The People Playbook: A Leader's Guide to Fielding a Winning Team

Wed, Jul 26, 2017 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM


You invest a great deal in the human capital of your organization. In fact, it is probably among your biggest expenses. Employees who are not skilled, perform poorly, or are disengaged, are a drag on your business. They cost you money, time, opportunity and most importantly, customers. However, effectively managing your human resources can drive significant improvement in revenue, cost containment, efficiency, and innovation. Talent can be your competitive advantage if you follow Diane McNally's People Playbook. Manufacturers, join us for this "Accelerate Cleveland Manufacturing" workshop presented by MAGNET and WIRE-Net.

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Building Our Manufacturing Workforce

Thu, Jul 27, 2017 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Embassy Suites Cleveland - Rockside

Jergens, Inc. applies their "keep innovating" philosophy to their people, not just their products and processes. Jergens has been ahead of the curve in developing workforce solutions for many years, as demonstrated by their founding of Tooling U in 2001. While Jergens is continually seeking machinists, engineers, and manufacturing specialists for careers in advanced manufacturing, they don't just sit back and wait for job candidates to come to them. Jergens actively participates in several workforce programs throughout the community. Join us to hear about their latest projects.

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4S's of Building an Elite Sales Culture

Thu, Aug 10, 2017 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Cuyahoga Community College, Advanced Technology Training Center

It's no secret that programs like ISO, Six Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing can help companies significantly impact quality, turnover, material utilization, and lead times to name a few. Now that you have created a best-in-class manufacturing operation can you address the needs of your sales team with a similar approach? This seminar will introduce you to the 4S's of building an elite sales culture. With dedication and executive commitment, you can solve some of your most difficult sales challenges by addressing each of the four areas.

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Membership Appreciation Picnic

Fri, Aug 18, 2017 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Whiskey Island Still & Eatery

WIRE-Net invites you to make some new memories with your fellow WIRE-Net members at this year's Membership Appreciation Picnic (Luau). Join us at the Whiskey Island Still & Eatery for an afternoon of fun in the sun. Enjoy some great food, cornhole, and maybe even a Mai Tai. Pau Hana is Hawaiian for "work finished" so take a break from your work day and join WIRE-Net as we celebrate YOU.

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Plant Tour: Orlando Baking Company – Old World Baking, Cutting Edge Creativity

Thu, Aug 24, 2017 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Orlando Baking Company

How does a 145-year-old company stay true to its roots while still being state-of-the-art? Guistino Orlando founded the original Orlando Baking Company in 1872 and moved the company to Cleveland in 1904. How times have changed—and not. Equipped with multiple production lines, today's Orlando Baking Company boasts a 200,000 square-foot bakery which uses the most modern baking equipment available to create traditional European taste and consistency. During this tour, you will have a unique opportunity to see nine production lines and six ovens designed to accommodate product diversity and consistency while maintaining strict safety and quality standards. By combining state-of-the-art technology with the finest ingredients, Orlando has been able to expand and is now making over 250 varieties and is on tables across America while still maintaining their Cleveland roots and Old World quality.

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Supervisory Certificate Series I

Tue, Sep 12, 2017 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM


In this four-part series, participants will gain an understanding of their role as a supervisor. They will also learn how to apply their newly-learned skills to build a more engaged, productive, and synergistic workplace. ERC's nationally-recognized program employs tools and interactive activities, delivered by high energy and knowledgeable trainers. We encourage teams of two to three people attend together for maximum value.

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