Upcoming Events


Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
LinkedIn Lunch-N-Learn Workshop - Alpharetta

   

This educational program is designed to help industry professionals maximize the entire LinkedIn platform.  This will be a hands-on workshop so please bring your laptops, cellphones and LinkedIn login info.  Gregg Burkhalter is a recognized authority on LinkedIn and Personal Branding. He has trained countless professionals across the U.S. and Canada to effectively brand themselves and market their businesses on LinkedIn.   He provides LinkedIn Training and Strategy (and Branding Coaching) via one-on-one and group training sessions, corporate presentations and webinars.  

LinkedIn has over 500 million users, but most are not confident how to use it. Microsoft’s recent purchase of LinkedIn means LinkedIn now has increased importance.

Learn what makes a strong LinkedIn profile and how to use LinkedIn to develop your Personal (Professional) Brand. You will leave with an outline of what you should be doing daily on LinkedIn to build relationships, your brand and your business.

SOME OF THE ITEMS IN THIS PRESENTATION:

 

  • Learn about the NEW LinkedIn desktop interface and LinkedIn’s updated mobile app.
  • What all the buttons do on the NEW LinkedIn and review proper account settings.
  • What makes a solid LinkedIn profile and suggestions on how to maximize your profile.
  • How to define your Personal Brand and use LinkedIn to build relationships and grow your brand.
  • Why your LinkedIn Profile can be much more powerful than your resume.
  • The difference between LinkedIn Company Pages and your LinkedIn Profile and the value and "voice" of each.
  • The correct way to ask for recommendations, connections, etc. and what is proper LinkedIn etiquette.
  • Discuss the “Psychology of LinkedIn” (What to do, when to do it, how to do it, etc.)
  • What are some of the new tools and features on the way soon to the NEW LinkedIn.
  • Personal tips, tricks and strategy from "The LinkedIn Guy" himself and SO MUCH MORE!

Location:
Insperity
2475 Northwinds Parkway, Suite 550
Alpharetta, GA 30009

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:30pm
LinkedIn Lunch-N-Learn Workshop - Alpharetta

   

This educational program is designed to help industry professionals maximize the entire LinkedIn platform.  This will be a hands-on workshop so please bring your laptops, cellphones and LinkedIn login info.  Gregg Burkhalter is a recognized authority on LinkedIn and Personal Branding. He has trained countless professionals across the U.S. and Canada to effectively brand themselves and market their businesses on LinkedIn.   He provides LinkedIn Training and Strategy (and Branding Coaching) via one-on-one and group training sessions, corporate presentations and webinars.  

LinkedIn has over 500 million users, but most are not confident how to use it. Microsoft’s recent purchase of LinkedIn means LinkedIn now has increased importance.

Learn what makes a strong LinkedIn profile and how to use LinkedIn to develop your Personal (Professional) Brand. You will leave with an outline of what you should be doing daily on LinkedIn to build relationships, your brand and your business.

SOME OF THE ITEMS IN THIS PRESENTATION:

 

  • Learn about the NEW LinkedIn desktop interface and LinkedIn’s updated mobile app.
  • What all the buttons do on the NEW LinkedIn and review proper account settings.
  • What makes a solid LinkedIn profile and suggestions on how to maximize your profile.
  • How to define your Personal Brand and use LinkedIn to build relationships and grow your brand.
  • Why your LinkedIn Profile can be much more powerful than your resume.
  • The difference between LinkedIn Company Pages and your LinkedIn Profile and the value and "voice" of each.
  • The correct way to ask for recommendations, connections, etc. and what is proper LinkedIn etiquette.
  • Discuss the “Psychology of LinkedIn” (What to do, when to do it, how to do it, etc.)
  • What are some of the new tools and features on the way soon to the NEW LinkedIn.
  • Personal tips, tricks and strategy from "The LinkedIn Guy" himself and SO MUCH MORE!

