A Message from Larry Bull, MSCA President:
2020 has challenged MSCA, as most organizations were challenged in a Covid year. In spite of this challenge MSCA has managed to stay active and keep our membership engaged. We have done this predominately with Zoom meeting / seminars and newsletters. I hope you were able to participate and the information brought value to you and your organization. The topics covered with virtual meetings include:
- Supply Chain Optimization
- Operating in a Covid Environment - Shared Best Practices
- PPP (Payroll Protection Plan) - In and outs of applying for loans and loan forgiveness
- Polk County Covid Grant information - Financial Assistance for businesses in Polk Count
- New Member Introductions
These virtual meetings were recorded and are available on our website to view at your convenience.
In February we enjoyed a Tigers vs Rays spring training networking event...just before the pandemic shutdowns.
In early November we all came together for our Manufacturing Cup golf tournament at Winter Haven Country Club which was great fun and a huge success raising funds for work force development scholarships!
As we head into 2021, our expectations are high for an informational and event filled year. You won't want to miss it!
- Six Bi-monthly informational online (or in person when appropriate) meetings with relevant content. Subject Matter under consideration such as:
- How to address the Challenges of Managing a remote work force
- Work Place Safety- Best practices in a post Covid environment.
- How to develop a Florida supply base - Use of the Connix data base
- PPP Round Two - How to qualify and apply
- Work Force Development - New ways to attract and retain key skills
- A New President and new regulations - What to expect and how to prepare
- Florida Legislative Session - What do manufacturers need and how do we get it in a tight budget world in Tallahassee?
Your ideas are welcome!!
- 1st Annual Manufacturing Gala and Awards Ceremony recognizing manufacturing in Polk County!
- The 2nd Annual Manufacturer's Cup golf tournament.
Your support and involvement is very important to us.