Regional Workforce Conference at JWCC to Help Companies Address Labor Shortage and Adapt for the Future

Posted by Simone Erskine on Sep 3, 2019 10:50:00 AM

Contributed by our partners at John Wood Community College.

Regional companies will learn practical ways to adapt for the future at the “ABC’s of a Thriving Workforce” conference set for Tuesday, September 24 from 9a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at John Wood Community College’s auditorium in Quincy.

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P2P – People to People. It’s all about people

Posted by Dean Harms on Aug 30, 2019 1:41:43 PM

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks about changing himself. -Leo Tolstoy

My work is all about new business development. Start your business from zero and you quickly realize that new business development is not for the weak of heart. You have to be able to go the distance and do it every day. It is a marathon and not a sprint, even though there are days when you feel like you are sprinting the marathon.

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How do you Add Value to Your Company?

Posted by Simone Erskine on Aug 30, 2019 8:43:00 AM

This is an original article, contributed by Jeff Johnson, President of LMI Chicago.

Who has never said, “If I only had time, I would…”? Our bet is – not many! Time, the most precious of commodities that we sometimes take for granted, often squander and regularly wonder where it went. So, how do we take better care of time?

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In Case you Missed it - Cobots: Solving the Manufacturing Labor Challenge

Posted by Emily Lee on Aug 29, 2019 2:49:35 PM

IMEC partnered with Fusion to host the Cobots: Solving the Manufacturing Labor Challenge event. The fun and informative afternoon featured educational sessions led by cobot vendors and experts, all in the name of helping manufacturers understand the benefits of implementing cobots at their facility: improved productivity, safer working environment, and more efficient installation than traditional automation.

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Get to Know Our Third Party Resources: An Interview with Larry Bouvier of Fuss and O'Niell Manufacturing Solutions

Posted by Simone Erskine on Aug 26, 2019 1:24:10 PM

Who is Fuss & O’Neill?

Fuss and O’Neill Manufacturing Solutions provides mentoring, training, and engineering services for industrial and municipal clients to help them achieve safer, more cost effective productivity. In a recent interview with Larry Bouvier, Vice President and Partner at Fuss & O’Neill, IMEC got a deeper look into how they work with manufacturers and set themselves apart from the competition – one of many reasons they are one of IMEC’s top Third Party Resource partners. 

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Working Capital in Manufacturing: How to Thrive in Periods of Rising Costs & Explosive Growth

Posted by Simone Erskine on Aug 20, 2019 1:19:48 PM

This is an original article written by Alex Newman, Co-Founder and CEO of Finance Fuel.

A quick definition so that we’re on the same page: Working capital is your cash for day-to-day expenses. More specifically, working capital represents short-term assets available to a business for meeting their financial obligations like payroll, creditors, and suppliers. Cash flow is your ability to generate cash over time, while working capital is a snapshot of what’s on hand.

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Healing a Company After a Toxic Leader Leaves

Posted by Simone Erskine on Aug 19, 2019 3:29:03 PM

This is an original article written by Gina McClowry.

Every leader leaves behind a legacy. Toxic leaders who abuse their leadership role can continue to harm a company even after they are gone. I’ve seen the long term effects of toxic leadership in some of the organizations I’ve consulted with. In each company, it took concerted effort and practical steps to rid the culture of the leader’s poison.

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Protecting Internet Communications

Posted by Simone Erskine on Aug 16, 2019 10:52:53 AM

This is an original article written by Michael Allbritton, Cybersecurity Analyst and Trainer with Alpine Security. 

Introduction

Today we all communicate constantly over the internet. Some people say we spend too much time on our mobile devices, and we do not interact enough with the world, and with the people around us. However, that is a discussion for another time. In this blog post we want to discuss how we keep our internet communications secure from eavesdropping.

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Search Engine Optimization - What is it and is it Important to Manufacturers?

Posted by Mary Mechler on Aug 14, 2019 1:39:31 PM

Common reactions to the words, Search Engine Optimization, could be a stare, yawn, or obvious glazing over.  What is it? Should I care about it - is it important? What work is involved? How do I get started?  I think one reason for these reactions is there are many activities performed that collectively make up an SEO program - most of which are generally unknown to business owners, and therefore unassigned to anyone.  Another reason is that a good amount of companies don’t know SEO is even “a thing.”

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Made in Chicago Featured Company: Spicy Grrrls

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jul 31, 2019 10:38:00 AM

 

Spicy Grrrls is women-owned and operated small batch, craft hot sauce company based here in Chicago. In addition to creating flavorful sauces, they also focus sustainability and strive to be waste-free. Part of which ties into their efforts to be involved with and give back to the community!

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