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Events

July 2015


Partnership and Networking Event: Professional Services

Date/Time: 7/7/2015, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Iowa State University, Alumni Center Reiman Ballroom South, Ames, IA
Notes: These events, held on an annual basis for various industry sectors, provide an opportunity for Iowa companies to learn from one another on a variety of topics, find potential partnerships/new business opportunities, and really just build a greater network in Iowa. To register, contact Melissa Burant, mmburant@iastate.edu.

LeanWise SE Peer Group Meetings

Date/Time: 7/14/2015, 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Pella Corporation
Notes: Managers/executives looking for: • An opportunity to develop strengths (knowledge, skills and talents) to fully fill your role in the driver’s seat • A safe place to share challenges and opportunities • Unvarnished advice from a group of trusted peers • A group that understands your world and can help you guide through it • A process to help you find you own answers to challenges before you Topic: Problem Solving Methodology Meetings are $35/meeting and include lunch Contact Holly Mueggenberg Member Programs Coordinator, Iowa ABI 515.235.0572 hmueggenberg@iowaabi.org

Velocity Scheduling System - How to Get More Jobs Done Faster

Date/Time: 7/14/2015, 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Webinar
Notes: This webinar covers EXACTLY how to get More Jobs Done Faster in a highly custom job shop or machine shop whether stand alone or within a manufacturing organization. We cover how scheduling is traditionally done, the scheduling problems most shops encounter and the mistakes most shops make when trying to schedule, and then we cover the Velocity Scheduling System approach. Nothing is held back. During the webinar you learn the full system and what to go do TOMORROW! If you have not yet read the special report, The 9 Challenges to Scheduling Your Job Shop and Why Your Schedule is Dead on Arrival, you can download that at http://www.velocityschedulingsystem.com/CIRASebook.pdf.

Learn before you leap: Business Considerations for GovCon

Date/Time: 7/23/2015, 9:00am-10:00am
Location: Greater Burlington Partnership, RiverPark Place, 610 North 4th Street, Suite 200, Johnson Room, Burlington, IA
Notes: Have you considered Government contracting for a potential sales prospect? Are you unsure whether it is a market you can/should expend resources for and pursue? This session will provide a 30,000 foot view of Government contracting, providing companies with the right things to consider before they pursue this market. You will also have the opportunity to meet your CIRAS Government Contracting Specialist that is available and a resource to assist your companies on a one on one basis for Government contracting. To register, contact Beth White, whiteb@iastate.edu.

GovCon 101: R3 Refreshers, Reminders and Re-Do’s

Date/Time: 7/28/2015, 8:30am-9:30am
Location: Webinar
Notes: This session is perfect for companies that have either dabbled in Government contracting or tried at one point to pursue the market, but something happened, you are still interested but kind of lost. While we won't get into tons of details, the workshop will provide enough information to refresh your memory of how to navigate some of the Government contracting maze, remind you of steps you can be taking, and give you a fresh start and re-do with Government contracting. This webinar will be provided the 4th Tuesday of every month at 8:30, so come as much as you need!?

August 2015


Manufacturing Leadership Program

Date/Time: 8/9/2015 - 8/14/2015, 12:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Ames (Gateway Hotel)
Notes: The next generation of leaders will define your company's future. Are they ready? CIRAS has a way to help. Our intensive manufacturing leadership program will engage participants to understand their goals and abilities, educate them on the key aspects of leading a business, and embed the change through coaching. For additional information or an application, contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

BizTalk Mastermind Group: What does "sealed bidding" mean for marketing efforts?

Date/Time: 8/13/2015, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Webinar
Notes: 3rd principle will discuss this type of solicitation procedure that some of you may be familiar with and discuss how you can shape your marketing around this technique, even when it seems like there isn't much you can do!

