On a beautiful Friday in July, 115 WIRE-Net Members "interrupted their summer for a splash of winter!" Whiskey Island Still & Eatery was decked out for Christmas as everyone enjoyed some good food, a cup of holiday cheer, and, of course, a great time with fellow members.
To celebrate our 30th Anniversary, WIRE-Net will continue its tradition of recognizing leaders in the manufacturing community.
In 2000, WIRE-Net established our Mission Builder and Strategic Partner Awards. The Mission Builder Award recognizes industrial companies that exemplify WIRE-Net's mission. Strategic Partner Award winners are individuals or organizations that have a strategic impact on what we do as an organization.
Topics: Mission Builder Award, WIRE-Net Annual Meeting, ArcelorMittal, Swagelok, Eaton, O'Neill Brothers Foundation, Braden Sutphin Ink Company, Evergreen Cooperatives, Gent Machine Company, TPI Efficiency Consulting
Felber PR & Marketing, WIRE-Net Member Since 2012
Throughout the last three years, WIRE-Net members have read, shared, and enjoyed in-depth member profiles in our monthly newsletter. In 2018, WIRE-Net's 30th Anniversary, we will feature many of our founding and longstanding members. One of those members has been the quiet voice behind the written member profiles, Felber PR & Marketing. This year, our member profiles will be featured on a special 30th anniversary WIRE-Net website page, as printed handouts at events, and receive additional focus.
Who is the volunteer team behind the member profiles? You know them as Rob Felber and Allison Miller.
Since 1990, WIRE-Net has recognized leaders in our manufacturing community.
First, came the Community Improvement Awards in recognition of the companies who invested in their Cleveland neighborhood through industrial expansion, job creation, investment in human resources, and property beautification.
"A good time was had by all!"
The annual Nuts & Bolts Bash, presented for the fourth year in a row by Spooner Incorporated, is WIRE-Net's signature fundraiser that launches our giving season with generous sponsorships and donations of in-kind prizes or cash contributions invested in our mission-driven activities. We're pleased to announce that on October 5th you helped us raise over $24,000 in net revenue, breaking budget expectations!
Maria Gaeta, the corporate director of human resources for Mar-Bal Inc., headquartered in Chagrin Falls, spoke to a room full of manufacturing HR professionals. She was there to tell the story of how Mar-Bal is facing the challenge of hiring manufacturing labor and turnover head on.
The votes have been cast and a new favorite was chosen. But, before we get to that . . .
We know the real reason people come to WIRE-Net Networking events is to make business connections, and Tuesday's event at Great Lakes Brewing Company, part of the series sponsored by Boondock Walker, was no exception.
"This is the best plant tour ever," said one WIRE-Net Member. "My mind is going a million miles an hour. I'm definitely going back to the job to see how we can use some of this stuff."
Jakprints, a WIRE-Net Member since 2015, graciously opened their doors to WIRE-Net Members and other manufacturing guests this morning. Dan Byler and Chad Szczepanski showed two groups around their 150,000+ square foot operation, which spans two buildings.
The annual Nuts & Bolts Bash, presented by Spooner Incorporated, is WIRE-Net's signature fundraiser that launches our giving season with generous sponsorships and donations of in-kind prizes or cash that is invested in our mission-driven activities.