A no-host gathering and meet-up for Inland Northwest professionals connected to or interested in MANUFACTURING. More specifically, those focused on manufacturing, production, engineering and business issues connected to manufacturing economic development in the Greater Spokane area This is an informal networking event co-hosted by both SME (formerly Society of Manufacturing Engineers)
DATE and TIME: Wednesday evening, 5:30 - 8:30 PM Wednesday evening: January 18, 2017
LOCATION: English Setter Brewing Co., 15310 E. Marietta Ave. #4, Spokane Valley, WA 99216
Location Website: http://www.englishsetterbrewing.com/Home_Page.html Location Tel. 509-413-3663
Note: SME asks for a $5.00 donation to it's Continuing Education fund at events such as this.
YOUR COST FOR BEVERAGES, APPETIZERS AND ENTREES WILL BE FROM THE ENGLISH SETTER MENU.
In addition to the networking, some short technical presentatios may be shown,
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Attendance is open to all members of the Greater Spokane manufacturing community. Members of the following business or professional organizations are specifically encouraged to attend:
ASM International – a materials society
(aka American Society for Metals)
ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
ASQ – American Society for Quality
LMC – the Lean Manufacturing Consortium
SME – formerly Society of Manufacturing Engineers
APICS – the Association for Operations Management
NAPM – Institute for Supply Management
PMI – Project Management Institute
INSHRM - Inland Northwest Society for Human Resource Management
INWAC - Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium
INWCOE - Inland NW Consortium for Operational Excellence
The Networking Rationale
Study shows that more jobs are found through networking than by any other means. Like a tree, a network requires caring and time to branch out to its full potential. The more you invest in your network, the more you'll get out of it. Even if you can only afford a few minutes per day, start growing your network as soon as you can and continue nurturing it until you need its fruits.
"It's not who you know, it's who they know." Join us for the Networking Event and begin making connections that can help you today and throughout your entire career. Make face-to-face connections: Expand your network and interact with colleagues and fellow professionals in your area.
"Professional Networking" is the creation and cultivation of business friendships and acquaintances.
Those who do so effectively know its value. It is the life blood of strong and stable careers and businesses. Unfortunately, for many it is one of the most neglected aspects of professional development.
A very commonly known phrase says, "It's not what you know; it's who you know."
The modified and more appropriate phrase would be: "It isn't who you know, but who knows you and knows what you know. " Effective networking is all about creating and fostering relationships. Your ability to create new relationships and foster those relationships with people you meet over the life of your career is critical in the effectiveness of your professional network.
SME events are organized as networking opportunities in plant tour or seminar formats. It provides SME members and non-members with the opportunity to discuss business matters and to network in a relaxed and informal way. It is an interesting and fun evening!
DID YOU MISS THESE EVENTS?
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? The networking event will held in a facility where adult beverages are served.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Free parking is available at the event
What can I bring into the event? This networking event is open to Spokane area engineering, manufacturing and business professionals and students
How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You can contact Dave Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org, or any of the chapter officers shown below by email with questions