RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market. RSM uses its deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of clients to help them succeed.
Accounting & Tax Services
FORVIS, LLP ranks among the nation’s top 10 professional services firms. Created by the merger of equals of BKD, LLP and Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP (DHG), FORVIS is driven by the commitment to use our forward vision to deliver unmatched client experiences. With more than 5,400 dedicated professionals who serve clients in all 50 states, as well as across the globe, FORVIS will offer comprehensive assurance, tax, advisory, and wealth management services.
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams Ltd (ORBA)
While tax, consulting and accounting work is our trade, we are in the relationship business. ORBA helps privately-held companies and high-achieving individuals make and implement smart, confident, future-focused decisions. By guiding clients to the best way forward, we help you sustain and accelerate success.
For more than 30 years, Sikich has been supporting manufacturing and distribution companies with challenges and opportunities related to accounting, advisory and technology solutions. Our experts serve a wide variety of specialties and understand what it takes to overcome the challenges facing the industry and how to remain sustainable for long-term success. Find out more at www.sikich.com.
Banking & Insurance Services
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Having the information you need at your fingertips is vital when making business decisions. At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, we are committed to providing the resources, tools and information you need to help you make the best choices for your employees and your business.
CNA Financial Corp
As a manufacturer in a challenging marketplace, you strive to keep your plant efficient, competitive and profitable. Your facility, equipment breakdowns, supplier or distributor problems, product transmission or liability or employee safety: Nearly everything in the industry carries risk.
At Sentry—because we are a mutual insurance company—our business is built on a foundation of service to our policyholders. Although we’ve grown and changed a lot over the past 110 years, one thing hasn’t changed. We still work to serve our policyholders, and to help their businesses thrive.
Zurich North America Insurance
Zurich has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Founded in Switzerland in 1872, Zurich expanded to North America in 1912 and grew into a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and services in the U.S. and Canada. Today, we serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology. In rapidly changing times, our people remain committed to protect you, inspire confidence and help you reach your full potential.
AllState Insurance Company
The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) protects people from life’s uncertainties with more than 113 million proprietary policies. Allstate offers a broad array of protection products through multiple brands and diverse distribution channels, including auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass, SquareTrade and Answer Financial brands. Allstate is widely known from the slogan “You’re in Good Hands with Allstate.”
Equitable, a subsidiary of Equitable Holdings (NYSE: EQH), has been one of America’s leading financial services providers since 1859. With the mission to help clients secure their financial well-being, the company provides advice, protection and retirement strategies to individuals, families and small businesses. Equitable has more than 8,000 employees and Equitable Advisors financial professionals and serves 2.8 million clients across the country.
Gallagher Insurance, Risk Management and Consulting
Gallagher is a global leader in insurance, risk management and consulting services. We help clients face challenges and provide effective solutions by delivering a comprehensive approach to benefits, compensation, retirement, employee communication, wellbeing and engagement and workplace culture – everything that an employer needs to attract and retain talent to fulfill its business mission.
USI Insurance Services is one of the largest insurance consulting and brokerage firms in the country, serving thousands of employer clients in the Manufacturing and Industrial sectors. Their locally-focused, nationally-networked team of subject matter experts provide support and consultation in the areas of Employee Benefits, Property & Casualty, Retirement and Personal Lines insurance. USI has been an IMA partner since 2021 and continues to expand their dedicated Manufacturing Consulting Practice in Illinois and throughout the United States.
First American Equipment Finance
First American Equipment Finance is one of the country’s largest and most respected equipment finance companies that helps organizations grow and achieve their goals. The firm provides project financing to sophisticated commercial borrowers throughout the U.S. First American cultivates an award-winning culture, regularly named a top workplace locally and nationally. The firm is a wholly owned subsidiary of Los Angeles, California-based City National Bank (an RBC Company).
Assurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC, company, is a full-service brokerage providing business insurance, employee benefits, private client insurance, and retirement services to businesses and individuals across the country. Assurance operates as Marsh & McLennan Agency’s Midwest regional headquarters.
Horwood Marcus & Berk
Horwood Marcus & Berk combines the resources and diversity of a sophisticated commercial law practice with the entrepreneurial atmosphere and creativity of a boutique law firm. We provide world-class resources to clients by drawing on the firm’s demonstrated capabilities and relationships to build a team of professionals with proven experience.
Since 1852, Miller Canfield’s collaborative approach, deep resources and network of local, regional and worldwide relationships have helped our lawyers get work done quickly, efficiently and successfully for our clients.
