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Industry 4.0: Is Your Workforce Ready? Jay Timmons & Greg Baise Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 11:30 a.m. reception/12:00 p.m. luncheon
Industry 4.0: Is Your Workforce Ready?
Jay Timmons & Greg Baise
Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017
11:30 a.m. reception/12:00 p.m. luncheon
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111 W. Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
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Jay Timmons is president and CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in the United States representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector. He became NAM president in January 2011.
Timmons is a leading advocate for the nearly 12 million men and women who make things in America, educating the public and policymakers on issues that affect this critical sector of the U.S. economy. He promotes a broad-based agenda to strengthen U.S. competitiveness and bring about a manufacturing renaissance.
Prior to his appointment as NAM president, Timmons was executive vice president beginning in 2008. In 2005, he joined the NAM as senior vice president of policy and government relations. His previous experience includes serving as chief of staff to Congressman, Governor and Senator George Allen (R-VA) from 1991 to 2002, and a term as executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee during the 2004 election cycle. When he first came to Washington in the 1980s, he served as press secretary to Congressman Jim Martin (R-NC) and later Alex McMillan (R-NC).
He is driven by the principles instilled in him by his roots in the manufacturing town of Chillicothe, Ohio, where his grandfather worked at a Mead plant for nearly four decades and where he witnessed manufacturing’s ability to raise the quality of life for families and communities. Timmons’ knowledge and expertise is valued and respected by influential policymakers on both sides of the aisle in Congress and the Administration. He knows how to navigate the complexities of the policymaking process in the nation’s capital and brings with him an exceptional understanding of manufacturing issues.
A passionate advocate for the adoption of companion animals, Timmons served for seven years as the Chairman of the Washington Humane Society Board of Directors, and led the successful effort to merge WHS and the Washington Animal Rescue League to create the Humane Rescue Alliance. He is also the Chairman of the Manufacturing Institute, and a member of the board of the U.S Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. Timmons attended The Ohio State University and resides in McLean, Virginia with his husband, Rick, and their three children.
Gregory W. Baise is the President and CEO of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA), a statewide advocacy organization representing more than 4,000 manufacturing companies. Since assuming leadership in 1991, the IMA has earned many legislative victories that have resulted in benefits for Illinois businesses and families.
Some of the IMA’s most significant achievements include the repeal of the Illinois Structural Work Act, the institution of the Manufacturers’ Purchase Credit, and the passage of major reforms to Workers’ Compensation and Unemployment insurance. During Baise’s tenure, the IMA has also achieved the enactment of more business-friendly environmental legislation, the passage of landmark hydraulic fracturing legislation, and major reforms to tort law and education policies
In 2004, Baise established Xpress Professional Services (XPS), a political fulfillment firm which delivers direct mail, radio, and television production and placement for candidates. Today, XPS also operates a polling service, We Ask America, which has earned a national following for its innovation and accuracy.
Also in 2004, the IMA became the lead co-founder of the Illinois Coalition for Jobs, Growth & Prosperity, a 501(c)(4) dedicated to educating Illinois taxpayers about the benefits of a pro-jobs, pro-employer statewide economic agenda. Through numerous activities, the coalition supports progressive initiatives aimed at making Illinois a destination economy for business and industry.
In 2008, Baise and Ronald Gidwitz—former owner of Helene Curtis Industries—formed the Economic Freedom Alliance (EFA), a 527 political organization designed to fight the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act (better known as Card Check). Baise coordinated a grass-roots public information campaign that included television and radio ads, billboards, web sites, social media and earned media in Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio. The EFA earned praise from employers and pro-business organizations throughout the nation for its cutting-edge approach to modern political discourse. Card Check remains dormant in the halls of Congress, and EFA remains active and watchful of initiatives that would harm job growth in this nation.
Prior to the IMA, Baise served in various capacities for Gov. Jim Thompson, including as Secretary of the Illinois Department of Transportation and as head of his gubernatorial re-election campaign in 1986. During his political career, Baise also served as the Illinois Campaign Manager for Presidents Reagan and Bush (41), and in 1990 he was the Republican candidate for Illinois State Treasurer.
Baise is a 1974 graduate of Illinois College and has served on the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers.
(Tuesday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Digitalization presents countless opportunities to optimize business operations. But how do you transform your traditional business into a Digital Leader? Join us at the GACC Midwest Digitalization Forum on
Digitalization presents countless opportunities to optimize business operations. But how do you transform your traditional business into a Digital Leader?
Join us at the GACC Midwest Digitalization Forum on October 13 and hear how to digitalize business processes and what to do with big data.
Keynote speaker Howard Tullman, Serial Entrepreneur and CEO of 1871, will explore trends and developments in digital technologies alongside panelist such as Siemens and Cebit.
The Digitalization Forum will be held in conjunction with the GACC Awards Gala.
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Our next GACC Awards Gala will be held on October 13, 2017 at the InterContinental Magnificent Mile in Downtown Chicago. Celebrate your company’s excellence by being part of this
Our next GACC Awards Gala will be held on October 13, 2017 at the InterContinental Magnificent Mile in Downtown Chicago.
Celebrate your company’s excellence by being part of this special signature event and evidence your commitment to the German American business community. Join us (together with your clients or team) for a night of excellence and secure your participation today.
Exhibit your innovative product, your unique services, or digital success to the nationwide GACC network and gain visibility as an award winner at the nationally recognized GACC Awards Gala. An independent jury will choose the winner of each category.
6:00 pm –
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Exquisite five course Awards Dinner
10:00 pm – 12:00 am
The CoverGirls Violinist & dancing to the music of our favorite band THE MIX
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 12:00 pm
InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 N Michigan Ave
Join us for our bi-monthly energy market intel webinar series on October 18, 2017. Register and submit your topics by clicking the button below today.
(Wednesday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presenter: Gail Smith, MS, LMFT Behavioral Client Strategist, Cigna Approximately 2.5 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder related to opioids or heroin1 and with 80% of the world
Gail Smith, MS, LMFT
Behavioral Client Strategist, Cigna
Approximately 2.5 million people in the United States have a substance use disorder related to opioids or heroin1 and with 80% of the world supply of prescription opioids being consumed in the U.S.,2 it’s apparent why opioid abuse use has become an epidemic.
Join this web meeting to learn about the emerging trends in substance use disorder and the barriers to finding high quality treatment. The discussion will also focus on the actions employers can take in regards to employee substance misuse and considerations when choosing treatment options as well as the laws and regulations that impact behavioral health.
The presentation and audio for this meeting will be provided over the web. To join the meeting, please click here on October 24 at 10:00 A.M.
If you need to listen to the meeting over the phone, please use the number and passcode below.
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(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 11:00 am
September's meeting will focus on Recent Developments in Intellectual Property. Join experts from McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and your fellow manufacturers for information on this timely topic.
September’s meeting will focus on Recent Developments in Intellectual Property. Join experts from McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and your fellow manufacturers for information on this timely topic.
Networking Continental Breakfast
Recent Developments in Intellectual Property: Patent, Trademark & Trade Secret Law
Presented by McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, LLP
Q & A
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