering government contracting? This session will enhance your basic understanding of the procurement process and introduce resources to help you determine if this customer is a good fit for your business.

2022 Southern Illinois Made Expo

The Pavilion 1602 Sioux Drive, Marion, IL

This expo is an opportunity for Southern Illinois Manufacturers to showcase products made and found here in Southern Illinois.

Data Integrated Manufacturing Workshop Webinar

University of Illinois Chicago Webinar

Illinois manufacturers and other interested parties are invited to attend a half-day workshop at University of Illinois at Chicago to learn how machine learning Artificial Intelligence can support a manufacturing businesses.


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Be part of the IMA’S HR forum will provide you with the guidance and support to help you not only do your job well, but to provide you the tools to excel as an HR professional. 

Bootcamp: Goal Setting to Grow Your Business

Custom Direct 715 E. Irving Park Rd, Roselle, IL

Join a roundtable discussion of manufacturers and growth-oriented strategy experts to begin your path to successful goal setting, and business strategy development.

IMA Annual Environmental Conference

South Suburban College | Oak Forest Center 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest, IL

Join us for an overview of the rapid electrification taking place in the automotive industry in Illinois and learn how to minimize the risks and maximize the growth opportunities.