HeplerBroom handles cases in a wide variety of areas, primarily representing defendants in civil law suits including class action, pharmaceutical & medical devices, products liability, personal injury, asbestos & toxic tort, labor & employment, medical & professional liability, nursing home law, insurance law, commercial & antitrust litigation as well as white collar criminal defense.
Taft Chicago is immersed in the city’s numerous business and cultural offerings. Our Chicago attorneys are equipped to serve clients from Fortune 500 corporations to small businesses. The office concentrates on matters involving real estate, zoning, gaming, government relations and public finance, as well as litigation of all types including employment and intellectual property.
Our philosophy is simple – put the client first. At SmithAmundsen, our more than 180 attorneys spend each day providing exceptional client service to commercial organizations in the areas of labor and employment, litigation and business transactions. Our clients are Fortune 500 companies, manufacturers, government agencies, insurers, restaurant owners, financial institutions and small business owners. Our strength is in our commitment to understanding our clients’ business objectives and successfully partnering with them to meet those objectives. We value long-term relationships with our clients because when we genuinely understand the industries in which they operate we are able to provide more strategic and innovative legal advice. Please visit www.salawus.com for more information.
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath
Faegre Drinker is a top 50 firm designed for clients. We opened our doors on February 1, 2020, uniting Faegre Baker Daniels and Drinker Biddle & Reath, two firms known for exceptional legal and consulting capabilities and a commitment to service excellence. Clients are at the start — and the heart — of everything we do.
Vedder Price is a thriving, business-focused law firm with a global reach. With 300 attorneys and growing, we serve clients of all sizes and industries from our strategically located offices in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Singapore and Dallas. We provide high-value legal counsel to manufacturers in labor and employment, real estate, environmental and litigation matters, as well as in corporate finance and transactions.
Lathrop GPM serves a client base whose businesses form the backbone of our economy. Our clients run factories, build skylines, cure diseases, create jobs and power our world. And we work alongside them the entire way – immersing ourselves in our clients’ organizations and partnering with them to understand the big picture, so we can think past the day-to-day and help our clients anticipate future challenges. From the research lab to the factory floor, from oil fields to skyscrapers – we work as one integrated team to help our clients achieve their most important objectives.
HMB Legal Counsel
HMB is a mid-sized law firm that punches above its weight class. In short, we are known for the sophisticated legal work and business counsel we provide, akin to that found in larger law firms, while maintaining the personalized relationships, value and services found in boutique law firms. We often serve as “outside, in-house” counsel to clients ranging from entrepreneurs, to middle-marked companies, to Fortune 500 companies. We have a significant number of clients within and adjacent to the manufacturing industry, and we help them with issues ranging from employment matters, contracts and contract disputes, transactions, financing and more. Please feel free to reach out to a member of our team to learn more www.HMBLAW.com.
Every day, Ameren is working hard to provide more reliable energy, reduce outages and restore power faster than ever before. It’s all part of our ongoing commitment to keep pace with future energy needs, as we proudly continue to serve, support and invest in the communities we call home.
Surplus Record Machinery & Equipment Directory
Surplus Record, is the leading independent business directory of surplus and used capital equipment, machine tools, machinery, and industrial equipment, listing over 70,000 industrial assets. A Free Buyers-Sellers bulletin board for buying or selling equipment is also available.
SourceDay’s SaaS solution creates real-time visibility and accountability between you and your suppliers. 1,000’s of manufacturers, retailers, and distributors trust SourceDay to help their teams reduce costs, protect revenue, and improve cash flow. By improving visibility and eliminating risks associated with constant PO changes, lack of communication and inaccurate ERP data, SourceDay empowers its users to save money and meet more customer commitments.
item America, LLC
item is the pioneer and a global market leader in building kit systems for industrial applications. We’ve been designing and marketing construction solutions for machinery, fixtures, and plants since 1976. Today, the item product portfolio includes more than 4,000 high-quality components designed for use in machine bases, workbenches, automation solutions, and lean production applications.
Peerless Cleaning & Restoration Services
Peerless has been serving the needs of residents and businesses in Central Illinois since 1945. As your local cleaning experts, we are here to help you with all of your cleaning needs including dry cleaning, carpet cleaning, air duct cleaning, emergency restoration, sanitizing, and more for both residential and commercial properties. No matter your cleaning needs, Peerless is here for you.
At Visual Decisions, we help our customers combine the Smart Factory with the Lean Factory to drive improvements to Cost, Throughput and Quality. We have a unique approach to help customers adapt processes to take advantage of the new capabilities and help establish a true data-driven manufacturing culture.
