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Women in Illinois Manufacturing Council: Building Your Network | Central Illinois

October 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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IMEC is a proud supporter of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) bringing the next meeting of the Women in Illinois Manufacturing Council to Peoria.  The IMA is offering women in Illinois Manufacturing this opportunity to learn from one another, share career experiences and assist one another in achieving individual goals. The program launched in the spring of 2019 in the Chicagoland area and is expanding across Illinois.

Don’t miss this great afternoon of panel discussions, new ideas and a chance to grow your network with other women leaders!


Welcome & Meet Your Neighbor

  • What Experiences Do You Want With the Women in Illinois Manufacturing Council?

Keynote Address  |  Manufacturing Growth in Metal Fabrication: Opportunities and Obstacles Along the Way

  • Melanie Johnson  |  Vice President, Finance & Marketing, Americana Building Products

Rapid Fire Networking

  • Join in this discussion that explores questions that matter & how to support each other

Inspiring the Future Workforce – and Being Inspired by Them

  • Share your story with high school & college women and learn about what they are doing with technology to prepare for the future

Panel: What a Pleasant Surprise!  Unexpected Benefits Discovered With a Career in this Industry

  • Moderator: Gretchen Clifton  |  Client Services Manager, IMEC
  • Trista Bonds  |  Vice President, Engineering & Manufacturing Operations, BSD Industries L3C
  • Kourtney Haverfield  |  Quality Manager, Alsey Refractories Company

Wine & Dessert Bar

Cost: $75

Sponsors: IMA; IMEC; Philippi-Hagenbuch, Inc; United Scrap Metal Buyers and Recyclers; Cedar Concepts; BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois; Graymills; Americana Building Products; Greater Peoria Economic Development Council (GPEDC); BSD Industries L3C

Contact Name: Terri Graham, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

Contact Phone: 630-824-9371

Contact Emailtgraham@ima-net.org



October 29, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Gateway Building
200 NE Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602