7/28/2016 – Welcome new Board Member:
(Details to follow)
Save the date!
PDM & Tour Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
at Summer Garden Foods Boardman, Ohio
Meeting Tuesday, 5/17/2016 – RSVP by Friday, 5/13/2016
Combined Dinner Meeting with ASM and APICS
Joint PDM: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 ASM/ASQ/APICS and ISO/TS Networking RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com by Friday, 5/13 (Vernon’s Café-Niles). Please specify that you are an APICS member (or APICS Guest). Please pay John Primm directly, as at the end of the night, he will pay the overall bill for APICS Youngstown.
Please plan to join us, along with our friends from for our year-end dinner meeting. We will be meeting/dining at Vernon’s Café Located at 720 Youngstown-Warren Rd (Route 422), Niles, OH. Both members and non-members are welcome to attend.
More information follows below.
$10 for members who RSVP by noon on Friday, May 13, 2016.
$15 for non-members and members without reservations
Please RSVP by noon on Friday, May 13, 2016 to: 330-675-8809 or: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Goetsch, EdD
Director, Workforce Development & Continuing Studies
Kent State University at Trumbull
4314 Mahoning Ave NW, Warren, OH 44483
6:00 – 6:30 pm Networking / Social Time
6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Awards / Announcements
7:15 – 8:00 pm Presentation
Presentation: Mentoring and Coaching, Mr. Ron Emery
Ron Emery is a farmer. A farmer of people. In his latest book entitled, ‘Growing Comes from Planting Seeds-A guide to mentoring, coaching and developing business relationships” Ron describes how being a farmer is a goal for all of us. Just like a farmer plows the ground, fertilizes it, waters and cares for his crops, we must do that to cultivate relationships and have them grow and prosper to allow them to be all that they can be.
Today’s challenges in the business world are still the same ones that have been prevalent for the past fifty years and they all deal with the soft sciences not the hard sciences. Technology continues to evolve and adapt. There are so many tools and resources out there it will make your head spin. Yet with all those resources and increased ability to manage we still struggle with people. How do we motivate them, how do we reward them, and how do we prepare them for growth. Our knowledge of leading people and managing day to day results falls behind. There needs to be more focus on the people side of the business, giving them ownership, holding them accountable, giving them the right resources to succeed. People do a bad job because of management’s failure to provide them the proper tools, the proper training, guidance and education, and support to make them successful. Labor is seldom the problem. Management is.
The proudest moments in any career are when you see all of the effort you have put into a project and/or organization start to produce results. When you start to see people believe in themselves and become all they can because you have created an effective fertile ground in which they can grow and develop. That is when you are really rewarded for your effort. Listen to Ron share some of his stories of life over the last 35 years of work and tell us, “How we can grow from planting the right seeds”.
REMINDER: Saturday, April 9, 2016 – 7:05 p.m. Phantoms Hockey Game EVENT
APICS Plant Tour Monday, 4/25/2016 Tour at 6pm, Dinner 7pm
APICS Youngstown is hosting this tour, and we have also invited ASM & ASQ to join us.
Both the tour and dinner will be at:
Summer Garden foods
500 McClurg Road
Boardman, Ohio 44512
Details regarding the menu will be sent later (I intend to provide details about our May meeting at that time, as well).
For more information, please look at their website: http://www.summergardenfood.com/
For reservations, please contact me at email@example.com OR Cell 330-428-4227 ASAP but NLT Wednesday, 4/20/2016
We look forward to seeing you!
TOUR: Monday April 25, 2016
RESERVATIONS BY: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
JANUARY TOUR: Laird Controls North America Inc., “Wireless Automation and Control Solutions” Division
No charge for members/non-members, except dinner.
MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015 at 5:30
ESTIMATED TIME: About an hour (with Gary Hall and Adele Riffle)!
RSVP by Friday, 1/15/2015 by noon, please.
To register, please e-mail John Primm at firstname.lastname@example.org OR call/text 330-428-4227 with your name and company AND if you plan on going to dinner after the tour.
As soon as you contact me, I will provide more information.
Bourbon House 45
“Just around the corner from Laird!”
OUR SOCIAL EVENT FRIDAY, 11/6 was a success!
The Youngstown Phantoms and Green Bay Gamblers played a great game but we lost 2-1.
That didn’t prevent the 26 of us to have a GREAT time!
I want to thank everyone that attended and all that returned my e-mail and phone call!
Also, we are thankful to the Covelli Center and especially to Tyler Jaspering and Christina Lehmann!
REMINDER OF OUR TENTATIVE 2015-2016 SCHEDULE:
Monday, December 14, 2015
PDM: Christmas Party with ASQ/Warren. TOPIC & LOCATION: TBD
Tour—Laird Technologies, Warren
Speaker: Ron Emery. Topic: Coaching and Mentoring. Location: Soap Gallery
117 South Champion Street; Youngstown in building fka & occupied by the “Purple Cat”.
Economic Development Regional Chamber co-event. MORE INFORMATION TBD
April 4, 2016
Speakers: Mike Skorjia, Adam Divelbiss, & RonEmery. “Building Global Supply Chains” KSU.
TOPIC: Joint Awards Dinner ASQ/ASM. DAY & LOCATION: TBD
Message from the President….
Welcome back to another year of events at Youngstown APICS.
A lot has happened over the recent months. We have a new board with three new board members. I have recently assumed the Presidents role from Michael Zajac, who has served the past year with energy and vigor. It will be hard to keep up with his contributions.
We have a full slate of events for you this year including PDM’s, plant tours and a Youngstown Phantoms game you can bring your family to. We will also continue our relationships with ASM, ASQ and other APICS chapters to offer you the best value in education and training.
Things are looking up this year for Youngstown APICS but we can’t lose sight of what our customers need. To that point we are always open to how we can serve you and give you everything you need from your membership. Do not hesitate to drop me a note or give me a call and let me know how we are doing. I look forward to seeing you at our next event. Please check our calendar often for updates.
All the best,