The Cary Company
Founded in 1895, the Cary Company is the ultimate destination for containers, filtration products, temperature control products and more. With warehouses and salespeople across the U.S., we’re equipped to meet any requirement our customers have. Our huge product lineup and partnerships with top manufacturers set us apart from the competition. From competitive pricing to exceptional customer service, The Cary Company is synonymous with excellence—if you’re looking for a business partner who embodies innovation, look no further.
ILMO Products Company
ILMO Products Company is a single-source provider of medical, industrial, and laboratory gases. Additionally, ILMO offers welding equipment, sales, service, and supply. The Floreth family started the company in 1913, and operations now encompass central and southern Illinois along with northeastern Missouri.
TRI Industries is a leading provider of remanufactured imaging supplies. We feature quality-tested AbilityOne products that are 100% satisfaction guaranteed. TRI’s high-performance, eco-friendly office supplies will support your business, budget, and environmental objectives. Our knowledgeable staff members are committed and eager to assist you with personalized office solutions and prompt delivery.
Let eAlliance help you with simple and complex automated business processes, using Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Machine Learning and Chatbot solutions. We specialize in automation for Finance & Accounting, Customer Service, Procurement, HR/Payroll and other areas, improving the bottom line and empowering your workforce.
Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane Building Company provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, close-out, and facility management services – for clients across various markets. A family business founded in 1870, Gilbane has active participation from the 4th, 5th and 6th generations of the Gilbane family. Since 1978, Gilbane has delivered innovative construction solutions in Chicago for clients across multiple market sectors including healthcare, higher education, K-12, and public sector, corporate and interiors, developer, residential, life sciences, and industrial.
HR, Recruiting, & Training Services
Performance Learning Solutions
PLS Safety provides superior occupational safety and health services to employers throughout North America. Since 2001, we have helped our customers eliminate the potential for work-related injury and maximize productivity, by reducing unsafe acts and workflow interruptions. Our results-oriented safety training, consulting, staffing and standby rescue services are customized to provide your company with the expert resources needed for the work you do.
L P Management Services
The professional consulting team at LP Management Services is dedicated to providing quality operational and safety consultation services at all levels in critical and mixed-use facilities, manufacturing plants or healthcare facilities. We partner with financial institutions, property management companies and electrical/mechanical contractors to develop comprehensive loss prevention programs.
With nearly 3,000 Manufacturing clients nationwide, Paycor is the first industry specialized HCM company with technology built to help solve the complex challenges manufacturers face. We tout a best-in-class recruiting tool, learning management system, compliance by state and city, automated blended overtime, shift differential calculations and more. Paycor’s market differentiating implementation process is designed to meet the needs of manufacturers, from the first phase of understanding your requirements through ongoing support.
Trusted HR solutions, employee benefits, payroll services, and more.
Inland Real Estate Group Inc
Inland is one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate and finance groups. As a business incubator, we specialize in creating, developing and supporting member companies that provide commercial real estate-related services and alternative investment funds, including limited partnerships, institutional funds and non-listed and listed REITs, and real estate services for both Inland member companies and third parties.
DCC Marketing, is a women-owned, full-service integrated marketing and communications agency. Our marketing strategies drive sales by connecting our client’s brand value to the needs’ of their client’s target audience. We work with clients from building their brand strategy to delivering tactical marketing needs including, video, social and digital advertising. Our business model is centered on implementing strategies and ideas that drive business goals. We are an extension of our clients’ marketing teams and measure our success through their success.
Prescient Solutions is an IT outsourcer, using a cloud-based model to provide IT solutions to small, mid-sized, global organizations and government entities for over 20 years. Prescient Shared Services allow any size organization to cost-effectively manage IT resources and increase its bottom line.
Listening to you and learning about your organization, we discover your intrinsic value. We craft your story in a way that resonates and persuades. We design materials and digital experiences that captivate and engage. Most importantly, we help sell your value. Clients trust us. We’re proud of that.
Doppio is a technology consulting firm focused on integrating and automating supply chain data. Our global team of experts serves manufacturing and distribution organizations by maximizing IT investments through implementation/integration engagements and managed services. We bring our customers’ visions to life through technology.
Roux Associates, Inc.
Roux is a professional services firm providing a broad range of consulting and project management services to solve complex environmental issues associated with air, water, and land. We have been providing these services to an impressive list of Fortune 500 and public sector clients nationwide for over 35 years through eight offices, located in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Texas.
