NWIBRT has been on a roll lately - We have introduced several new networking events over the last several weeks and also hosted our annual Business & Economic Outlook. You can find pictures and summaries of these events below. With the holidays quickly approaching, the NWIBRT calendar is a little light until after the new year. There are some exciting things in the works though, so be sure to keep an eye on your inbox for news about upcoming events. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on NWIBRT happenings! 

 Have happy and safe Thanksgiving!
What's Happening in Our Committees

Welcome Our New Associate Members of October!  

Education Committee  presented the 2017 Business & Economic Outlook event November 3rd at the Ivy Tech campus in Valparaiso. Hundreds of business owners, leaders, and community representatives gathered in the auditorium to hear presentations from eight region experts about the future of their respective fields for the coming year. The overarching theme from presenters was the need for more qualified talent to fill open positions, despite historic workforce levels. For more details about the event or to view presentations used by the speakers, check out this Event Recap in the News Section of the NWIBRT website.

The Education Committee will have their meeting November 16th at 8:00 a.m. For information about their upcoming programs or more information about their committee, contact  Kevin Comerford

Business Development & Marketing Committee  hosted its first ever Meet & Mingle event at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor on November 8th. Nearly 100 people came out to meet Port Director Ian Hirt as well as individuals from other companies operating out of the Burns Harbor facility. Attendees also had the chance to take a bus tour of the nearly 600 acres that make up the port to learn about the facility and the 30 businesses that operate within it. For more information about the event and to see more pictures, visit the News Section of the NWIBRT website. 

If your company is interested in hosting a Meet & Mingle event in 2018, please contact Carl at info@nwibrt.org

Keep an eye on the NWIBRT Events Calendar for the next BDCM Meeting. For more information on the Business Development & Marketing Committee, contact Jocelyn McCray.

Safety Committee  is collaborating with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) to host the 2017 Winter Safety Seminar on the new SILICA Standard at Purdue University Northwest on December 5th. Attendees must register by November 24th, visit the event page for more details. 

For more information about the Safety Committee, contact  Rick Foor .

Reliability Committee is working to organize a few exciting events next year including tours of industry-leading facilities as well as training seminars. The next committee meeting will be held on January 10th at 10:30 a.m. For more information on the Reliability Committee, contact Britta Haalboom

BCRC Liaison Committee  has their next regularly-scheduled meeting on January 18th. For information about their upcoming programs or more information about their committee, please contact Tish Roach.
Upcoming Event    

December 5 - Winter Safety Seminar
* 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.   * @Purdue University Northwest  *  Register Now!
Upcoming Committee Meetings    

November 16 - Education Committee Meeting
* 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.   * @CAF  *  RSVP

December 13 - Reliability Committee Meeting
* 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.      * @CAF   * RSVP

December 21 - Education Committee Meeting
* 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. * @CAF     RSVP

January 18 - BCRC Liaison Committee Meeting
* 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  * @Building &Construction Center - Portage     RSVP
As a NWIBRT Member...

As a NWIBRT member, you may have as many people from your company as you like to participate in our subcommittees, programs, and events.

For more information, contact Carl at info@nwibrt.org or call 219-226-0300.