Location:
Insperity
2475 Northwinds Parkway, Suite 550
Alpharetta, GA 30009

Register Here for LinkedIn Lunch-N-Learn Workshop - Alpharetta

 


Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 8:00am - 9:00am
NE Coffee & Connections -- Gainesville


You are invited to join us for the GMA Northeast Coffee and Connections.  Building strategic alliances is the focus of this group and this event is designed to allow service providers and manufacturers an opportunity to learn best practices from each other and exchange ideas.  Sales can be tough but if you have a team supporting your efforts, it is more fun and profitable. The person who gives the most in this group is the champion. Be ready to network and learn from other professionals in our group.  

Why should you attend?

  • Learn about the resources and tools that are available through the Georgia Manufacturing Alliance.
  • Strengthen your relationships with your peers and make new connections.
  • Tap into the strength of your network partners and build your lead referrals.

Regularly scheduled meetings for NE Chapter of GMA: 1st Tuesday of every month.

 
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Location:
303 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE
2481 Hilton Drive, Suite 3
Gainesville, GA 30501

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Alpharetta Networking Lunch

Come enjoy lunch and the opportunity to network with industry professionals that service companies in the manufacturing community.  This event allows only one person per industry to attend and is designed to build strategic alliances, learn best practices from each other, and exchange ideas. This format allows you to be the "go to" person for your service and you must be a GMA Member to reserve an industry seat.   If you have any questions about visiting this group or requesting a reserved seat, please email support@georgiamanufacturing.com  

Thank you to our event host, Daniel Lopez, with Insperity.

RESERVED INDUSTRY SEATS (20 Total Seats Available)

  • Business Banking - First Citizens Bank
  • Employee/Insurance Benefits - Bernard Health
  • HR Outsourcing - Insperity
  • R & D Tax Credits - Massie Tax Credits
  • Staffing - SelecSource

 

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Location:
Insperity
2475 Northwinds Parkway, Suite 550
Alpharetta, GA 30009

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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 7:30am - 9:00am
Gwinnett Coffee and Connections - Suwanee

Come enjoy coffee and donuts and the opportunity to network with industry professionals that service companies in the manufacturing community.  This event allows only one person per industry to attend and is designed to build strategic alliances, learn best practices from each other, and exchange ideas. You must be a GMA Member to reserve your industry seat.   If you have any questions about visiting this group or requesting a reserved seat, please email support@georgiamanufacturing.com  

Thank you to Tori Cook and our event host Bank of North Georgia.


RESERVED SEATS (20 seats available)

  • Accounting / CPA - Smith & Howard
  • Business Banking - Bank of North Georgia
  • Business Planning Services - Principal Financial Group
  • Financial Advisory Services - Centurion Advisory Group
  • Commercial Real Estate - Hughes Commercial Real Estate
  • Engineering - Grab Innovations and Services
  • Insurance/ Employee Benefits - E2E Resources
  • Leasing (Equipment) - Vision Financial Group, Inc
  • Payroll Services - Smart Payroll Solutions

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Location:
Bank of North Georgia
1490 Distribution Drive
Suwanee, GA 30024

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Friday, August 4, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
NW Networking Lunch - Atlanta (Cobb Galleria Area)

 

Come enjoy lunch and the opportunity to network with industry professionals that service companies in the manufacturing community.   This event allows only one person per industry to attend, and is designed to build strategic alliances, learn best practices from each other, and exchange ideas. You must be a GMA Member to reserve your industry seat.   If you have any questions about visiting this group or requesting a reserved seat, please email support@georgiamanufacturing.com.  

Thank You For Our Event Sponsor!

