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Upcoming Manufacturing Events

Morning Briefing: 10K Small Businesses Info Session
January 18, 2017 from 8:30-9:30am for an info session about the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program from Maria Carranza, Director of Outreach. You’ll be introduced to this no-cost 12-week program that helps small businesses grow through a practical business education, access to capital, and a support network of advisers and peers. Learn critical skills to take your business to the next level.

ISO 9001:2015 Lunch & Learn
January 26, 2017 from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. Did You Know? March 2017 is the deadline for the last ISO 9001:2008 compliance audit. The International Standards Organization has released of its newest version of their ISO 9001 quality standard, ISO 9001:2015 ISO has added specific risk assessment requirements to companies interested in compliance to ISO certification Companies who achieve and maintain ISO certification…

Workshop – Value Stream Mapping to Target Growth
February 16, 2017 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. Polaris MEP is providing a half-day interactive workshop to Rhode Island manufacturers to demonstrate Value Stream Mapping to facilitate greater understanding business processes and identifying targeted opportunities for growth. Did you know? Value Stream Mapping is generally used as a starting point for business organizations committed to starting on a Lean journey.

Providence Business News 2017 Manufacturing Awards
Accepting applications for their annual 2017 Manufacturing Awards. Deadline is February 15, 2017.

RI Manufacturing B2B
March 23, 2017 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. Polaris MEP presents the “Rhode Island Manufacturing B2B”, connecting small manufacturers like never before. Localized manufacturing is the next wave in the industry and this event will build on that idea by helping you augment your supply chain with the others in the state who are at the top of their game. If you ever