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.


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Hear from cybersecurity experts on various computer-related security matters that can guide manufacturers working towards cybersecurity compliance with the DoD’s CMMC and the security of your data in general.

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.

Women in IL Manufacturing – Finance Beyond the Bottom Line

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Join IMEC and the IMA for a discussion on financial topics specific to women in manufacturing, including how to gain confidence and harness this economic power for their personal financial journey.

CWFA 10 Years of Impact Celebration

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Celebrating Chicago Workforce Funder Alliance’s 10 Years of Impact, and the partnership with IMEC to help companies meet long-term goals through improving workforce development, processes, and products.

Building Customer Trust by Defending Your Data

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Learn how to implement cybersecurity strategies that protect your company from cyber attacks and build customer trust.

Executive Forum – Building Your Talent Pipeline Webinar

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How can industrial companies educate the next generation on the opportunities in manufacturing and build a robust talent pool to be well-positioned for the future? This forum will discuss creative strategies and provide practical applications to build and engage a sustainable talent pipeline for long-term success.


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This webinar explains how integrating IT and OT can deliver massive cost savings, improved productivity, and cyber security for (almost) FREE.

Employee Handbooks Workshop: Is Yours up to Date?

Illinois Manufacturing Association – Oak Brook 1211 W. 22nd St, Oak Brook, IL

This workshop will discuss new laws Illinois employers need to include in employee handbooks and their obligations based on these new laws.

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.

OPEN NEW DOORS: Supplier Diversity Virtual Panel Discussion

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A panel of female experts will define supplier diversity and share how companies are implementing supplier diversity practices to expand their markets, drive competition between existing and potential suppliers, and attract new talent.

ERTC CARES Act Employee Retention Tax Credit Information Session

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This session will educate you on how manufacturing organizations may still be eligible for the ERC, a fully refundable payroll tax credit intended to aid employers who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

BUILD YOUR TEAM: Career Pathways in Manufacturing Lunch and Learn

John Wood Community College – Workforce Development Center 4220 Kochs Lane, Room W112, Quincy, IL

Join IMEC and John Wood Community College Workforce Development center for a lunch and learn that explains how to solve training challenges and build a workforce of the future with Career Pathways.

Automation Barbeque – Tech Showcase Event

Elk Grove Village 350 Kent Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL

Join us and FPE Automation for a delicious BBQ lunch and see all the latest aumation technology on display.

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.

Compensation & Benefits – Are you Competitive?

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Join in a discussion of an analysis of current trends, unexpected findings and what the data means to your company in this labor market.

Onsite Tour of Argonne Leadership Computing Facility

Argonne National Laboratory 9700 South Cass Street, Lemont, IL

Join us for this opportunity to learn more about the changing energy landscape, Argonne’s role, and opportunities for Illinois manufacturers they innovate and adapt.

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.

CERTIFIED IN SAFETY: First Aid, CPR, and AED Training

1615 W. Jefferson 1615 W. Jefferson, Joliet

Attend the National Safety Council First Aid /CPR and AED training you’ll receive the life-saving skills you need to handle an emergency until a professional arrives!


Embassy Suites RiverFront Peoria Embassy Suites East Peoria Conference Center, Peoria, IL

Join us in Peoria for a thought provoking discussion on building your brand and a chance to build your network with women in manufacturing.