The Atkins Group
TAG owns prime Champaign County land for development, lease, and sale, with a portfolio concentrated in residential, commercial, industrial, and farm holdings. Over the years, we’ve worked diligently to weather fluctuating markets and real-estate trends—always with our firm’s legacy, and our community’s success, in mind.
Ghafari is an architecture, engineering, and consulting firm that designs spaces where people and businesses thrive. An innovator since 1982, Ghafari embraces an integrated design approach to deliver solutions that synergize building operations, systems, and people. Ranked among Engineering News-Record’s top five designers serving the manufacturing sector, the firm applies decades of experience to partner with clients in the automotive, aerospace, agricultural equipment, food processing, and logistics spaces.
Keystone Consulting Group
The Keystone Group is a results-oriented management consulting firm serving mid-market manufacturing and distribution clients and their stakeholders. Our small, experienced teams create value for clients through growth strategy, operational improvement, financial restructuring, and acquisition integration. With active Partner engagement, our teams develop and implement recommendations to address our clients’ most complex business challenges. Since 1991, Keystone has been working side-by-side with clients, fostering long-term relationships and delivering tangible, sustainable results.
WSI (We Simplify the Internet)
WSI (We Simplify the Internet) is a global leader in digital marketing for 25 years. We are a local boutique ad agency helping manufacturing companies with their online marketing needs. Our main focus is to execute successful digital marketing campaigns to help our clients drive traffic to their website, increase awareness, generate leads and boost sales. We work with manufacturing companies using the latest digital marketing expertise and tools to help grow businesses and their brands.
Expense Reduction Analysts
ERA is a global cost reduction consultancy that leverages specialized expertise, real-time industry benchmark data, and practical supplier insider knowledge to identify and deliver cost savings to our clients beyond what’s expected by inhouse resources. Our “No Savings, No Fee” guarantee underscores our commitment to you. Contact Mark Sternberg at 847-875-3663 or Jim Blickendorf at 317-660-1372.
Simple Machines Marketing
Simple Machines Marketing helps manufacturing, technology, and B2B professional service companies by automating marketing and lead generation, as well as everyday sales tasks to get results faster than traditional marketing companies, using automation software and AI. Meet our team and learn more at www.simplemachinesmarketing.com.
PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO) is a leading provider of SaaS solutions that optimize every selling experiences. Built on the PROS Platform, these intelligent solutions leverage business AI, intuitive user experiences and process automation to deliver frictionless personalized purchasing experiences designed to meet the real-time demands of today’s B2B and B2C omnichannel experience, regardless of industry.
Bright Sky Staffing Services
Bright Sky is your single-source maintenance, security and staffing partner, with a comprehensive approach that eliminates multiple service contracts. We offer clients a complete range of services for the commercial, industrial and logistics markets on local, regional and national levels.
Coronet Cyber Security
Effective cybersecurity weighs heavily on mid-sized companies. Coro was built solely to comfort their minds and free their time. Our AI-driven engine is one of the most-powerful cybersecurity tools ever built, yet it operates with the simplicity and ease of one-click resolve. And despite all the protection it delivers, Coro is surprisingly inexpensive, proving that you can put a price on peace of mind.
SyncShow is the best ROI-driven digital marketing agency for manufacturing & distribution businesses, period. We deliver quantifiable marketing results supported by data, guaranteed. Our methodology fills your sales funnel with qualified sales leads while enhancing brand awareness, brand loyalty, and close rates. We focus on marketing strategy, consulting, and implementation.
Sundog is the only technology firm in Northern Illinois having over 30 years of experience, with 100% of our engineers being industry certified, that delivers the fastest response times by answering our phones live, and who offers month to month contracts backed by a 30 day, no questions asked money back guarantee. Organizations that engage us are concerned about the reliability of their technology, they are frustrated with the response times of their current IT provider, they have doubts if their data really is secure, compliant or even backed up, and they don’t believe the money they are spending is helping give them a competitive edge.
Our Company, based in Verona (Italy), has been operating since 2000 in the safety of industrial machinery. We support leading companies in all the export procedures regarding compliance and certification of their products. Over the years AC&E has built a strong expertise in technical and legal field. We are present in the countries that are strategically important for our customers: USA, Canada, Brazil, Spain and Russia to provide a customer focus service. AC&E North America is one of the top 13 field evaluation body (F.E.B.)accredited by IAS and one of the top 9 Field Inspection body accredited by SCC in Canada. ONE STOP SOLUTION: a dedicated partner to guarantee compliance and safety of your machinery all over the world
Rockford Area Economic Development Council (RAEDC)
Thinking of relocating or expanding your business? The Rockford Region offers the workforce, industrial sites and logistics to support your business needs to succeed. Join other leading companies which have made the Rockford Region a hub of innovation.
