Upcoming Events


Friday, July 7, 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.   BONUS PRESENTATION ON LINKEDIN (See below for details)

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
  • Staffing - Pridestaff

BONUS PRESENTATION

LinkedIn recently completed the redesign of the LinkedIn desktop and mobile app.  Gregg will share tips on how to get the most out of the NEW LinkedIn.

 

Click Below to Register NOW and to receive event updates.


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

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Friday, July 7, 2017 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
NW Networking Lunch - (Cobb Galleria Area)

 

Come enjoy lunch and the opportunity to network with industry professionals that service companies in the manufacturing community.   BONUS PRESENTATION ON LINKEDIN (See below for details)

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  

RESERVED SEATS (20 seat available)

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

BONUS PRESENTATION

LinkedIn recently completed the redesign of the LinkedIn desktop and mobile app.  Gregg will share tips on how to get the most out of the NEW LinkedIn.

Click Below to Register NOW and to receive event updates.


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

Register Here for NW Networking Lunch - (Cobb Galleria Area)

 


Friday, July 7, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
High Roads Craft Ice Cream Plant Tour - Marietta

    

Enjoy a guided tour through their new factory for a behind the scenes look at the ice cream making process. Guests will be able to see their top chefs supervising production and conjuring up ice cream, sorbet and gelato flavors such as Pistachio Honey Ricotta, Bourbon Burnt Sugar, and Vanilla Fleur de Sel — and get sneak previews of  new flavors before they hit the shelves. High Road’s new factory is primed to become both a local attraction for Atlanta-area residents as well as an entertaining and delicious travel destination for ice cream enthusiasts all over the nation. 

 

  

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 2:00 - 2:30 pm  Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 2:30 - 2:45 pm     Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 2:45 -3:30 pm       Plant Tour
  • 3:30 - 4:00 pm      Question and Answer

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.  NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • Press and photos are not allowed.

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Location:
High Roads Craft Ice Cream
1730 B West Oak Commons Ct.
Marietta, GA 30062

Register Here for High Roads Craft Ice Cream Plant Tour - Marietta

 


Tuesday, July 11, 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 non-manufacturing service providers 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.

Park in the parking deck and enter on the bottom floor. Take the elevator to the 6th floor, then take a left and go all the way to the end of the hall.

Thank you David Abee for the use of this room.

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


Location:
Regions Bank
303 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE
Gainesville, GA 30501

Register Here for NE Coffee & Connections -- Gainesville

 


Tuesday, July 11, 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.   BONUS PRESENTATION ON LINKEDIN (See below for details)

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 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

 

BONUS PRESENTATION

LinkedIn recently completed the redesign of the LinkedIn desktop and mobile app.  Gregg will share tips on how to get the most out of the NEW LinkedIn.

 

Click Below to Register NOW and to receive event updates.


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

Register Here for Alpharetta Networking Lunch

 


Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Savannah Bee Company Plant Tour - Savannah

  

Featured as a “Small Business Success Story” on CNN, the Savannah Bee Company offers some of the world’s finest honey and beeswax body care products available.  Attendees will tour their 44,000 sq. ft. building, to see the retail inventory, web fulfillment department, all the way through the wholesale shipping department. See how the honey is filtered in such a way that it remains raw and natural, how the process works, and how the honey travels from the sitting tanks to the bottle.  Attendees will also learn about bees, pollination, and how bees help our everyday lives and the environment by visiting an actual Bee Hive.

 

 

TOUR AGENDA:

  • 12:00 - 12:30 pm  Registration, Refreshments, and Networking 
  • 12:30 - 12:45 pm     Corporate Presentation and Safety Briefing  
  • 12:45 -2:00 pm       Plant Tour
  • 2:15 - 2:30 pm          Question and Answer

Tour Requirements:

  • Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.  NO HIGH HEELED SHOES!
  • Press and photos are not allowed.

Location:
Savannah Bee Company
211 Johnny Mercer Blvd
Savannah, GA 31410

Register Here for Savannah Bee Company Plant Tour - Savannah

 


Monday, July 17, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
2017 Georgia Manufacturing Day at the State Capitol

You can be a part of this historic event in 2017!!!

Last year's GMA Leadership Team proudly receiving the third "Buy From Georgia Month" Proclamation from Governor Deal.  Based on the feedback received from this event, the decision has been made to invite all Georgia Manufacturing Alliance members to participate. 

Take a look at past videos of this special day...
2014 - Buy From Georgia Proclamation - Video (1:12)
2015 - Buy From Georgia Proclamation - Video (0:43)
2015 - Proclamation Day Interview - Jason Moss - Video (13:47)

Learn more about the Capitol - http://youtu.be/3DUya-Zo-do

There is no cost to participate but registration is required. Please use the link below to register.


Location:
Georgia State Capitol
206 Washington St. SW
Atlanta, GA 30334

Register Here for 2017 Georgia Manufacturing Day at the State Capitol

 


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

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

 


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

Register Here for FASTSIGNS Tour - Snellville

 


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

Register Here for HON Company Plant Tour - Cedartown

 


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

Register Here for Georgia Manufacturing Summit

 


 

Interested in hosting a tour at your facility?

Download the plant tour nomination form and email the completed application to support@georgiamanufacturing.com for consideration.


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