Founded in 2021, Manufacturers Connect is an exclusive event where members discuss current trends, strategic insights, and best practices in manufacturing, outsourcing, capacity management, and quality assurance with like-minded individuals.


Manufacturers Connect held its fourth event in April at Golden Valley Country Club. The topic was Robotics and Automation in Manufacturing, The Manufacturers Connect event featured a Pete Rogers he President of Central McGowan Automation.

The key takeaways included from the speaker:

  • Robotics and automation can help improve production efficiency and reduce errors.
  • Robotic systems require less human labor, allowing businesses to save time and money.
  • Automation enables machines to make decisions previously made by humans, leading to faster decision making.
  • Robotics and automation can reduce safety risks in the workplace by providing greater control over hazardous situations.
  • Implementing robotics and automation can give businesses a competitive advantage over their competitors.

The next event that we will be hosting will take place in the September 2023 at the Edina Country Club. This event will feature a discussion about the AI in manufacturing in Minnesota in 2023. Please ensure that you are following us across all of our social media platforms so that you are aware of our upcoming event.




Are you looking to stay ahead of the curve in the manufacturing industry? Then join us at Manufacturers Connect on September 27th, 2023 at Edina Country Club for a day of learning and networking. Our event will focus on Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing, and how they are transforming the industry.

“Revolutionizing Manufacturing: The Impact of AI” is an event specifically designed for forward-thinkers in the manufacturing industry. Scheduled for September 27th, 2023 at the Edina Country Club, this conference offers a deep dive into the world of Artificial Intelligence and its transformative effects on manufacturing processes.

The event aims to elucidate how AI is reshaping manufacturing, from enhancing efficiency and productivity to enabling more precise quality control. You’ll have the opportunity to hear insights from industry leaders, learn from real-world case studies, and network with other professionals who are also navigating this rapidly changing landscape.

Whether you’re an AI enthusiast or a manufacturing professional looking to leverage new technologies, this event will provide valuable knowledge and connections. You’ll leave with a richer understanding of AI’s role in modern manufacturing and practical strategies to harness its potential in your own work.

No matter where you are in your AI journey, “Revolutionizing Manufacturing: The Impact of AI” is an event that promises to enlighten, inspire, and equip you for the future of manufacturing. Join us to stay ahead of the curve in this dynamic industry.

You’ll have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field, as well as connect with other professionals who share your interests. Don’t miss out on this chance to get up-to-date information about robotics and automation in manufacturing that you can use to take your business to the next level.

Register now at Manufacturers Connect and join us for an exciting day of learning and networking!

When: September 27, 3:00-6:00 pm CT
Where: Edina Country Club
Who: Executives from manufacturing companies – No vendors or sellers

3:00 – 3:25PM  Check-In and Networking
3:25 – 3:45PM  Introduction and Table Discussions
3:45 – 4:45PM  Tim Brunelle 
4:45 – 6:00PM  Networking/Happy Hour


Tim Brunelle

Tim Brunelle helps organizations leverage creativity to achieve audacious goals. He is a deeply experienced marketing and creative organization leader, brand builder, innovative entrepreneur, and teacher who inspires and unites organizations to achieve remarkable outcomes. He has 20+ years of consulting and management experience deciphering the puzzles of art, humans, ideas, technologies, and operations. Tim co-founded three interactive agency start-ups, created and teaches the Future of Advertising course at MCAD, and counsels agencies and marketers to leverage AI-generative tools.

Why should you attend?

Generate New Ideas

What technology and digital solution could enhance your company operations – use the conference to hear new ideas.

Build Your Personal Network

Meet other like-minded professionals and build your own network of contacts.

Take Advantage of Expertise and Experience

Speak to and hear from a mix of professionals from both service providers, solutions providers, and industry operators.