Grow your Sales and Margins: OMEP Sales Process Workshop

Grow your Sales and Margins: OMEP Sales Process Workshop

Your sales system keeps your company running. Yet, as a manufacturing business owner, it can be difficult to maintain a steady flow of new sales while meeting the needs of your existing buyers. With increasingly complex demands from buyers, it can be easy for manufacturers to feel forced into…

Preparing for a New Decade of U.S. Manufacturing

By: Nico Thomas Credit: iStock/B4LLS Each new year brings about a period of reflection, where one can think back on the path that the previous year took us on. The coming year represents an even larger opportunity for reflection as the world enters a new decade. Reflection provides…

Portland Made: Instagram Deep Dive

So you have an Instagram profile for your business… now what? During this session you will walk through best practices for how to post, when to post, best use of hashtags as well as when to use posts vs stories, how to use Instagram Insights to help refine your…

The Manufacturing Landscape: Looking Back and Looking Forward

By: Ken Voytek Credit: iStock/zhudifeng I find that every so often it is good to step back and think about the current state of manufacturing in the broadest sense. We all see bits and pieces as part of our daily work with manufacturers across the country and from…

EMA/ERA New Year Kick-Off & Networking Social

EMA / ERA New Year Kick-Off & Networking Social Thursday, January 30, 2020 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM We’re Launching the New Year with Our January Networking Social Event Be Social! Whether you’re new to the electronics manufacturing industry, or have been part of the EMA or ERA for…

PCQI Training – FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course

This 2 & ½ day course is based on the curriculum developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) & is taught by Lead Instructors trained by the FSPCA in how to teach the FDA-recognized curriculum. View full course details or register for tickets…

Manufacturing Matters Oregon Podcast

OMEP is pleased to announce the launch of a new collaborative podcast, Manufacturing Matters Oregon. Hosted by our very own Linda Wechsler,  this podcast is dedicated to telling the stories of Northwest manufacturers. The concept originated during an Industrial Districts Meeting Group, a…

Why You Know More About Industry 4.0 Than You Think

Originally Published through the NIST Manufacturing Innovation Blog Credit: iStock/ipopba If industrial manufacturing had a buzzword of the decade, it might be “Industry 4.0.” The concept is inescapable, yet it can be hard to define, especially for small and medium-sized manufacturers (SMMs). After all, SMMs’ capabilities, needs,…

Portland Made: Intro to Content Calendar Planning

What will you post on your website next month? What about on Facebook this week or Twitter today? Instead of posting whatever you can, whenever you can, a content calendar helps you organize, plan and get the most out of your messaging. In this session, we’ll provide you a…

Pathogen Environmental Monitoring (PEM) Workshop

Food processing, handling and storage facilities can create conditions that allow microorganisms to become established and thrive. Though most microorganisms in these environments are abundant, natural and harmless, some have the potential to cause foodborne illness if they contaminate food products. Identifying niche locations and hotspots that house these microorganisms…