• Manufacturing Excellence Awards - 2017-10-17

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    Name: Manufacturing Excellence Awards - 2017-10-17
    Date: October 17, 2017
    Time: 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
    Registration: Online registration for this event has been closed. Please contact the Chamber to register.
    Event Description:

    Join us for our 2nd Annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards as we recognize and celebrate area manufacturers that demonstrate excellence in the following areas:
    • Contributions to growing the region's economy
    • Operations
    • Innovation
    • Workplace culture
    • Quality jobs
    • Supply chain management
    • Commitment to the region
    Finalists named:

    Seven finalists have been named for the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce's 2nd Annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards. The finalists in the two award categories are:

    Small to Medium Manufacturers (1 - 299 Employees):

    • AROW Global Corp
    • FreMarq Innovations Inc
    • J & D Tube Benders Inc
    • Wilson-Hurd A Division of Nelson-Miller

    Large Manufacturers (300+ Employees):
    • County Materials Corporation
    • Domtar Paper Co LLC
    • Linetec

    Keynote Speaker:

    Roxanne Baumann
    Director of Global Engagement
    Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP)

    As Director of Global Engagement at WMEP, Baumann is a versatile, accomplished, global business strategist with a solid track record of more than 25 years manufacturing business results.

    Baumann leads Wisconsin's award-w
    ExporTech™ program, a C-suite export expansion fast-track strategy process; resulting in manufacturers averaging $1 million in new revenues in the first year; and adding countless jobs.  One graduate went from $400K to $14 million in three years, adding 16 employees.  Wisconsin's ExporTech™ program is nationally accredited by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Brookings Global Cities Initiative as "the best in the nation", graduating four Wisconsin Governor's Export Achievement Award winners for three year growth revenues; four U.S. Department of Commerce President's "E" Export Excellence Award winners, and the largest percentage of graduates nationally.  The seamless collaboration with Wisconsin Economic Development Corp (WEDC) won ExporTech™ the national "Excellence Award in Responding to Globalization".

    Baumann provides confidence to business executives, moving them from reactive, accidental exporters to proactive strategic exporters; by simplifying and demystifying strategy development through focus on process, innovation and business growth outcomes.  Her real-world experience comes from global sales management with a medium-sized manufacturer; to managing the International Parts & Accessories and Licensed Products division of Harley-Davidson Motor Company.  She has done business in Canada, Europe, Latin & South Americas, Australia and the Pac Rim.

    In 2006, Baumann received the U.S. Department of Commerce's NIST MEP "Innovator of the Year" Award and in 2009, the "Career Achievement" Award from the Milwaukee World Trade Association (MWTA) for her distinguished service and steadfast career efforts to promote international trade in Wisconsin.  In 2013, she joined Governor Scott Walker at the Japan-Midwest US Association Conference in Tokyo.  At Wisconsin Trade Day 2017, Lt. Governor Kleefisch hosted roundtable discussions with her on strategic exporting.

    Baumann is a member of the core team working on the Global Cities Exchange with Milwaukee7 (M7) with the Brookings Institute.  She serves on UW-Stevens Point's Chancellor's Global Expansion Consortium, UW-Milwaukee's Lubar School Global Advisory Council and is a member of Professional Dimensions.  She is a sought-after thought leader and speaker on global expansion for manufacturing and a lifelong resident of Wisconsin.

    "My passion is igniting growth through export expansion strategy with Wisconsin’s manufacturers to turn their reactive/accidental exporting into a very strategic growth expansion.  Sharing learnings, process, inspiring confidence, connecting collaborators, and making Wisconsin the best economy for manufacturing energizes me and inspires me to bring my personal best to each interaction.  My career legacy will be someone who made it easy for Wisconsin manufacturers to double export profits.”

    Master of Ceremonies:

    Jeff Thelen
    NewsChannel 7 Anchor


    Dinner is included in the price of admission.  The dinner includes:
    • Chicken breast in white wine sauce
    • Sliced roast beef
    • Garlic smashed red russet potatoes
    • California mixed vegetables
    • Tossed salad with ranch and raspberry vinaigrette (dressings on the side)
    Special dietary requests must be submitted at the time of registration.  Every attempt will be made to accommodate requests, however, they cannot be guaranteed if they are not submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to the event.

    Media Release:  The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to use any photographs or video taken at any program or event sponsored by the Chamber, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photographs or video. The Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce may use the photographs or video in publications or other marketing materials produced, used or contracted by the Chamber.
    Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
    1100 Imperial Ave
    Rothschild, WI  54474
    Date/Time Information:
    5 pm - Check-In, Networking & Cash Bar
    6 pm - Dinner
    6:30 pm - Program & Awards
    Contact Information:
    Programs & Events Team - 715.848.5953
    Members (Online) - $35 (Includes Sales Tax)
    Non-Members (Online) - $35 (Includes Sales Tax)

    Pre-registration is required for this event.  Limited space may be available the day of the event, but cannot be guaranteed.  Walk-in prices are $10 more than the listed prices and include sales tax.

    No Billings, Credits or Refunds.