ERP Summit: Unleash the Power of Your ERP System

NIU Conference Center - Naperville 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL

IMEC and Salesforce team up to bring you thought leaders focused on how to optimize your current or future ERP system to increase efficiency and productivity, plus an ERP Vendor Showcase to get your questions answered.

IMIN Network Event – July 2019

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville, IL

The IMIN Network is a forum for leaders to collaborate and exchange knowledge and experiences in continuous improvement, with a featured topic each month.

Peer Group Lunch & Learn – Rockford

NIU Rockford 8500 E. State St, Rockford, IL

Join IMEC & BreakThrough Results for an informational session about the IMEC BreakThrough Peer Group, a year-long focus on personal development, professional growth, & high-level industry networking.

Tools for Efficiency Workshop: Value Stream Mapping

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

Learn how to use a VSM to "See the flow" of processes. Create a blueprint for your Future State Map based on value-added and wastes in your work systems.

IMIN Network Event – Breakfast with the Bots

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville, IL

The IMIN Network is a forum for leaders to collaborate and exchange knowledge and experiences in continuous improvement, with a featured topic each month.

Using Google AdWords to Boost Your Business

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

Learn how Google AdWords can boost the online presence of your company, increasing awareness of your business and leading to more sales.

What’s Cooking in Automation?

RR Floody 5065 27th Ave., Rockford, IL

RR Floody and IMEC host an open house featuring live demos of manufacturing automation equipment, educational sessions plus networking and refreshments.

Manufacturing and Supply Chain Forum

Gateway Building 200 NE Water Street, Peoria, IL

Local resources & companies share solutions for sustainability, diversification, & workforce for manufacturers in Illinois, plus a local resource fair.

ManufacturED (3-Day Summit)

Morgan Manufacturing 401 North Morgan Street, Chicago, IL

The global manufacturing marketplace is growing faster than ever. ManufacturED is a 3-day program to discuss the many industry changes through educational sessions, ED talks and networking.

Basecamp for Manufacturing: Digital Transformation

Hilton Chicago 720 S Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL

Training from Salesforce on the benefits of digital transformation for manufacturers, featuring stories from manufacturing leaders.

CANCELLED – IMIN Network Event

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville, IL

The IMIN Network is a forum for leaders to collaborate and exchange knowledge and experiences in continuous improvement, with a featured topic each month. This month's focus: Employee Incentives. Hear creative strategies to recharge and retain employees, to adpating to the needs of employees?

Sustainable Food and Beverage Manufacturing Workshop

Thatcher Woods Pavilion 8030 Chicago Avenue, River Forest, IL

Learn about the latest sustainability technologies and efficiency opportunities in the food and beverage industry to take your facility to the next level of sustainability, efficiency and energy savings.

Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo 2019

Elk Grove High School 500 W Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL

The annual Made in Elk Grove Expo provides OEMs, manufacturers, and future manufacturers a unique opportunity to Connect, Collaborate, and Cultivate relationships. Industries represented include precision machining, plastics, electronics, food, industrial services, and more.

5 Keys to Launching a Skilled Trade Career

Facebook Live Facebook.com/CrainsChicago

Join the interactive Facebook Live session for information and advice on every step of your journey to finding the perfect skilled trade career.

Organizational Excellence Lunch & Learn – Normal

Radisson Hotel Normal 8 Traders Circle, Normal, IL

The Organizational Excellence Lunch & Learn helps leaders get a 360-degree view of their organization, and identify how your strategic plan allows your company to respond to the ever-changing competitive landscape. You can’t get better if you don’t know where you are now.

2019 Baldrige Fall Conference: Tune into Excellence!

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville, TN

Performance excellence enthusiasts will gather to share best practices for the pursuit of excellence through the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework.

Manufacturing Operations Peer Group Lunch & Learn – Rockford

NIU Rockford 8500 E. State St, Rockford, IL

Join IMEC & BreakThrough Results for an informational session about the IMEC BreakThrough Peer Group, a year-long focus on personal development, professional growth, & high-level industry networking.

Problem Solving & Root Cause Workshop 2-Day Training

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville, IL

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to define a problem and use root cause analysis tools and techniques to solve the problem.

ISO 9001:2015 Training Series

Fairfield Inn and Suites 700 National Parkway, Schaumburg, IL

The ISO 9001:2015 Training Series combines 4 group training sessions and 5 individualized, on-site company training visits to make companies informed about ISO 9001:2015 Standard for Quality Management Systems.

Genesis Report Community Learning Session

Chicago Community Trust 225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2200, Chicago, IL

IMEC launched the Genesis initiative to improve both business success and job quality at small and medium-sized manufacturing firms in the Chicago region. Learn the results from the Genesis report from the Aspen Institute and participating manufacturers.

SIOSH/SafetyCon 2020

Morris University Center @ SIU Edwardsville 1 Hairpin Dr, Edwardsville, IL

SIOSH/SafetyCon brings together experts & practitioners in the fields of construction and industry, highlighting best practices to create a safe workplace.