Champaign County Chamber of Commerce
Unlike other business organizations in the area, the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce is the only one that advocates for your business. We advocate so that Champaign County is an economically thriving community. We are a member focused business association that facilitates growth and improves the quality of life in the region. The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce leads in economic, community, talent and member development.
German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc.
The German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest (GACC Midwest), headquartered in Chicago with a branch office in Detroit, was founded in 1963. GACC Midwest is an integral part of the German Chamber Network (AHKs) with 140 offices in 92 countries around the globe. Our continuing mission is to promote German-American business relations and to support trade and investment between Germany and the United States, especially the Midwest.
Bloomington Normal Economic Development Council
We are a leadership organization, investing our community’s assets to grow and improve our prosperity and quality of life. The EDC of the Bloomington-Normal Area grows the local economy by assisting with local business expansion, recruiting new businesses and companies to the area, and encouraging the next wave of entrepreneurs to establish their business here.
Jefferson County Development Corporation
The Jefferson County Development Corporation (JCDC) is a Public/Private 501(c)3 non-profit corporation made up of area industry representatives, economic development allies, and local government representatives. The City of Mount Vernon administration initiated the effort, passing a resolution in 2005 for financial and in-kind support of the new economic development entity.
Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County
Decatur, Illinois offers all the right resources for companies in industries including advanced software development, biotech research, high-tech manufacturing, cryogenics and worldwide distribution to be successful. Industry-leading companies like Caterpillar, Archer Daniels Midland, International Control Services, 300 Below, and Mueller Company are all proud to call the region home.
Vermilion Advantage, through membership value, provides strategic leadership on critical business issues – leading economic & workforce development, anticipating and responding to members’ needs, addressing quality of life issues and providing a network of information & business contacts – advocating the pursuit of opportunities to strengthen the local economy and business environment.
Economic Alliance of Kankakee County
The leading metro for 5-year employment and earnings growth in the Midwest, Kankakee County, Illinois, is ideally situated 45 miles south of Downtown Chicago along the I-57 Corridor. Ready access to interstate, rail, all utilities, fiber and workforce helps our diversified business community to thrive. A suite of stackable incentives supports targeted industrial, commercial and residential investment.
Champaign County EDC
Founded in 2001, the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation:
- is a public-private partnership dedicated to fostering a cooperative, county-wide approach to economic development,
- works to improve the economic well-being of all Champaign County through efforts that entail job creation, job retention, tax base enhancements, small business development, and promotion of quality of life, and
- brings together community partners to support economic development by aligning interests through productive relationships, open dialogue, and advocacy efforts.
Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development
The Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development is a private, 501(c)6 non-profit organization that provides economic development services to Galesburg and the Knox County region. We are a professional, non-partisan, non-political organization whose goal is the promotion of job growth, new investment and a better quality of life for the communities we serve.
Tuscola Chamber & Economic Development
Tuscola Chamber and Economic Development, Inc. (TCED) exists for the civic purpose to promote and encourage expansion and retention of business and industry within the area of Tuscola, Illinois; provide guidance and advice to business, local government and community groups regarding economic and community development activities; provide coordination of local and state resources to existing business; provide prospects with building and site information and assist in securing resources necessary for economic development.
America's Central Port
Located at the heart of the U.S. transportation network, with access to six Class-I railroads, two multi-modal harbors, 4 U.S. interstates, and home to over 75 manufacturers and freight intensive operators, America’s Central Port is one of the largest freight hubs in the Midwest.
Effingham Regional Growth Alliance
Effingham County has a lot to offer to relocate and expanding businesses. We have a positive business environment with a diversified economic base. A quality workforce, low-cost utilities, training options, quality healthcare, a growing retail base and an overall low cost of doing business are just a few reasons many companies call Effingham County home.
Established in 1979, Growth Dimensions provides a progressive and cooperative environment which improves the quality of life by fostering economic opportunity and personal growth. With economic development partners throughout Belvidere-Boone County, Growth Dimensions is advancing a coordinated economic development strategy to create jobs, promote community assets and stimulate capital investment through business retention and attraction efforts.
Greater Peoria Economic Development Council
Greater Peoria EDC harnesses the efforts and resources of its public and private partners to work collectively to accomplish economic development goals that would be difficult to accomplish individually. Greater Peoria EDC pools and leverages resources from a broad set of diverse stakeholders to ensure the entire region is successful. Together, we are more effective at sharing our story, taking advantage of opportunities and voicing issues of a collective concern.