The inaugural Manufacturers Connect event featured a star panel of manufacturing industry leaders speaking on several pertinent topics and sharing how their companies are continuing to navigate the changing business landscape.
The event was hosted at the beautiful Golden Valley Country Club and was free of charge for the manufacturing business owners, executives, and leaders that attended. Key takeaways from our attendees included solving supply chain issues, approaching pricing with rising material costs, creative ways to connect with prospects and new accounts, and engaging their people on multiple levels to increase retention and production.
Manufacturers Connect aims to be the top networking destination for owners and leaders in the industry. Attendees were encouraged to network before the event during check-in and after with a hosted bar and appetizers. People chatted well past the intended end time, and the conversations and connections made proved to be very valuable.
Manufacturers Connect events will never have salespeople or exhibition halls. It is designed to be a stress and pressure-free environment to collaborate with peers within the industry.
Our next event will occur in the Spring of 2022 and will feature an expert speaker on the state of the economy in Minnesota and how it affects manufacturing specifically. Please stay tuned for more helpful content and insights from our sponsor group covering marketing, taxes, sales, wealth management, IT, and recruiting aimed toward helping manufacturing companies grow and prosper.
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Gary Braun, Partner; Pivotal Advisors
John Bower – Chief Operating Officer, Precision Gasket Company
Jordan Einck – Project Manager, Gardner Builders
Mike Braun – Partner and Co-Founder, Pivotal Advisors
Lori Tapani, Co-President – Wyoming Machine
- Supply Channel Changes
- Space Usage – Real Estate
- Financial Challenges or Opportunities
- Sales Process Changes
- Trade Shows/Conferences – Changing the way people connect and sell
- People Recruitment/Retention