Problem Solving & Root Cause Workshop 2-Day Training

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville, IL

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to define a problem and use root cause analysis tools and techniques to solve the problem.

mHUB Pre-Seed Venture Challenge Night

mHUB 965 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, IL

Come watch 5 finalists pitch to win more than $20,000 in cash and in-kind gifts through mHUB’s exclusive pitch
competition for early-stage members.

2020 Pre-Conference Sessions on Performance Excellence

NIU Conference Center - Naperville 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL

Spend the morning getting acquainted with the basics of performance excellence. In the afternoon, learn how to define your approach to the pursuit of excellence.

2020 IMEC Conference on Enterprise Excellence, presented by ACHE

NIU Conference Center - Naperville 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL

The 2020 IMEC Conference on Enterprise Excellence features recognized leaders who drive high performance leadership, strategy, customer, operations, workforce, and technology.

IMEC Awards for Excellence Celebration

NIU Conference Center - Naperville 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville, IL

Celebrating the five 2019 IMEC Awards for Excellence recipients and the volunteers who share their time and talents to support the IMEC Recognition Program.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Webinar: Risk Mitigation Efforts

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This 30-minute webinar addresses issues and initiatives associated with effective risk mitigation efforts of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19.

COVID-19 Conference Call with the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

Conference Call

IMA president & CEO Mark Denzler will welcome public health leaders in Illinois and the City of Chicago, along with private sector experts, to give employers the latest factual information about the novel coronavirus so that they can continue to prepare and respond to the pandemic.

Baldrige 2020 Quest for Excellence Conference (postponed to April 2021)

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, Maryland

COME. LEARN. NETWORK. ENGAGE. Attend and engage with current and former Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients and take home solutions to help your organization achieve breakthrough performance and results.

The Day After Funding/Loan Applications…Now What? Webinar

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Join IMEC & Strategic Resources for best practices in financial management to emerge from uncertainty with a post-crisis playbook for financial resilience.

17th Annual ASQ Lean-Sigma Conference – SIU-Carbondale

SIU-Carbondale Student Center 1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL

Expand your network and connect with quality professionals at the ASQ Lean-Sigma Conference at SIU Carbondale, featuring speakers on Six Sigma, Lean enterprise, quality, and reliability.

2020 IMEC Examiner – Application Deadline

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.

New Examiner Training | IMEC Recognition Program

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This training for all new examiners will introduce the Baldrige Excellence Framework, and outline the responsibilities of examiners through the IMEC Awards for Excellence application review process. Returning examiners are welcome to participate.

Full Examiner Training | IMEC Recognition Program

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All examiners with the IMEC Recognition Program – new and returning – come together to learn how to apply the Baldrige Excellence Framework through the use of a case study.

Pricing in a Crisis Webinar

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Discover how increases and decreases in price can complement traditional cost-cutting measures while delivering more to the bottom line.

Reinventing the Supply Chain Webinar

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Learn a lesson from this current crisis and begin making fundamental changes now to prepare your supply chain for future shocks. This session highlights the ideal supply chain of 2030 and key questions to ask as you lead your transition from the current to a more collaborative and accurate supply chain plan. For steps you can take TODAY: Learn about the Supplier Scouting program from IMEC and the IMA, connecting suppliers with those in need of supplies.

Preparing for the Economic Unknown Webinar

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As the economy hedges towards a recession, learn how your company can prepare to make your way through the economic unknown.

The Next Great Idea Could Be Yours! Webinar

Zoom Details provided upon registration

Presenting a panel of experts to guide a discussion on innovation and adapting to changing business conditions for businesses of any size.

Cybersecurity Requirements for Defense Contractors Webinar

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The Department of Defense has begun to revise the cybersecurity requirements all contractors must adhere to in order to remain part of their critical supply chain. Attend this webinar to learn about new cybersecurity developments and how they affect current and future contracts.

Selling in a Virtual World with IMEC and VIA

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IMEC and the VIA for insights from conversations with manufacturing industry leaders across the state on how to adapt to selling in a virtual world.

Best Practices for Video Conferencing Webinar

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Session highlighting techniques to effectively communicate, share information & use best practices to avoid common virtual meeting pitfalls.

Manufacturing Matchmaking (Virtual)

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Manufacturing Matchmaking from IMEC and the CMMC is like speed-dating for manufacturers: meet new clients, expand your supply chain and share information with new potential business partners.

Manufacturing Leader Buzz Session: Workplace Health and Safety

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Join a unique roundtable session to share with peers the tips and strategies around workplace safety and health to help reshape your ways of doing business.

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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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 Award […]

Collaborative Robotics Automation Conference – Morning Session

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

This hands-on conference introduces how to leverage cobots to maximize ROI, plus increase productivity, solve labor challenges, reduce errors & improve safety.