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Newsmakers’ Forum looks at emerging trends in manufacturing

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  • Jon Cruthers

    Jon Cruthers

  • Steve Goluch

    Steve Goluch

  • Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson

  • Kathryn Miller

    Kathryn Miller

  • John Sassaris

    John Sassaris

Daily Herald Report

Looking ahead at emerging trends that will affect 21st Century manufacturing at home and around the globe will be the focus of the next Daily Herald Business Ledger Newsmakers' Forum.

The event will be held from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Avalon Banquets, 1905 E. Higgins Road, Elk Grove Village.

Panelists for the event are Craig Johnson, mayor of Elk Grove Village; Kathryn Miller, president of HST Materials; John Sassaris, group president -- commercial banking of MB Financial Bank; Jon Cruthers, OEM sales manager for Siemens; and Steve Goluch, principal of Weiss & Co., LLP.

The panel will discuss topic that include the entire supply chain ecosystem, encompassing manufacturers, distributors and retailers in undergoing a business transformation.

The event begins at 11 a.m. with networking and display exhibits. A buffet lunch is served at 11:30 with the panel discussion beginning at 12:15 p.m.

The cost for the event is $45 and includes lunch.

Members of partner business associations receive a 40 percent discount off the registration fee. Register online only at

Presenting sponsors are Elk Grove Village, MB Financial Bank and Weiss & Co., LLP. Partnering associations are GOA Regional Business Association, Management Association of Illinois, Small Business Advocacy Council, MRA -- The Management Association, The Technology and Manufacturing Association, the Valley Industrial Association and the Rolling Meadows Chamber of Commerce.

For additional information call Jim Elsener, Manager of Business Development for the Daily Herald Business Ledger at 630-955-3593.

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