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Addressing the Workforce Gap – 1000 Jobs Campaign for Chicagoland Manufacturing

Despite recent ticks downward in manufacturing growth numbers, the White House announced this month that more than 870,000 manufacturing jobs were added in the country since 2010; the largest growth rate since the 1980s. It is estimated that anywhere between 30,000 – 50,000 jobs are open in Chicagoland.  The cost of those open jobs to […]

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Crain’s Midwest Manufacturers Summit – Feb 26th

Crain’s Midwest Manufacturers Summit Aimed at Senior Management of Manufacturing Companies February 26, 2015 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Ritz-Carlton, 160 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL On February 26th, Crain’s will host the region’s premiere educational and networking event focusing on the Midwest’s vital manufacturing sector. Topics will include manufacturing for growth, Midwest competitiveness and […]

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rolling thunder referrals

Rolling Thunder B2B referrals is accepting applications.

    Are you ready to have clients “rain” down on you? Consider joining Rolling Thunder referrals. What is Rolling Thunder referrals? Rolling Thunder referrals is an exclusive B2B referral group that is now accepting applications for the newest group. The group seeks to develop long term, mutually beneficial beneficial business relationships. The geographic area […]

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Musings on a Monday afternoon drive time – call in at 530p Central

Much is in the news this October Monday morning, Domestic violence awareness month continues Ibm in deep trouble Is California’s drought worse than the Dust Bowl? Monica Lewinsky Speaks: ‘It’s My Mission To End Cyberbullying’ Are you afraid of Google’s Penguin 3? What is bothering you? Tired of not being heard, give a call today […]

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7 Common Profit Leaks and Cost Savings Opportunities

The following are a number of common cost improvement opportunities that I have witnessed when working with my various clients. This list, by no means, covers all the potential situations where unnecessary costs may exist and savings are possible but it is a good starting point. My hope is that what I have shared here […]

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Veteran Hiring Expo- August 6th

“The Keeling Family Foundation-VetTech.US, Support All Veterans Equally, Illinois Department of Employment Security, 85th Support Command, Pritzker Military Museum & Library and HandsOn Suburban Chicago are collaborating to host the Veteran Hiring Expo: Welcome Home to Careers & Resources on August 6th from 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. @ the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, IL. […]

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CEDA Northwest’s Food Connection Program

     Support from CEDA Northwest can influence lives in countless different ways. Simply by using CEDA Northwest’s Food Connection Program, emergency food service, one woman has been able to save enough money to enroll in Harper College and continue her education with additional help from the Women’s Program there.      As a thirty-one year old […]

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Volunteer Opportunities Help Employers Attract Talent, Report Says

Courtesy of The Chronicle of Philanthropy By Megan O’Neil Well-articulated company policies on giving and volunteerism help employers attract and retain young talent, according to a new survey. The 2014 Millennial Impact Report by Achieve, a consulting firm, surveyed 1,500 employed millennials—people between the ages of 20 and 34. About a third of respondents said […]

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