Coalition Programs & Services
Our program and service focus is on business and operational topics that modernize and align the “front-of-the-house” and “back-of-the-house” operations, including:
- Human Resource Management
- Business Development & Sales
- Strategic Planning
- Tactical Operations
- Supply/Vendor Relationships
- Marketing Strategy, Branding, and Differentiation
- IT and Data Management
- Leadership, Management, Culture
- Finance and Key Performance Indicators
- Customer Service, Client and Customer Diversification
Coalition Programs & Services
The council is built by our members, and we develop our programs and services around the current and future needs of our members. Programs are continually expanded and refined to meet the time-sensitive demands of fast-paced manufacturers.
Webinars (coming in 2018)
Our webinar program provides the ability to attend educational sessions remotely, without having to spend time away from the factory floor. Webinars occur monthly, and will highlight a new topic or process within manufacturing business operations, providing you insights to new ways to improve competitiveness. Webinars run 30 minutes in length, with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A. Our webinar program is designed to spin busy manufacturing executives up on key topics in a short amount of time.
Micro-Seminars (coming in 2018)
Our Micro-Seminars go more in-depth, providing a 1-1/2 hour overview of a strategic business topic, including leadership, strategy development, competitive analysis, financial planning, and more. Each micro-seminar is conducted on-site in the Quad Cities at one of our University partner locations. Participants of micro-seminars will receive a certificate of completion and will receive copies of all course materials.
Specialized Training Programs by Request (On-site or Off-site)
If your organization has a unique and specific challenge, the coalition can develop a customized training program to meet your needs. Our network of industry veterans and experts can develop a custom curriculum to address your front-of-the-house operational, sales, marketing, leadership, finance, or service challenges. Each specialized training program is developed upon request and are quoted individually.
Our monthly newsletter, "Front-Of-The-House", highlights curated and custom-developed articles on best practices, case studies, interviews, and educational articles on how to reduce costs, optimize processes, and be more competitive. All members of the coalition will receive a copy of the eNewsletter each month. Advertising opportunities are available for our eNewsletter.
Partner Events with Regional Organizations (coming in 2018)
We periodically partner with regional MEPs, Innovation Hubs, Universities, and Co-Labs to develop custom programs and events for our membership. One of our charter partners, St.Louis Makes, will be rolling out a series of events that the coalition will be a premier partner in 2018. All partner events are listed in our events section below.
Every-Other-Month Leadership Roundtables
The Midwest Manufacturing Business Coalition holds every-other-month roundtable events, centered on critical issues in manufacturing leadership and business. Each roundtable will include a featured speaker and networking opportunities.
MMBC ANNUAL CONFERENCE - COMING FALL 2018!
The Midwest Manufacturing Business Conference is a 2-day regional event, designed to address the current and future business challenges of today's mid-market manufacturers.
Built directly from manufacturer input, the conference is a concentrated series of sessions and interactive panels, designed to deliver immediate, actionable solutions to today’s challenges and future needs. Attendees will benefit from receiving real-world insights from field-tested manufacturing leaders and professionals, to improve business operations, competitiveness, market reach and strategic advantage today.
FEBRUARY EVENT - LEADERSHIP ROUNDTABLE
STEVENTON'S RESTAURANT, FEBRUARY 28TH, 10:00AM-2:00PM
We will be holding our first Leadership Roundtable of 2018 on February 28th, 2018, from 10:00am-2:00pm at Steventon's Restaurant, 1399 Eagle Ridge Road, in LeClaire, Iowa. This roundtable will focus on the topic of "How To Put the Sales Back In Your Sales Force", with a special guest speaker! We will discuss sales topics including training, integration, recruiting, and performance evaluation. Please contact Burl Randolph at firstname.lastname@example.org or Andrea Olson at email@example.com to RSVP for this event. Please RSVP by February 21st to reserve your seat. There is no cost for this event for coalition members, and $50 for non-members.
10:00 - 10:20 - Sign in and networking
10:20 - 10:45 - Roundtable Rules and Introductions
10:45 - 11:45 - Roundtable Discussion
11:45 - 12:00 - Break, Speaker Set-up
12:00 - 1:45 - Speaker Intro, Presentation, break(s)
1:45 - 2:00 - Roundtable Closeout