MANUFACTURING MINUTES \\ August 20, 2020
Are you ready for NOCOM 2020?
Last chance to register!

Join us for the all-virtual NOCOM 2020 and network with top national companies, meet with qualified decision makers, expand your supply chain, and
learn and share best practices.

Help us showcase the amazing efforts being made by the Colorado manufacturing community to ensure that statewide PPE needs are being met. If you are in need of supplies, this is your chance to shop locally made products. If you are a manufacturer who wants to promote your masks, sanitizers, gowns, dividers, and more, click here to visit the Product & Services Directory on our site to set up your free account today!
Book your flight now for the 33rd Annual World Trade Center Denver Member Virtual Gathering. The WTC Denver will take you on a journey around the world through the WTC Network. Hear from Robin van Puyenbroeck, Executive Director of Business Development for the WTCA and his vision for the organization. Get updates on what’s new with World Trade Center Denver and network in breakout rooms. This event is open to members and also to non-members who would like to know more about the World Trade Center.

Volume 29
Back to School 2020 Style: Family-Friendly Cyber "PPE"
Many of the boundaries around family time have melted away in 2020 as parents work from home, children school from home, and multiple conference calls drone on from several different rooms over various devices (but often over the same, unsegmented network). As both my Denver-based daughter and her 12-year-old daughter bemoan the prospect of mandatory at-home/on-line school, I thought it time to ponder the cybersecurity equivalent of PPE:

  • How do you practice social distancing online?
  • How do you maintain good hygiene (on devices, apps, networks)?
  • How do you guide your child toward “good digital citizenship”?
  • What legal protections—and risks—exist? (...)

The CAMA Conversation
with Dave Jeffrey
Dave Jeffrey, CEO & Owner, JPM Prototype & Mfg, Inc.
We are living through interesting times.

I have spoken to many manufacturers over the past 6 months. Some companies are struggling, while others are thriving, but all agree that we are living in a new world with new challenges. Some of those challenges are pandemic related, some are political, and some are because of our new reality.

Six months ago, I had only heard about Zoom – now I cannot imagine business without it. Six months ago, too much came from China – now we are seeing a major reshoring effort. As manufacturers grow, adapt, and look for new ways to meet the ever-changing challenges of manufacturing, I have no doubt that those who adapt will also thrive.

I, for one, see a bright future in manufacturing, and I am confident that we will prevail in a substantial way, as we rally together for the cause and turn to organizations, such as CAMA and Manufacturer's Edge, to help support and strengthen our businesses.
Upcoming Events
Visit our website for a complete calendar of
manufacturing events taking place around Colorado

Morning Mingle: Manufacturing Best Practices During the
Worst of Times
Wed, Aug 26 @ 10:30 am

Join Naturally Boulder on August 26th to learn from a panel of experts about how to find and eliminate inefficiencies.

EDCC's Thursday Afternoon Club (TAC)
Every Thursday @ 3:30 pm

Join us for lively discussions, networking, and getting the latest tools and resources to help us do our jobs best!

Manufacturing Input Session - Impact Boulder County's Recovery
Thurs, Sept 10 @ 1:30 pm

To understand the impacts of COVID-19 on the regional economy and specific industries, the Boulder Chamber is convening a series of inclusive and comprehensive input sessions.