GovCon 101: R3 Refreshers, Reminders and Re-Do’s

Date/Time: 8/25/2015, 8:30am-9:30am
Location: Webinar
Notes: This session is perfect for companies that have either dabbled in Government contracting or tried at one point to pursue the market, but something happened, you are still interested but kind of lost. While we won't get into tons of details, the workshop will provide enough information to refresh your memory of how to navigate some of the Government contracting maze, remind you of steps you can be taking, and give you a fresh start and re-do with Government contracting. This webinar will be provided the 4th Tuesday of every month at 8:30, so come as much as you need!

Internet Marketing Strategy Boot Camp

Date/Time: 8/25/2015 - 8/27/2015, 10:00am-5:00pm
Location: Kirkwood Hotel, Cedar Rapids
Notes: Join us and discover how to take charge of your website and make it a truly effective marketing tool! Registration and information coming soon!

Handicapped Development Center Capabilities Showcase and Networking Event

Date/Time: 8/27/2015, 9:00am-11:00am
Location: ISU Scott County Extension, 875 Tanglefoot Lane Bettendorf
Notes: An opportunity to meet with contacts at the Handicapped Development Center in Davenport and receive a brief overview of the services they are able to perform to help larger companies in the local area. To register, contact Melissa Burant, mmburant@iastate.edu.

Video Marketing Boot Camp

Date/Time: 8/31/2015 - 9/1/2015, 9:00am-9:30am
Location: Kirkwood Hotel, Cedar Rapids
Notes: Join us and discover how to improve your business with online video marketing! Registration and information coming soon!

September 2015


LeanWise SE Peer Group Meetings

Date/Time: 9/8/2015, 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Agri-Industrial
Notes: Managers/executives looking for: • An opportunity to develop strengths (knowledge, skills and talents) to fully fill your role in the driver’s seat • A safe place to share challenges and opportunities • Unvarnished advice from a group of trusted peers • A group that understands your world and can help you guide through it • A process to help you find you own answers to challenges before you Meetings are $35/meeting and include lunch Contact Holly Mueggenberg Member Programs Coordinator, Iowa ABI 515.235.0572 hmueggenberg@iowaabi.org

BizTalk Mastermind Group: Wait a second, you may be missing out on bidding opportunities!

Date/Time: 9/10/2015, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Webinar
Notes: Our 4th discussion point will discuss Government "regs" for publicizing (advertising) opportunities, and how you may be missing out on some...wait you mean there is more to life than fbo.gov? Yes there is and we will tell you what this means to you and hopefully get some input from the attendees and how they have shaped their marketing to take advantage of these opportunities.

Next Generation Leadership: Disruptive by Design (2015 Deming Institute Conference)

Date/Time: 9/18/2015 - 9/20/2015, 8:00am-5:00pm
Location: Ames, IA
Notes: Disruptive by design and empowering in practice, for individuals and organizations, Dr. W. Edwards Deming’s approach to improving quality, performance and innovation is more relevant and valuable than ever. Learn how challenging your preconceived notions about management and using the transformational leadership philosophy of Dr. Deming can propel you and your organization forward. It’s a story best told by practitioners of The Deming System Of Profound Knowledge™. This conference features education and industry leaders who today are shaping their businesses, schools and organizations by disrupting the prevailing management concepts such as performance appraisals, sales commissions, and rating and ranking people. By challenging the status quo they are achieving new levels of performance and success. Whether you are a student or early in your career, a small business owner, educator or executive, you will come away with a positive and fresh perspective on how to successfully lead in the 21st century.

GovCon 101: R3 Refreshers, Reminders and Re-Do’s

Date/Time: 9/22/2015, 8:30am-9:30am
Location: Webinar
Notes: This session is perfect for companies that have either dabbled in Government contracting or tried at one point to pursue the market, but something happened, you are still interested but kind of lost. While we won't get into tons of details, the workshop will provide enough information to refresh your memory of how to navigate some of the Government contracting maze, remind you of steps you can be taking, and give you a fresh start and re-do with Government contracting. This webinar will be provided the 4th Tuesday of every month at 8:30, so come as much as you need!?