RESERVED SEATS (20 seat available)

  • Accounting / CPA - HLB Gross Collins
  • Business Banking- PNC
  • Business Coaching (DISC) - Human Capital Discovery Group
  • Engineering Software - Applied Software
  • Fullfillment - Fullfillment Strategies International (FSI)
  • Insurance - Snellings Walters
  • Investments - 401K - Principal Financial
  • Telecommunication Services Consultant - Cloud and Wire

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Location:
HLB Gross Collins
3330 Cumberland Blvd SE Suite 900
Atlanta, GA 30339

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 8:00am - 10:00am
FASTSIGNS Tour - Snellville

         

FASTSIGNS Snellville opened its doors in 2013 and has become one of the fastest growing franchise locations in Georgia.   Enjoy a delicious homemade breakfast while learning the inner workings of design, fabrication and installation of all types of signage. Attendees will have a hands-on experience of designing, printing, producing and installing their very own GMA vehicle graphic.  See multiple solutions of branding and marketing solutions including Vehicle Wraps, Monument Signs, Wayfinding, Banners, Digital Signage, Tradeshow Products, Graphic Design, ADA Compliant Signage, Channel Letters and Safety Labels.  

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 8:00 - 8:30 am   Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 8:30 - 8:45 am     Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 8:45 - 9:45 am      Tour
  • 9:45 - 10 am         Question and Answer

Location:
FASTSIGNS Snellville
2189 Scenic Highway, Suite H
Snellville, GA 30078

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 11:30am - 2:00pm
Winsmith Plant Tour - Flowery Branch

     

Winsmith designs and produces worm, planetary, differential planetary, planocentric, epicyclical, and helical gearing technologies for a wide range of markets and applications including packaging, food processing, broadband satellite communications, solar energy array tracking, hydro flow generation, motion control, and aerial swing boom man lifts.

Their SE Speed Reducer series are “built to order” and the gearing includes the SE Encore, SE Maximizer Plus, and SE Stainless Steel product lines.  Winsmith's Motion Control products offer high torque density, adjustable low backlash, and servo motor capabilities.

 

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 11:30 - 12:00 pm   Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm     Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 12:30 - 1:45 pm       Plant Tour
  • 1:45 - 2:00 pm       Question and Answer

Tour Requirements:

 

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.  NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • NO PRESS OR PHOTOS ALLOWED.

Location:
Winsmith
4510 Cantrell Road
Flowery Branch, GA 30542

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 11:30am - 2:00pm
Count on Tools Plant Tour - Gainesville

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Count On Tools is a precision component manufacturer which specializes in CNC Swiss Automatic machining using standard to exotic materials including Stainless Steel, Titanium, Inconel, and PEEK.  These Swiss turning machines accomplish multiple operations including milling, gun drilling and thread whirling.  This expertise makes them a global supplier of precision engineered components to a wide range of industries.  They have recently expanded their state of the art Manufacturing Lab and utilize the most advanced and latest production equipment, such as:  Product Concept/Prototype Development, Full CAD/CAM facilities, Multi-Axis CNC Swiss Turning, CNC Milling and Grinding, Small Part Assembly, 3D Solid Modeling and Die Sink Machining.

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 11:30 - 12:00 pm   Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm     Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 12:30 - 1:45 pm       Plant Tour
  • 1:45 - 2:00 pm       Question and Answer

Tour Requirements:

 

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.  NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • Press is welcome to attend.  Please contact support@georgiamanufacturing.com for a complimentary Press Pass

Location:
Count on Tools
2481 Hilton Drive, Suite 3
Gainesville, GA 30501

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 7:30am - 10:00am
Hyundai PowerTech America Plant Tour - West Point

Hyundai Powertech America is an auto parts manufacturer specializing in automotive transmissions for Hyundai and KIA; they offer a full product line of transmissions designed for compact to full-size cars. Their 285,078 sq. ft. production facility has capitalized on maximizing efficiency and productivity through the diligent application of key advanced manufacturing techniques such as; industrial robotics, lean management, advanced logistics, as well as a commitment to eco-friendly production process. They have recently redesigned their production process through a massive retooling project  to strategically prepare them for a more competitive future in the automatic transmission industry. Powertech has established state-of-the-art quality and environment management systems and has obtained the ISO/TS 16949 & ISO 14001 certificates.

