KCMN was created to support manufacturers in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. KCMN events provide opportunities to meet, exchange ideas and share best practices with other manufacturers. Our focus is helping members connect, learn, grow. Memberships are organizational which means events are open to all employees of member companies. These events may include:
- Monthly meetings and plant tours
- Emerging Leaders
- Subgroups/Working Groups
- Annual Networking Event
- Manufacturers Summit
Members also have access to both public and private, state and local resources that specialize in serving the manufacturing community.
Memberships renew annually in your anniversary month. For more information or questions, please contact Dana Gonnerman, firstname.lastname@example.org, (913) 967-1250.
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Monthly Meetings and Plant Tours
KCMN Members, Sponsors and Partners meet monthly to network and learn from each other. These meetings are topical presentations, panel discussions and/or plant tours at a local manufacturing facility.
Meetings are typically held the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except July and December) from 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
7:00 a.m.-7:30 a.m. Open Networking and light, continental breakfast
7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Meeting or Plant Tour
The input of our members, the Advisory Board and current events impacting manufacturers work together to determine meeting topics. Topics contribute to the growth and success of all areas of the organization including Operations, HR, Supply Chain, Technical Expertise, Leadership Development, Environmental Health and Safety, Compliance, etc. Our presenters are predominately manufacturers sharing their expertise and experience with other manufacturers. When the need arises for the depth of knowledge only a specialist can bring, we look first to our Sponsors and Partners who generously share their expertise.
Non-members who want to learn more are invited to join us for up to two monthly meetings prior to applying for membership. After your second visit, we ask that you refrain from further attendance until you complete your application.
Kansas City Manufacturing Network is a subsidiary of Kansas Manufacturing Solutions and partner of Missouri Enterprise, NIST Network Affiliates. We welcome all regional manufacturers to join us to learn from others, share best practices and get involved with the manufacturing community in the region.