CNC Machining Apprenticeship Information Session

Wed, Mar 1, 2017 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

WIRE-Net

WIRE-Net plans to launch our second apprenticeship consortium to support employer training for CNC Machinists. We encourage you to join us to learn how to plug into a 21st Century competency-based apprenticeship to help your company develop certified machinists for the future.

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Supervisory Certificate Series II - Morning Session

Tue, Mar 7, 2017 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WIRE-Net

In this four-part series, participants will learn essentials for management success, practical skills, strategies, and tools that can immediately be put to use back on-the-job. Topics include: managing employee performance, problem solving and decision making, planning and managing the work, and dealing with issues of discrimination, harassment, and employee leaves of absence. ERC's nationally-recognized program is delivered by high energy and knowledgeable trainers. We encourage teams of two to three people attend together for maximum value.

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8 Critical Success Factors of a Small to Midmarket Enterprise

Thu, Mar 9, 2017 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Cuyahoga Community College, Advanced Technology Training Center

What are the key areas that will help all small and midmarket business owners to be more successful? Join us as Tom Gentile, of WIRE-Net Member company BeaconCFO Plus LLC, shares his 35+ years of experience on important topics, including: sources and associated costs of all types of funding along with how to fund a business from within; how to differentiate between business decision-making tools and accounting tools; the most critical of all metrics (hint it is neither sales nor net income!); and spending your energy and talents on only the things you do best—outsource the rest.

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Sibling Revelry Brewing

Wed, Mar 15, 2017 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sibling Revelry Brewing

Sibling Revelry Brewing was founded by a family of brothers and cousins from Cleveland who wanted to share their passion for great beer with others. Noticing a lack of breweries in the west side suburbs, the relatives set out to create a unique taproom and drinking experience rooted right in their own backyards. Sibling Revelry's taproom offers a full selection of craft beers including year-round brews, seasonal varieties, limited releases, and taproom exclusives.

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Continuous Improvement: We Needed More Than Lean to Succeed

Thu, Mar 23, 2017 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Embassy Suites Cleveland - Rockside

Kent Elastomer Products adopted Lean in 2006 which evolved into our culture of Continuous Improvement. Along the way, we learned that we needed more than Lean to improve. As we became better as a company, we needed to give our managing staff tools to improve as well. Communication and leadership skills are equally as important for a company to flourish. We couldn't expect our employees to grow if we did not improve as managers. This is the story of our evolution as a company and how we learned to trust and work with each other in the process.

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Manufacturing HR Roundtable Series

Thu, Apr 6, 2017 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

WIRE-Net

WIRE-Net's HR Roundtable Series provides a unique opportunity to come together with peers and an expert to share experiences, expertise, and learn about the unique issues and challenges faced by manufacturing human resource professionals. Each session has its own focus, but we encourage you to bring your challenges and get up-to-date information from people who can speak your language and share your pain.

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OSHA Enforcement Update: Direct from the Director

Thu, Apr 6, 2017 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Cuyahoga Community College, Advanced Technology Training Center

Learn about OSHA's enforcement priorities, the currently most cited standards, and how to receive free safety and health assistance for your business. One of the newer requirements regarding recordkeeping includes reporting injury and illness data directly to OSHA. Another new rule on Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems will keep workers safer and provide greater flexibility for employers in General Industry. It is important to learn about your responsibilities to provide a safe and healthful workplace for your employees.

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2017 Annual Meeting

Tue, Apr 25, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

The Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom

Join WIRE-Net's 370 Members for our Annual Meeting luncheon, presented by PNC Bank. Connect with leaders who understand the importance of manufacturing to our region. Honor manufacturing companies that have a positive impact on Cleveland and Northeast Ohio and will be receiving our Mission Builder Award.

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Safety Roundtable Series

Thu, Apr 27, 2017 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM

WIRE-Net

Our Safety Roundtable Series provides a unique opportunity to come together with peers and an expert to share experiences, expertise, and learn what you don't know about manufacturing safety. Discuss safety topics and find solutions to your safety-related issues to prepare for your next OSHA visit and save on violation costs. Each session has its own focus, but we encourage you to bring your challenges and request relevant information for your company. You will receive a certificate showing the topics and total number of hours you attended.

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