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 7:30 - 8:00 am Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 8:00 - 8:15 am Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 8:15 - 9:30 am Plant Tour
  • 9:30 - 10:00 am Question and Answer

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.  NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • NO COMPETITORS ALLOWED.
  • PRESS and PHOTOS are not allowed.

Location:
PowerTech America
6801 KIA Parkway
West Point, GA 31833

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Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 11:30am - 2:00pm
Wheelabrator Plant Tour - LaGrange

  

Wheelabrator is one of the world's leading providers of surface preparation technology, offering a complete range of airblast, wheelblast and mass finishing solutions for the aerospace, automotive, foundry, shipping, construction and medical industries. They not only specialize in the blast process, but can also design and deliver a complete, automated, materials handling solution to include masking, delivery, loading and unloading of the components, and delivery to the next process in your production line.  Wheelabrator has been delivering shot blasting solutions for more than 100 years with more than 15,000 active customers in almost 100 countries.

The recent implementation of 5S and a Lean Strategy has resulted in significant improvements in customer response and an improved work environment.  Wheelabrator supplies Maintenance and Repair parts to service equipment in the field which can date back to the late 1930s. With over 700,000 SKUs in the database, the ability to supply one off parts is a key to their ongoing success. 

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 11:30 - 12:00 pm  Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 12:00 - 12:15 pm  Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 12:15 - 1:30 pm  Plant Tour
  • 1:30 - 2:00 pm   Question and Answer

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.  NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • PRESS is welcome to attend.

Location:
Wheelabrator
1606 Executive Drive
LaGrange, GA 30240

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Friday, September 22, 2017 - 7:30am - 10:00am
HON Company Plant Tour - Cedartown

       

Since 1944, The HON Company has been a global leader in creating high quality steel and wooden office furniture including brands such as AllSteel, Maxon & Basyx.   While touring their 500,000 sq. ft. facility, attendees will see significant investments in state-of-the-art manufacturing and their vast fulfillment center.  HON remains focused on manufacturing most of its products in the USA – everything from individual components to complete furniture solutions.  They examine every step in the product life cycle to uncover ways to minimize their footprint including designing and manufacturing products that incorporate recycled content. 

 

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 7:30 - 8:00 am   Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 8:00 - 8:15 am     Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 8:15 - 9:30 am     Plant Tour
  • 9:30 - 10 am       Question and Answer

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.  NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • No Cell Phones or Photos on the plant floor.

Location:
HON Company
907 West Avenue
Cedartown, GA 30125

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:00am - 5:00pm
Georgia Manufacturing Summit

Georgia Manufacturing Summit

Reserve your seat today for the 2017 Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Join the 750+ industry professionals gathering to discuss the issues most important to Georgia manufacturers. The Summit is designed to support Georgia's manufacturing community. Industry leaders enjoy networking with their peers as they share their insight and recommendations.

The Georgia Manufacturing Alliance is proud to sponsor the 2017 Georgia Manufacturing Summit. Our mission is to help create a more vibrant manufacturing environment in our state by highlighting the People, Plants and Products that make Georgia GREAT!

The 2017 Summit is "Georgia's Manufacturing Event of the Year".

Visit www.GeorgiaManufacturingSummit.com for more information.


Location:
Cobb Galleria
2 Galleria Pkwy SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

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Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 7:30am - 10:00am
Southern States Plant Tour - Hampton

For over 100 years, Southern States LLC is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high voltage switching.  They offer a wide selection of products, services, and protection of electrical power transmission and distribution systems which is evidenced by more than 120 patents issued.  Examples of some of these technological advances include the first substation class expulsion power fuses, the reverse loop contact finger for rotating blade disconnect switches, and the world's first and only 1 million plus volt switch.  

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 7:30 - 8:00 am  Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 8:00 - 8:15 am  Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 8:15 - 9:30 am Plant Tour
  • 9:30 - 10:00 am   Question and Answer

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.  NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • No Press or Photos are allowed.

Location:
Southern States
30 Georgia Avenue
Hampton, GA 30228

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