Learn before you leap: Business Considerations for GovCon

Date/Time: 9/24/2015, 9:00am-10:00am
Location: Ottumwa Chamber of Commerce, 217 East Main Street Ottumwa, IA
Notes: Have you considered Government contracting for a potential sales prospect? Are you unsure whether it is a market you can/should expend resources for and pursue? This session will provide a 30,000 foot view of Government contracting, providing companies with the right things to consider before they pursue this market. You will also have the opportunity to meet your CIRAS Government Contracting Specialist that is available and a resource to assist your companies on a one on one basis for Government contracting. To register, contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu.

October 2015


BizTalk Mastermind Group: How do "debriefings" help with your Government marketing efforts?

Date/Time: 10/1/2015, 7:00am-8:00am
Location: Webinar
Notes: For our final BizTalk principle regulation, we will discuss debriefings, and not just when you should ask for them, but how they can be a valuable part of your Government marketing plan and use them to solidify your position with your target customers.

Reshoring Mini-Event: Should you be Manufacturing or Sourcing Closer to Home?

Date/Time: 10/13/2015, 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: Cedar Rapids
Notes: Presentation on the topic of reshoring at the Cedar Valley APICS chapter's Professional Development Meeting.

Welcome to the HACCP Workshop for Meat, Poultry and Egg Plants

Date/Time: 10/22/2015 - 10/24/2015,
Location: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory
Notes: A HACCP workshop will be held at the Iowa State University Meat Laboratory October 22-24, 2015. The course is designed to review the philosophy and principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system and to discuss how to implement HACCP in plants. This HACCP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the USDA, FSIS regulation.

GovCon 101: R3 Refreshers, Reminders and Re-Do’s

Date/Time: 10/27/2015, 8:30am-9:30am
Location: Webinar
Notes: This session is perfect for companies that have either dabbled in Government contracting or tried at one point to pursue the market, but something happened, you are still interested but kind of lost. While we won't get into tons of details, the workshop will provide enough information to refresh your memory of how to navigate some of the Government contracting maze, remind you of steps you can be taking, and give you a fresh start and re-do with Government contracting. This webinar will be provided the 4th Tuesday of every month at 8:30, so come as much as you need!

November 2015


LeanWise SE Peer Group Meetings

Date/Time: 11/10/2015, 10:00am-2:00pm
Location: Hill Phoenix
Notes: Managers/executives looking for: • An opportunity to develop strengths (knowledge, skills and talents) to fully fill your role in the driver’s seat • A safe place to share challenges and opportunities • Unvarnished advice from a group of trusted peers • A group that understands your world and can help you guide through it • A process to help you find you own answers to challenges before you Meetings are $35/meeting and include lunch Contact Holly Mueggenberg Member Programs Coordinator, Iowa ABI 515.235.0572 hmueggenberg@iowaabi.org

Learn before you leap: Business Considerations for GovCon

Date/Time: 11/19/2015, 9:00am-10:00am
Location: Eastern Central Intergovernmental Association, 7600 Commerce Park, Dubuque, IA
Notes: Have you considered Government contracting for a potential sales prospect? Are you unsure whether it is a market you can/should expend resources for and pursue? This session will provide a 30,000 foot view of Government contracting, providing companies with the right things to consider before they pursue this market. You will also have the opportunity to meet your CIRAS Government Contracting Specialist that is available and a resource to assist your companies on a one on one basis for Government contracting.? To register, contact Beth White at whiteb@iastate.edu.

GovCon 101: R3 Refreshers, Reminders and Re-Do’s

Date/Time: 11/24/2015, 8:30am-9:30am
Location: Webinar
Notes: This session is perfect for companies that have either dabbled in Government contracting or tried at one point to pursue the market, but something happened, you are still interested but kind of lost. While we won't get into tons of details, the workshop will provide enough information to refresh your memory of how to navigate some of the Government contracting maze, remind you of steps you can be taking, and give you a fresh start and re-do with Government contracting. This webinar will be provided the 4th Tuesday of every month at 8:30, so come as much as you need!?