Small Business Council
June 12, 2012 • 9:00 a.m.
|"Having spent nearly 2/3 of my career in a large and global company like GE you take things like this for granted as they are part of the business and operational culture woven into these larger organizations corporate structures... |
Now that I am leading a foreign-owned growth company and integrating a number of cultures of my own, the need for clarity of understanding from others that face similar challenges is and will continue to be enlightening. I think emerging businesses by definition face different market and operationally based hurdles. To have the opportunity to let my hair down with industry leaders of these emerging companies was really special..."
— Keith Ward, President & COO, EYE Lighting International of North America.
|"NEMA put together a timely agenda of vital subjects and had leaders from each area available for an update and to field questions from all of us. The roundtable type setting, with relatively small groups, was ideal.... We all compliment the NEMA staff for one of the best meetings of its kind. Many of our fellow NEMA members could have benefitted by attending." |
— W.J. "Bill" Boehm, Chairman and CEO, Connector Manufacturing Co.
|"From my perspective I found the one-day session to be informative, productive and well worth the travel and time spent. I usually gauge the merits of a forum by the amount of useful and new information I take away. I rate this one very highly and look forward to the next one." |
— Bill Russell, President & CEO, Eberle Design, Inc.
|"...presented an invaluable amount of insight... If I were asked to summarize in one sentence what I thought of NEMA’s Small Manufacturers Forum, I would say: the NEMA Small Manufacturers Forum is a turbo charged crystal ball for its members. |
As you know, I have exposure to several opportunities for small business exchange. This one is positive, proactive, interactive, and packed with invaluable information. For members planning to attend future meetings, they need to be aware to bring their “A” game, because it’s fast paced and candid."
— Mark Wingate, Chairman and President, MVC/Maxivolt
|"The free and candid exchange about experiences related to marketing and workforce education were of particular interest to me. Needless to say, the sharing of ideas about current economic challenges and management of healthcare cost was of great value as well." |
— Chuck VerMerris, President and CEO, Radix Wire Company, Cleveland, Ohio